Meet the newest members of the Merrimack faculty. These new faculty join a community of scholars whose rigorous studies, innovative research and collaborative teaching are vital to the College’s mission. Through a dedication to the pursuit of knowledge, Merrimack faculty make significant contributions to society and are sought-after authorities in their fields.
Mark Benander, Ph.D.
Mark Benander, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Practice, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Teaching Interests: Psychopharmacology; Counseling Theory; Counseling Skills, Assessment and Diagnosis.
Amanda Carlson, Ph.D. (ABD)
Amanda Carlson, Ph.D. (ABD), Assistant Professor, Accounting
- Ph.D., Accounting, University of Wisconsin – Madison
- M.S., Accountancy, Bentley University
- M.B.A., Accountancy, Bentley University
- A.B., History and Literature, Harvard University
Teaching Interests: Auditing; Data Analytics; Financial Accounting and Reporting; Fraud and Forensic Accounting; Nonprofit and Governmental Accounting.
Philip Cole, R.N., D.N.P., M.B.A., M.S.N.
Philip Cole, R.N., D.N.P., M.B.A., M.S.N., Assistant Clinical Professor, Nursing
Teaching Interests: Emergency Nursing; Critical Care Nursing; Health Assessment, Pharmacology; Cardiac Electrophysiology; Medical Terminology.
Amanda Cremone-Caira, Ph.D.
Amanda Cremone-Caira, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Psychology
Teaching Interests: Cognitivie Electrophysiology; Science Writing; Research Methodology.
Rebecca Legro, M.S.
Rebecca Legro, M.S., Assistant Professor of Practice, Compass Program
Teaching Interests: Critical Inquiry; Conflict Resolution; Student Development Theory.
Kristy McDowell, Ph.D.
Kristy McDowell, Ph.D., Lecturer, Director of Environmental Sciences and Sustainability Program
Teaching Interests: Environmental Science
Christine McLaughlin, Ph.D. (ABD)
Christine McLaughlin, Ph.D. (ABD), Assistant Professor of Practice, Compass Program
Teaching Interests: Twentieth-Century Modernism; English Composition and Literature; English Language Learning and Student Success.
Angela Mousseau, Ph.D.
Angela Mousseau, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Practice, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Teaching Interests: Statistics; Positive Psychology; Culturally Competent Practice and Leadership; Child Psychotherapy; Psychological Assessment; Research Methods.
Lien Nguyen, Ph.D.
Lien Nguyen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Practice, Public Affairs
Teaching Interests: Government Finance – Capital Financing; Government Revenue and Fiscal Health; Public Management and Policy Analysis; Quantitative Methods; Nonprofit Management.
Jhansi Prathuri, Ph.D.
Jhansi Prathuri, Ph.D., Instructional Professor, Computer and Data Sciences
Teaching Interests: Design and Implementation of Cryptographic Algorithms using Chaotic Functions; Machine Learning; Big Data; Cryptography; Chaotic Cryptography; Non-linear Dynamics.
Septime Sessou, Ph.D. (ABD)
Septime Sessou, Ph.D. (ABD), Assistant Professor, Communication & Media Studies
Teaching Interests: Intercultural Communication; Environmental Communication; Organizational Communication; Media, Culture and Identity; Communication and Advocacy.
Amy Shafrir, Sc.D.
Amy Shafrir, Sc.D., Assistant Professor, Nutrition & Public Health
Teaching Interests: Public Health; Epidemiology; Chronic Disease Epidemiology; Reproduction Health; Quantitative and Research Methods.
Brian Zager, Ph.D.
Brian Zager, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Practice, Compass Program
Teaching Interests: Communication Skills.
Paul T. Zipper, Ph.D.
Paul T. Zipper, Ph.D., Lecturer, Criminology and Criminal Justice
Teaching Interests: Theoretical Criminology; Criminal Law and Procedure; Juvenile Justice; Hate Crimes; Criminal Investigation Research Methods.