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.
Lori DeConinck is the former Director of the Learning Center at Southern New Hampshire University, where she has worked since 1981. Among other positions, she has also previously served as the Associate Director and then Acting Director of Financial Aid with SNHU. She is a member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the Easter Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, and New Hampshire Women in Higher Education Association.
DeConinck earned her B.S. in Business Management from SNHU (then New Hampshire College), as well as an A.S. in Legal Secretarial from Notre Dame College. She currently holds an M.A. in Counseling and Psychotherapy from River College in Nashua, NH.
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.
Paul A. Barresi holds a full-time appointment as Professor of Political Science and Environmental Law at Southern New Hampshire University, and a part-time appointment as Adjunct Professor of Law at the Sun Yat-sen University School of Law in Guangzhou, China, where he was a Fulbright Lecturer in Law in spring 2016. Before joining the SNHU faculty in 2001, Professor 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 in-country 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. At SNHU, he teaches courses in environmental law and politics; the American legal tradition; environment and development; and sustainability. 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. His conference and workshop presentations and ongoing scholarly collaborations and other professional activities are equally global in scope. 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. His articles on legal, political, and other topics have been published in a broad array of peer-reviewed academic journals and law reviews in the United States and abroad. Most recently, Professor Barresi has been serving as co-editor of a book on sustainability education based on the work of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Association's Sustainable Human and Environmental Systems Roundtable, which he also co-chairs, to be published by Routledge in 2018, as well as co-editor of a planned book of papers in collection by non-Chinese scholars of relevance to China's efforts to build an "ecological civilization" (shengtai wenming) for publication in China. He also recently served as an influential pro bono contributor to the development of the environmental impact assessment titles of the Environment and Natural Resources Code of the Kingdom of Cambodia. In spring 2018, he will be on sabbatical as a visiting scholar at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law in Patiala, Punjab, India.
Professor Barresi was Founding Chair of the Northeastern (U.S.A.) Political Science Association's Section on Environmental Politics and Policy; has served on the Executive Committee of the National (U.S.A.) Council for Science and the Environment's Council of Environmental Deans and Directors; and serves on the editorial boards of the Interdisciplinary Environmental Association's Interdisciplinary Environmental Review and the World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development. At SNHU, he has served as President of the Faculty Senate, and on a broad array of governance and other committees.
Some of Professor Barresi's scholarly work involves translating Russian legal materials into English. He also reads and speaks some Spanish and French, reads some Chinese characters, and speaks some Mandarin Chinese.
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.
Dr. Steven Johnson is the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Southern New Hampshire University. He is responsible for the execution of the school's vision, mission, and guiding principles in support of SNHU's wider mission. Prior to assuming this role, Dr. Johnson served as the Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.
Dr. Johnson's academic experience also includes time as an adjunct faculty member at SNHU, as well as time as an Assistant Professor of English and an Instructor of English at the United States Military Academy. He has taught courses in Composition, Literature, and Graphic Narratives.
After earning his B.S. in English from the United States Military Academy, Dr. Johnson went on to earn an M.A. in English and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington. His dissertation was titled "Re-enacting the Civil War: Genre and American Memory." Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Conference of Academic Deans, the American Literature Association, and the North East Modern Language Association, among other organizations. He has been published in The Ambrose Bierce Project Journal and given scholarly presentations at a wide range of conferences and lectures series.