New England Faculty Development Consortium

Board of Directors

The NEFDC Board of Directors is a working board of dedicated volunteers that meets four to five times a year (3 times virtually)  to plan and execute yearly conferences (Fall and Spring) and publish the The Exchange, a peer reviewed publication. Between meetings board members work collaboratively to manage conferences, publications and communications, SoTL Awards, and membership. The Board is comprised of members from a broad array of colleges across New England that represent large, public research universities, private universities and colleges, community colleges and technical colleges. Our board members bring a wide variety of interests and backgrounds and concentrate on providing exceptional opportunities for faculty development throughout New England. Board members serve two – three year terms, and are elected by NEFDC board members by April 1st of each year.

For all inquiries regarding individual or institutional membership, the Board of Directors or upcoming conferences please contact the President. For inquiries regarding payment for membership or conference registration, please contact the Treasurer.

For a list of former board members, please click here.

2023-2024 Board of Directors

Jacquelynne Boivin, PhD
(NEFDC term expires June 2024)

Assistant Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Bridgewater State University

131 Summer St.
Bridgewater, MA 02324
Phone: 508-531-1224
Email: jboivin[at]

Kim Burns, EdD
(NEFDC term expires June 2024)

Title: Coach & Consultant
Organization: Dr. Kim Burns Coaching & Consulting

Phone: 978-729-6322
Email: drkimburns[at]

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Amely V. Cross
(NEFDC term ends 2025)

Chemistry/Physics Professor

Asnuntuck Community College
170 Elm Street
Enfield, CT  06082
Phone: 860-253-3119
Email: across[at]

Kelle Deys

Kellie Deys, PhD
(NEFDC term ends June 2024)

Associate Professor of English, Chair of the English Department, Director of the Honors Scholar Program 

Nichols College

131 Center Road 
Dudley, MA  01571-5000 
Phone: 508-213-2241 
Email: kellie.deys[at] 

Chris Hakala, PhD
(NEFDC term expires June 2025)

Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching, Learning and Scholarship/Professor of Psychology

Springfield College
Harold C. Smith Learning Commons, Room 401
Springfield, MA 01109
Phone: 413-748-4401
Email: chakala[at]

Jennifer Herman

Jennifer Herman
(NEFDC term expires June 2026)

Executive Director, Center for Faculty Excellence

Simmons University
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-521-2025
Email: jennifer.herman[at]

Dana Leeman

Dana Grossman Leeman, PhD
(NEFDC term expires June 2026)

Senior Associate Director, Authentic & Engaged Learning. Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)

Tufts University
108 Bromfield Road
Somerville, MA 02144
Phone: 617-627-4002
Email: dona.leeman[at]

Ye Liu, M.S.
(NEFDC term expires June 2025)

Lead Instructional Designer, BU Virtual, Boston University

Boston University
1010 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-358-1964
Email: liuye[at]

Eric Matte

Eric Matte, M.S.
(NEFDC term expires June 2025)

Associate Professor of Communication

Landmark College
1 River Rd
Putney, Vt. 05346
Phone: 802-387-1675
Email: ematte[at]
Twitter: @profmatte

Andrea Milligan

Andrea Milligan
(NEFDC term ends June 2026)

Director, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation/Instructional Technology

North Shore Community College
1 Ferncroft Road
Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-739-5425
Email: amilliga[at] 

Ben Mojica

Ben Mojica, ALM
(NEFDC term expires June 2026)

Associate Director of Learning Innovation with Technology, Center for Teaching and Scholarly Excellence (CTSE)

Suffolk University
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-573-8595
Email: bmojica2[at]

Laura O'Toole

Laura L. O’Toole, PhD
(NEFDC term expires June 2023)

Professor of Sociology and Senior Faculty Fellow for Community Engagement (Retired)

Salve Regina University
100 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: 401-341-3183
Email: laura.otoole[at]


Catherine Overson, PhD
(NEFDC term expires June 2026)

Director, Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CEITL)

University of New Hampshire
Conant Hall, Room G22
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 603-862-0902
Email: Catherine.overson[at]

Lori Rosenthal

Lori Rosenthal, PhD
(NEFDC term expires June 2023)

Associate Professor of Psychology
Chair, Department of Social Sciences

Lasell College
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466
Phone: 617-243-2074
Email: lrosenthal[at]
Twitter: @RosenthalLori

JT Torres, PhD
(NEFDC term expires June 2025)

Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Quinnipiac University
275 Mt Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
Phone: 203-582-7514
Email: jonathan.torres[at]

Mary Wiseman, EdD
(NEFDC term expires June 2026)

Director of Instructional Innovation & Faculty Investment

Springfield Technical Community College
One Armory Square
Build 16, 279
Springfield, MA 01105
Phone: 413-755-5325
Email: mwiseman[at]