Social Science, Business and Professional Careers Faculty

The entire MCC professional community – its faculty, staff and support areas – is committed to preparing our students to succeed in the classroom, in the workplace and in society.

MCC is proud of its faculty members who bring both academic and “real world” credentials into the classroom. Our faculty’s first priority is to teach and it shows in their ongoing interest in and support of their students’ educational, career and life goals.

Working with the faculty, our staff members are a ready resource for questions and are available to help students understand all that’s needed to complete their academic requirements.

Carla Adams, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Seeing the confidence level of students increase as a result of mastering a new technology is one of the most gratifying parts of my job. Overall, my passion for teaching technology stems from the belief that I am helping my students develop important practical skills which are required to be successful in our dynamic 21st century workplace."

Carla Adams

Professor
Co-chair, Information Management and Technology Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-232, MS# 17
860-512-2652
CAdams@manchestercc.edu

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Expertise

Computer Applications: Office and Productivity
Speech Recognition
Business Etiquette
Office Communication and Management
Keyboarding
Web Conferencing

Education

MS, Suffolk University-Adult and Organizational Learning
BS, University of Massachusetts-Marketing

Experience

Manchester Community College - MCC Faculty Advisor, Administrative Professionals Club
Sapphire Technologies
Renaissance Worldwide, Inc.
Government Solutions Division CompUSA, Inc.
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical High School, Massachusetts

Affiliations

Certified Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Connecticut Business Educators Association (CBEA)

Ricardo Aragon, Associate Professor

Ricardo Aragon

Associate Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-250, MS# 4
860-512-2766
RAragon@manchestercc.edu

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Susan Barzottini, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I enjoy my job immensely, mostly because I love to learn. Every semester brings new students to meet and new experiences and learning in the classroom. The field of IT/IS is constantly changing, and it is quite a challenge keeping up with it all, but I still find it fun and exciting."

Susan Barzottini

Professor
Co-chair, Information Management and Technology Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-307, MS# 4, MS# 14
860-512-2639
SBarzottini@manchestercc.edu

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Expertise

Application Development
System Design
Business Requirements Analysis
IT/IS Operations and Management
Project Management
Financial Accounting Business Communications

Education

MBA, University of Connecticut - Finance
BS, University of Connecticut - Accounting

Experience

Manchester Community College
Accenture - Management Consultant and Senior Project Manager
State of Connecticut, DMHAS - IT Project Manager

Affiliations

Epsilon Pi Tau (international honor society for professions in technology)
National Business Educators Association
Connecticut Business Educators Association

Stacey Bottone, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Providing students with the skills and knowledge that will help prepare them to become successful in this ever-changing field of healthcare is truly rewarding."

Stacey Bottone

Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-256, MS# 17
860-512-2627
SBottone@manchestercc.edu

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Expertise

Electronic Health Records Management
Health Information Management
Medical Coding and Insurance Billing Processes
Encoder and Practice Management Systems

Education

MBA, Salve Regina University-Management
BS, Charter Oak State College-Business Administration

Experience

Manchester Community College
Quinebaug Valley Community College
Charter Oak State College
Kaplan University

Affiliations

Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist, National Health Career Association
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), National Center for Competency Testing
Certified Medical Reimbursement Specialist (CMRS), American Medical Association
Certified Professional Coder (CPC), American Academy of Professional Coders
Member of American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Deborah Boyle, Associate Professor

Deborah Boyle

Associate Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-218b, MS# 17
860-512-2642
DBoyle@manchestercc.edu

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Nancy Bray, Professor

Nancy Bray

Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
D-222, MS# 4
860-512-2790
NBray@manchestercc.edu

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Expertise

Clinical & School Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Research Methods and Statistics
Assessment
Cognitive Behavioral Therapies

Education

PhD, Clinical and School Psychology, Hofstra University
MA, School Psychology, Hofstra University
MA, Psychology, Wesleyan University
BA, Psychology, Vassar College

Experience

Manchester Community College
Asnuntuck Community College
University of Hartford
SUNY, Old Westbury
Nassau County Community College
Molloy College
Massachusetts General Hospital

Affiliations

American Psychological Association
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Burcin Calafiore, Assistant Professor

Burcin Calafiore

Assistant Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-218b, MS# 17
860-512-2634
BCalafiore@manchestercc.edu

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Sarah Cieglo, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I enjoy showing students that history is not just memorizing dates and facts, but is a process of understanding, interpreting, and analyzing past events and human experiences that has relevance to their own lives."

Sarah Cieglo

Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-313, MS# 4
860-512-2767
SCieglo@manchestercc.edu

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Expertise

Western and World History, especially Ancient History
Early Modern History
British History
History of Religion

Education

MA and MPhil, Yale University - History
BA, Northwestern University - History with honors
BM, Northwestern University - Musicology

Experience

Manchester Community College
Naugatuck Valley Community College
University of Reading (UK)
Yale University

Affiliations

American Historical Association
North American Conference on British Studies
American Association of Community Colleges

Richard Cohen, Assistant Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I love teaching early childhood education at the community college level, helping prepare new professionals to most effectively nurture and educate young children."

Richard Cohen

Assistant Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-258, MS# 4
860-512-2624
RCohen@manchestercc.edu

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Expertise

Early Childhood Education
Child Development

Education

MA, Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena, California-Human Development
BA, Fontbonne College, Saint Louis, Missouri-Early Childhood Development

Experience

Manchester Community College
Saint Louis Community College
Turtle Island Children's Center
Council for Professional Recognition
Child Care Aware of America
Learning Care Group

Affiliations

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Tuesday Cooper, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

I enjoy working in a college environment with faculty, administrators, staff and most of all students. An environment such as this one allows individuals to grow, ideas to develop and communities to form. Here, you can learn to understand yourself so that you can better understand others. When we understand ourselves and others the Universe is a much better place.

Tuesday Cooper

Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-507, MS# 4
860-512-2793
TCooper@manchestercc.edu

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Manchester, CT 06045-1046

Expertise

Law
Higher Education Administration
Faculty and Professional Development
Organizational Development
Diversity
Curriculum Development

Education

EdD, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
JD, Western New England College School of Law
BA, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Experience

Charter Oak State College
Department of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, State of Delaware
Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation, City of Hartford (CT)
Walden University
SUNY Empire State College
Eastern Connecticut State University
Springfield College
Asnuntuck Community College

Affiliations

Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education
Association for the Study of Higher Education

Kathryn DelGaizo, Educational Assistant

Kathryn DelGaizo

Educational Assistant
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-267, MS# 4
860-512-2762
KDelGaizo@manchestercc.edu

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Douglas Dorsey, Professor

Douglas Dorsey

Professor
Accounting, Business and Paralegal Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-502, MS# 4
860-512-2630
DDorsey@manchestercc.edu

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Education

MBA, Providence College
BS, University of Maine

Experience

Manchester Community College

Leonard Dupille, Professor

Leonard Dupille

Professor
Anthropology/Psychology Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-311, MS# 4
860-512-2779
LDupille@manchestercc.edu

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Education

PhD, Duquesne University
MA, Duquesne University
BA, University of Massachusetts

Experience

Manchester Community College

Malton Edwards, Assistant Professor

Malton Edwards

Assistant Professor
Accounting, Business and Marketing
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-209, MS# 17
860-512-2631
MEdwards@manchestercc.edu

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Meghan Finley, Associate Professor

Meghan Finley

Associate Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-278, MS# 4
860-512-2758
MFinley@manchestercc.edu

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Stacy Giguere, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I teach because I want to change the world and I cannot do it alone. I cannot trust that the changes that I want are the changes that the world needs. I cannot trust that my approach is the best approach. Alone I am ignorant; in the community of committed learners at MCC, I have become wiser and my life has become richer from opening myself to diverse perspectives."

Stacy Giguere

Professor
Anthropology/Psychology Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
D-221, MS# 4
860-512-2796
SGiguere@manchestercc.edu

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Expertise

Developmental and Clinical Psychology
Qualitative Research Methods
Existential-Phenomenological Psychology

Education

PhD, Duquesne University-Clinical Psychology
MA, Duquesne University-Psychology
BA, St. Joseph College-Psychology and Philosophy

Experience

Manchester Community College
Cove Center for Grieving Children
Duquesne University

Affiliations

American Psychological Association
Society for Teaching Psychology
American Association of Colleges and Universities
The New England Educational Assessment Network

Nicole Goulet, Instructor

Nicole Goulet

Instructor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-218a, MS# 4
860-512-2765
NGoulet@manchestercc.edu

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Martin Hart, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Accounting is the language of business. I enjoy working with students to enhance their understanding of accounting and business. I love to see the lights come on and witness their confidence grow."

Martin Hart

Professor
Accounting, Business and Marketing
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-508, MS# 4
860-512-2625
MHart@manchestercc.edu

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Expertise

Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
Managerial Communication
General Business

Education

MBA, Nichols College-Business Administration
BS, Gonzaga University-Accounting
AA, Wenatchee Valley College-Transfer Degree

Experience

Manchester Community College
Quinebaug Valley Community College
Nichols College
Skyhawks Sports Academy

Affiliations

Council for Resource Development (CRD)
Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
Teachers of Accounting at Two-Year Colleges (TATYC) National Association of Realtors

Mary Holland, Professor

Mary Holland

Professor
Paralegal Program
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-208, MS# 17
860-512-2632
MHolland@manchestercc.edu

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Theresa Janeczek, Professor

Theresa Janeczek

Professor
Accounting, Business and Paralegal Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-506, MS# 17
860-512-2626
TJaneczek@manchestercc.edu

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Education

MBA, University of Hartford
BA, Springfield College

Experience

Mancheser Community College

Katherine Kern, Assistant Professor

Katherine Kern

Assistant Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A256, MS# 4
860-512-2794
KKern@manchestercc.edu

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Valerie Kier, Professor

Valerie Kier

Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-414, MS# 4
860-512-2760
VKier@manchestercc.edu

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Kathryn Kleis, Professor

Kathryn Kleis

Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-218d, MS# 4
860-512-2795
KKleis@manchestercc.edu

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Claudia LaRocque, Assistant Professor

Claudia LaRocque

Assistant Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-218f, MS# 17
860-512-2628
CLaRocque@manchestercc.edu

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Luz Londono Diaz, Associate Professor

Luz Londono Diaz

Associate Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-218f, MS# 4
860-512-2754
LLondonoDiaz@manchestercc.edu

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Angelo Messore, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"I enojy teaching because I am committed to helping students attain a critical understanding of the political and economic systems that shape the world in which we live. For better or worse, our governments (local, state and federal) will make decisions that significantly influence the nature and quality of our lives. As citizens, individuals must understand how these decisions are made and their consequences for our society."

Angelo Messore

Professor
Political Science, Social Science and Sociology Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-219e, MS# 4
860-512-2755
AMessore@manchestercc.edu

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Expertise

American Government
Political Economy
Political Theory

Education

MPhil, Yale University
MA, Yale University
BA, Princeton University

Experience

Manchester Community College
Robert Bosch Foundation Fellow
Graduate Teaching Assistant - Yale University
Legislative Aide, Office of US Senator Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. (R-CT)

Affiliations

American Economic Association
American Political Science Association

Christopher Paulin, Professor

Christopher Paulin

Professor
Social Science and Hospitality Division
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-403, MS# 4
860-512-2770
CPaulin@manchestercc.edu

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Expertise

British Empire
British Imperialsm in Sub-Saharan Africa
Western Civilization

Education

PhD, University of Connecticut
MA, University of Massachusetts
BA, University of Massachusetts

Experience

Manchester Community College
Eastern Connecticut State University
University of Connecticut
Elms College

Affiliations

Manchester Historical Society

Sandra Rimetz, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"Working in a field that is constantly changing is both exciting and fulfilling to me. And having the opportunity to share what I learn along the way with my students makes it even better."

Sandra Rimetz

Professor
Information Management and Technology Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-246, MS# 17
860-512-2636
SRimetz@manchestercc.edu

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Expertise

Digital Technology (PC and Mac)
Web Design and Development

Education

MA, Teachers College, Columbia University - Educational Technology
BS, SUNY, Plattsburgh - Speech and Hearing Sciences

Experience

Manchester Community College
Website Developer
T. J. Watson IBM Research Center, UX/Human Factors Group
Cadkey, Inc., Technology Specialist

Affiliations

Women in Technology (WIT)
CT User Experience Professional Group

Joanna White, Associate Professor, Program Coordinator

Why I Like What I Do

"I love working with students and inspiring them to dream big while working collaboratively to set goals that assist them in getting there. Every student has a unique story and I enjoy developing relationships with students and encouraging them as they navigate the twists and turns of life. So many people have supported me on my journey and it is a privilege to do the same with our students here at MCC!"

Joanna White

Associate Professor, Program Coordinator
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-204, MS# 15
860-512-2609
JWhite1@manchestercc.edu

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Expertise

Individual and Group Counseling
College and Career Readiness
Academic Advising

Education

MS, New York Institute of Technology-Educational Counseling
BS, Eastern Connecticut State University-Sport and Leisure Management

Experience

Manchester Community College
Eastern Connecticut State University
New York Institute of Technology

Affiliations

Council for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC)
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
American School Counseling Association (ASCA)
Connecticut School Counseling Association (CSCA)

William Williams, Assistant Professor

William Williams

Assistant Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
A-255, MS# 19
860-512-2777
WWilliams@manchestercc.edu

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Lolita Wynter, Academic Associate

Lolita Wynter

Academic Associate
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-231a, MS# 4
860-512-2753
LWynter@manchestercc.edu

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Guocun Yang, Professor

Why I Like What I Do

"History is knowledge. 'Knowledge is power,' says Bacon. To acquire and disseminate knowledge is an exhilirating experience."

Guocun Yang

Professor
Chair, Social Sciences Department
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
T-402, MS# 4
860-512-2782
GYang@manchestercc.edu

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Expertise

United States History
African American History
Modern China

Education

PhD, University of Connecticut
MA, University of Connecticut
BA, Lawrence University

Experience

Manchester Community College

Affiliations

Association for the Study of Connecticut History (ASCH)
Chinese Historians in the United States (CHUS)
New England Historical Association (NEHA)

Heidi Zavatone-Veth, Assistant Professor

Heidi Zavatone-Veth

Assistant Professor
Social Science, Business and Professional Careers
L-218a, MS# 4
860-512-2784
HZavatone-Veth@manchestercc.edu

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