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Academic Affairs Division

Our Academic Affairs Division is one of the hubs that drive our academic excellence. Here you'll find essential information about our academic divisions, their missions and their impact on our academic community. Discover the details that drive our commitment to excellence in the education journey.

Academic Affairs Division

The role of the Office of Academic Resource Planning and Analysis is to provide accurate, timely, high-quality analysis and support to decision-makers across the academic division.

The office connects the overall institutional strategy and the academic units to the multi-year planning, annual operating and capital budgets. It supports and oversees the implementation of these strategic initiatives while managing the multi-year plan, financial modeling and annual target-setting processes for the academic division.

To enhance decision-making support, the office develops a set of analytical resources, reports and methodologies across the academic division and conducts special financial analysis for academic leadership.

The Office of Academic Innovation and Effectiveness contributes to Quinnipiac University’s student-focused academic excellence and extraordinary student experiences by empowering students and faculty as learners, facilitating and supporting curricular innovation and academic strategic projects, and demonstrating the effectiveness of a Quinnipiac education by means of data analysis and dissemination. Units and programs that are associated with the Office of Academic Innovation and Effectiveness include Academic Assessment & Research, Academic Integrity, First-Year Seminar, Honors Program and the Learning Commons. The office’s responsibilities also include part-time faculty affairs and matters of academic accreditation, compliance and policies.

Led by the Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs Dr. Khalilah L. Brown-Dean, the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) is a cross-teams unit advancing learning, engagement and scholarship at Quinnipiac. Currently, OFA includes the Center for Teaching and Learning; Office of Research and Sponsored Programs; Central European Institute; Albert Schweitzer Institute; Arnold Bernhard Library; Frank H. Netter Medical Library; and Lynne L. Pantalena Law Library. The Office champions faculty scholarship, teaching and overall achievement by designing the New Faculty Academy; administering the sabbatical leave program; curating innovative curricular, co-curricular and experiential collaborations; overseeing the Review, Promotion and Tenure process; and leading investments in the full range of faculty success. Members of the team partner across the university in support of OFA’s mission to Empower, Elevate and Expand Faculty Excellence.

At the Office of Learning Design and Technology, we think creatively about educational journeys. Partnering with faculty experts, we craft learning experiences that resonate with today’s digital learners. Our comprehensive services include program strategy, course design, evidence-based and inclusive teaching strategies, and technology integration in online and face-to-face programs. In addition, we advocate for the infrastructure to create innovative and effective learning experiences across academic technology, reimagining learning spaces, and exploring the next frontier of emerging technology.

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The Office of Lifelong Learning provides resources and programming in support of all learners throughout their lifetime. In practice, lifelong learning oversees Quinnipiac offerings in the areas of executive education, professional workforce development/corporate education, micro-credentialing, upskilling and pre-college youth experiences. The Office of Lifelong Learning evolves to meet the changing needs of society and Quinnipiac, and the scope of responsibilities continues to shift in alignment with university strategic goals.

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The Office of Student Personal and Professional Development encompasses the Office of Career Development and Experiential Learning, Global Engagement and the Student Social Emotional Learning University Working Group. The Office bolsters university-wide collaboration with the goal of providing the holistic delivery of key university functions and developmental opportunities that support students in their journey toward rewarding lives and careers. The Office works closely with faculty and school-based staff, The Learning Commons, the Center for Teaching and Learning and Student Affairs to strengthen intentional student touch-points and to encourage open communication to make it easier for students to seek help when they need it, and to make informed choices about their personal, academic and career options.

Since 2021, the Office has been working closely with Facilities and Capital Projects regarding the new South Quad project which will support student learning and social development while providing faculty state-of-the-art facilities for research, advanced pedagogy, and immersive learning approaches that model future careers for students. From pragmatic skill building including resume and interviewing workshops, to internships and career advising tailored to student goals, wellness and values, the Office of Student Personal and Professional Development supports the integration of all areas of student learning and success.

Meet the Academic Deans

Dr. Phillip Boiselle earned his bachelor of arts in chemistry and communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his MD from the Duke University School of Medicine, followed by residency training at Yale University and a thoracic imaging fellowship from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Boiselle served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School from 1999 to 2016, during which time he held a variety of clinical and educational leadership roles while also serving as an NIH-funded researcher. He also was a professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School and served as its associate dean for academic and clinical affairs from 2012-16. In this role, he provided strategic oversight of the school’s educational and research centers and the implementation of a broad array of faculty development and diversity initiatives.

As dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University from 2017-21, Boiselle enhanced the diversity of its medical student and graduate student populations, expanded graduate medical education programs, established FAU Medicine®, the college’s first faculty clinical practice plan, and launched the Marcus Institute for Integrative Health at FAU Medicine®. He was named dean of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine in 2021.

Boiselle is recognized as an international expert in the field of thoracic imaging. His scholarship includes more than 250 research articles, review articles, editorials, book chapters and books. He served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Thoracic Imaging from 2009-18.

Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine

Phil Boiselle
Phil Boiselle

Jennifer Gerarda Brown earned her bachelor’s degree from Bryn Mawr College in 1982 and her juris doctor from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1985.

Brown has taught at some of the most prestigious law schools in the country, including Yale, Harvard, Georgetown, Emory and the University of Illinois. She joined the Quinnipiac School of Law faculty in 1994 and became a full professor in 1996. In 1997, she was named director of Quinnipiac’s Center on Dispute Resolution. She served in that capacity until 2013, when she became dean of the law school. She served as interim executive vice president and provost of Quinnipiac University during the 2019-20 academic year.

Brown is co-author of the book, “Straightforward: How to Mobilize Heterosexual Support for Gay Rights.” She has contributed to numerous publications on the topics of marriage equality and the theory and practice of negotiation. She previously served as secretary on the board of directors for Freedom to Marry, a former national bipartisan nonprofit dedicated to winning marriage rights for same-gender couples in the United States.

She currently serves on the board of trustees for Connecticut Public Broadcasting Inc. and the board of trustees for Goodspeed Musicals in East Haddam, Connecticut. In 2020 she was elected to membership in the American Law Institute.

School of Law

Jennifer Brown
Jennifer Brown

Janelle Chiasera earned her BS in medical technology from Bowling Green State University and her MS in allied medical professions and PhD in quantitative research, evaluation and measurement (education policy and leadership) from The Ohio State University.

Chiasera has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in higher education. After more than 20 years as a medical technologist and educator, she joined Quinnipiac as dean of the School of Health Sciences in September 2019. She previously served as director of the clinical laboratory science program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 2006-09, as chair of UAB’s department of clinical and diagnostic sciences from 2010-12 and as senior executive associate dean for UAB’s School of Health Professions from 2017-19.

Chiasera is a regional director for the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), and previously served on the Review Committee for Accredited Programs (RCAP) of the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Science (NASCLS). She has presented and published extensively on the subjects of clinical chemistry and leadership, receiving many commendations for her teaching and scholarship.

School of Health Sciences

Janelle Chiasera
Janelle Chiasera

Nadine Barnett Cosby earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from The City University of New York, Lehman College; her master’s degrees in media studies from The New School for Public Engagement, and public relations from Iona University; and her doctoral degree in communication from Regent University. In addition, she has a certificate in executive leadership development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Higher Education Management Development Program.
Cosby became dean of the School of Communications and professor in the department of film, television and media arts at Quinnipiac in June 2024.
She is a seasoned academic leader with a passion for fostering student success, faculty engagement and advancing the academic mission of higher education.
Cosby came to Quinnipiac from Iona University, where she was the associate vice provost for academic affairs and a faculty member in the media and strategic communication department. She taught courses in broadcasting and production, writing for television, TV aesthetics and criticism, race and gender in the media, digital activism, converged technology for public relations, and applied communications research. She also served as the faculty adviser for ICTV, the university’s television club.
Her research interests are in the areas of media, communication and culture, with a focus on digital activism and media representation of marginalized populations.
Before joining Iona in 2012, she worked as a writer, producer and director whose works are heavily rooted in the exploration of racial, cultural and gender representation, and span across various media including film, television and new media.
She has more than 20 years of industry experience, working in several capacities at notable media outlets including MSG, Fox 5, Lifetime Television Networks and Disney/ABC.

School of Communications

Nadine Barnett Cosby
Nadine Barnett Cosby

Anne Dichele earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Northeastern University, her master of education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her PhD from the University of Connecticut.

Dichele has worked as a public school reading clinician and instructional consultant, taught at the University of Bridgeport, Fairfield University and the University of New Haven, and served as director of academic development at Albertus Magnus College. She joined the Quinnipiac faculty in 1999 and was named director of the Master of Arts in Teaching program for elementary education in 2000. In 2013, Dichele was named full director of the MAT program, overseeing all aspects of the elementary and secondary education program. She was appointed interim dean of the School of Education in 2016 and then dean in 2017.

Dichele is the founder of Side By Side Charter School, one of Connecticut's first state-funded charter schools, where she serves as chairperson of the board of directors. Her scholarship has appeared in numerous journals and publications. Her first book of original poetry, “Ankle Deep and Drowning,” was published in 2015.

School of Education

Anne Dichele
Anne Dichele

Taskin Kocak earned his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from Duke University.

Kocak previously served as dean of the Dr. Robert A. Savoie College of Engineering and a professor in computer and electrical engineering at the University of New Orleans. Prior to his time at the University of New Orleans, Taskin was a professor, department chair and dean of the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul, Turkey. He has previously worked at Duke, the University of Bristol in England, and the University of Central Florida. Before entering higher education, he worked as a design engineer at Mitsubishi Electronic America’s Semiconductor Division in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina.

His broad research interests and expertise span the areas of machine learning, computer networks and high-performance computing. He has over 130 peer-reviewed publications, including 46 journal papers. He served as an associate editor for the Computer Journal published by Oxford University Press as well as the sole guest editor for a special issue of this journal. He also served as the lead guest editor for a special issue of the Association for Computing Machinery Journal on Emerging Technologies in Computing Systems.

School of Computing and Engineering

Dean of the School of Computing and Engineering, Taskin Kocak
Dean of the School of Computing and Engineering, Taskin Kocak

Holly J. Raider became the dean of the Quinnipiac School of Business on July 1, 2021. Dean Raider is an expert in strategy, leadership change, business transitions and stakeholder engagement in high-stakes, turn-around situations.

At Quinnipiac, Dean Raider is leading the pathway to distinction in holistic business education that prepares learners for meaningful careers and lives in dynamic, interdependent global environments through excellence in teaching, research, and real-world experiential learning. Dean Raider is leading the School of Business in planning a state-of-the-art new building, launching new and innovative programs such as Fintech and Sport and Entertainment Management, leading the capital campaign for the school, expanding the faculty and developing strategic capabilities, including executive education, business alumni engagement and research centers. She serves on the executive committee of the partnership between Quinnipiac and Hartford HealthCare.

An award-winning educator, Dean Raider has spearheaded educational innovation and advanced the access, quality and impact of business education in a career spanning several distinguished business schools, including the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Dean Raider has more than 25 years of experience as an educator and leader of collaborative global partnerships with corporations, government, healthcare systems, professional sports organizations and international universities.

Dean Raider is a member of the AACSB Business Practices Council.

Before joining Quinnipiac, Dean Raider was Clinical Professor of Management at the Kellogg School of Management, where she served as a managing director of executive education from 2014-21 and as associate dean of academic and faculty initiatives from 2016-18. She led the collaborative implementation of Kellogg’s first fully online, non-degree programs, spearheaded faculty development, created Kellogg’s Advanced Management Program and created SPARK, an innovative teaching incubator that brought together experts from wide-ranging fields. She oversaw both Kellogg's AACSB accreditation review and Kellogg's participation in Northwestern's 10-year program review.

Dean Raider earned her BA from Barnard College and her PhD in sociology from Columbia University. Her research includes the areas of career development, networks and knowledge transfer. Her current work focuses on preparing young professionals for the workplace of the future. Dean Raider’s article, "How to Strengthen Your Network When You are Just Starting Out," was recently featured in HBR’s special issue on the New Rules of Networking. Dean Raider was honored with a teaching award from Northwestern’s Business Institutions Program and with a Northwestern Wildcat Excellence Award.

Holly Raider
Holly Raider

Adam David Roth’s expertise spans rhetorical theory and criticism, persuasion and society, communication studies, and rhetoric of science. He has earned several prestigious honors, including the Douglas Ehninger Award for Teaching. His research on the central role of rhetoric in the evolution of Western medicine has been well received in the United States, Greece, Cyprus, Russia and China.

Throughout his career, Roth has developed and launched numerous interdisciplinary programs and collaborative strategic initiatives, beginning as director of the Communication Across the Curriculum program in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh from 2006-07. From 2007-21, he held a range of administrative positions at the University of Rhode Island, including communication course director for the general education program from 2007-14, interim director and director of the Harrington School of Communication and Media from 2014-20, and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2017-20. Roth was named Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Quinnipiac in 2021.

Roth graduated from the University of Pittsburgh’s business dual-major program with a bachelor’s degree in communication and rhetoric, and business administration. He pursued his graduate studies at the University of Iowa, where he earned his master’s degree and PhD in communication studies and rhetoric, and a graduate certificate in interdisciplinary inquiry. He also completed the management development program at Harvard University’s Institutes for Higher Education.

College of Arts and Sciences

Adam Roth
Adam Roth

Larry Slater earned his bachelor’s degree and PhD in nursing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, where he completed his post-doctoral training examining social support, health and quality of life in older adults living with HIV/AIDS. He also earned a master’s degree from the Collat School of Business at Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing.
He has extensive expertise in the design and implementation of active, learner-driven strategies in nursing education; curriculum development, improvement and assessment with a focus on technology-enhanced education; program outcomes assessment and accreditation; and faculty/staff governance in academia.

Prior to Quinnipiac, Slater served as associate dean for academic programs and a clinical professor at the University of Memphis Loewenberg College of Nursing. He also served as interim dean from 2021-22.

Slater is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the New York Academy of Medicine. He is a certified nurse educator through the National League for Nursing and a board-certified registered gerontological nurse through the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Larry Z. Slater
Larry Z. Slater

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