Rory Senerchia

Associate Dean

JWU Faculty Since 2002

Associate Dean Rory Senerchia

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Rory Senerchia is associate dean and professor within the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences at Johnson & Wales University. Her research focus is in the areas of curriculum development, particularly in the areas of interdisciplinary studies and arts and sciences.

In addition, Senerchia has focused her research on generational and educational changes, bridge programs and academic culture shock, as well as academic acculturation intervention. She has led various academic preparation programs for first-year students and international students, in addition to leading programs for faculty on best practices and continuous improvement.

As a professor of English and Humanities, Senerchia has taught English and Communication classes, English literature classes, and English for Second Language learners; she continues to teach Integrative Learning Courses.


  • Ph.D., Humanities, Salve Regina University
  • M.A., Comparative Literature & Culture Studies, University of Connecticut
  • B.A., University of Connecticut

As associate dean, I am proud of the programs we offer, for we embody skills such as critical thinking, analysis and synthesis, all required in a workforce that demands employees tackle multiple challenges.