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Regis College is pleased to announce that seven faculty members across all four of its schools have been granted promotions, tenure, or sabbatical leave.
“I’m so proud of each of these stellar faculty members who enrich our intellectual community and help elevate the experience of our students through their mentoring,” said university President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN. “Faculty are at the heart of the university journey as students meaningfully engage in learning as they grow in ways they could not imagine through their professors’ expertise. Regis faculty support, challenge, and celebrate our students who are formed as individuals to be advocates for social justice; individuals who use their gifts and talents to impact the world around them.”
“These faculty members embody the best of Regis and stand as exemplars of the mission and vision that support this institution,” said Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Mary Erina Driscoll, PhD. “We are grateful for the expertise, ingenuity, and ethos of service they share with our community and our students every day.”
Courtney Cole, PhD, associate professor of communication, has been granted sabbatical leave for the spring semester of the 2023-2024 academic year to conduct an equity-minded audit of faculty evaluation processes. This research will contribute to knowledge in the field and advancement of Regis’ dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion across all areas of policy and practice at the university.
Heather Josselyn-Cranson, OSL, has been promoted to full professor. Dr. Josselyn-Cranson began her career at Regis in 2016 as associate professor teaching music within the department of humanities. An accomplished scholar, she has published many articles, hymn texts, books, and book reviews. Recently, she was awarded a Fulbright Hays Exchange Grant to produce three videos about contemporary Afro-Mexican religious practices.
Heather Maietta, EdD, has been promoted to full professor. Dr. Maietta began at Regis in 2017 in the doctorate of higher education leadership program. In this role, she guides students through the process of planning, researching, and writing their dissertations. She has published four peer-reviewed articles in tier 1 research journals and edited three books in the area of career services for adult learners and transitional support for transfer students. She demonstrates a strong connection to important issues in contemporary higher education as she empowers her students.
C. Andrew Martin, DNP, has been granted tenure. Dr. Martin began teaching at Regis in the online nursing program in 2017 as one of the first fully online faculty for the university. In this role, he was involved in revising courses to fit the online format and teaching these newly designed courses, while being involved in the mentorship of online students in the program. Dr. Martin has written scholarly papers and published HIV-related research in the Journal of Association on Nurses in AIDS Care. He participated in the Moderna COVID-19 clinical trials in the summer of 2020 and was invited to disseminate his experience. His current research focuses on advancing nursing education and supporting nursing faculty professional development, and is currently conducting a pilot study to assess “Nursing Faculty’s Perceived Value of Certified Nurse Educator/Certified Nurse Educator Novice Credentialing.”
Erin McQuaid, EdD, has been promoted to associate professor. Dr. McQuaid teaches chemistry in the STEM department and her research focus is on the effects of student involvement on science identity and science self-efficacy. She has presented this research at the several area conferences. Dr. McQuaid also teaches STEM Methods, an education course she designed to shape and develop students’ skills as future STEM educators and researchers. She has a proven track record of dedication to the university through service on several faculty standing committees and task forces. She annually chairs the Mass. Middle School Science Fair for Region V hosted on the Regis campus.
Diana Parry-Cruwys, PhD, has been promoted to associate professor. A well-known licensed behavior analyst and board certified behavior analyst-doctoral designation, Dr. Parry-Cruwys also serves as co-director of the Regis Autism Center. She designed an intervention process to facilitate learning and assessment of fieldwork hours accrual, which has been shared throughout the professional Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) community. Her creativity resulted in improved student performance and led to further research in these areas. She is active in industry lectures, presentations, podcasts; and is a guest reviewer for several journals, book chapter contributor, and serves on the editorial board of Behavioral Interventions since 2018. She is currently writing a paper in collaboration with other faculty in the ABA department titled, “Creating a Compassion-Focused ABA Graduate Program.”
Michael Roberts, OTD, OT/L, has been promoted to full professor with tenure. Dr. Roberts was hired in 2016 as the Occupational Therapy (OT) program’s founding director. Under his leadership, accreditation of the OT program was achieved in 2018. He has written three book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has been an invited speaker at conferences on theories and models, activities of daily living, and fieldwork supervision. Dr. Roberts is program coordinator of a $1.8 million Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program federal grant that funds occupational therapy, master's in social work, and nurse practice students to complete their fieldwork in interdisciplinary behavioral health practices in underserved communities. He shares his expertise and knowledge with the university community and has served on several faculty standing committees and search committees.