Distinguished Faculty

Rivier University's Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program brings together distinguished faculty from a variety of disciplines. Ed.D. students will benefit from the doctoral faculty’s rich experience in leadership, strategic decision-making, educational policy, research design, data gathering and results analysis.

John Gleason, Ed.D.
Director, Ed.D. Program; Professor
Ed.D., Teaching, Curriculum & Learning Environments, Harvard University
M.A., Special Education, University of Michigan
B.A., Special Education, Boston College

Diane Connell, Ed.D.
Professor
Ed.D., Boston University
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
B.A.,  Avila College

Carol A. Langelier, Ph.D.
Professor
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Northeastern University
C.A.G.S., Counseling Psychology, Anna Maria College
M.Ed., School Counseling, Northeastern University
B.A., Biology, University of New Hampshire

 Jerome L. Rekart, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Psychology, Northwestern University
M.Sc., Psychology, Northwestern University
B.S., Biochemistry, Indiana University

Naomi Schoenfeld, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Special Education (Concentration Emotional and Behavioral Disorders), Arizona State University
M.A., Special Education, University of Arizona
B.A., Psychology, Queens College

Robert Walrath, Psy.D.
Assistant Professor
Psy.D., Nova Southeastern University
M.S., California State University
B.A., Alfred University