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Regis College is pleased to announce that three faculty members have been awarded tenure and three have received promotions. The six faculty represent The Richard and Sheila Young School of Nursing, the School of Health Sciences and the School of Business and Communication.

“The Regis faculty set the bar for academic excellence,” said university President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN. “They enrich our intellectual community and boldly empower the next generation of leaders. Please join me in congratulating each of them.”

“I am proud of the caliber of Regis faculty who have worked hard to garner the award of tenure and rank promotions,” said Vice President of Academic Affairs Malcolm O. Asadoorian, PhD. “I have the pleasure of working with such talented faculty members who are committed to the university and its students, to teaching, to scholarship and to service.”

Hugh Clark, PhD, Associate Professor of Social Work, was instrumental in developing the Bachelor and Masters of Social Work programs at Regis, requiring the rigorous process of accreditation. He serves on Regis’ Institutional Review Board, President’s Lecture Series task force, Educational Resource committee and Intellectual Property task force. Prior to Regis, he served as associate professor and site coordinator for the Fort Myers site of the Barry University MSW program; was executive director of NASW-OK; and instructor at Texas A&M-Commerce and at TWU in Denton, Texas. While teaching at Barry University, Dr. Clark was recognized as the Social Work Educator of the Year for Southwest Florida. He is a current member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Council on Social Work Education. He has been awarded tenure.

Karen Crowley, DNP, Associate Professor of Nursing, specializes in women’s health, computer-assisted health simulation, and primary prevention of human papilloma virus. In addition to her role at Regis, she is a nurse practitioner at Hallmark Health Medical Associates in Malden and an ACEN program evaluator. She has published several chapters including in Pharmacology for Nurses on endocrine system drugs (2014). Dr. Crowley is a member of industry organizations including the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nursing, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, National League of Nursing, and National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty. She has been awarded tenure.

April Berry-Fletcher, EdD, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Social Work. Dr. Berry-Fletcher has over twenty years teaching experience at greater Boston graduate and undergraduate programs in Social Work and Allied Health. She is a highly regarded speaker and consultant to local and national healthcare, mental health and child welfare organizations on topics including opioid addiction, the role of neuro-biology in violence prevention for health and human service providers, and trauma-informed and integrative/mind-body mental health practices. She is a licensed, independent clinical social worker (LICSW) in Massachusetts. In addition to teaching, she also serves as director of Field Education at Regis.

Catherine Fuller, PhD, Associate Professor of Health and Fitness Studies (HFS) and Assistant Dean of the School of Health Sciences, is a registered kinesiotherapist (RKT). While at Regis, Dr. Fuller has been involved extensively in curriculum and program development— including the enhancement of three majors within the HFS department, developing the proposal for the master’s in Occupational Therapy, and designing the new undergraduate degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Dr. Fuller’s past experience includes teaching at the University of Southern Mississippi where she served as the program director for Kinesiotherapy as well as attained initial CAAHEP accreditation for the degree. She is currently leading the accreditation process for Regis’ Sport Management program through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation. Dr. Fuller has presented at numerous professional conferences on topics related to quality physical education and the impact of exercise on on-task behaviors. She has been awarded tenure.

Colleen Malachowski, PhD, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Communications with tenure. Dr. Malachowski is currently the Carole Remick Endowed Program Director in Communication. She specializes in the role of communication in romantic relationships and various techniques, including visualization and implementation intentions, that may alleviate anxiety associated with discussing taboo topics in interpersonal relationships. She has published in several communication journals including the Western Journal of CommunicationCommunication EducationCommunication Teacher, and Communication Research Reports. She is an active member of the Eastern Communication Association and the National Communication Association.

Elizabeth Pitney Seidler, PhD, has been promoted to Associate Professor of Economics. She has a wealth of professional experience including reviewing, editing and conducting research at Worth Publishing Company in New York City; director of alumnae work at Notre Dame Academy in Worcester; and staff director at NYNEX Corporation in Boston. She previously taught at Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, and Assumption College. Dr. Seidler is a member of International Health Economics Association (iHEA) and American Society of Health Economists (ASHECON). She is currently the Interim Dean of the new School of Business and Communication leading the accreditation process for business programs through the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). She is also a founding member of the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) Special Interest Group for Teaching Health Economics.