Dr. Christina Clamp has over 30 years of teaching experience at SNHU, where she is a professor with the School of Arts and Sciences and is the director of Co-operatives and Community Economic Development.
Clamp received her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts from Friends World College, her Master of Arts in Sociology and her Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from Boston College.
At SNHU, Clamp's committee work has included development of the Institutional Research Review Board, NEASC Self-Study Committees, the College Budget Advisory Committee, adhoc Salary Equity Committee, Human Resource Committee, and the Curriculum Committee
Clamp is a member of the Association of Cooperative Educators, American Sociological Association and the American Association of University Women. She is on the board of directors of the ICA Group (Boston), the Food Cooperative Initiative (MN) and the Allston/Brighton Community Development Corporation (Boston). She also serves on the Steering Committee of the Mel King Institute of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations. Formerly, she was a member of the board of directors of Childspace Development and Training Institute (Philadelphia), the National Cooperative Business Association (Washington DC), The Council of Overseers for the Friends World Program at Long Island University (NY), and a former associate of the Harvard University Program on Non-Violence Sanctions and Civilian Defense (Cambridge, MA).
Presentations include "Faith Based Community Economic Development: Assessing Community Needs," City of Montgomery AL, Office of Faith Based & Community Initiatives, Alabama State University, December 6, 2011.
Clamp has numerous publications including "Social Entrepreneurship in the Mondragon Cooperative Corporation and the Challenges of Successful Replication," co-authored with Innocentus Alhamis. Journal of Entrepreneurship September 2010 19: 149-177.
Dean Spiliotes has been Civic Scholar in the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University since 2007. He is also founder of the political blog, NHPoliticalCapital.com. Spiliotes' teaching focus is presidential politics and policy, campaigns and elections, and New Hampshire politics and its presidential primary.
Spiliotes is author of the book, Vicious Cycle: Presidential Decision Making in the American Political Economy, and has published in a variety of professional journals including, The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Society. His political commentary and analysis is frequently sought out by major media outlets throughout the United States and around the world.
He earned his BA in history from Haverford College, and his MA and PhD in political science from the University of Chicago.
Dr. Francis Catano, an assistant professor of sociology, has worked at SNHU since 2005. Catano brings over 30 years of community experience to SNHU. A champion of hands-on, community-based learning, Catano is a community psychologist and sociologist. His areas of expertise include community development and human services, youth counseling, and human environments.
Catano received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from St. Anselm College, his Master in Education in Community Mental Health Counseling from Northeastern University, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services from Walden University.
His publications include ''Childcare Worker Assumptions about Caring.'' (2008), VDM Publishing, Lightning House.
Catano received the Leadership and Service Award, New Hampshire Division of Children and Youth, 1998; the Community Leadership Award, Greater Manchester Association of Social Service Agencies, 1997; and the Juvenile Justice Award, U.S. Department of Justice, 1982.
Dr. Karen Erickson came to SNHU in 2006 after 15 years at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where she was on the political science faculty and awarded emerita rank. She directed programs in science, education, public policy and in Arctic affairs and policies assessment. Erickson also has held university teaching and administrative posts in Canada and Norway.
Erickson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Stanford, a Master of Arts in Political Science and Doctor of Philosophy from Harvard.
Erickson is a founder of the University of the Arctic and was on the U.S. delegation to the Arctic Council. Her publications cover Arctic and international politics, security, environmental policy, cold war legacies, rural education and postwar politics of Finland.
A winner of two Fulbright awards, Erickson has held fellowships with the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, the Scholar's Roundtable-NYU School of Law and the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education. She is a Leadership Fellow of the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement and a member of the board of directors of the American Conference of Academic Deans as well as the World Affairs Council of New Hampshire.
Dr. Pamela Jordan joined SNHU in 2015 as an assistant professor of politics/global affairs. She arrived with two decades of teaching experience at universities in Canada and the United States. Outside of academe, Dr. Jordan has worked for the NGO Committee on Disarmament, which facilitates contacts between nongovernmental organizations in the field of disarmament and the United Nations, New York City; and for the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, the Wilson Center (Smithsonian Institution), in Washington, DC. She has also worked as a consultant for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Soros Foundation, the American Bar Association, and USIA- and US AID-funded projects concerning civil society and legal reform in Russia.
Dr. Jordan received a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Massachusetts; a Master of Arts in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science from the University of Toronto, Canada.
Standard political science courses that Dr. Jordan has taught include surveys on American politics, comparative politics, and international relations. Her more specialized offerings have encompassed the theme of peace and conflict in the modern age. Among these are political violence, mass killing and genocide, Cold War history, espionage and intelligence, U.S. foreign policy, international cooperation and conflict, weapons of mass destruction, and world legal traditions.
Dr. Jordan’s publication record reflects her versatile, interdisciplinary approach to scholarship. Her latest book, Stalin’s Singing Spy: The Life and Exile of Nadezhda Plevitskaya (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), follows the remarkable life of a Russian peasant girl who achieved fame as one of Tsar Nicholas II’s favorite singers and infamy as one of Stalin’s agents. Her previous publications include Defending Rights in Russia: Lawyers, the State, and Legal Reform in the Post-Soviet Era (University of British Columbia Press, 2005) and articles in such scholarly journals as African Studies Quarterly, American Journal of Comparative Law, Canadian Slavonic Papers, Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, Europe-Asia Studies,and The Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics.
Before joining SNHU's faculty in 2001, Professor Paul A. Barresi helped to advise Fortune 500 companies in complex environmental compliance matters at one of New England's leading law firms; taught legal practice skills to law students; explored the interpretation and implementation of forestry law and policy on-site in Poland and Albania as a visiting scholar in the Development Law Service of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; and for a decade was certified as an associate wildlife biologist by The Wildlife Society. As Professor of Political Science and Environmental Law at SNHU, he teaches courses in environmental law and politics (U.S., comparative, and international); environment and development; sustainability; sustainability strategies for business; and the American legal tradition. Professor Barresi also coordinates SNHU's Law and Politics, Pre-Law Certificate, and Sustainability Certificate programs. He was nominated for an SNHU Excellence in Teaching Award in both 2009-10 and 2010-11.
Professor Barresi holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University, where he majored in Natural Resources; a Juris Doctor With Highest Honors from the George Washington University National Law Center; a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where he was a Ford Foundation Fellow in Public International Law; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science from Boston University, where he was a Presidential University Graduate Fellow. Along the way, he interned on the majority staff of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation's Subcommittee on Water Resources in the U.S. House of Representatives; in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Water and Science at the U.S. Department of the Interior; and at Cornell University's Shackelton Point Biological Field Station in Bridgeport, New York.
Professor Barresi's scholarly work has been published or has been accepted for publication in three languages on four continents. He has authored or co-authored chapters in several books, including the leading U.S. treatise on the law of hazardous waste; the world's first reference handbook in the field of environmental leadership; two volumes of the world's longest-running book series on matters related to education, communication, and training for sustainable development; one of the inaugural volumes of a new international sustainability book series; and the original Massachusetts Environmental Law Handbook. He also has published articles on a broad array of legal, political, and other topics in many peer-reviewed academic journals and law reviews. Most recently, Professor Barresi has been serving as a co-editor and contributing author for a planned book of papers in collection by non-Chinese scholars on China's efforts to build an "ecological civilization" (shengtai wenming) for publication in China, and a planned book of chapters on education for sustainability based on the work of the Roundtable on Sustainable Human and Environmental Systems, which he also co-chairs. Some of Professor Barresi’s research involves translating Russian legal materials into English. He also reads some Chinese characters and speaks some Mandarin Chinese.
Professor Barresi is Founding Chair of the Northeastern Political Science Association's Section on Environmental Politics and Policy; has served on the Executive Committee of the National Council for Science and the Environment's Council of Environmental Deans and Directors; and is active in the Interdisciplinary Environmental Association, where he serves on the editorial board of Interdisciplinary Environmental Review. His interest in exploring distant lands and foreign cultures has led him to exotic places on five continents, including Antarctica. From February to July 2016, he will be a Fulbright teaching scholar at the Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University School of Law in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, People’s Republic of China.
Robert MacAuslan joined SNHU in 2015 as an assistant professor of sociology. He has over ten years of experience teaching ESL and Sociology at all education levels. MacAuslan is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and proficient in Japanese. He is also the founder/CEO of Phonologics, Inc. a pronunciation software company.
MacAuslan received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Plymouth State University, a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese from Washington State University, a Master of Arts in Regional Economic and Social Development from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology from Washington State University.