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Faculty

Even though you won’t be coming to a campus every day, you will still develop meaningful relationships with your teachers. Our faculty are active professionals in their fields — and are well-connected in the business community.

contact email:
aampofo@baypath.edu

Dr. Akwasi A. Ampofo

Adjunct Professor of Business
  • BA, Accounting — University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
  • MBA, Finance — University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
  • DBA, Accounting — Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • 15 years experience in teaching and practicing accounting and finance
  • Currently AVP of Accounting Policy and Financial Reporting at MassMutual Financial Group Inc., Springfield, MA
  • Worked at Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) for about 4.5 years, Norwalk, CT
  • Specialist in Accounting, Finance and Business Administration
contact email:
jbenitez@baypath.edu

Professor John A. Benitez

Adjunct Professor of Geography
    BS, Geography – Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

  • MA, Geography – Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • 2 years experience as a cartographer at the Langenscheidt Publishing Group in Springfield
  • 5 years teaching experience in Geography
  • Specialist in Cultural/Social Geography: Race/Ethnicity, Religion, and Sexuality)
contact email:
dbenoit@baypath.edu

Professor Donna Benoit

Adjunct Professor of Business
  • BS, Criminal Justice – Westfield State University, Westfield, MA
  • JD – Western New England University, Springfield, MA
  • 10 years experience as an adjunct professor at Bay Path College
  • Employed by State of Connecticut Judicial Branch creating and implementing judicial education for the state’s Superior Court Judges
  • 20 years experience as Director of Training for Retirement Services at MassMutual
contact email:
scahillane@baypath.edu

Sandy Cahillane

Instruction Librarian
  • BBA, Marketing – UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA
  • MLIS, Library & Information Studies – University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
  • Awards / Recognition:
    • Inducted into Beta Phi Mu, Librarian Honor Society, 1994
    • Employee of the Year, Massachusetts Prevention Center, 1999
  • 13 years experience as the Electronic Resources, Reference & Instruction Librarian at Bay Path College
  • 6 years experience as the Resource Specialist at the Massachusetts Prevention Centers in Springfield and New Bedford
  • Specialist in management of electronic resources related to academic research, including advanced research database searching and APA formatting.
contact email:
kchapell@baypath.edu

Professor Kris L. Chapell

Adjunct Professor of Business
  • BA, Public Relations/Marketing Communications & Arts Administration – Simmons College, Boston, MA
  • MS, Communications & Information Management – Bay Path College, Longmeadow, MA
  • MBA, Entrepreneurial Thinking & Innovative Practices – Bay Path College, Longmeadow, MA
  • MS, Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy – Bay Path College, Longmeadow, MA
  • 15 years experience as marketing communications professional
  • 5 years of experience as Adjunct Professor of Business at Bay Path College
  • 2 years of experience as Adjunct Professor on Nonprofit Management at Springfield College
  • Serves on the Board of Directors for Dress for Success Atlanta
contact email:
dcieboter@baypath.edu

Professor Deborah Cieboter, RN

Adjunct of Professor of Health Service Administration
  • BS, Nursing – Elms College, Chicopee, MA
  • MS, Nursing – Education from UMASS Medical School GSON, Worcester, MA
  • 11 years of experience as Nurse Educator at Mercy Medical Center
  • 11 years of experience as adjunct clinical faculty at STCC and Elms College
  • 3 years of experience as faculty and lab coordinator at UMASS Medical School Graduate SON
  • Specialist in Acute Care Nursing Education
contact email:
cconnor@baypath.edu

Professor Courtney Connor

Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice
  • BS, Criminal Justice – Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA
  • MS, Emergency Management – Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY
  • Past recipient of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship; currently a featured alumni scholar. Read more: http://phillips-scholarship.org/scholars/courtney-connor/
  • Over 5 years experience with the FBI where she participated in the investigation of the Boston Marathon Bombing, oversaw communications for multi-state gang takedowns and published a planning guide for special events that is now being distributed to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Due to previous command post experience, Ms. Connor was asked to assist with the 2013 Presidential Inauguration command post operation in Washington, D.C.
  • Trained with FEMA Region I and developed policy improvements affecting local emergency management directors for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
  • Designed and developed a unique Emergency Response Plan methodology that has achieved accreditation for local Springfield Museums
  • 1 year experience as a Paralegal at Arnold Law Firm, Jacksonville, FL
  • Currently pursuing a law degree that she hopes can be utilized to further the advancement of emergency management
contact email:
mcruz@baypath.edu

Marisol Cruz

Longmeadow Campus Director
  • BS, Human Services — Springfield College, Springfield, MA
  • MS, Human Services Administration — Springfield College, Springfield, MA
  • Human Resources Generalist Certificate — Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 10 years working in Accounting & Management at Greef Fabric’s Inc., New York
  • 17 years working as the Director of Administration, Director of Marketing, Recruitment & Admissions, as well as Director of Leadership Development at Springfield College
contact email:
ddaigle@baypath.edu

Professor Dan Daigle

Adjunct Professor of Interior Design
  • BA, Architecture – Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
  • MA, Architecture – Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
  • Recognition:
    • LEED Accredited Professional, 2011
  • 5 years experience as intern architect at Architectural Insights, Inc., Palmer, MA
  • Specialist in Healthcare Design
contact email:
mdevlin@baypath.edu

Professor Maura Devlin

Director of Student & Career Services and Director of Leadership & Organizational Studies Program
  • BA International Relations/French — Colgate University, Hamilton, NY
  • MPPA, Public Policy & Administration — UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA
  • Candidate for PhD, Educational Policy & Leadership — UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA
  • 10 years experience in human resources recruiting, employee relations and consulting
  • 10 years experience in higher education, working with adult students
contact email:
mdunne@baypath.edu

Dr. Matthew W. Dunne

Adjunct Professor of History & Social Sciences
  • BA, History & English — Stonehill College, Easton MA
  • MA, History — Brown University, Providence RI
  • PhD, History — Brown University, Providence RI
  • Awards:
    • Faculty Service Award, Bay Path College, 2014
    • Figure Foundation Grant for the Publication of my book A Cold War State of Mind: Brainwashing and Postwar American Society, UMass Press, 2013
    • Brown University Dissertation Fellowship, 2007-2008
    • Brown University Research Fellowship, 2005-2006
    • Eisenhower Foundation Research Travel Grant, Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library, 2005
  • 2 years of experience as an Adjunct Professor of History and Social Sciences at Bay Path College in Longmeadow
  • 2 years of experience as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of History at MCPHS University in Boston
  • Specialist in U.S. political, social and cultural history
  • Specialist in global history and international relations
  • Specialist in human and physical geography
  • contact email:
    lsmithfrank@baypath.edu

    Professor Leslie Smith Frank

    Adjunct Professor of Liberal Arts
    • BS, Biology – Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA
    • Physician Assistant Certification/Masters Equivalent, Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Awards:
      • Magna cum laude, Waynesburg University, 1977
      • Rays of Hope Grant, 2001
    • 25 Years experience as a physician assistant including:
      • Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
      • Stuart Circle Hospital, Richmond, VA
    • MVA Center, Springfield, MA
    • 3 years experience as Educational Consultant at Springfield College and Northampton Public Schools
    • 5 years experience as a teacher at Mindful Awareness Practice Center in Longmeadow
    • Specialist in Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Intuitive Eating
    contact email:
    kgalanis@baypath.edu

    Professor Kelly A. Galanis

    Adjunct Professor of Business
    • AS, Legal Studies – Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA
    • BS, Legal Studies – Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA
    • MS, Commuication & Information Management – Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA
    • EdD, Online Teaching & Learning – Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    • Awards/Recognition:
    • Bay Path Young Alumna Award, 2005
    • Business West Magazine 40 Under 40 leadership award, 2008
    • ACCGS Leadership Institute graduate, 2009
    • Beacon Hill Summit, 2009
    • Western Mass Women’s Magazine Top 25 Women to Watch, Education, 2012
    • 13 years experience in higher education administration at Bay Path University and Westfield State University
    • 5 years as Chief Confidence Officer and Principal of The Red-Headed Diva, a social media consulting company
    • Featured conference speaker on the topics of social media, positivity, confidence and education on local, regional, and national levels
    contact email:
    jgardner@baypath.edu

    Dr. Jennifer Gardner

    Adjunct Professor of French
    • BA, French – Lafayette College, Easton PA
    • MA, French — Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
    • PhD, French – Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
    • Awards:
      • Teacher of the Year, Bay Path College, 2013
      • Excellence in Teaching Award, Central Connecticut State University, 2003 and 2005
      • James Alexander Petrie Prize in French, Lafayette College, 1988
    • 10 years experience as professor at Rutgers University
    • 4 years of experience as Professor of English in French High Schools near Paris
    • Specialist in French language, history, art, architecture and literature
    • Specialist in Eighteenth-Century French Women Writers
    contact email:
    rgathro@baypath.edu

    Dr. Ronald J. Gathro

    Adjunct Professor of Mathematics
    • BS, Industrial Engineering – Western New England College, Springfield, MA.
    • MBA – Western New England College, Springfield, MA
    • MS, Industrial Engineering / Operations Research – University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
    • PhD, Engineering Management – Kennedy-Western University, Cheyenne, WY
    • 14 years experience in a variety of positions at Digital Equipment Corporation in Westfield, MA
    • 7 years of experience as Sr. Industrial Engineer at Friendly Ice Cream Corporation in Wilbraham, MA
    • 12 years of experience as a Mathematics Teacher in Springfield Public Schools
    • 30+ years of experience as Adjunct Instructor in Engineering Management and Mathematics at Western New England University in Springfield
    contact email:

    Elaine Gill

    Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice
    • BS, Criminal Justice – Northeastern University, Boston, MA
    • MS, Criminal Justice – Western New England University, Springfield, MA
    • Graduate of the FBI National Academy, Quantico, VA
    • Certified Sexual Assault Investigation Trainer, Massachusetts Police Training Counsel
    • 27 years experience with the Massachusetts State Police
    • 23 years experience in the Essex District Attorney’s Detective Unit, Salem, MA, serving as a Detective Lieutenant, Commander of the State Police Detective Unit, and a member of the Family Crimes Unit and the Child Fatality Review Team
    • 4 years experience as an investigator and consultant with the Merrimack College Police Department, North Andover, MA
    • 3 years experience as owner and president of Gill Investigative Services, Inc., Peabody, MA
    • 2 years experience as an Adjunct Professor in Criminal Law, Criminal Investigations, and Critical Incident Response, Northern Essex Community College, Haverill, MA
    • Specialist in homicide, unattended death, sexual assault, and child abuse investigations.
    • Training Specialist for law enforcement, educators, investigators, medical personnel and social workers
    contact email:
    bgoodspeed@baypath.edu

    Professor Beth Saucier Goodspeed

    Adjunct Professor of Forensic Science
    • BS, Chemistry — University of New Haven, New Haven, CT
    • BS, Forensic Science — University of New Haven, New Haven, CT
    • MS, Criminal Justice — Westfield State College, Westfield, MA
    • 13 years experience as Forensic Scientist in the Criminalistics/Crime Scene Response Unit at the MA State Police Crime Lab in Maynard, MA
    • 1 year of experience as Chemist at Vermont Department of Health Forensic Toxicology in Burlington, VT
    contact email:
    dgross@baypath.edu

    Professor Donalyn Gross


    Adjunct Professor of Psychology


    • AS, Liberal Arts – Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

    • BS, Human Services/Social Work – University of Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

    • MEd, Counseling, Springfield College, Springfield, MA 

    • PhD, Counseling/Thanatology, Columbia Pacific University, Mill Valley, CA

    • 34 years experience as a Thanatologist (Death & Dying Counselor) in MA

    • 13 years experience teaching at Bay Path University
Thanatology Specialist – teaching and providing end-of-life training workshops

    • Certified Music Practitioner – playing therapeutic harp for the dying
Author of various books, training, DVDs, and therapeutic music CDs

    contact email:
    fgrosso@baypath.edu

    Dr. Frank A. Grosso

    Adjunct Professor of Higher Education Administration
    • BA, Economics – Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
    • MA, Higher Education Administration – The George Washington University, Washington, DC
    • PhD, Education Administration – The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
    • Awards:
      • Meritorious service, United States Peace Corps, 1994
    • 20 years experience in higher education administration
    • 16 years experience as dean of students
    • Specialist in educational leadership and student development
    contact email:
    dhatzipetro@baypath.edu

    Deborah Hatzipetro, RN, MSN

    Director of Online Business
    • BS, Nursing — Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA
    • MS, Nursing Administration — University of Connecticut, Storrs, Ct
    • 16 years Adjunct Faculty at Bay Path College
    • 18 years as President & Co-Owner of PACE Transcription & Management Services, Inc.
    • 10 years of Consulting in Healthcare
    • Over 30 years’ experience overall in Healthcare Management
    • Assistant Director of Critical Care at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, MA
    • Vice President of Patient Care Services at Farren Memorial Hospital, Turners Falls, MA
    • Director of Ambulatory/Emergency Care at Mercy Hospital, Springfield, MA
    • Director of VNA Hospice at Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice of Pioneer Valley, Springfield, MA
    • Director of Education at Primus Systems, Inc., Marlborough, MA
    • Director of Clinical Office Practices at Emergency Doctors Group, Inc., Springfield, MA
    contact email:
    shogan@baypath.edu

    Dr. Sue Ellen Hogan

    Adjunct Instructor of English & Education
    • BA, English – Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
    • MEd, Elementary Education – Boston State College, Boston, MA
    • EdD, Educational Administration – Boston University Boston, MA
    • Awards:
      • Outstanding Dissertation, Boston University, 1990
      • Elected to Phi Delta Kappa, Boston University, 1990
    • 49 years experience as an educator in a variety of roles – First Grade Teacher, Staff Development Specialist, Title I Director and School Principal
    contact email:
    mikatz@baypath.edu

    Professor Michael B. Katz

    Adjunct Professor of Business Law in MBA Program
    • BA, Political Science – UMass, Amherst, MA
    • JD – Boston College Law School, Newton Centre, MA
    • Awards / Recognition:
      • Cum Laude, UMass, Amherst, MA, 1971
      • Boston Magazine “Super Lawyer” designation, 2004-2014
      • Massachusetts Bar Association’s “Community Service Award”, 2007
    • Clerk and Member of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Pioneer Valley
    • Past President and Current Board Member of the Jimmy Fund Council and Dana-Farber Cancer Center Visiting Committee.
    • Chairman and Founder of the Jimmy Fund’s “Chefs for Jimmy” event
    • Senior Partner and Vice-President of the Law Firm of Bacon Wilson, P.C.
    • Specialist in Business and Consumer Bankruptcy, Reorganization. Corporate, Business and Health Care Law
    contact email:
    pkillough@baypath.edu

    Professor Paula A. Killough

    Adjunct Professor of Liberal Arts
    • BA, English – University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
    • MA, English – University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
    • Awards:
      • Summa Cum Laude; designated Commonwealth Scholar, University of Massachusetts, 1995
      • Magna cum Laude, University of Massachusetts, 1996
    • 2 years experience as an Adjunct Professor of English at Columbus State University, Columbus, GA
    • 2 years experience as an Adjunct Professor of English & Library Science at Georgia Military College, Ft. Benning, GA
    • 2 years experience as a Professor of English and Library Science at Columbus State University and Georgia Military College in Columbus, GA
    • 13 years experience as a Professor of English at Bay Path College, teaching at main campus in Longmeadow and Central Mass Center in Sturbridge, MA
    • 13 + years experience as a Adjunct Professor of English, Communications and Journalism at Bay Path College
    contact email:
    ckline@baypath.edu

    Professor Chelsea Sunday Kline

    Director of the Women Empowered as Learners & Leaders (WELL) Program and Assistant Director of Student and Career Services
    • BA, Religion & Biblical Literature — Smith College, Northampton, MA
    • MTS, Women, Religion, Gender & Sexuality — Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
    • Awards:
      • The Clara Willoughby Davidson Memorial Fund Scholarship
      • The Jochanan H. A. Wijnhoven Prize
    • 15 years experience mentoring women
    • 15 years experience working as a Reproductive Justice Activist
    • Leadership Institute for Public and Political Impact (LIPPI) graduate
    • Omega Women’s Leadership Intensive (OWLI) participant
    • Certified Professional Life Coach
    contact email:
    pkofsky@baypath.edu

    Professor Paulette Kofsky

    Adjunct Professor of Biology 
    • BA, Psychology – Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
    • MS, Biological Sciences – Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hackensack, NJ
    • MS, Education – St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
    • Licensed certified clinical technologist specializing in cytogenetics

    Dr. Jordanna L'Esperance-Chouinard

    Adjunct Professor of Psychology
    • BA, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
    • MS, Clinical Psychology – Antioch University New England, Keene, NH
    • PsyD, Clinical Psychology – Antioch University New England, Keene, NH
    • 8 years experience as Clinical Psychologist in Boston working with children, adolescents and families in a variety of settings including schools, residential care and outpatient clinics
    • 7 years of experience as school psychologist for Newton Public Schools
    • Extensive experience with psychological testing, individual & group therapy and staff consultation & training
    • Therapist at Dana Group Associates in Needham, MA
    • Adjunct Professor at Newbury College
    • Specialists in Trauma Treatment of abuse-reactive behaviors for children and adolescents
    contact email:
    gmckenna@baypath.edu

    Professor Gail McKenna

    Director of Liberal Studies & Core Curriculum and Senior Director of Instructional Design & Faculty Support
    • BA, Studio Art —Trinity College, Hartford, CT
    • MA French Language and Literature — University of Connecticut, CT
    • MEd, Educational Computing — University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
    • Awards:
      • Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Computer, 2007
      • Ordre des Palmes Academiques, Republic of France, 2013
    • 33 years experience as an educator and innovator, South Windsor Public Schools in Connecticut
    • Specialist in the integration of technology in on ground and online courses
    • Specialist in outcomes based assessment and project based learning
    contact email:
    dmercadante@baypath.edu

    Dr. Dona Mercadante

    Adjunct Professor of Psychology
    • BS, Psychology – Westfield State, Westfield, MA
    • MEd, Psychological Services – Springfield College, Springfield, MA
    • DEd American International College, Springfield, MA
    • 17 years experience as Clinical/Residential Director at various social service agencies – residential and protective – in Greater Springfield, MA
    • 18 years experience as Director of Treatment Services at Shelter for Women-Gray Lodge, Hartford, CT
    • 6 years experience as a professor at Bay Path College
    • Specialist in women’s issues
    • Specialist in working with oppressed groups
    contact email:

    Dr. ​Natalie Metzger

    Adjunct Professor of Reading & Language for English Language Learners in the Special Education Department
    • BA, English — The University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
    • MA, Public Administration and Clinical Psychology — American International College, Springfield, MA
    • EdD, Educational Psychology — American International College, Springfield, MA
    • 12 years experience as an Adjunct Professor for Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield, MA
    • 13 years experience as a Middle, High and District-wide School teacher, most recently for Quabbin Regional School District in Barre, MA
    • Specialist in English as a Second Language and Learning Disabilities
    contact email:

    Robert Milton

    Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice and Lead Faculty for Counter Terrorism
    • Over 40 years experience in national and international security and counter extremism
    • Specialist in counter extremism intelligence, personal protection of political leaders, police border control and port security
    • BSc (Hons), Psychology, Open University, United Kingdom
    • Retired Commander of London Metropolitan Police Service, New Scotland Yard, United Kingdom with over 31 years service
    • Key roles during police service include UK National Coordinator of Ports Policing, Border Agency Working Group Chairman, Security Commander London Metropolitan Police, Head of VIP and Ministerial Protection, Director of Intelligence International Terrorism and Head of National Terrorist Funding Unit
    • Leading figure in developing counterterrorist strategies for the UK post 9/11
    • Currently serving as the Managing Director of Milton Tezelin Ltd., United Kingdom, a company that provides training and support to countries facing terror threats
    • Served as national security consultant to several international businesses
    • Specialist in counterterrorism and national security training; designed and executed training programs in Asia, Africa and Europe on behalf of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, European Commission, and Dutch and Australian governments. Honored by the President of Indonesia for training and support of counterterrorism agencies
    • Conducted national security strategic studies and counter terrorism feasibility studies for the European Commission and United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
    • Numerous international television and radio appearances, providing live and recorded opinion on policing and security issues
    • Developed degree programs in Counterterrorism and Homeland Security for Bay Path University’s online and One Day A Week College
    • Created Bay Path University courses including Introduction to Terrorism and Counterterrorism, The Path to Violent Extremism, The Role of The Internet and Media in Terrorism, Counterterrorism Intelligence, and National Counterterrorism Strategies
    contact email:
    smundahl@baypath.edu

    Professor Steve Mundahl

    Adjunct Professor of Non-Profit Management
    • BA, Geography – Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN
    • MA, Liberal Studies – University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
    • Author of 11 books
    • 9 years experience as President & CEO of Goodwill Industries of Pioneer Valley, Springfield, MA
    • 4 years experience as President & CEO of Lifestyles Press and Publishing
    contact email:
    rnatale@baypath.edu

    Professor Rebecca Natale

    ​Adjunct Professor of Business in Human Resources
    • BA, Psychology — University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
    • MA, Organizational Leadership — Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
    • MS, Higher Education — Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
    • Awards:
      • Distinguished Teaching Award, Bay Path College, 2014
      • Servant Leadership Award, Gonzaga University, 2007
    • 15+ years of experience in HR management at United Technologies, Travelers Insurance, AXA Financial and Regents Bank
    • 5 years experience as a College Educator
    • 5 years experience as a small business owner
    • Specialist in Adult Learning, Online Education and Human Resources
    contact email:
    vnespor@baypath.edu

    Dr. Vana Nespor

    Chief Learning Officer
    • BA, Communications, Music, Drama, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK
    • MEd, Student Personnel Services — Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK
    • MS, Communications & Information Management — Bay Path College, Longmeadow, MA
    • MA, Adult & Continuing Education — Columbia University, New York City, NY
    • EdD, Adult Guided Independent Learning — Columbia University, New York City, NY
    • 10 years as drama and English teacher in Indonesia and across the United States
    • 30 years in higher administration as faculty, department chair, dean and vice president for academic affairs
    contact email:
    nolin@baypath.edu

    Professor Nathan A. Olin, J.D.

    Adjunct Professor of Legal Studies
    • BA Political Science & Religion – Mount Union University, Alliance, OH
    • JD – Northeastern University School of Law, Boston, MA
    • 2 years working as an Associate Attorney at Robinson & Cole, LLP in Hartford, CT
    • 12 years working as a Lawyer at the United States District Court, District of Massachusetts
    • Founding partner, Connor, Morneau & Olin, LLP in Springfield, MA
    • Specialist in Employment Law, Torts, Class Actions, Consumer Law, Civil Litigation and Federal Courts
    contact email:
    mpuppolo@baypath.edu

    Professor Maria Puppolo

    Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice
    • BA, Biology – Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
    • JD – Western New England University School of Law, Springfield, MA
    • MBA – Springfield College, Springfield, MA
    • 1 year online teaching experience for Bay Path’s Communication & Information Management Graduate program
    • 10 years experience as an adjunct professor at Springfield College and several other Massachusetts area colleges
    • Attorney at City of Springfield Law Department, Springfield, MA
    contact email:
    pawilliams@baypath.edu

    Dr. Pamela Lagergren Williams

    Adjunct Professor of English
    • BA, English – University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
    • MA, English with a Concentration in American Studies – University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
    • PhD, English with a Concentration in American Studies – University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    • Awards / Recognition:
      • Dean’s List, UMass
      • William M. Bulger Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement, UMass, 2002
      • College of Humanities & Fine Arts Scholarship, UMass, 2002
      • Matthew Kramer Scholarship for excellence in writing, UMass, 2003
      • Class of 1976 Humanities Scholarship for outstanding graduating seniors, UMass, 2004
      • Cum Laude for BA and Certificate, UMass, 2004
      • Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key Honor Societies, UMass
    • 8 years experience as Teaching Assistant and Teaching Associate at University of Massachusetts in Amherst
    • Over 2 years of experience as adjunct professor of English at Bay Path College in Longmeadow
    • 1 Semester as Adjunct Professor at American International College
    • 1 Semester as a Writing Tutor at American International College
    • New position this coming year as Assistant Director of Developmental Education
    • Specialist in all periods of American literature, American Studies and writing fundamentals
    contact email:
    swilliams@baypath.edu

    Professor Shakenna Williams

    Senior Director of Business
    • BS, Finance — Babson College, Babson Park, MA
    • MBA — Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK
    • Completing her doctorate in Organization & Management — Cappella University, Minneapolis, MN
    • 4 years as development officer and grant writer for Smith College & University of Massachusetts
    • 10 years as a Healthcare Representative for Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
    • 21 years as the CEO of Zoway Consulting and Kenna Financial Services
    contact email:
    ruwilson@baypath.edu

    Professor Ruth A. Sheets Wilson

    Adjunct Professor of Business
    • BA, Psychology – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
    • MBA, Marketing – Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
    • Awards:
      • US Small Business Administration Business Champion Award in Massachusetts and New England, 2011
      • Quoted in the Wall Street Journal, July 2009
    • Principal and Founder of Ducks in a Row Consulting in Newburyport, MA
    • 16 years experience helping small to mid-size businesses and non-profits start up and increase revenues.
    • Specialist in marketing, branding, strategic planning, action planning, operations, nonprofit governance