I’m motivated by the impact I can have on students. Not only in terms of knowledge, but getting to know them and helping guide them to their careers.”


I was born and raised in Rhode Island. I graduated from Rhode Island College, then completed both my MBA and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) from Babson College.

Upon receiving my MBA, I began work at Fleet National Bank, where my experience included becoming assistant vice president in retail banking; later I became a senior lending officer in the commercial banking division. I later became a vice president in the commericial lending department of Pawtucket Trust Company.

I joined Johnson & Wales in 1991. I have spent almost my entire time here teaching gaduate students. I have been faculty, program director, associate dean and graduate studies chair. My area of concentration includes strategic leadership, ethics and social responsiblity. In 2004 I earned my Phd from Salve Regina University. I have been involved in all major committees in the university and within my program.


My dissertation concerned the role of the holistic person in today’s employment market. The question we all must answer is, “In the age of technology do employers want someone who is strictly job-trained, or one who can speak to a variety of issues and communicate well?” My findings have indicated that employers need workers who can think and communicate, rather than those whose skills are more limited to specific job knowledge.

Professional Memberships

  • American Management Association, 1997-present