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.

2022-2023 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]

Linda Bruenjes

Linda Bruenjes, EdD
(NEFDC term expires June 2024)

Director, Center for Teaching & Scholarly Excellence

Suffolk University
Center for Teaching & Scholarly Excellence
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-725-4137
Email: lbruenjes[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 terms 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]

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

Lead Instructional Designer, Office of Distance Education, 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 2023)

Associate Professor of Communication

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

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]

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

Annie Soisson

Annie Soisson, EdD
(NEFDC term expires June 2023)

Director, Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching

Tufts University
108 Bromfield Road
Somerville, MA 02144
Phone: (617) 627-4007
Email: annie.soisson[at]

Jordan Troisi, PhD
(NEFDC term ends June 2024)

Senior Associate Director, Center for Teaching and Learning

Colby College
4000 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901
Email: jdtroisi[at] 

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]