Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership Faculty

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Karen Donoghue '03, EdD

Vice President

Student Life

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William Johnson

Dean of Students

Office of the Dean of Students

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Melissa Quan

Director of the Center for Social Impact, Fairfield University

Get to Know Melissa

Melissa Quan, EdD
Director of the Center for Social Impact, Fairfield University

Melissa Quan, EdD, is director of the Center for Social Impact at Fairfield University where she has worked since 2002. As director, Dr. Quan leads the strategic growth and development of academic community engagement. Dr. Quan completed her master’s degree in education at Fairfield University in 2005 and earned a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2021. The International Association of Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement recognized her scholarship with the Dissertation Award in 2021. Dr. Quan has several publications that focus on professional development within the field of higher education community engagement, institutional change, and community-engaged teaching and learning. Dr. Quan is an alumna of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (1998-1999) and currently serves on the board of directors with RYASAP (Regional Adult and Youth Social Action Partnership). She is a recipient of the Lucy Katz Woman of the Year Award (2016) and the Martin Luther King Jr. Vision Award (2012), both from Fairfield University, for her commitment and work to promote social justice. She lives in Fairfield, Conn., with her husband, two children, a parent, and a pup.

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Walter Rankin


Vice Provost for Graduate

Professional and Continuing Education

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Pamela Tobert-Bynum Rivers

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs


Bellarmine Campus

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Jay Rozgonyi

Associate Vice Provost for Pedagogical Innovation & Effectiveness
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Rev. John D. Savard, S.J.,'78

Dean’s Liaison for Community Partnerships School in the School of Education and Human Development

Assistant Director of the Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality

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Meredith Smith

Assistant Vice President & Director of Residence Life

Adjunct Faculty

Roosevelt Charles

Academic Division Dean, Foothill College

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Anna Cutaia

Superintendent, Milford Public Schools

Tamu Lucero

Superintendent, Stamford Public Schools

Shawn Marinello

Principal, Northeast Elementary School

Deb Melzer

Dean of Students, Loyola Marymount University

Megan Monahan

Associate Dean for Equity and Compliance Programs/Title IX Coordinator, Connecticut College

Ophelia Rowe

Vice President of Student Affairs, University of New Haven

Tom Scarice

Superintendent, Westport Public Schools

Craig Tunks

Director of Technology Integration and Innovation, King School, Stamford CT

Kris Woleck

Assistant Superintendent, New Fairfield Public Schools

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