Faculty and Staff of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies


MacGregor 2013Dr. James MacGregor
Associate Professor
(203) 392-6385.  Macgregorj1@southernct.edu
Ed.D. University of Hartford; M.S. Southern Connecticut State University
Department Chair and Therapeutic Recreation Advisor 
Office: OB 108C.

Areas of Specialization:
Therapeutic Recreation, inclusion, leadership, community recreation development and administration. Former Coordinator and Chief Recreation Therapist, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services, Rehabilitation Center of Fairfield County.

Jan Jones

Dr. Jan Louise Jones
Associate Professor, 203-392-8837, jonesj39@southernct.edu
Ph.D. University of Connecticut; M.A. & B.A Acadia University
Undergraduate Coordinator & Travel and Tourism Management Advisor,
Office: OB 108E.
International Coordinator in Office of International Education, Engleman Hall B129
Areas of Teaching Specialization: Teaches introductory travel and tourism management, sustainable tourism, research methods, and history and philosophy of leisure courses.
Research Experience: Impacts of international tourism and voluntourism development, responsible tourism, community tourism and, collaborative tourism stakeholder development.
Professional Associations: Scientific Board and University Sponsor for INVTUR 2014 Conference (Portugal), Research Associate for Voluntourism.org, Board of Directors  & Reviewer for Loisir et Société/Society & Leisure (Canada), Regional Editor and Reviewer for Revista Turismo 

Deborah SmithDr. Deborah Smith
Associate Professor, (203) 392-6390.   Smithd17@southernct.edu
Ph.D. Indiana University; M.S. Indiana University 
Field Experience Coordinator, Advisor: Community Recreation and Youth Development.
Office: OB 108D. 
Areas of Specialization:
Programming, management - particularly in the public and non-profit sectors - and youth services, recreation in community development. Former Director of School Programs and Playgrounds/Youth Extension Agent for Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department, Bloomington, Indiana. 

deLisle Aug 2013Dr. Lee deLisle
Associate Professor, (203) 392-7159. deLislel2@southernct.edu
Ph.D.: Social Science of Sport and Leisure; University of Connecticut 2002
Graduate Coordinator and Sport Management Advisor.
Office: OB 108A.
Areas of Specialization
Event Management, Philosophy of Leisure, Recreational Management Theory & Practice, and Sport Management. Dr. deLisle joined the faculty at Southern in 2012. Previously he served as the Department Chair of the Human Performance and Health Education at Western Michigan University. Dr. deLisle also worked as the Director of Parks and Recreation in Groton, CT. and was an adjunct instructor at the University of Connecticut. Dr. deLisle served on the Society of Park and Recreation Educators Board of Directors and is the  Chair of the Education Section of National Recreation and Parks Association. He is a member of the Academy of Leisure Sciences, the World Leisure Association and the Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association. He serves as the advisor for the SCSU Student Recreation Club. Dr. deLisle authored the text Creating Special Events for Sagamore Publications in 2009, with a second edition coming out in 2014, and co-authored the text, The Story of Leisure, in 1998. He has contributed research articles to the World Leisure Journal, the Annals of Leisure Research, Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, SCHOLE, and in publications for the National and Recreation and Parks Association and the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association. Dr. deLisle lives in Prospect with his wife Rhonda and their Border Collie Montana.

Faculty Emeritus

Robert Cipriano

Dr. Robert Cipriano
Ed.D. New York University;  M.S. Morehead State University.
Former Chair of Southern Connecticut State University's Recreation and Leisure Studies Department. Professor Emeritus.  
Office: OB 108C. (203)392-6387. Ciprianor1@southernct.edu 

Joseph Panza

Dr. Joseph Panza
 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.
Executive Director, SARAH, Inc., Guilford, CT; former President and CEO of Bethphage Mission West, Inc., Englewood, CO.  Panzaj1@southernct.edu

Part-Time Faculty

Ms. Mary Jo Archambault, CTRS
M.S. Southern Connecticut State University
Recreation Therapist, Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, CT

Mr. Shane Beardsley
M.S. Sport Administration, Manhattanville College
Senior Director of Operations and Events Harbor Yard Sports and Entertainment

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)  

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. 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. Office: OB 108, main area.
(203) 392-6388. Massiminog1@southernct.edu


Bridget Lawless
Andrew Marulo
Katelin Noffsinger