Audrey Rogers is a Professor in the School of Education at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH. She teaches courses in educational technology, secondary methods, and qualitative research. She is a founding member of the New Hampshire IHE Network, a nonprofit consortium comprised of all the educator preparation programs in the state. She is a local and national presenter and has authored several Jackdaw Primary Source Kits, Cooperative Learning Basics, and numerous articles. Certified in social studies (grades 5-12) and as a technology integrator (K-12), she began her teaching career in high school social studies. She received her bachelor's degree in History from Tufts University. She holds a master's degree in History from the University of NH/Durham and a master's degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts/Lowell, and an Ed.D. in Leadership and Learning from Rivier University. Her current research focuses on performance based assessments in teacher preparation.
Cara Procek has been an educator for twenty-three years. Her career has spanned many grades and subjects including positions at the elementary level, middle school language arts, reading specialist, high school English, adult education, curriculum administration and college teaching. In 2007, she accepted a position in Bedford, New Hampshire as a district curriculum coordinator responsible for language arts and social studies in grades K-8. She remained in this position for four years. Cara currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Elementary Education at Southern New Hampshire University where she is responsible for teaching elementary education courses including general courses and those focused on literacy. Cara received a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Education and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Administration, all from the University of New Hampshire, and holds a Doctorate in Curriculum Leadership from Northeastern University. On a personal note, Cara has been married for twenty-one years to her husband Mike Procek and is the proud mother of three children, Kathleen, Zachary and Nathaniel.
Colleen Tapley brings over a decade of teaching experience to the SNHU School of Education. An Assistant Professor of Special Education, she has years of experience in the field, including significant time spent as a special education teacher in Billerica Public Schools.
In her teaching career, Tapley has attended a wide variety of teaching workshops to improve her ability to connect with her students and further their learning potential. She has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty, often choosing to lead weekend and after-school classes, events, and evaluations.
Tapley earned her M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Rivier College in Nashua, NH, in 2007, along with her BA in Elementary/Special Education in 2002. She expects to earn her Ed.D. in Education and Leadership from River University in 2016.
Denise is an Assistant Professor at Southern New Hampshire University where she teaches Child Development and Early Childhood Education. Prior to coming to SNHU, Denise was an administrator for the Bureau of Credentialing for the NH Department of Education. She was the Director of Elementary Education for Yonkers Public Schools in New York. Denise worked as a superintendent, assistant superintendent, a principal and assistant principal, an Early Childhood Coordinator, and as an Associate Dean at Endicott College. She began her career as a Child Development teacher. Denise earned her Ed.D. at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Diane Harrises is an Assistant Professor in the SNHU School of Education. She has been a part of the SNHU community since she joined the university in 2012, and has also been a fixture in the Manchester area. She has worked with Academic and Behavioral Consulting of NH and What You Need Educational Consulting here in Manchester, as well as Maple Avenue Elementary School in Goffstown, NH.
Harrises’ professional affiliations include the Council for Exceptional Children, the Learning Disabilities Association of NH, the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Education Association, and the NH Association of School Principals. She is certified in Early Childhood Education and Special Education as well as General Special Education in the state of New Hampshire, with additional certifications in Massachusetts and Florida.
In 2006, Harrises earned her Master of Education in Educational Leadership from UMass Lowell, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Behavioral Intervention in Autism in 2007. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Salem State College in 1994.
Before joining SNHU in 2016 as an Assistant Professor of Elementary Education/Math, Jennifer Carrobis taught elementary and middle school mathematics for over a decade. Her experience brought her to the Hooksett School district, the Manchester School District, and the Bedford School District, where she taught students from grades K-8 over the years.
Carrobis has served as a member of the STEM Committee at Cawley Middle School, where she was also the 2015 Summer School Coordinator, underlining her dedication to going above and beyond the call of duty.
Carrobis earned her B.S. in Marketing from the Pennsylvania State University in 1986, and followed it by earning an M.B.A. in marketing from Fordham University in 1995. She is Middle School Mathematics certified in the state of New Hampshire.
Dr. Kathleen Panaccione brings over three decades of educational experience to Southern New Hampshire University. She most recently served as an Autism Specialist with the Molalla River School District in Molalla, Oregon, and prior to that worked with the North Clackamas School District in Milwaukie, Oregon, in the same capacity. She also has prior experience as a graduate course instructor, a Special Education Teacher, an education coordinator, a program coordinator, and a middle school teacher.
Dr. Panaccione earned her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership – Special/Counselor Education from Portland State University in 2016. She also possesses a Master of Education degree from Anna Maria College and a B.A. in Psychology from Clark University. She has completed an Initial Administrative Licensure Program at Portland State University and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Antioch College.
Lynn Murray-Chandler is an Assistant Professor for the School of Education at Southern New Hampshire University's Manchester Campus. She is a nationally-recognized assessment leader, having been selected to be one of only sixty Teagle Assessment Scholars in North America. In this role, she works with administration and faculty from institutions of higher education across the United States to improve student learning. At SNHU, she leads the Inquiry Scholars Collaborative of Southern New Hampshire, a higher education organization whose aim is to improve Inquiry and Analysis skills by having undergraduate students do original assessment research. She chairs the Assessment Committee for SNHU's Manchester campus and for the redesign of the school's SNHU 101 first-year experience course. She has presented her scholarly work at several assessment conferences including the American Association of Colleges and University's General Education and Assessment Annual Meetings, the New England Educational Research Organization, and the New England Educational Assessment Network. She has fifteen years' experience teaching at the higher education level at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. She also has over a decade of teaching experience in K-8 settings in Las Vegas, Nevada and in Bloomfield, CT. Lynn earned her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In her spare time, she coaches the SNHU Destination Imagination team, and is mom to a teen, a tween, and an Irish Terrier.
Linda Whitmore is a lecturer in SNHU's School of Education. She joins the university with decades of elementary school teaching experience, including time as a director/preschool teacher at Tollhouse Preschool in Merrimack, NH, and as a third grade classroom teacher and certified instructor at Gossler Park Elementary in Manchester, NH.
Whitmore holds a B.S. in Child and Family Studies with a minor in French from the University of New Hampshire, as well as a Master of Education in Elementary Education from Southern New Hampshire University. Her volunteer and committee work is extensive, and underscores her dedication to elementary education opportunities.
Mary Westwater has served as an associate professor at SNHU, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy education for pre- and in-service teachers. She has traveled to New Zealand on two separate six-month sabbaticals where she investigated all aspects of literacy and taught seminars at the Wellington College of Education. Prior to coming to SNHU, she served as the curriculum coordinator and a classroom teacher at the middle school level.
Westwater received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Jersey City State College and her Master in Education from William Paterson College in Wayne, NJ. She holds certifications in Elementary Education, Reading and Writing Specialist, ESOL. She serves on various committees, such as: co-chair of Academic Policy Committee, Faculty Senate, Common Book Committee, Scholastic Standing and TEAC Steering Committee.
Nancy Charron attended the University of Michigan and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Deaf Education. She received a Master of Education degree in Teaching Reading from Western Michigan University and a Doctorate degree in Language Arts and Literacy from the University of Massachusetts. She has worked in different capacities at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels with jobs encompassing being a general education teacher, a special education teacher, a reading specialist, and a principal designee. Dr. Charron is currently working as an Associate Professor at Southern New Hampshire University. She is passionate about working with prospective teachers. Her professional interests include teaching reading as well as working with special needs students and second language learners. Her current research investigates the effect humanoid robots have on students' with autism joint attention and social engagement skills.
Reading with Writing in Mind: A Guide for Middle and High School Educators. Charron, N., Fenton, M., & Harris, M. (2017). Lanham. MD: Rowman Littlefield Publishers.
Critical Thinking - What is It? Using an Instructional Framework to Support Students' Critical Thinking. Fenton, M., & Charron, N. (2017).
The Leaflet, New England Association of Teachers of English.
A Robotic Therapy Case Study: Developing Joint Attention Skills with a Student on the Autism Spectrum. Charron, N., Lewis, L., & Craig, M. (2017).
Journal of Educational Technology Systems: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0047239516687721
Critical Thinking through Language Acquisition and Development: An Instructional Model. Fenton, M., & Charron, N. (2016).
New England Reading Association Journal, 51 (2), 1-8.
Co-Robot Therapy to Foster Social Skill in Special Need Learners: Three Pilot Studies (book chapter). Lewis, L., Charron, N., Clamp, C., & Craig, M. (2016).
Methodologies and Intelligent Systems for Technology Enhanced Learning, Springer
Encouraging Struggling Writers K-12: Practical Ideas from Practicing Practitioners. Charron, N., Fenton, M., Harris, M., Procek, C. (2012). New England Reading Association (NERA), 48 (1), 66-72.
I learned that Victoria is a state and that he has six blue tongued lizards. Charron, Nancy N. (2007).
The Reading Teacher, 60 (8), 726-769.
Before joining SNHU, Philip Martin spent nearly two decades with the Litchfield School District in Litchfield, NH. He worked with the high school concert band, high school chorus, and high school jazz band, and taught classes including High School Introduction to Music, High School Honors Level Music Theory, High School Introduction to Guitar, and more. Prior to this, her held similar positions with the Concord School District in Concord, NH, Londonderry Public Schools in Londonderry, NH, Gilford Public School in Gilford, NH, and Belmont Public Schools in Belmont, NH.
Martin earned his undergraduate degree in Music Education from Keene State College in Keene, NH, and his M.S. in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire in Durham, NH. He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the New Hampshire Music Educators Association, the New Hampshire Arts Alliance, the National Education Association, and others.
Raymond J. McNulty is the dean of the School of Education. McNulty has an extensive career in education and serves on the National Dropout Prevention Center/Network Board of Directors at Clemson University. McNulty comes to SNHU from Penn Foster Education where he served as Chief Learning Officer. Prior to Penn Foster, he was the President of the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and was a senior fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where he worked with leading educators from around the country on improving high school education. He has held numerous teaching, principal, and superintendent positions in Vermont.
McNulty has worked around the world giving speeches and influencing the change/improvement agenda in education and has presented at over 1,000 events in 7 countries and all 50 states. He has published many articles by the International Center, Scholastic Corporation and other sources including "It's Not Us Against Them—Creating the Schools We Need," published in 2009.
The recipient of numerous awards, McNulty most recently received the Ben Cruze Award for Distinguished Service, International Center for Leadership in Education, 2012.
McNulty received his Bachelor of Science in Education from Bridgewater State College and his Master of Education from Johnston State College, Johnson, VT.
Wendy Baker is the Program Director for the SNHU Field-Based Graduate Program in Education, located in Colchester, VT.