Albertus Magnus College Names New List of Directors in Academic Affairs

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New Haven, Conn., February 4, 2021 –  Albertus Magnus College is pleased to announce several changes in leadership in the Division of Academic Affairs following the recent retirements of Dr. Nancy Fallon, Dr. Wayne Gineo, Dr. Ken Jorgensen, Dr. Hilda Speicher, Dr. Joan Venditto, and Dr. John Wasserman.  Please congratulate: 

Ms. Lauren Carpenter has joined Albertus Magnus College as the Director of Education Programs.  She is a Doctor of Education Candidate in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College, Columbia University.  She earned her Master in Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Teachers College, Columbia University; a Master in Science in TESOL from the City College of New York; and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Connecticut.  Ms. Carpenter currently resides in Old Saybrook.

Dr. William Aniskovich and Dr. Nabil Elias have agreed to serve as the Interim Co-Directors of the Master of Business Administration Program in the Tagliatela School of Business and Leadership.  Dr. Aniskovich joined the Albertus community in 2015 and is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Tagliatela School.  He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law; Master of Arts in American Government from the University of Virginia Woodrow Wilson School of Government; and a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from the Catholic University of America.  Dr. Aniskovich is a resident of Branford.  Dr. Elias joined Albertus in 2014 and is currently an Associate Professor in the Tagliatela School.  He received his M.D. from Ain-Shams University Faculty of Medicine in Egypt; his M.B.A. from Southern Connecticut State University; and his Professional Post-Graduate Diploma in Executive Management from the American University in Cairo, Egypt.  Dr. Elias is a resident of West Hartford.

Dr. Alan DelFavero will serve as the Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Accounting Programs at Albertus.  Dr. DelFavero joined the College in 2018 and is presently an Assistant Professor in the Tagliatela School of Business and Leadership.  He earned his Doctor of Business Administration, and Bachelor of Science in Finance and his Master of Business Administration in Accounting from the John F. Welch College of Business, Sacred Heart University.  Dr. DelFavero is a resident of Monroe.

Dr. Nicola Singh is the new Chair of the Department of History and Political Science.  She joined Albertus in 2017 and is currently an Assistant Professor History.  Dr. Singh received her Ph.D. in History from Fordham University; her M.S. in European History and Historiography from Columbia University; and a B.A. with a double major in Ancient History and Philosophy from Queens College. 

Dr. Bonnie Pepper is serving as the Psychology Program Coordinator, Professional and Graduate Studies.  Dr. Pepper has been a full-time faculty member at Albertus since 2017 and is presently an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology.  She received her Doctor of Psychology in School-Clinical Child Psychology and Master of Science in School Psychology from the Ferkhouf Graduate School of Psychology, Yeshiva University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University.  Dr. Pepper resides in Hamden.

“We appreciate the willingness of these accomplished faculty to step forward and to serve as leaders in our community.  We are confident that their vision and innovative spirit will forward the College's goal of providing a vibrant liberal arts-based education that will prepare our students to succeed personally, professionally, and as contributors to the larger society," said Albertus’ Vice President for Academic Affairs, Sean O’Connell.

About Albertus Magnus College

About Albertus Magnus College: Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.