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November 2006
Vol. 32, No. 11

Suffolk Expands
Recycling Program
Suffolk is engaged in efforts to be more
environmentally friendly, with more
opportunities to recycle than ever before.
A Recycling Task Force was established
after 900 Suffolk community members
signed a petition in support of expanded
Gordon King, senior director of
Facilities Planning and Management, has
made recycling one of his priorities since
joining the University this past spring. He
brought on board Erica Mattison as the
University’s first recycling coordinator.
Mattison, a public administration graduate student, had headed up the petition
initiative in the spring.
The expanded program started in late
August, and in September, Suffolk-owned
buildings sent 12.9 tons of material to
be recycled, three times the 4.21 tons of
mixed office paper recycled during the
same time period in the previous year.
In fiscal year 2006, Suffolk spent $239
per ton for trash hauling services and
$142 per ton for recycling hauling services.
“There are many environmental and
economic benefits to recycling, and it is
important for the University to develop
creative ways to reduce waste, offer
recycling opportunities and engage in
environmentally sustainable practices,”
said Mattison.
All members of the Suffolk community
are encouraged to utilize the bottle and
can receptacles available in common
areas, such as lounges and dining facilities.
As the recycling program moves ahead,
receptacles are being added across campus.
For more information about the
Suffolk Recycling Program, call
617-973-1145, visit http://www.suffolk.
edu/offices/4919.html, or e-mail recycle@ Recycling reports will be
available on the Recycling Web page each

President David J. Sargent, Trustee Rosalie K. Stahl and Law School Professor Barry Brown enjoy
“The Power to Change” campaign gala at the Boston Public Library. (Photo by John Gillooly)

Rewarding Start to $75M Campaign
The University entered the public phase
of its $75 million capital campaign in
October, with the announcement of
multi-million-dollar donations; a kickoff
luncheon for faculty, staff and administrators; a gala event; and a forum that
gave perspective to the importance of
support for higher education.
“Suffolk has been called the school
with a heart in the heart of the city,”
President David J. Sargent told members
of the University gathered at the Parker
House for the first of two information
lunch sessions.

Suffolk’s reputation for caring stems
in part from the long tenure of former
Bursar Dorothy McNamara, who, when
confronted with a student who couldn’t
afford tuition, would say: “Don’t worry
Hon; pay when you can,” said President
While the Dotty Mac approach
wasn’t sound fiscal policy, it built
tremendous loyalty among students
and alumni—and the vast majority did
eventually pay, according to President

The 2006 Deans’ Reception
Director of Athletics Jim Nelson, celebrating 40 years
of dedicated service to the University, wears the
varsity jacket presented to him by Dean of Students
Nancy Stoll during the Deans’ Reception, an annual
event honoring faculty, administrators and staff at the
Museum of Fine Arts. See pages 4 and 5 for more
photos. (Photo by John Gillooly)

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A Message to Readers

Mike Pearce Named CIO

As we approach the holiday
season, we are reminded of traditions, family and old friends.
In many ways the Suffolk
University community always
has been and continues to be
a place where friendships are
formed and in some cases last
a lifetime!
In this issue readers will
be reminded of the numbers of dedicated
administrators, staff and faculty who have
given many years of service, as highlighted
by the Deans’ Reception. It is amazing to see
how some people have given 20, 30 and 40
years to this great institution and continue to
do so with pride and professionalism. As we
often ask: How does this happen and why?
The most consistent response is: Because
people believe in our mission. Through all of
our changes and growth—new technologies,
new buildings, distant campuses—the one
constant has been our mission.
You also will read about how we are
making history this year in launching our
most ambitious capital campaign “The Power
to Change” and announcing our first-ever
endowed chairs.
This fall, enthusiasm and pride for
Suffolk’s success was felt throughout the
University. It has taken many people from
every corner of this campus to accomplish
our many recent achievements, from the
recently renovated C. Walsh Theatre and new
Mildred Sawyer Library to the launch of new
Web site, to mention a few.
We can’t help but share in this pride as
we look at where Suffolk began and where
we are today. Hundreds of people over the
years have dedicated themselves to serving
and educating our students. Everyone in
our community sets an example for our
students of commitment, hard work and this
undeniable belief in our mission. And it is
this message that we hear over and over from
our alumni.
As we begin to make plans for the holiday
season, please mark your calendars for this
December 31 as we celebrate First Night
with an outdoor ice sculpture in front of the
Law School. We invite the entire Suffolk
community and their families to join in this
tradition as we welcome in another new year.

Mike Pearce,
recently named to
the new position of
chief information
officer, has traveled
quite a distance—
across the entire
country—to get
where he is today.
“I know the
Mike Pearce, CIO
weather is going to
be a big change from
what I’m used to, but I’m excited about this
opportunity,” said Pearce, who comes to
Boston from Huntington Beach, California.
“I really believe in everything that Suffolk
stands for, especially its commitment to
education and helping others to improve
their lives.”
Among Pearce’s responsibilities will
be the development of a technology plan
aligned with the University’s strategic plan.
“To build our strategy, it is important to
understand our customers and their needs,”
he said. “Our first step will be just that,
gathering input from our various custom-

Happy holidays.
Rosemarie E. Sansone
Executive Editor


ers; faculty, staff and students. We will then
look how best we can align our services,
practices and organization to support those
needs within the University.”
Until recently, Pearce served as the
deputy chief information officer at the
University of Southern California and
headed the technical component of the
Information Services Division.
He previously had held managerial
positions in accounting, finance and
information systems. He has led a number
of global projects, system implementations,
and reengineering initiatives for various
companies and spearheaded the worldwide
shared services initiatives that resulted in
a Shared Service Data Center in Geneva,
Switzerland, and Fullerton, California.
Pearce received his master’s degree in
finance from West Coast University in
Los Angeles and his bachelor’s degree in
accounting from Cal State Long Beach.
He serves on customer, industry and
technology advisory boards throughout the

New Faces At Suffolk
Welcome our newest employees:
LynRabea Bean, Management
Elizabeth Drexler-Hines, Health Services
Jacinda Felix, Dean of Students Office
Jessica Festa, Psychology
Kenneth Fonzi, Advancement
Willvia Francois, Registrar’s Office—
Kimberly Frigon, Enrollment & Retention
Patricia Gallagher, Law Dean’s Office
Tawanya Garrett, Ballotti Learning Center
Thomas Gearty, Advancement
Daniel Gottschalk, English
Jackie Gould, Undergraduate Admission
Richard Grealish, Office of Neighborhood

Elizabeth Irwin, Dean of Students Office
Aleksandhar Lekic, Communication &

Saul Mendoza, Undergraduate Admission
Faith Morellato, Ballotti Learning Center
Michael Pearce, MIS
Andrea Pokladowski, Advancement
Papa Sarr, USA Senegal—

Sawyer Business School
Karen Schwartz, Vice President/
Treasurer’s Office
Leda Waterman, Law Library  

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Executive Editor
Rosemarie E. Sansone
Managing Editor
Nancy Kelleher

Staff Writers
Karen DeCilio
Tony Ferullo

Heather Clark

Rewarding Start to $75M Campaign
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Supporting students in need continues
to be an important aspect of Suffolk
University’s mission. “The Power to Change:
The Campaign for Suffolk University” will
help make that support a reality.
“I am happy to tell you that today we
have passed the half-way mark due to the
tremendous efforts of Kathryn Battillo and
her staff,” said President Sargent before
outlining the campaign goals, as follows:
Student life and learning— $26 million.
“We must make sure the traditional
Suffolk student is not priced out of the
• Evolving campus— $24 million. Sargent
noted the addition of residence halls,
73 Tremont library and the new Law
School. “In the future we see the need
for more and better residence halls,
athletic facilities and libraries.”
• Academic Excellence— $16 million.
“We must make sure the present faculty,
which is enormously talented, continues
to prosper and grow, and we will do
everything we can to promote teaching
excellence and innovation.”
• Increased annual fund— $9 million. To
be prepared for unanticipated expenses.

Battillo, vice president for Advancement,
reported on the growth of major gift fundraising at the University during the past four
years, with an increase in both numbers of
donors and levels of gifts. She said there
have been multimillion-dollar, “transforming gifts” in three categories addressed in the

Battillo emphasized the
importance of every donation
of any amount, saying: “The
Annual Fund is the lifeblood
of the University, and all donations are valued at any level.
Later in the week, “Reviving
the American Dream: The
Crisis of Access in Higher
Education” brought together
a panel of writers, scholars
Theresa A. Fenton, her husband, The Honorable John E.
and government leaders in the
Fenton, Jr., and Vice President of Advancement, Kathryn M.
second of a series of Suffolk
Battillo celebrate the black-tie campaign event with style and
Centennial Forums addressing
grace. (Photo by John Gillooly)
societal issues.
The week was capped off
• The creation of the Carol Sawyer Parks
with a black-tie gala at the Boston Public
Chair in Entrepreneurship at Sawyer
Library. President Sargent told an audience
Business School, a $1.5 million gift that
of more than 300 people that the University
will create the second endowed chair at
has raised more than $40 million and is well
the University.
on its way to completing the $75 million
• A $2 million commitment by Nathan
campaign in 2009.
R. Miller to establish a Centennial
“It’s an ambitious goal,” said President
Scholarship fund for Boston public
Sargent. “A successful campaign of $75
school students called the Nathan R.
million will nearly double our endowment,
Miller Boston Scholars program.
but the true benefit to Suffolk will be
• The public unveiling of the Rosalie
immeasurable. These vital funds will ensure
K. Stahl Center, 73 Tremont Street, a
that we stand solidly behind the core values
new property in the heart of the Suffolk
that have always set Suffolk apart.”
Major campaign commitments were
detailed at the gala:
• The creation at the Law School of the
Jerome Lyle Rappaport Center for Law
and Public Policy through a $5 million
gift that will establish the first endowed
chair in the history of the University.

$10K Grant to Train Student Poll Workers
The University was awarded a $10,000
grant from the Center for Election Integrity
to partner with the city of Boston to recruit
and train students as poll workers for
Election Day, November 7. 
“Through participation in this project,
students learn how democracy actually
works, while engaging on the importance
of civic and volunteer participation in
their communities,” said Rachael V.
Cobb, assistant professor of Government.
Many poll workers have been unable to
continue their service in recent years, and

nationally the average age of a poll worker
is 72. The introduction of new voting
machines and procedures has increased the
need for tech-savvy workers.
“There is always a big need for college
students serving as poll workers,” said
Cobb. “If we get 100 students to work the
polls on Election Day, and 10 of them
decide to do it again over the years, that’s a
huge success.”
“Partnering with Suffolk University
on this project presents a win-win
opportunity, as the city will be able to tap

into Suffolk’s diverse student population,
while concomitantly promoting civic
engagement, education and interest among
the students,” said Helen Wong, Language
Coordinator, Boston Election Department,
who organized the training sessions on the
Suffolk campus.
The Center for Election Integrity is
based at Cleveland State University in
Cleveland, Ohio. Suffolk will also pilot
the Center’s guidebook outlining how to
effectively mobilize student poll workers.  

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Deans’ Reception Honorees

Photos by John Gillooly

40 years


30 years

Judith Dushku, Government
Marilyn Jurich, English
Stuart Millner, English
James Nelson, Athletics
Robert Webb, Psychology

Barry Brown, Law School Faculty
William Corbett, Law School Faculty
Andrea Ortisi, Dean ’s Office—College
Richard Perlmutter, Law School Faculty
Maureen Stewart, Budget Office

20 years
Krisanne Bursik, Psychology
Oktay Demir, Physics
Dwight Golann, Law School Faculty
Vicki Karns, Communications & Journalism
Susan Keefe, History
Sylvia Lewis, Public Management
Judith Reynolds, Graduate Admission

Pradeep Shukla, Math & Computer Science
Tommy Thompson, Law School Faculty
William Walcott, UMS
Deborah Whelton, Law Library
Jeffrey Wittenberg, Law School Faculty
Fouad Yatim, Management Information


10 years
Robert Armstrong, Facilities Management
Dorothy Barry, Student Accounts-Bursar
Micheal Brown, Facilities Management
Kevin Carragee, Communications &


Joseph Ciuryla, Chemistry
Frank Conte, Beacon Hill Institute
Colette Dumas, Management
Joseph Franco, Law School Faculty
Rebecca Fulweiler, Sawyer Library
Lin Guo, Finance
Darwin Hernandez, University Police
Suzanne John, New England School of Art

& Design

Bernice Martin-Zaner, Biology
Cary McConnell, Athletics
Elizabeth McKenzie, Law Library
Aeri Meyers, College Registrar’s Office
Brian Moore, Ballotti Learning Center
Maureen Norton Hawk, Sociology

Steve Novick, New England School of Art

& Design

John Nucci, Office of Government &

Community Affairs

Glory Peguero-Gonzalez, Financial Aid —


James Ptacek, Sociology
Elisabeth Sandberg, Psychology
Lisa Shatz, Electrical & Computer


Lewis Shaw, Accounting
Ingrid Strange, English
Ana Vaquerano, Law Clinical Programs
Kathleen Elliott Vinson, Legal Practice Skills
Gary Wallace, Career Services —

Coop Education

Maureen Wark, Residence Life & Summer


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A SUN beam on Athletic
Director Jim Nelson, who was
inducted into the New England
Basketball Hall of Fame.

Gail Ellis, Law School, was appointed to the planning committee
for the Law School Admissions Council annual meeting to be held
in Arizona in May 2007.
Peter Jeffreys, English, was appointed a research fellow at the
Center for Hellenic Studies in Athens, Greece, the exclusive reposiMichael Basseches,
tory of the C.P. Cavafy Archives. He will compile and maintain the
Psychology, has been appointed
21st Century Cavafy Web-bibliography which has just been inauto the editorial advisory board of
gurated as part of the center’s official Cavafy Web site: http://www.
the international journal, Integral
Review: A Transdisciplinary and
Congratulations to Kristi Jovell, Law School, and husband Joe
Transcultural Journal for New
on the birth of their daughter Kaitlyn Endicott Jovell on Sept. 22.
Thought, Research, and Praxis. He
Jeanne Kopacz, NESADSU, spoke on “Color and Light
was named to the planning comIntegration” at the Design Trends conference in Calgary, Alberta,
mittee for the 2008 Symposium
of the Society for the Exploration Canada, on Nov. 15.
Mary Lally was named assistant dean/registrar for the Division of
of Psychotherapy Integration, to
Courtney Barth, Advancement,
Enrollment and Retention Management.
be held in Boston.
and son Sam. Courtney returned
The Global Business and Consumer Cultures Conference, orgaRichard Chambers, Theatre,
from maternity leave and got right
nized by the Marketing Department, was a successful event, with
designed the scenery for the proto work on events related to the
representatives from Boston University, Bentley, Northeastern,
ductions of The Beard of Avon
“Campaign for Suffolk University.

Emerson, the University of Massachusetts, University of Utah and
and Sylvia at the Cape Playhouse
the University of Southern Denmark in attendance. There also were
this summer. He also designed
participants from companies including Unilever, Welch’s Foods and
the New York Fringe Festival production of Zayd Dorn’s Permanent
Dunkin’ Brands.
Whole Life, directed by Wesley Savick, Theatre.
Magid Mazen, Management, has been elected to the board of
Gail Coffler, English. Upon her retirement, she was honored by
directors of the Organizational Behavior Society, the oldest and preher colleagues in the English Department with a party at the Omni
Parker House. Many faculty, students and alumni attended the event, mier organization concerned with promoting learning and teaching among management professors.
which was co-chaired by English Professor Marlene McKinley
He also conducted a training session,
and Deanna Stanford, office manager. The night’s entertainment
“Team Defensiveness,” for 40 managwas provided by McKinley’s husband, Tom McKinley, who played
ers from Teradyne, a leading global
some jazz numbers, and the Peter Stoltzman trio. College Dean
supplier of automatic and semiconKen Greenberg created a Melville “poem” for the occasion. “I miss
ductor test equipment.
Suffolk and all of you and certainly wish I could have witnessed the
Morris McInnes, Accounting.
great Centennial celebration on Boston Common!”said Coffler. She
He was honored by the Boston
and husband Walter Bezanson live in St. Louis Park, Minn., near
Accounting Research Colloquium
family and grandchildren.
(BARC) for his twenty years of leadThe Counseling Center hosted a visit from colleagues at
ership. In 1987 McInnes invited
the University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez in October to help the
the accounting departments of
Mayaguez Counseling Center move toward accreditation. Ken Garni,
Boston College, Boston University
a consultant to the Office of the University of Puerto Rico President,
Morris McInnes
and Northeastern University to
has visited Puerto Rico to assist the eleven colleges in the UPR sysjoin with Suffolk to maintain a regtem seek professional accreditation.
ular research seminar series, known as the Green Line Accounting
Roberto Dominguez, Government, presented a paper, “Organic
Research Seminar Series. A year later, Bentley College joined the
Intellectuals and Decision Makers in the Construction of US
group, and the name was changed to BARC. The colloquium is
Foreign Policy: Perceptions of Europe (2000-2005),” at the Fourth
nationally known and attracts scholars from around the world to
Biennial Conference on Transatlantic Studies at the Maastricht
present their research.
Center for Transatlantic Studies in the Netherlands. He also preRoberta Miller, Second Language Services, was elected to Who’s
sented “Mexican Foreign Policy: the Limits of Democratic
Who in America for 2007.
Transformation” at the 2006 Canadian Association for Latin
Congratulations to Johanna Porter, Physics, and husband Tim
American Studies Conference at the University of Calgary in Canada.
who welcomed a son, Cameron, (9 lbs., 11 oz.) on July 11. Older
Daphne Durham, Office of International Advising in the Center
son Andrew is 3.
for International Education, has announced the following: Tiffanie
Sebastián Royo, Government and director of Madrid campus,
Pierce was promoted to international student adviser and Maria
presented “Spain and Portugal in the European Union: Lessons,” at
Adkins joined the staff as coordinator of international student
the Short Course Putting Spain and Portugal into the Political Science
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Faculty Publications
Marie Ashe, Law School, had an article, “Beyond Nomos and
Narrative: Unconverted Antinomianism in the Work of Susan
Howe,” published in 18 Yale J. of Law and Feminism 1 (2006).
Sandra Barriales-Bouche, Humanities and Modern Languages.
Her article, “Los limites de la representación del yo: el Diario de
Frida Kahlo,” was published in “La ansiedad autorial. Formación de
la autoria femenina en América Latina: los textos autobiográficos”
(Caracas, Venezuela: Equinoccio) in July 2006.
Andrew Beckerman-Rodau, Law School, published an article, “MGM v. Grokster: Judicial Activism or a Good Decision?” in
74 University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law Review 921
(Summer 2006).
Gerard J. Clark, Law School. His article, “The Finger in the
Dike: Campaign Finance Regulation after McConnell,” co-authored
with Steven B. Lichtman, was published in XXXIX Suffolk
University Law Review 629 (2006).
Roberto Dominguez, Government. His book, Towards the
Completion of Europe, with Joaquin Roy, was published by the
Miami European Union Center, University of Miami, 2006.
Paul Ezust, Mathematics and Computer Science, wrote a book
with his son, Alan Ezust. An Introduction to Design Patterns in
C++ with Qt4 was published by Prentice Hall, Bruce Perens’ Open
Source Series.
Janet Fisher, Law School, had an article, “The Role of Learning
Outcomes in Academic Support Teaching,” published in the AALS
Section on Academic Support: The Learning Curve (pg. 6, Spring
Erika Gebo, Sociology, is the first author
of an article, “Juvenile Justice Reform and
the Courtroom Workgroup,” published in
the Journal of Criminal Justice, 24, 425-433,
Daniel M. Kimmel, Communication and
Journalism. His book, The Dream Team: The
Rise and Fall of DreamWorks – Lessons from the
New Hollywood, was published in October by
Ivan R. Dee, Publisher, of Chicago. Kimmel’s

previous book, The Fourth Network, a history of the FOX broadcast network, received the 2005 Cable Center Award for best book
of the year.
Micky Lee, Communication and Journalism. Her article, “On
the relationship between international telecommunications development and global women’s poverty,” will be published in the April
2007 issue of International Communication Gazette. She co-authored
an article “Media ideologies of gender in Hong Kong,” with Dr.
Anthony Fung of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It was published as an occasional paper by the Hong Kong Institute of AsiaPacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Sebastián Royo, Government and director of the Madrid campus, has published two newspaper articles in the Spanish newspaper Cinco Dias. They are: “¿El Final del Modelo Sueco?” Sept. 11,
2006, and “EL FMI en Busqueda de la Legitimidad,” Sept. 18, 2006.
He also published “Beyond Confrontation: The Resurgence of
Social Bargaining in Spain in the 1990s” in Comparative Political
Studies, vol. 40, no. 8, October 2006, and “El Dilema DemocraciaSeguridad” (“The Democracy vs. Security Dilemma”), a book
review of James Risen’s State of War: The Secret History of the CIA
and the Bush Administration (New York: Free Press, 2006) in the
Spanish journal Politica Exterior, September/October 2006, No. 113.
Louis N. Schulze, Jr., Law School. His article, “Transactional
Law in the Required Legal Writing Curriculum: An Empirical Study
of the Forgotten Future Business Lawyer,” will be published in 55
Cleveland St. Law Review.
Doug Snow and Jerry Gianakis, Public Management. Their
paper, “The Implementation and Utilization of Stabilization Funds
by Massachusetts Local Governments,” was accepted for publication
in Public Budgeting and Finance.
Dan Stefanescu, Mathematics and Computer Science, published a paper, “Distributed evaluation of generalized path queries,”
with Alex Thomo and Lida Thomo in the Proceedings of the 20th
Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing, Santa Fe, N.M. He
also published, “Enhanced Regular Path Queries on Semistructured
Databases,” with Alex Thomo in the Proceedings of the 11th
International Workshop on Foundations.  

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Syllabus, which he helped organize, at the 102nd annual meeting of
the American Political Science Association in Philadelphia.
Thomas Trott, Biology, was elected to the editorial board of the
Northeastern Naturalist, a quarterly peer-reviewed journal. This
summer, he completed two half-ironman competitions, three triathlons, a 5k road race and recently ran in the Portland, Maine,
News from the Physics Department: Patricia Hogan, Igor
Kreydin, Nataliia Perova and students John Hamm and Nicholas
Hennigar attended the third annual IEEE Communications Society
Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and
Networks (SECON 2006). They presented a poster, “Work on
Multi-Channel Gas Analyzer with Wireless Data Transmission as an
Educational Tool for Learning Science Concepts,” and gave a dem-

onstration on “University/Industry collaboration for Development
of a Wireless Network of Multi-channel, Multi-sensor Analyzers for
Environmental and Industrial Monitoring.”
Nancy Upton, Marketing. While serving as faculty in residence at the University’s Dakar campus, she spoke on “Achieving
Competitive Advantage through Customer Service” at the American
Chamber of Commerce Dakar. Upton also worked with West
African seafood producers to prepare for the Boston Seafood Show.
Denyce Wicht, Chemistry and Biochemistry, participated in a
project for Prentice Hall via coordination of the Green Chemistry
Institute, in which new end-of-chapter Web exercises on selected
green chemistry topics were written for the newest edition of the
Prentice Hall non-majors textbook, Chemistry for Changing Times.

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University Welcomes New Faculty
The University welcomed 34 new members to its distinguished faculty for
the 2006– 2007 academic year. They are:
College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Elif Armbruster, Assistant Professor, English
Christopher Clemens, Instructor, Communication and Journalism
Mary L. Crotty, Instructor, Communication and Journalism
Eric Dewar, Assistant P rofessor, Biology
Jennifer O’Connor Duffy, Assistant Professor, Education and Human

Breast Cancer Walk
Participating in this year’s walk to support Breast Cancer
Awareness were Athletic Trainer Jeff Stone, Associate
Director of Athletics Vicki Schull, Dean of Students Nancy
Stoll, Associate Director of Athletics Cary McConnell and
Head Men’s Basketball Coach Adam Nelson.
(Photo by John Gillooly)

C. Walsh Theatre Renovation
Takes Center Stage
Phase one of the C. Walsh Theatre renovations are complete, and, based on early reviews, the project deserves a
standing ovation.
“We have received an overwhelming positive response
from everyone within the Suffolk community and
beyond,” said Theatre Department General Manager Jim
Kaufman. “Students, faculty and staff have been excited
and impressed with everything the University has accomplished. I even had a mother and daughter from Germany
stop in to the theater recently on their visit to Suffolk, and
they kept commenting on how beautiful it is.”
Renovations include new first-floor seating, house
lighting and carpeting; improved infrastructure for sound,
light and media use; an expanded lobby with a level floor;
and a new, accessible bathroom, control room and storage
“The renovation not only provides a stunning
showcase for a wide range of University activities and
performances, but has created the technical infrastructure
to allow us to meet the demands of the University’s
ambitious educational mission,” said Theatre Department
Chair Marilyn Plotkins.  

In Memoriam
Catherine Judge, professor, Law School
Ruth Lottridge, emerita professor of English
Doris Pote, former registrar, Law School



Nir Eisikovits, Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Teri Fair, Assistant Professor, Government
Elliot Gabriel, Associate Professor, Psychology
Peter Jeffreys, Assistant Professor, English
Matthew Jerram, Assistant Professor, Psychology.
Xinxin Jiang, Assistant Professor, Math and Computer Science
Graham Kelder, Assistant Professor, Education and Human Services
Igor Kreydin, Assistant Professor, Physics
Iani Del Rosario Moreno, Assistant Professor, Humanities and Modern


Prashant Sharma, Assistant Professor, Physics
Susan Starr Sered, Assistant Professor, Sociology
Rebecca Tierney-Hynes, Assistant Professor, English
Bryan Trabold, Assistant Professor, English
Carmen Veloria, Instructor, Education and Human Services
Honggang Zhang, Assistant Professor, Math and Computer Science
Nasser Benkaci, Assistant Professor, New England School of Art and

Design (NESADSU)
Holly Markovitz, Lab Instructor, Humanities and Modern Languages
Mitchell Reid, Lab Instructor, Biology

Law School
Akhil Amar, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law
Dorothy Bisbee, Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Writing
John Copacino, Visiting Clinical Professor of Law
Rosa Kim, Assistant Professor of Legal Writing
Wayne Lewis, Visiting Professor of Law

Sawyer Business School
Karen Bishop, Assistant Professor, Management
Brendan F. Burke, Assistant Professor, Public Management
Giana M. Eckhardt, Assistant Professor, Marketing
Nukhet Harmancioglu, Assistant Professor, Marketing
Mark Lehrer, Associate Professor, Management
Joseph Wojdak, Executive in Residence, Accounting and Management