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Full Time Faculty R - Z

2016 - 2017

Full Time Faculty A - G

Full Time Faculty H - Q

Full Time Faculty 2011 - 2012 (pdf)

Full Time Faculty 2012 - 2013(pdf)

Full Time Faculty 2013 - 2014 (pdf)

Full Time Faculty 2014 - 2015 (pdf)

Full Time Faculty 2015 - 2016 (pdf)

Adjunct Faculty

All Full Time Faculty for Academic Year 2016 - 2017 are listed below alphabetically by last name with their subjects taught, degree information, the institution that awarded the degree, the year the faculty member first began teaching at Westfield State University, and finally whether or not the faculty member is on sabbatical during Academic Year 2016 - 2017.  Use the links above to access the listing of adjunct faculty, or full time faculty A - G or H - Q.  A listing of Full Time Faculty for the previous academic year is available as a pdf document at the link above.

First Name Last Name Department Title Degree At WSU Since Comments
Shoba Rajgopal Ethnic and Gender Studies Professor BA, University of Madras (India)
MA, University of Mysore (India)
MS, Kansas State University
PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder
2006  
David Raker Education Professor BS, Union College
MS, Florida International University
Ed D, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1997  
Jason Ramsay Biology Assistant Professor BS, PhD, University of Rhode Island 2016  
Robert Rausch Movement Science Professor BS, MS, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse
PhD, University of Minnesota
1994  
Richard Rees Chemical and Physical Sciences Professor BS, Vanderbilt University
MS, PhD, University of Chicago
1999  
Yelizaveta Renfro English Assistant Professor BA, University of California
MA, George Mason University
PhD, University of Nebraska, Lincoln 
2012  
Aaron Reyes Chemical and Physical Sciences Associate Professor BS, University of Rochester
MS, University of South Carolina
PhD, University of California, Santa Cruz
2010  
Jorge Reyes Psychology Associate Professor BS, University of Florida
MS, University of North Texas
PhD, University of Florida
2008  
Laurie Risler Education Instructor BA, College of William and Mary
MA, Hollins University
MFA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
2012  
Jamie Rivera Nursing and Allied Health Instructor BS, Elms College
MSN, American International College
2013  
Brian Rizzo Criminal Justice Associate Professor BA, Muhlenberg College
MPA, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
MA, State University of New York, Albany
PhD, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York
2007  
Anna Rokicki Mathematics Associate Professor MS, Warsaw University
PhD, Wesleyan University
2005  
Patrick Romano Chemical and Physical Sciences Professor BA, American International College
PhD, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
1971  
Thomas Roscoe Criminal Justice Professor BS, Villanova University
MS, University of Hartford
MA, University of New Haven
PhD, State University of New York, Albany, School of Criminal Justice
2001  
Beth Rothermel English Professor BA, University of Virginia
MA, PhD, University of Texas at Austin
1996  
Melissa Roti Movement Science Professor BS, University of Connecticut
MS, University of Massachusetts
PhD, University of Connecticut
2003  
Hillary Sackett-Brian Economics and Management Assistant Professor BA, Smith College
MS, PhD, Michigan State University
2012  
Makoto Saito Communication Associate Professor BA, Marlboro College
MA, School for International Training
PhD, University of Massachusetts
2007 Leave of Absence
Sophia Sarigianides English Associate Professor BA, MA, University of California
M Phil, PhD, Teachers College at Columbia University
2010  
Supriya Sarnikar Economics and Management Associate Professor B.E., Osmania University (India)
MA, PhD, University of Arizona
JD, George Mason University
2005  
Catherine Savini English Associate Professor BA, University of Massachusetts
MA, PhD, New York University
2009 Sabbatical, Fall 2016
Jason Sawyer Movement Science Assistant Professor BS, Plymouth State University
MS, PhD, Springfield College
2015  
Marcia Scanlon Nursing and Allied Health Assistant Professor BS, University of Massachusetts
MS, Saint Joseph College
2012  
James Schlaffer Economics and Management Assistant Professor BS, MS, University of North Texas
PhD, University of Oklahoma
2016  
Diana Schwartz Movement Science Professor BSE, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
MS, DPE, Springfield College
1996  
Susan Scott Nursing and Allied Health Instructor BSN, Elms College
MSN, University of Hartford
2015  
Chalet Seidel English Associate Professor BA, MA, Youngstown State University
PhD, Case Western University
2009  
David Shapleigh Art Associate Professor BFA, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
MFA, Boston University
2008  
Lynn Shelley Psychology Professor BA, Saint Mary’s College
MA, PhD, Fordham University
1995  
Kimberly Sherman Economics and Management Assistant Professor BA, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2014  
David Smailes Political Science Associate Professor BA, College of Wooster
PhD, University of Massachusetts
2006 Sabbatical, Fall 2016
Tamara Smith Sociology Associate Professor BA, PhD, State University of New York, Albany 2007  
Kathryn Stanne Movement Science Professor BS, M Ed, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
PhD, University of South Carolina
1999  
Elizabeth Starr English Professor BA, University of Houston
MA, PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2002  
Elizabeth Stassinos Ethnic and Gender Studies Professor BA, MA, PhD, University of Virginia 2004  
Brian Steinberg Political Science Professor BA, University of Connecticut
MA, University of Wisconsin
PhD, New York University
1978  
Harold Stessel English Professor BA, University of North Carolina
MA, University of Chicago
PhD, University of Pennsylvania
1986  
Rosemary Sullivan Social Work Associate Professor BS, Guilford College
MSW, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
PhD, Smith College
2008  
Christina Swaidan Art Associate Professor BA, Mount Holyoke College
MA, University of Mississippi, Saint Joseph College
Ed D, University of Hartford
2006 Administrative Leave of Absence
Jack Szpiler Psychology Professor BA, University of Dayton
MS, Ed D, University of Massachusetts 
1977  
Miriam Tager Education Assistant Professor BA, Sarah Lawrence College
MS Ed, Bank Street College
PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York
2015  
Kevin Tatsugawa Movement Science Associate Professor BS, MS, California State University
PhD, University of Utah
2010 Sabbatical, Fall 2016
Gerald Tetrault Philosophy Professor AB, MA, Boston University 1967  
Karsten Theis Chemical and Physical Sciences Associate Professor BS, MS, Technical University of Berlin (Germany)
PhD, Free University of Berlin (Germany)
2010  
Kun Tian Computer and Information Science Assistant Professor B Eng, Nankai University
PhD, University of Texas, Dallas
2016  
Emily Todd English Professor BA, Amherst College
M Phil, St. Andrews University
PhD, University of Minnesota
1999  
Roger Tudor Psychology Professor BS, University of Florida
MA, PhD, University of South Florida
1991  
Warren Turner Chemical and Physical Sciences Professor AB, Bowdoin College
MS, PhD, Harvard University
2004  
Ramon Vasquez Education Assistant Professor BA, University of Southern California
M Ed, Harvard University
PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2015  
Hugo Viera World Language Studies Assistant Professor BA, University of Pennsylvania
MA, M Phil, PhD, Yale University
2012  
Christine von Renesse Mathematics Associate Professor Diploma, Technical University of Berlin (Germany)
MS, PhD, University of Massachusetts
2007  
Karin Vorwerk Mathematics Professor Diploma, Technical University of Berlin (Germany)
PhD, Clemson University
2002  
Michael Vorwerk Environmental Science Professor BS,  Western Carolina University
MS, Georgia Institute of Technology
PhD, Clemson University
2001  
John Wagner Economics and Management Professor BA, Kutztown State University
MA, PhD, Temple University
1986  
Jamie Wainright Art Professor BFA, Western Michigan University
MA, MFA, University of Wisconsin at Madison
1995  
Katherine Walsh Social Work Professor BS, Smith College
MSW, Columbia University of Social Work
PhD, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
2010 Sabbatical, Full Year
Tarin Weiss Chemical and Physical Sciences Associate Professor BS, University of Massachusetts
MS, University of Wisconsin
Ed D, University of Massachusetts
2007  
Edward Welsh Mathematics Professor BA, Williams College
MA, PhD, Duke University
2003  
Robin White Biology Assistant Professor BA, BS, Texas Lutheran University
PhD, Ohio State University
2013  
Summer Williams Psychology Associate Professor BA, University of California, Riverside
MS, Alliant International University
MA, PhD, University of California, Riverside
2009  
Gerald Wise Art Professor BA, Wheaton College
MA, MFA, Northern Illinois University
2008  
Shirley Lau Wong English Assistant Professor BA, Columbia University
MA, PhD, New York University
2014  
James Wright Mathematics Associate Professor BS, Union College
MS, University of Idaho
PhD, University of Washington
2013  
Elise Young History Professor BA, Sarah Lawrence College
MFA, Columbia University
Ed D, PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
1998  
Michael Young Chemical and Physical Sciences Associate Professor BS, BA, MS, University of Minnesota
MS, MS, University of Massachusetts
MS, Oregon State University
1984 Sabbatical, Fall 2016
Philip Zampini Political Science Professor BA, Providence College
MA, PhD, Miami University of Ohio
2000  
Yuan Zhang Communication Assistant Professor BA, Beijing Foreign Studies University
MA, University of Pennsylvania
PhD, University of North Carolina
2016