Academic Leadership Team

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Joe Favazza

Dr. Joe Favazza

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is responsible for the College’s academic vision and for ensuring that the curriculum meets its academic objectives. He also oversees strategic planning, degree programs and academic support.

Associate Vice President and Dean of the Faculty

Maria Curtin

Dr. Maria Curtin

The Dean of Faculty oversees the academic department chairs as well as a team of three academic administrators: the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning; the Director of The Martin Institute and the Assistant Dean of General Education and Academic Achievement. The Dean of the Faculty works with the faculty and the academic administration and supports the departments and faculty in their goals as educators and scholars.

Dean of Academic Achievement

Craig Almeida

Dr. Craig Kelley

The Dean of Academic Achievement is responsible for the coordination and delivery of all academic resources to Stonehill students to insure their academic success across the continuum of ability and achievement. In addition to having direct responsibility for the Post-Graduate Fellowship Advising, and Pre-Health Professional Advising, the Dean oversees the work of the Assistant Dean of Academic Services and Advising, Assistant Dean of General Education and Academic Achievement, Director of International Programs, Director of the Honors Program, and Associate Director of the Center for Writing and Academic Achievement. The Dean also collaborates with the Office of Career Services.

Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Programs and Director of The Martin Institute

Peter Ubertaccio

Dr. Peter Ubertaccio

The Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Programs and Director of the Martin Institute for Law and Society supervises interdisciplinary studies, student self-created majors and minors,  and academic centers.  He serves as the Provost's liaison for interdivisional projects and coordinates all of the many speakers, programs, and events of the Martin Institute. The Institute is a hub for civic, political, and public policy programming on campus. 

Assistant Dean and Registrar

John Pestana

John Pestana

The Registrar’s primary responsibilities include the oversight of the Registrar's office and the Office of Academic Services and Advising.  He is responsible for development of the master schedule of courses and classrooms; the development of Final Examination Schedules and the Academic Calendar; course registration; the management of academic records, grading, degree clearance, and the transfer credit process; the tracking and enforcement of curricular and academic policies; and the development, coordination, and implementation of academic on-line technology initiatives.

Assistant Dean of General Education

Todd Gernes

Dr. Todd Gernes

The Assistant Dean of General Education oversees the Cornerstone Program of General Education, a liberal arts curriculum featuring integrated learning communities, and the college-wide Writing Program, which includes writing-intensive First-Year Seminars and Writing-in-the-Disciplines courses situated in the majors. The Assistant Dean is responsible for providing leadership and expertise in curriculum design, faculty training, and learning outcomes assessment and convenes the General Education Advisory Committee and the Writing Committee.

Director of the Library

Cheryl McGrath

Cheryl McGrath

The Director of the Library promotes the library as the intellectual hub of the campus by bringing a vision of the future direction for information services, engaging students and faculty in that vision, and implementing practices designed to support 21st century learning, teaching, and scholarship. This includes balancing the acquisition of new print resources with the extension of digital access; evolving the ways that library staff can support students and faculty members in the teaching and learning of Information Literacy, and reviewing space usage in the building to maximize collaborative learning and reduce the use of space for low-demand needs.

Director of Academic Assessment

Linda Dillon

Linda Dillon

The Director of Academic Assessment has primary responsibility for the coordination of the College’s academic assessment processes and supports the continuous improvement of student learning, academic program reviews, and learning outcomes. The Director serves as the liaison with Information Technology to promote and support activities related to assessment and accountability documentation and assists the Provost in assessment activities related to strategic academic goals and policy reviews.

Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning

Phyllis E. Thompson

The Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning consults individually with faculty on teaching matters and organizes various professional development opportunities for faculty. She also co-chairs the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and works to improve the inclusiveness of our classrooms and our curriculum.

Director of Academic Development

Bonnie Troupe

Bonnie Troupe

The Director of Academic Development and her staff serve as the grants office for all faculty members in all disciplines. She assists faculty in exploring, applying for, and managing external grant funding that supports research and academic programming. She also directs the Stonehill Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) and is the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Administrator.

Interim Director of International Programs

Jennifer Jackson

The Director International Programs advises and assists students in their exploration of international opportunities through study abroad and international internship programs. She is responsible for the coordination of information sessions, workshops and the support students receive through the stages of planning, preparation, pre-departure and re-entry of their international experience.

Director of Career Development

Christina Burney

Christina M. Burney

The Director of Career Development helps prepare students for post-graduation options. She oversees a variety of programs and services available to assist students with resumes, internships, interviews, the job search, and graduate/professional school.

Director of Academic Services & Advising

Eileen Bellemore

The Director of Academic Services & Advising is responsible for providing leadership in all aspects of academic advising including the development, implementation, assessment, and modification of a comprehensive, student centered advising system. Additionally, the Director manages a number of academic support services for special student populations, oversees academic aspects of first-year and transfer orientations, monitors student academic progress and retention programs, and works closely with faculty, students, and administrators to accomplish mission driven academic goals.

Director of the Center for Writing & Academic Achievement

Devon Sprague

Devon Sprague

The Director for the Center for Writing & Academic Achievement (CWAA) provides academic support services in a welcoming, professional environment that emphasizes collaborative learning and peer tutoring, supplemented with professional-level support. The center believes in providing educational opportunities which contribute toward a lifelong love of learning for all Stonehill students.  The Director oversees the hiring and placement of all teaching assistants and is responsible for the writing and subject tutors on campus.

Director of Accessibility Resources

Eileen Bellemore

The Director of the Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) is responsible for providing a supportive, proactive environment for students with documented disabilities. At Stonehill College the accommodations process requires a partnership between the individual student, OAR, and the greater Community. The director works with students to determine and coordinate reasonable accommodations and to create a level playing field for all students.

Community-Based Learning Fellow

Linnea Carlson

The OCBL Fellow recruits and advises community groups, develops workshops and consults with faculty, supervises student-led initiatives and organizes conferences on civic engagement, community organizing and leadership. She sits on numerous local Boards and Leadership groups and the office now supports almost 60 CBL courses, integrating faculty teaching and student learning with community research, service and action projects.