Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs provides oversight and leadership for all credit-bearing academic programs, instruction, and support services at all College locations, including online.  

Activities and areas of responsibility include oversight of curriculum, planning, budget administration, staffing, professional development for faculty and professional staff, development of degree and certificate programs, and various professional accreditations.

The fundamental goal of the Office of Academic Affairs is to promote student learning by fostering excellence in teaching and an environment that promotes individual students to develop into critical thinkers and autonomous learners.


Academic Calendar

Stay on top of important semester dates with the Bristol Academic Calendar. Details about the first day of classes, holidays, finals and more can be found in the Academic Calendar.


Academic Affairs Contact Information:

Dr. Chad Argotsinger Chief of Staff, Academic Affairs
   774.357.3591 |
Dr. Suzanne Buglione Vice President, Academic Affairs
   774.357.2705 |
Dr. Dorothy Chase Associate Dean, Nursing
Jennifer Dekkers Interim Associate Dean, Academic Innovation and Professional Development
Dr. Shanna Howell Dean, New Bedford
   774.357.2655 |
Dr. April Lavoie Interim Associate Dean, Health Sciences
   774.357.3727 |
Lisa Lavoie Operations Specialist, Academic Affairs
   774.357.2186 |
Rossis Melendez Staff Associate, Academic Affairs
Dr. Michael Murphy Dean, Online Learning
   774.357.2387 |
Dr. Kathleen Pearle Dean, Behavioral & Social Sciences and Education
   774.357.3516 |
Luz Perez Staff Associate, Central Academic Affairs
   774.357.2185 |
Jennifer Puniello Interim Dean, Arts & Humanities
   774.357.2083 |
Dr. Janet V. Ray Dean, Attleboro
Dr. Vidyanidhi Rege Dean, Business and Experiential Education
   774.357.2647 |
Dr. Robert Rezendes Dean, Taunton
   774.357.3457 |
Dr. Katie Ruggieri Associate Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
   774.357.3827 | 
Dr. Avis Rupert Associate Dean, Arts & Humanities
Sarmad Saman Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
   774.357.2480 |
Dr. Patricia Sherblom Associate Dean, Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Laurel Whisler Associate Dean, Library Learning Commons



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