Faculty and Staff


Dr. James MacGregorDr. James MacGregor
Associate Professor
(203) 392-6385
Ed.D. University of Hartford; M.S. Southern Connecticut State University
Department Chair
Office: OB 108C

Dr. Deborah SmithDr. Deborah Smith
Associate Professor
(203) 392-6390
Ph.D. Indiana University; M.S. Indiana University 
Field Experience Coordinator, Advisor: Community Recreation and Youth Development.
Office: OB 108D

Dr. Lee deLisleDr. Lee deLisle
Associate Professor
(203) 392-7159
Ph.D.: Social Science of Sport and Leisure; University of Connecticut 2002
Graduate Coordinator and Sport Management Advisor
Advisor for the SCSU Student Recreation Club

Office: OB 108A

MaryJo ArchambaultMaryJo Archambault
Assistant Professor
(203) 392-7053
M.S. Southern Connecticut State University
Undergraduate Coordinator & Advisor for the Therapeutic Recreation Program
Office: OB 108B
Professor Michael DodgeMike Dodge
Associate Professor
(203) 392-6011
M.S. Exercise Science; Southern Connecticut State University
Co-Coordinator of the Sports Management Program
Coordinator of Leadership Minor
Office: OB 102
Shane BeardsleyShane Beardsley
Assistant Professor
(203) 392-6956
M.S. Sport Administration, Manhattanville College
Senior Director of Operations and Events, Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment
Office: OB 108F 
Karreem A. MebaneKarreem A. Mebane
Assistant Professor
(203) 392-8837
MAR: Ethics; Yale University
Office: OB 108E
Suzanne ShawSuzanne Shaw
MBA, Quinnipiac University
Director of Hospitality and Events, Yale University
Advisor of Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management Program
Office: OB 108

Faculty Emeritus

Dr. Robert Cipriano
Former Chair of Southern Connecticut State University's Recreation and Leisure Studies Department, Professor Emeritus 
(203) 392-6387
Ed.D. New York University;  M.S. Morehead State University 
Office: OB 108C 

Dr. Joseph Panza
Professor Emeritus
Ed.D. University of Pennsylvania; M.A. Seton Hall University

Areas of Specialization: Leadership development, non-profit and recreational organizational management, disabilities in society, sports management, legal issues in recreation and leisure services.

Professional Associations: Executive Director, SARAH, Inc., Guilford, CT; former President and CEO of Bethphage Mission West, Inc., Englewood, CO. 

Part-Time Faculty

Mrs. Janet Connolly, CTRS 
M.S. SUNY – Cortland  
Director of Adaptive Sports, Hospital for Special Care

Ms. Jennifer Carroll-Fischer, CTRS
M.S. Southern Connecticut State University
Rehabilitation Specialist, State of Connecticut Department of DCF (retired)  

Mr. Steven Fredette
M. Ed., University of Connecticut 

Ms. Betsy Goff, Private Practice, JD
Temple University School of Law

Dr. Donna Lopiano, Ph.D. 
University of Southern California
President & Founder, Sports Management Resources

Mr. Joseph Milone
M.S. Southern Connecticut State University
Park Ranger, New Haven Parks, Recreation, and Trees

Mr. Edward Mockus
M.Ed. Temple University 
Associate Athletic Director, Yale University

Mr. Alex Palluzzi
M.S. Southern Connecticut State University
Director of Parks and Recreation, Branford, CT.

Mr. Jim Shea
M.S. University of North Carolina

Mr. Robert Sheeley
M.S. Southern Connecticut State University
Assoc. Vice President for Capital Budgeting & Facilities Operations, SCSU

Mr. Martin Torresquintero
M.S. Southern Connecticut State University 
Outdoor-Adventure Coordinator, New Haven Parks, Recreation and Trees


Mrs. Gale Massimino
Department Secretary
(203) 392-6388
Office: OB 108, main area


Jessee Keirstead
Jim Zarifis