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New Academic leadership

January, 2017

QCC is proud to announce new appointments in Academic Affairs:

Dr. Nancy Shoenfeld, new Interim VP of Academic Affairs, has been at QCC for 15 years, most recently as assistant VP of Academic Affairs. She was previously Dean of Human Services and Science, Biotechnology Program Coordinator and Coordinator of the Department of Natural Sciences. She began her career as a professor of biology at Bunker Hill Community College, before joining  QCC. She has taught in the community college system for approximately 25 years. She has been active in overseeing curriculum revisions, new program and course development, program, program planning for the Southbridge campus. She earned a bachelor’s in biology and chemistry from Wheaton College and a doctorate degree in physiology from Rutgers University.

Dr. Linda Esper, new Interim Dean of Healthcare, came to QCC in July 2016, as Director of Nurse Education. Dr. Esper has more than 34 years of academic and administrative experience, most recently as the Director of the Nursing Department and a Professor of Nursing at Becker College. She was also the Dean of Health Sciences at Becker College. Additionally, she has worked in clinical and educational roles in the private sector throughout Worcester County. Dr. Esper earned a bachelor’s degree of science in Urban Studies from Worcester State University, a Registered Nurse degree from Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing, a master’s degree of science in nursing from Anna Maria College, a master’s degree in Business Administration from Anna Maria College and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from University of Hartford.

Dr. Jen Arner Welsh, new Interim Dean of the School of Public Service and Social Sciences, has been with Quinsigamond Community College since 2009. She brings into this role her experience as a tenured professor of Psychology and Coordinator of the General Studies program, as well as many years of service to the college on committees addressing NEASC Standards, Curriculum Review, Learning Council, and Transfer Advising. In addition, she has provided instruction at Fitchburg State University, Clark University and DePauw University on courses involving Psychology, Gender Issues and Sexual Assault; has prior higher education work experience in Residence Life and Financial Aid; and is a recipient of several honors and awards including the NISOD Excellence Award. Ms. Welsh earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Earlham College, Indiana, and both a master’s degree and doctorate degree in developmental psychology from Clark University.