Colby-Sawyer College has welcomed six faculty members this fall to three academic departments. They bring the number of full-time and pro-rata faculty at the college to 79, compared with 60 a decade ago. Last year, 80 percent of all Colby-Sawyer classes, including online classes, were taught by full-time faculty members.
Martin Green comes to Colby-Sawyer as an associate professor and the new chair of the Business Administration Department. His expertise ranges from statistics and communications to leadership and operations management. Professor Green holds a B.S. from the University of Maine at Machias, an M.P.A. from George Washington University and a Ph.D. in administration and policy from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Professor Green’s leadership of the business administration program includes faculty assessments, scheduling courses and expanding the program. He previously served for 17 years as associate professor and interim M.B.A. director at Franklin Pierce University’s College of Graduate Professional Studies. He has also taught at the University of Virginia, Averett College and Keene State College.
Megan Gassman joins the college as an assistant professor in the Exercise and Sports Sciences Department. She is completing her Ph.D. in international business with specializations in sports management and marketing at Southern New Hampshire University, where she earned a B.S. and an M.B.A. She will teach Introduction to Exercise Science, Introduction to the Sport Industry, Philosophy of Sport, and Facility Planning and Event Management this semester.
Colby-Sawyer’s School of Health Profession gained four new hires. Assistant Professor of Nursing and Public Health Aurora Drew holds an A.B. in drama and film from Dartmouth College; an M.A. in administration, leadership and technology from New York University’s School of Education; and a Ph.D. from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. She specializes in substance abuse, public health, healthcare and health and wellness. Professor Drew has taught graduate students at the Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine since 2012.
Jennifer Holl ’06 returned to her alma mater as an adjunct professor in 2012 and this year joins the School of Health Professions as an assistant professor. As a senior graduating from Colby-Sawyer College’s Nursing Program in 2006, she received the David H. Winton Baccalaureate Award, presented to the graduate who ranks highest in scholarship in the class.
Professor Holl has worked as a staff nurse at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in West Lebanon, N.H., for the past nine years and specializes in hematologic malignancies and bone marrow transplants. She will continue to work at Dartmouth-Hitchcock on a per diem basis while teaching clinical for senior nursing students this fall.
Lisa Purvis,previously an adjunct instructor at Colby-Sawyer, returns to the college as an assistant professor in the School of Health Professions. An Ed.D. candidate at the University of Vermont, Purvis holds a B.A. from Regis College, an M.B.A. from Wake Forest University’s Babcock School of Management and an M.P.H. from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.
Professor Purvis has served as the program manager at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, program coordinator for the M.P.H. program at the University of New Hampshire, and most recently, as the educational specialist/research coordinator at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine.
Jennifer Taylor ’10, assistant professor in the School of Health Professions, holds a B.S. in nursing from Colby-Sawyer and an M.S.N. from Duke University with a focus in adult-gerontology primary care. Professor Taylor has worked at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and with Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice, as well as completing clinicals at Newport Health Center and New London Hospital.
Professor Taylor will teach Nursing 101 with Dr. Susan Reeves, dean of the School of Health Professions, and senior clinical at Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Intermediate Cardiac Care Unit. She is looking forward to another season as the assistant coach for the Women’s Tennis team, which last year earned its third straight North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) East Division title.