Our online faculty are fiercely committed to our mission of student success. Requiring strong academic credentials, relevant industry experience and a passion for teaching, SNHU holds faculty members to high standards. In fact, in a recent 12-month period, 27,000 potential instructors applied to join our organization – and we hired only 3% of them. We’re proud to have developed a rewarding culture that continuously acknowledges the vital role faculty members play in helping every student succeed.
Dr. Kimberly Blanchette has served in training and higher education as an academic leader for over twenty two years, focused on curriculum and instructional quality of face-to-face, blended, and online programs. Prior to coming to Southern New Hampshire University, Dr. Blanchette served Daniel Webster College in the capacity of Dean for Academic Support and Faculty Affairs, Assistant Provost, and Associate Dean for the School of Business, Management, and Professional Studies. Early in her career, Dr. Blanchette served Boston University as Manager of Off-campus Programs and as Program Manager for Authorized Education as part of the team that secured the prestigious Microsoft Excellence in Training award that one organization in the world received. Presently as a Senior Associate Dean for business programs, Kim is interested in the challenges and opportunities of rapidly changing markets and industries, managing costs, global competition, and highly mobile and distributed work teams.
Dr. Blanchette earned her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts Lowell before moving on to earn a M.S. Administrative Studies in Innovation and Technology Management from Boston University. She also earned her Ed.D.in Educational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University and possesses a CPC (Certified Professional Coach) from the Center for Coaching Certification.
Dr. Mark Hobson worked in business and education for more than 35 years and began as an adjunct faculty, teaching in the Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program, with Southern New Hampshire University since 1999. Mark worked as Lead Faculty in the MBA program in 2014 and became Associate Dean of Business for COCE in 2015. Previous to his work with SNHU, Mark was Vice President of Human Resources and Marketing for Saint Mary’s Bank in Manchester NH. Mark served as the Director of Administration for the Manchester NH School District and the Human Resources Director for the City of Manchester. Mark also worked for 15 years as the Director of Administration for Wiggins Airways at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.
Dr. Hobson possess a doctorate in business administration with a focus in organizational behavior; masters’ degrees in education and theology, and graduate certificate work in business administration with a concentration in educational administration. Mark recently attained a Certified Professional Coach certificate through the International Coach Federation. Mark is enrolled in the Northeastern University Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Administration program.
Dr. Ruth Ann Murray has over thirty years’ experience developing and implementing innovative and successful education and training programs for institutions of higher learning, the private sector, government agencies, and the military. Prior to coming to Southern New Hampshire University, she held the position of executive director for Excelsior College’s Center for Professional Development, and assistant dean and director of business development for Boston University’s Center for Professional Education. Her experience in the private sector includes positions as director of training at Digital Equipment Corporation and Moore Business Systems.
Dr. Murray earned her A.B. in History from Boston College, and then a M.Ed. in Human Resource Education at Boston University. She later earned a M.A. in History and then a Ph.D. in American Studies with a focus on business history.
Dr. Jennifer Varney has over twenty years' experience in higher education. Her disciplines include leadership, management and organizational behavior. She has held roles in advising leadership, academic administration, and as a faculty member. Jennifer's publications include servant leadership, proactive advising, adult learning theories, and distance learning. She has presented at OLC, NACADA, ACBSP, ACHE, USDLA and AAC&U. In addition she has also delivered webinars for academic impressions and is a contributing author to NACADA's advising manual.
Jennifer's research interests include: servant leadership, at risk students, faculty development and leadership, and dynamic online learning environments. She has a BS in Business Administration, an MS in Business Education, and a PhD in Organizational Leadership.
Bernice Bain is an Associate Dean at Southern New Hampshire University, College of Online and Continuing Education. Bernice has published articles and book chapters in areas of leadership, management and change. Her research interests expand to prosocial behavior, motivation and supporting components in online education. Bernice has over 15 years combined leadership experience in both higher education and telecommunications. In addition, she has consulted with government agencies and non-profit organizations related to human relations strategies, business solutions and research applying her passion for learning, research and support of local communities.
She has instructed and served as subject matter expert for a range of courses in leadership, management, change and strategy in face-to-face, hybrid and online environments. Bernice also volunteers and supports local and national veteran organizations and charities.
Ms. Bain is completing her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, earned her Master’s degree in Leadership and certification in Professional Coaching.
Dr. Michelle Caron currently serves as Associate Dean of Business at Southern New Hampshire University’s College of Online and Continuing Education (COCE). Michelle oversees multiple undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs including operational oversight of the faculty who deliver them each term. She continually supports and evaluates key performance indicators to enhance high-quality instruction, student engagement and best in class academic support in order to ensure a positive learning experience for all students. In addition, Dr. Caron is also charged with addressing curriculum concerns and recommending faculty and student support.
Prior to her appointment as Associate Dean, Michelle served as Assistant Dean of Business. She also served as an adjunct instructor for undergraduate and graduate International Business, Organizational Leadership, Education, and STEM disciplines for SNHU since 2005 teaching in traditional, hybrid, and online environments.
Dr. Caron holds a Ph.D. in International Business with a Strategy specialization and is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC). Her research interests include global education, emerging markets, labor market efficiency, rapidly developing economies, building brand value, and marketing strategies. She is also an experienced ACBSP site evaluator, accomplished author, and skilled presenter.
Christina Dumeng serves as Associate Dean of Business Programs at SNHU’s College of Online and Continuing Education (COCE), which offers over 200 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels catering to over 85,000 students in an online environment. She currently provides operational oversight for online undergraduate and graduate business courses including faculty management.
In addition to her role as Associate Dean she has been serving as an adjunct instructor teaching graduate business courses for SNHU since 2010. Prior to her appointment as Associate Dean, she served as a faculty Team Lead for SNHU-COCE by providing course oversight and quality control. Prior to entering academics, she has filled various leadership roles in the housing and finance industries.
Ms. Dumeng currently holds a master’s degree in organizational leadership as well as a certificate in human resource management both received from SNHU in 2009. She is a Ph.D. candidate in management and organizational leadership at Walden University. Her research interests include human behavior in the workplace.
Kimberly Salgado brings fifteen plus years’ experience in executive level business administration and operations, holding past positions of general manager, executive vice president of sales and marketing, and also director of operations for three Fortune 500 Companies, Marriott, Hyatt, and O.C. Tanner. Adding to this to this she has over twelve years’ experience in higher education leadership. She has held management roles in enrollment, advising, educational partnership development, academic administration and has taught as a business faculty since 2010.
Ms. Salgado is currently working on her Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration and has a B.A. from Northeastern State University, and an MBA from Western International University and most recently has earned a certification in coaching with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Keely Griffith has served in higher education for ten years in both operational and academic roles. Her professional career began in a Business Intelligence role, providing support to financial departments through data analytics and business process improvements. After Keely joined SNHU as an adjunct faculty member in 2011 she transitioned into a Lead Faculty role to better support the Business Program through classroom and program specific initiatives, such as training for new Business faculty and course design work in the International Business program. After serving as a Lead Faculty for the Business Program, Keely moved into an Associate Dean of Faculty role where she supports student success and faculty engagement across numerous disciplines.
Ms. Griffith earned her B.S. in International Business from Liberty University before moving on to earn her MBA specializing in International Business.
Eide Nesmith brings to the table over 24 years of experience in higher education in various roles, including over four years at Southern New Hampshire University's College of Online and Continuing Education. She is currently in the position of Associate Dean of Faculty and most recently served as Assistant Director, Outcomes and Assessment Analysis & Review, possessing extensive knowledge of the Student Learning Data (SLD) initiative.
Ms. Nesmith earned her Masters of Science in Management degree from Troy University and her Bachelors of Business Administration from Georgia Southern University.
Meleena Eaton has over 15 years of experience working with small businesses and non-profits to develop and implement marketing strategies and campaigns. Prior to joining SNHU as a Faculty Lead for Undergraduate Marketing, she worked for a mid-sized marketing consulting firm specializing in providing marketing services to financial and non-profit clients.
Ms. Eaton earned her BS in Communications from Emerson College and her MA in Integrated Marketing Communications from Suffolk University. She is working towards her DBA in Marketing from Northcentral University which she expects to earn in 2019.
Dr. Jessica Rogers has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses in Marketing for almost a decade, and has 16 years of field experience in operations, management, sales, and marketing prior to transitioning into Higher Education. Jessica is a member of the American Marketing Association and Academy of Marketing Science. She also serves as an Editorial Board member of The Journal of Education for Business, a reviewer for The Journal of Business Research, and a reviewer for The Journal of Social Media in Society.
Dr. Rogers earned both her B.S. and M.S in Marketing from Texas A&M University-Commerce; and her Ph.D. in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing from Northcentral University. Her research centers around organic social media marketing engagement, brand loyalty, and Gen X females.
Dr. Zuzana Buzzell currently serves as Faculty Lead for Business at Southern New Hampshire University’s Center for Online and Continuing Education and has been in higher education for the past 13 years. Dr. Buzzell primarily teaches and designs International Business and Finance courses in traditional, hybrid, and online settings. She has 10 years experience in the finance and investment industry. Her current research interests with regard to international business are real estate financing, cryptocurrency hedging and banking systems.
Dr. Buzzell earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies (2000) before moving on to earn her MBA in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University (2002), Master of Science in Finance from Southern New Hampshire University (2005). She also earned her Ph.D. in International Business from Southern New Hampshire University (2013).
Dr. Katie Carpen has over 10 years of leadership, management, and human resource management experience in the management consulting, recruitment process outsourcing, and mortgage finance industries. Dr. Carpen also has two years board advisory experience. She has served in a variety of capacities in online, hybrid, and on-campus at different institutions, including Adjunct Faculty, Academic Coach, Certified Course Peer Reviewer, Subject Matter Expert, Associate Dean of MBA Capstone. She is also volunteers with CASA, United Way, and local Missions.
Dr. Carpen earned her B.A. in Law & Liberal Arts from The University of Findlay before moving on to earn her MBA in Organizational Leadership from The University of Findlay. She also earned her Ph.D. in Organization and Management with a specialization in Human Resource Management from Capella University and possesses a PRC (Peer Reviewer) Certificate from Quality Matters, Strategic Intervention Coach (RMT200) Certificate from Robbins-Madanes, and Hatha Yoga Teacher (RYT200) Certificate from Yoga Alliance.
Dr. Linda Ellington is currently a Faculty Lead at SNHU and an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology (IJAVET); as well as a peer reviewer for many international journals and books. She has extensive experience in faculty development, curriculum design and delivery of those designs. Her book, Strategic Leadership has been adopted as a business textbook for major universities in the United States. In addition, numerous universities worldwide including some Ivy League Universities, such as Harvard, have cataloged her chapters. Linda’s teaching (including teaching via technology) has reached many states in the United States and South Africa. She sits on several doctoral dissertation committees, including the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Linda is the recipient of Dr. Patricia Cranton 2017 award and she has published a strategic leadership book and more than 20 refereed book chapters and journal articles. These publications address higher educational leadership and teaching, as well as strategic leadership and critical thinking within various fields such as higher education, business and health organizations.
Dr. Linda Ellington, conducted her doctoral research at the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick, U.K. in the field of educational leadership.
Mr. Greenlaw began his career evaluating clinical molecular immunology research trials at ImmuNet, formerly of Bayer Corp. He served for 4 years as Director of Research and Development at BioDesign International, Inc., a division of Fresenius (EU), after which Mr. Greenlaw began a series of entrepreneurial pursuits. Mr Greenlaw spearheaded the development of several industry leading B2B and B2C internet commerce solutions within several manufacturing and service industries to establish a corporate portfolio employing over 275 individuals with 40M in revenue. He maintains an ongoing relationship with the SME and international business environment as a Partner at Panacea Capital Solutions, Inc., focusing on strategic business model innovation and turnarounds, as well as venture investment risk assessment. He is an avid boater and swimmer and serves as a divisional mentor for FIRST International Robotics Competition the Irish American Society, and the Falmouth Education Association.
Holding various roles within COCE Business programs for over a decade, he shares his passion for learning within the MBA, International MBA, Organizational Leadership and Management programs. He had been awarded Best Reviewer by the Academy of International Business for his work with research authors on strategic management and innovation. In 2014, he was SNHU COCE's Graduate faculty nominee for the ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award. In 2017 he was chosen by students and administrators to receive SNHU COCE's Excellence in Teaching Award.
Mr. Greenlaw holds a BS in Philosophy and Biology from Bates College. Having earned his MBA in management from SNHU, he returned in 2010 to pursue graduate studies in Strategic Management, with a specialty in International Business. He is presently pursuing a micromasters in learning science and instructional design at the University of Maryland.
Master of Business Administration, Western Governors University, 2014
Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communications, Edinboro University of PA, 2008
Dr. Michael Newhouse-Bailey joined the staff at Southern New Hampshire University after serving as an assistant professor of Sport Management at The University of Evansville. Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Newhouse-Bailey served as the interim director of communications for the Stony Brook University athletics department. His professional background also includes experience in sport marketing, sales, and campus recreation. His publications include research on the impact of youth sport and family functioning, international sport delivery systems and intercollegiate athletics policy.
Dr. Newhouse-Bailey earned his B.B.A. in Marketing from The University of Texas at Austin before moving on to earn his M.S.Ed. in Sport Management from Southern Illinois University of Evansville. He also earned his Ph.D. in Sport Management from The University of Texas at Austin.
Kristin Regis began her teaching career as an English instructor at Edogawa University near Tokyo, Japan. Her passion for teaching, and finance, prompted her to teach finance courses part time at SNHU (face-to-face and online) before transitioning into a full-time Finance Faculty Lead role. Prior to working full time for SNHU, Kristin held corporate and municipal leadership positions for over 10 years.
Ms. Regis earned her B.S. in Business Administration, Finance degree from the University of Maine and this degree included a semester of International Business courses at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. She went on to earn her MBA from SNHU, a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate for the opportunity to teach abroad and a M.S. in Financial Planning degree from Bentley University. Kristin is a member of the Financial Planning Association.
Ann Sanok is a Faculty Lead in the Business Department teaching Business Law at the Graduate and Undergraduate Level. Her teaching experience also includes Criminal Law, Ethics, Tort Law, Administrative Law, Employment Law, Property Law and Constitutional Law. Her experience includes civil litigation representing businesses on various commercial liability matters, contract and licensing, employment law, worker’s compensation, and negligence. Ann also worked as a Legal Editor for Lexis Nexis and is a member of the American Bar Association and the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.
Ms. Sanok was awarded a Juris Doctor in Law from Suffolk University Law School in 1990. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California Irvine.
Nicole Soto has served with Southern New Hampshire University since 2014, bringing with her a passion for Economics education and teaching. As an adjunct faculty member and as a Faculty Lead, she has sought to find innovative ways to engage students in their coursework, train and motivate fellow faculty members and use course data to improve our pedagogical practices. She leverages her experience outside of academia, working with Fortune 500 companies, where she developed skills in business analytics and project management.
Ms. Soto earned her B.A. in International Relations and Economics from Tufts University, where her area of focus was on Economic Development in Latin America. During that time, she also studied at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Madrid, Spain. After her undergraduate work, she continued at Tufts University for her M.A. in Economics. She is the proud mother of 4 children and active in her community, including serving on the town’s appointed Finance Committee.
Mona Stephens has over 25 years of accounting experience, including 18 years as the Finance and Accounting Administrator for the Sacramento Transportation Authority. She has been teaching accounting for almost 20 years. Mona joined SNHU in 2011 as adjunct faculty before becoming Accounting Faculty Lead in 2014. She teaches financial and managerial accounting.
Ms. Stephens earned both a B.S in Accounting and an M.S in Accountancy from California State University, Sacramento. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. She is a member of the Government Finance Officers Association, the American Association of Accountants, and the Institute of Management Accountants.
Certification in Municipal & County Administration for Government Officials, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2011
Master of Arts, English: Technical & Professional Communication, East Carolina University, 2010
LEAD (Leading, Educating, and Developing) Certification, University of Virginia, 2008
Bachelor of Arts, Community Studies (Media Literacy), University of Massachusetts, 2007
Master of Design, Digital Design, Philadelphia University, 2005
Bachelors of Arts, Integrative Arts (Art/Film), Pennsylvania State University, 1996
Doctor of Computer Science, Computer Science, Colorado Technical University, 2014
Master of Science, Instructional Design and Technology, Capella University, 2009
Master of Science, Management Information Systems, Bowie State University, 2007
Master of Science, Operations Management, University of Arkansas, 2002
Master of Science, Computer Science, Nova Southeastern University, 2009
Doctor of Philosophy, Counseling Studies, Capella University, 2008
Master of Arts, Counseling, West Virginia University, 2004
Doctor of Philosophy, Counselor Education, University of New Orleans, 2009
Master of Education, Community Counseling, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2003
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2000.
Juris Doctor, Law, Mass School of Law, 2005
Master of Arts, Criminal Justice, Anna Maria College, 1990
Bachelor of Science, Public Administration, University of Lowell, 1983
Master of Arts, English, Eastern Illinois University, 2009
Bachelor of Arts, English, Eastern Illinois University, 2006
Doctor of Philosophy, Higher Education, Michigan State University, 2007
Master of Arts, Journalism, Ohio State University Columbus, 1992
Doctor of Philosophy, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2012
Master of Philosophy, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2000
Master of Arts, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 1995
Bachelor of Arts, English and Comparative Literature, Brooklyn College, 1994
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Boise State University, 2010
Bachelor of Arts, Creative Writing, Grand Valley State University, 2006
Masters of Education, Special Education, Boston University, 1976
Bachelor of Arts, English, Colby College, 1972
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Emerson College, 2010
Bachelor of Arts, English, Providence College, 2007
Bachelor of Arts, Social Science, Providence College, 2007
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, Education and Media Design Technology, Full Sail University, 2012
Master of Education, Education, Lesley University, 1996
Bachelor of Arts, Transpersonal Psychology, Vermont College of Norwich University, 1985
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, Education and Media Design Technology, Full Sail University, 2012
Professional Life and Business Coaching Certification, University of New Hampshire, 2004
Master of Arts, Higher Education, Saint Louis University, 1997
Bachelor of Science, Medical Record Administration, Saint Louis University, 1991
Bachelor of Science, Healthcare Management, Park College, 1989
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), 1991
Doctor of Philosophy, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Western Michigan University, 2007
Master of Arts, Public Administration, Oakland University, 2000
Master of Science, Health Services Admin, Central Michigan University, 1997
Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Detroit, 1984
Associate Degree, Nursing, Lake Superior State University, 1979
Doctor of Philosophy, History, Ohio State University, 2011
Master of Arts, History, California State University, 2004
Bachelor of Arts, History, California State University, 2000
MBA, Marketing, Westminster College, 2002
Bachelor of Science, Political Science, Idaho State University, 1997
Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematics, University of Chicago, 1980
Master of Science, Statistics, University of Chicago, 1978
Master of Science, Mathematics, University of Chicago, 1976
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics, Harvard University, 1975
Master of Science, Nursing, University of Massachusetts, 1997
Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Boston College, 1978
Doctorate in Nursing Practice, George Mason University, 2012
Master of Science in Nursing, George Mason University, 2006
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, George mason University, 1998
Diploma in Nursing, Beth Israel School of Nursing, 1979
Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing, University of Phoenix, 2014
Post Master’s Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care Certification, University of Massachusett-Boston, 2014
Master of Science, Nursing, University of Phoenix, 2008
Bachelor of Science, Nursing, West Virginia University, 2000
Master of Science, Nursing, University of North Dakota, 2013
Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Missouri, 2001
PhD, Instructional Leadership for Changing Populations, Notre Dame of Maryland University, 2012
Certified Nurse Educator (CNE), 2007 – present
MSN, Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist, Indiana University School of Nursing, 1993
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Indianapolis, 1988
Master of Science, Nursing, California State University, 2010
Bachelor of Science, Biology, University of New Hampshire, 2007
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of New Hampshire, 2007
EdD, Capella University, 2013
MSN, Villanova University, 1994
BSN, LaSalle University, 1990
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Winona State University, 2013
Master of Science - Nurse Education and Clinical Nurse Specialist, Nursing, Winona State University, 1999
Bachelor of Science, Nursing, University of Iowa, 1996
Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist - Board Certified (ACNS-BC)
Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing Education, Nova Southeastern University, 2016
Master of Science, Nursing, Drexel University, 2009
Bachelors of Science, Nursing, University of Miami, 2000
Juris Doctor, Temple University, 1998
Doctor of Education, Temple University, 1990
Master of Science, Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 1982
Doctorate of Nursing Practice, University of South Alabama, 2011
Certified Medical Surgical Nurse, 2008-Present
Certified Nurse Educator, 2008-Present
Masters of Science, Syracuse University, 2002
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Clemson University, 1996
Doctor of Nursing Practice, Duquesne University, 2015
Master of Science in Nursing, South University, 2011
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, South University, 2010
Diploma in Nursing, Baptist Medical System School of Nursing, 1989
Master of Business Administration, Franklin University, 2004
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of Phoenix, 1999
Master of Science, Management, Kaplan University, 2011
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Central Connecticut State University, 2004
Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, Capella University, 2013
Master of Education, Secondary Education, Holy Family University, 2006
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Holy Family University, 2004
Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology, Northcentral University, 2004
Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, School Psychology, Norwich University, 1999
Master of Arts, Counseling/Psychology, Norwich University, 1997
Bachelor of Science, Humanities, Springfield College
Doctor of Education, Organizational Leadership, Argosy University, 2003
Master of Arts, Mental Health Counseling, Webster University, 1996
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Indiana University of PA, 1993
Master of Arts in Teaching in Science, Western Governors University, 2015
Doctor of Philosophy, Environmental Toxicology, University of California Riverside, 2009
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Biology and Ecology, California State University Long Beach, 2002
Bachelor of Science, Zoology, California State University, Long Beach, 2002
Doctor of Philosophy, Sociology, University Southern California, 1984
Master of Arts, Sociology, University Southern California, 1981
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Ca Los Angeles, 1968