Suzanne Buglione

Associate Professor

JWU Faculty Since 2023

Suzanne Buglione

Contact Info


Suzanne M. Buglione joined JWU’s Educational Leadership doctoral program in 2022, where she teaches Leadership in Higher Education and Resource Planning and Management in Higher Education. She previously served as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Bristol Community College, where she advanced innovation and strategy including high impact practices, innovative curriculum and course delivery models, reduced equity gaps, and grew online learning during her tenure. Suzanne has worked with the MA Department of Higher Education to develop a Racial Equity Strategic Plan, delivered ongoing training for community college deans and campus leaders, and led proposal development and negotiations for union contracts.

Buglione’s experience includes over two decades of college teaching in undergraduate and graduate education, developing First Year Experience programming, outcomes assessment, prior learning assessment, and a center for service-learning and civic engagement. She has presented widely and has authored articles, chapters and a monograph related to the community college, the scholarship of engagement, adult learning, identity development and social justice, faculty development, and equity-conscious leadership and organizational culture.


  • Ed.D. in Leadership in Higher Education, University of Massachusetts, Boston
  • M.Ed. Health Education/Community Health, Worcester State College
  • BS, Natural Sciences, Worcester State College

I bring an equity-conscious approach to the courses I teach and dissertation research I advise, building a lens for critical analysis and leadership in today's shifting higher education landscape. I encourage doctoral students to bring cultural wealth contributing their work and identity-based experiences to co-create our learning. My research engages this approach, coupled with authentic, qualitative methodologies.


  • EDUC8090 - Leadership in Higher Education
  • EDUC8016 - Resource Management and Planning in Higher Education

Professional Affiliations

New England Educational Research Organization; Proposal Reviewer
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), Evaluator
CommunityBuild, Principal and Lead Consultant



  • Buglione. (in progress): Equity-Conscious Leadership and Higher Education Institutions: Engaging Research in Human Resource Practice, In Hughes, C (Eds). Bridging Gaps in Human Resource Development Through Scholar-Practitioners. IGI Global
  • Buglione. (2023, July 10). Adult Learner Identities: intersectionality and Integration. The Evolllution.
  • Buglione, Billups. (2023, June 15). Eyes Wide Shut: Are Today's Adult Learners Our Invisible Student Population? The Evolllution
  • Buglione. (2023). Book Review. Transformative critical service-learning: Theory and practice for engaging community college students and university learners in building an activist mindset. Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship