Nov 30, 2020  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog

Mount Ida College Organization


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The Board of Trustees


The following roster is representative of the 2017-2018 Academic Year.

Michael Burns, C.P.A. (Jamaica Plain, MA)
Chair of the Board
Managing Director, CBIZ Tofias and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.

Barry Brown, Ex-Officio (Newton, MA)
President of the College

Corrado Addonisio ‘93 (Roslindale, MA)
Vice President, Director and Senior Relationship Manager,
Columbia Management, LLC

Jan Wood Beavan (Boston, MA)
Independent Consultant, Jan Beavan Consulting


David Brezniak ‘67 (Newton, MA)
Founder and Co-Director
Brezniak Rodman Funeral Directors


Robert M. Dannin (New York, NY)
Anthropologist, Author, Editor 
Sr. VP, COO, The Ddora Foundation 
Editorial Board Member, The Magnum Foundation, Emergency Fund


Ralph Fuccillo (Watertown, MA)
President, DentaQuest Foundation


Steven J. Gelbstein (Greenwich, CT)
New York Stock Exchange and Commodities Exchange
Greene County Farm Bureau
National Federation of the Blind


David Johst (Andover, MA)
Corporate Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Administrative Officer
Charles River Laboratories 


Michael Kerrigan (Hingham, MA)
Founder and Principal, Beacon Consulting


Deborah Kolb, Ph.D. (Brookline, MA)
Simmons School of Management, Professor Emerita


Marc Margulies (Boston, MA)
Owner and Principal, Margulies Perruzzi Architects


Shaju Puthussery (Chestnut Hill, MA)
DentaQuest Foundation
Chief Analyst Officer and Vice President


Carmin C. Reiss (Concord, MA)
Partner, Resolutions LLC


Stephen J. Reno (Manchester, NH)
Chancellor Emeritus, University System of New Hampshire
Executive Director, Leadership New Hampshire


Rebecca Ridley ‘91 (Brookline, MA)
Davis Funeral Home of Boston


Gregg Rosen (East Greenwich, RI)
NES Group


Karim Sahyoun (Wellesley, MA)
Managing Partner, Lockridge and Company, LLC


Alison Taunton-Rigby, Ph.D., O.B.E. (Lincoln, MA)
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Financial Services


Barry Wanger (Newton, MA)
President, Wanger Associates



Trustees Emeriti


David Webster (New London, NH)
Former Executive Vice President
Aon Corporation of MA


Judith Allen (Waltham, MA)
Educational Consultant


Katharine H. Hanson (Washington, DC)
Former President, Consortium on Financing Higher Education



The administration roster reflects personnel as of Summer 2017.

Office of the President

Barry Brown
J.D., Harvard Law School
Ed.M., Harvard School of Education
A.B., Harvard College

Joshua S. Grubman
General Counsel

Mary Corcoran
Special Assistant to the President
Chief Information Officer
Vice President of Information Technology and Communications
Dean of Academic Technology
M.Ed., Boston College
B.A., Boston College

Grace Beltrame
Executive Assistant to the President


Senior Staff


Ronald E. Akie
Provost and Chief Academic Officer
M.B.A., Suffolk University
M.A., University of Virginia
B.A., Dartmouth College


Laura De Veau
Vice President for Student Affairs
M.Ed., Boston University
B.S., Boston University


Jason D. Potts
Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
J.D., Suffolk University Law School
B.A., Tufts University


Jeff Cutting
Vice President for Enrollment Management
B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Hallie Sammartino
Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Ph.D., Boston College
M.B.A., Boston College

Jill Abrahams 
Vice President for Advancement
B.A., Stonehill College


Carolyn Martin
Chief Human Resources Officer

School Deans


Reema Zeineldin
Dean, School of Applied Sciences
Ph.D., University of New Mexico
M.S., Kuwait University, Kuwait 
B.S., Kuwait University, Kuwait


Chris Kubik
Dean, School of Business
D.B.A., Anderson University
M.B.A., University of Detroit
B.S., Madonna University


Jason Donati
Dean, School of Design
M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology
B.F.A., University of Massachusetts


Brad Hastings
Dean, School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Ph.D., Kansas State University
M.S., Kansas State University
B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania



Student Success

MaryAnne Miller
Dean of Student Success
M.A., University of Massachusetts


Curriculum and Academic Quality

Alan J. Whitcomb
Dean of Curriculum and Academic Quality
Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado
M.A., Radford University
B.A., Castleton State College



President Emerita

Carol J. Matteson (Durham, NC)
Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
M.S., University of Oregon
B.S., Slippery Rock University

Treasurer Emeritus

David Healy (Canton, MA)
M.B.A., College of William and Mary
B.A., Lawrence University


Faculty Emeritae/Emeriti

Lois Borgman, Biological Sciences
Ph.D., Northeastern University
M.Ed., Framingham State College
B.S., Syracuse University


Jane Budreika, Anatomy, Laboratory Procedures
M.S., Northeastern University
M.T., (A.S.C.P.) Simmons College
B.S., University of Vytautas the Great, Lithuania
C.L.S. of N.C.A.
C.M.A.C., American Medical Association


Dwight Carter, Interior Design
B.F.A., Syracuse University


Anne Frederik, Fashion Merchandising
M.S., Simmons College
B.S., Simmons College


Richard Glessner, Philosophy/Religion
M.Div., University of Chicago
A.B., Heidelberg College


Sandra Glessner, English
M.Ed., Boston University
A.B., Heidelberg College


James McDermott, Accounting
Certified Public Accountant
M.B.A., Northeastern University
B.S., Boston University


Nancy McNeeley, Fashion Merchandising
B.F.A., Massachusetts College of Art


Mary Murphy, Chemistry
M.S., Northeastern University
B.A., Emmanuel College


Mary Naumes, Business Administration
C.A.G.S., Boston College
M.Ed., Boston University
B.S., Salem State College


Donald O’Neil, Business Administration
Ph.D., University of California at Los Angeles
M.B.A., University of California at Los Angeles
B.S., Tufts University


Muriel Parks, Psychology
M.Ed., State College at Salem
B.S., Boston University


Richard Peterson, Computer Systems Management
Ph.D., Boston University
A.M., Boston University
A.B., Boston University


Helen Phillips, Business Administration
C.A.G.S., Boston University
Ed. M., Boston University
A.B., Colby College