Our Faculty: Dr. Robert Shapiro, Education

Posted by Kelly Norris on July 7, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Are you interested in Fitchburg State's special education programs? Meet Dr. Robert Shapiro, assistant professor and graduate program chair of the applied behavior analysis graduate certificate program.

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Our Faculty: Dr. Daniel Sarefield, History

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on June 18, 2020 at 11:32 AM

Do you have a passion for history? Do you aspire to a career as a professional historian or as a historical researcher or writer? Are you a teacher on your way to your professional licensure or a professionally licensed history teacher seeking a Master’s degree in your subject field? Do you want to learn more about our graduate program in history?

As part of the GCE blog's "Our Faculty" series, we introduce Dr. Daniel Sarefield, Professor and graduate program chair of the MA History program.

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What is your educational background?

Ever since I was a kid I have been fascinated by ancient civilizations and languages, but once I started studying history and Latin in high school I really never looked back. I completed my B.A. in Religion and History at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and my M.A. and Ph.D. in Ancient History at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

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Our faculty: Robert Hynes, Ph.D., LMHC

Posted by Kelly Norris on January 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Are you interested in Fitchburg State's counseling programs? As part of the GCE Blog's "Our Faculty" series, we introduce Dr. Robert Hynes, Director of Counseling Services/Assistant Dean for Student Support Services.

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Our Faculty: Lyndsey Benharris, Ph.D Education Department

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on December 4, 2019 at 2:16 PM

Are you interested in Fitchburg State's Education programs? As part of the GCE Blog's "Our Faculty" series, we introduce Dr. Lyndsey Benharris, Program Coordinator of the Bachelor of Science in Early Education and Care and Graduate Chair of the Master's in Early Childhood Education .

What is your educational background, and what certifications do you have relevant to your program? 

I received my bachelor’s degree from Salve Regina University in 2003, in early childhood education and philosophy with a minor in special education. I attended Lesley University and received my master’s degree in special education in 2009. I completed my doctoral degree in February of 2017. I currently hold licenses and Early Education and Care certifications in the areas of early childhood and special education (mild to moderate, prek-8).

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Our Faculty: Nicole Lajoie, BS, RN-BC, Nursing Coordinator

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on August 15, 2019 at 2:02 PM

Are you interested in Fitchburg State's nursing programs? As part of the GCE Blog's "Our Faculty" series, we introduce Nicole Lajoie, BS, RN-BC, Nursing Coordinator.

What is your educational background, and what certifications do you have relevant to your program? I earned two associate degrees from Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) in Gardner, one is in general studies with a health track and my second is an associate degree in nursing. After graduating, I worked as a registered nurse for about a year in long-term care. I decided to go back for my bachelor's at Fitchburg State University, because I knew it would open up even more opportunities for career advancement.Register for our free webinar
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Our Faculty: Stephen Celona, Education Department

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on July 25, 2018 at 10:34 AM

Are you interested in Fitchburg State's education programs? As part of the GCE blog's "Our Faculty" series, we introduce Teacher in Residence and Fitchburg State alum, Professor Stephen Celona.

When my undergraduate career began at Fitchburg State College in the fall of 1987, I don’t think I realized just how far my degree would take me.

After graduating in 1991 with a bachelor of science degree, I went on to serve many different roles in the field of education. Those roles have included many different teaching experiences, as well as administrative roles later on in my career.

Although I continued my education, completing my graduate degree elsewhere in 2001, I truly believe that it was my undergraduate time at Fitchburg State that instilled in me the content and strategies needed to be a knowledgeable, skillful, ethical, and caring educator. 

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Our Faculty: Deborah Stone, PhD, MS, RN, Nursing Department

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on September 8, 2017 at 9:13 AM

Are you interested in Fitchburg State's nursing programs? As part of the GCE Blog's "Our Faculty" series, we introduce Dr. Deborah Stone, Chair of the Forensic Nursing program.

Tell us about your experience in Forensic Nursing.

The majority of my experience as a forensic RN has been as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). Many facilities utilize the role of a SANE combined with a generalist forensic RN role. This includes providing care, evidence collection, and documentation (photographs, diagrams, and narrative) for any forensic patient. Forensic patients seek healthcare which is, or will be, related to a legal proceeding. Common examples include patients who experience domestic violence, child or elder abuse/neglect, sexual assault/perpetration. Other infrequent examples in my experience include photo-documentation of a shark bite, and photo-documentation of a deceased motor vehicle collision victim (MVC) where the airbag failed to deploy. In addition to clinical practice roles, I also have experience as a legal nurse consultant. Most of my work with attorneys involved extensive record review and writing reports. The SANE role includes providing a physical examination, collection of evidence, and testifying in court as an expert and/or fact witness. In 2010, I was approached by the Massachusetts Board of Nursing and asked to create a presentation that details when cardio-pulmonary resuscitation should and should not be done.
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Our Faculty: William Cortezia, Ph.D Education Department

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on April 13, 2017 at 9:43 AM

Are you interested in Fitchburg State's Education programs? As part of the GCE Blog's "Our Faculty" series, we introduce Dr. William Cortezia, Chair of the Middle School Education program.

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Our Faculty: Sarah Blood, Nursing

Posted by Kelly Norris on March 11, 2016 at 4:02 PM

Are you interested in Fitchburg State's LPN to BSN or RN to BSN programs? As part of the GCE blog's "Our Faculty" series, we introduce Sarah Blood, Coordinator of the LPN to BS in Nursing Bridge program and the Online LPN to BS in Nursing program. 

 

What is your educational background, and what certifications do you have relevant to your program?

I earned a BSN from Fitchburg State in 2005 and an MS in Nursing Education from Rivier University in 2014, and I'm currently enrolled in a post-master program at Rivier University for Family NP. Future plans include taking my Certified Nurse Educator exam once I finish my post-masters.


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Our Faculty: Dr. Benjamin Railton, English

Posted by Kimberly McCoy-Blauser on February 10, 2016 at 9:47 AM

Are you interested in Fitchburg State's MA or MAT in English program? As part of the GCE blog's "Our Faculty" series, we introduce Dr. Benjamin Railton, associate professor in the English department.

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