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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.


Program List Creation

60% completed

A list of all of the academic programs available at Bristol is being compiled and reviewed; the goal of this project is to ensure consistency and accuracy in the information provided to various reporting agencies and that any changes to requirements, curriculum, etc. are made as necessary.


Academic Freedom Policy

40% completed

The Academic Affairs office is driving the adoption of a shared policy on Academic Freedom to ensure adequate faculty protection of first amendment related rights in the classroom.


Dean, Behavioral & Social Sciences and Education

0% completed

The Dean of Behavioral & Social Sciences and Education will provide senior-level vision, leadership and administrative direction for Behavioral & Social Science and Education and oversee all programs within the area.

Equity Commitment

Bristol Community College's academic programs strive to provide equitable educational opportunities to all students and create a sense of belonging. We engage students in rigorous learning, striving to transform attitudes and beliefs to position our students to become agents of change and serve as leaders in our communities.


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Academic Affairs Contact Information

April Lynch

Chief of Staff, Strategic Development | Interim Associate Dean of Academic Innovation and Professional Development

774.357.2794 |


Dr. Andrew Fisher

Vice President, Academic Affairs

774.357.2705 | 


Dr. Christine Hubbard

Executive Dean


Natalie Beach

Dean, Library Learning Commons

774.357.2062 |


Dr. Dorothy Chase

Dean, Health Sciences & Nursing

774.357.2577  | 


Jennifer Puniello

Dean, Arts & Humanities

774.357.2083 |


Dr. Janet V. Ray

Dean, Attleboro


Vidyanidhi Rege

Dean, Business and Experiential Education

774.357.2647 | 


Dr. Robert Rezendes

Dean, Taunton

774.357.3457 | 


Dr. Adrienne Foster Scharf

Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

774.357.2480 |


Dr. Patricia Sherblom

Dean, Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education 


Andrew Hinote

Director of Online Learning

774.357.2732 |


Michaela Barcelos

Staff Associate, Academic Affairs


Rossis Melendez

Staff Associate, Academic Affairs


Sandra Stebenne

Staff Associate, Academic Affairs

774.357.2185 |




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