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Adjunct Faculty
The quality of the courses and internships offered at the Warner School is further enhanced by the participation of a number of expert practitioners and faculty from other institutions in the roles of instructor or co-instructor for specific courses or internship supervisors.

These adjunct faculty members are selected to complement the expertise of the tenure-track and clinical-track faculty for the benefit of Warner students.

The following list includes only a subset of the people who will be serving as adjunct faculty.

Lisa Brown
Ed.D., University of Rochester
Certified in Online Teaching and Learning, Lisa Brown teaches a number of online and hybrid/online courses. Brown also has 20 years’ experience working in higher education at the University of Rochester and oversees online learning activities and the Blackboard learning management system.

Rick Crummins
J.D., Fordham University
Rick Crummins teaches courses in the higher education program related to higher education law. He serves as senior counsel in the Office of University Counsel at the University of Rochester.

Verna Hazen
M.B.A., Rochester Institute of Technology
Verna Hazen teaches courses in the higher education program related to financial aid administration. She serves as assistant vice president for enrollment management and director of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Kevin McGowan
Ph.D., University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Dr. McGowan became Superintendent of BCSD more than three years ago after being Superintendent of Warsaw Central School District. He started his career as a second grade teacher in the Starpoint Central School District in Niagara County, then served as assistant principal and principal in the Iroquois Central School District in Erie County. A native of Buffalo, he holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and master’s degree in school administration from Canisius College and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, a premier, research-intensive public university.

Joy Moss
M.S., University of Rochester
Joy Moss teaches courses in children’s literature at the Warner School. A literacy specialist at the Harley School in Brighton, N.Y., Moss has published several books on literacy learning.

Marian Nicoletti
M.S., Rochester Institute of Technology
Marian Nicoletti teaches courses in the higher education program related to admissions administration. She serves as senior associate director of admissions and director of transfer admissions at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Dan Osborn
Ed.D. candidate, University of Rochester
Dan Osborn has taught courses on inclusive education at Warner since 1999. A veteran elementary and special education teacher, he brings to his courses his personal experience teaching multi-grade classes that include students with very different abilities. Osborn is a doctoral student at Warner.

Linda Sullivan
M.S., Russell Sage College
Linda Sullivan teaches courses in the early childhood teacher preparation program related to disability. She is an inclusion specialist for the Monroe #1 BOCES Regional Early Childhood Direction Center where she researches current educational trends and practices and provides training to early childhood educators and families with young children.

Alfred Vitale
Ph.D., University of Rochester
Alfred Vitale teaches courses in the human development program, including theories of human development, life course studies, adolescent development, as well as master’s research methods courses. As a professional management consultant and evaluator, he has over 18 years of experience in managing various federal, large and small-scale education projects and designing and implementing program evaluations. His focus and interest is youth development and social identity. His dissertation provided a phenomenological methodology for understanding identity development across the life course.