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22 New Faculty Members Introduced at PC
New Faculty Members

​22 New Faculty Members Introduced at PC

Providence, R.I.--Twenty-two new, full-time faculty members--including nine who are tenure-track--have joined Providence College for the 2011-12 academic year.

The new faculty members will join 15 academic departments and programs. The departments of philosophy and history have three new faculty members, while the departments of English, marketing, political science, and theology have two.

A number of the new faculty members have taught at higher-education institutions, including Harvard College, the University of Chicago, Xavier University, Loyola Marymount University, and the University of Oregon.

The higher education institutions at which the new faculty members have earned their doctoral degrees include Harvard University, Yale University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, the University of Bristol (UK), the University of Notre Dame, Boston College, and Boston University.

Their areas of academic scholarship and expertise include the history of medicine, health activism, Colonial American history, medieval studies, Internet marketing, community and civic engagement, metaphysics, investments and investment policy, sacramental theology, and Caribbean and Cuban literature.

The new, full-time faculty members are:

  • Dr. Christopher B. Alt, adjunct assistant professor of finance
  • Dr. Brian Pocock Boeninger, adjunct assistant professor of philosophy
  • Dr. Stephanie Pocock Boeninger, assistant professor of English
  • H. Kirk Bozigian, adjunct instructor of marketing
  • Dr. Marie C. Courtemanche, adjunct assistant professor of political science
  • Dr. Cristina M. Cummings, adjunct assistant professor of biology
  • Dr. Edmund Dain, assistant professor of philosophy
  • Dr. Jason A. Gabisch, assistant professor of marketing
  • Dr. Raymond F. Hain, assistant professor of philosophy
  • Dr. Margaret Healy-Varley, instructor of English
  • Dr. Shareen Holly, adjunct assistant professor of psychology
  • Dr. Jennifer G. Illuzzi, assistant professor of history
  • Dr. Raymond S.K. Lam, adjunct assistant professor of chemistry
  • Dr. Michon M. Matthiesen, adjunct assistant professor of theology
  • Dr. Katrina H. Norvell, adjunct assistant professor of political science and of public and community service studies
  • Dr. Todd D. Olszewski, adjunct assistant professor of health policy and management
  • Rev. David T. Orique, O.P., assistant professor of history
  • Dr. Monica Simal, instructor of Spanish
  • Richard B. Smith, adjunct instructor of management
  • LTC James J. Tuite IV, professor of military science
  • Dr. Adrian C. Weimer, assistant professor of history


  • Dr. Robert Louis Wilken, Rev. Robert J. Randall Distinguished Professor in Christian Culture


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