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New Faculty
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Lisa "Lizzie" Falvey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Lisa Falvey, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Humanities and Social SciencesDr. Falvey has been an Assistant Professor of Communication, Media, and Cultural Studies at Emmanuel College since 2005, where she has created and taught a wide variety of courses in the theory and analysis of media.  Her area of research is on the shifting impact of "new media" on society, and she has created courses in Digital Culture and New Media Theory and its research methods. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Rhetoric from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a M.A. in English from William Paterson University, and a B.S. in Arts Administration from Russell Sage College.  This June, she will present on practices of voyeurism in YouTube communities at the London Film and Media conference.  In her spare time, she rides horses and bicycles.

Jody Michael Gordon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Jody Michael Gordon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Jody Michael Gordon comes to Wentworth from the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati. A specialist in Roman archaeology, Jody’s Ph.D., entitled Between Alexandria and Rome: A Postcolonial Archaeology of Cultural Identity in Hellenistic and Roman Cyprus, involved a comparative study of the effect of ancient empires on Cypriot identities. Jody is the Assistant Director of the Athienou Archaeological Project, an excavation focused on a Cypriot religious sanctuary dating from 600 B.C.E. to Roman times. In addition to excavating, Jody has a sincere interest in applied humanities and has spearheaded the AAP’s data digitization initiative. He also maintains an active research agenda that includes writing book reviews and chapters as well as presenting papers at the annual meetings of America’s premier archaeological research institutions (i.e., AIA and ASOR). Moreover, he has presented his research internationally at the Annual Meeting of the Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) in Nicosia, and locally at Boston University. Jody has held doctoral fellowships at both CAARI and Mount Allison University. Most recently, he has taught Ancient World Civilizations at WIT and has thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Wentworth’s students, faculty, and staff. Outside of academia, Jody loves jogging, listening to classical music, and cheering for his hometown NHL team, the Winnipeg Jets.

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Nicholas Park, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Nicholas Park, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Nicholas Park comes to Wentworth from Nebraska-Lincoln in the Department of Sociology.  He earned his BA in Sociology and Radio, Television, & Film from San Jose State University.  He completed both his MA and PhD at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  He has taught a range of courses including Marriage & Family, Social Problems, Introduction to Sociology, and Drugs & Society.  

His areas of specialty are Family, Gender & LGBT Issues, though he also has scholarly and teaching interests in Media Studies and Crime & Deviance.  His research focuses on adoption, infertility, and Lesbian & Gay families.  His other work includes substance use among rural adolescents and the stigma management strategies of ex-offenders. Dr. Park has presented at numerous national and regional conferences, and has a forthcoming article on adoption and the importance of motherhood in the Journal of Family Issues. 

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, hiking, camping, and exploring the back roads, national parks, and small towns from coast to coast.  Though by no means a foodie, he is always on the lookout for great roadside diners.  He collects records of the classic rock variety and is often told he was born in the wrong decade due to his music and fashion tastes. 

Kristen Hudak Rosero, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Kristen Hudak Rosero, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr. Kristen Rosero joined us this fall 2013 semester. Dr. Rosero completed her PhD in Political Science at Northeastern University in 2010 and comes to us from Eastern Connecticut State University where she's been a Visiting Assistant Professor. She's also taught at Bentley University and Northeastern and comes with stellar recommendations as a teacher and colleague. Prior to joining academia, Kristen was a bank examiner for the Massachusetts Division of Banks, an experience which continues to inspire her current research interests. Currently, her primary research focus is the political economy of development, specifically microfinance, and has included field work in Sri Lanka and Nepal. This work has resulted in an impressive list of publications in top-tier journals and conference presentations with scholarly organizations. 

Phyllis Wentworth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Phyllis Wentworth, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences

Despite her last name, Phyllis Wentworth comes to WIT without any special family connections. She earned her BA in philosophy and art history from Boston College, and her MA in psychology from Mount Holyoke College. Her PhD is from the University of New Hampshire, where she specialized in the history of psychology, focusing on the Progressive-era treatment of orphans.

As a member of the psychology/sociology department at Bristol Community College, Professor Wentworth taught a wide range of face-to-face and online courses. She has published articles on historical and developmental subjects, and made presentations at regional and national conferences related to college teaching and learning.

Although she developed a successful Sports Psychology course, it has done nothing to improve her own slow pace on the few 5K/10K races she sprinkles throughout the summer and fall. She’s happy to be back in the neighborhood, after working at the Gardner Museum all four years of college.

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