Faculty and Student Research

Westfield State University fosters intellectual curiosity, encourages critical thinking, inspires civic engagement and promotes a global perspective. A public teaching institution offering quality programs in the liberal arts and sciences with complementing professional studies curricula, we are grounded in our founding principles of academic excellence and educating all in a diverse and welcoming community. Westfield State develops the knowledge, skills, and character essential for students to reach their full potential and become responsible leaders in society. We contribute to the economic, social, and cultural vitality of the region.

Undergraduate Research 2015:

Robert Haluska ’17 – BIOLOGY

Matthew Pegorari ’09 – BIOLOGY

Zachery Lancto ’15 – MATH
Jessica Young ’15 – MATH
Rachael Fountain ’15 – MATH
Jacob Goodreau ’16 – MATH



Christine Andrews – MOVEMENT SCIENCE

Ruby Metz – BIOLOGY

Faculty Scholarship 2015:

Joseph A. Camilleri, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Psychology Department

Catherine E. Johnson, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Nursing and Allied Health

Shirley Acquah, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Communication Department

Heidi Bohler, Ed.D. – Assistant Professor, Movement Science, Sport and Leisure Studies Department, Physical Education Teacher Education Program

Sophia Sarigianides, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Department of English

Karen Works, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science

Christopher T. Gullen, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Communication Department

Megan S. Kennedy, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Education Department

Michael Filas, M.F.A., Ph.D. – Professor, English Department

Andrew W. Habana Hafner, Ed.D. and Floris Wilma Ortiz-Marrero, Ed.D. – Assistant Professors, Education Department.