Adjunct Professor of Political Science
Gary W. Boisseau, MEd, is an expert on American politics and related topics of government, elections, and the Constitution of the United States.
Gary W. Boisseau is a professor of political science who spent twenty-five years as a high school history educator and many years in management in the retail and transportation industries. Mr. Boisseau holds a Master of Education with forty-five hours beyond, with a concentration in secondary education from American International College. He earned a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in political science and economics from AIC, with an Associate Degree in Arts and Science from Holyoke Community College in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Boisseau is an avid writer of inspirational thoughts and a digital photographer who dabbles in podcasting.
Political Science | Politics | Government | Constitution | Elections | History
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Jennifer Feitel, EdD, is an expert in criminal justice with a special focus on corrections, active shooter training, and public safety in higher education.
Dr. Feitel has held custody and treatment positions during her career, working as an employee of the State of Connecticut Department of Corrections for over twenty years. Feitel has supervised adult and youth inmates working with a diverse population. She was a member of the Department’s Correctional Emergency Response Team as a highly trained first responder in tactical operations who worked on statewide emergency assistance initiatives and provided leadership for corrections in Connecticut at the statewide Training Academy.
As a graduate of Central Connecticut State University, with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice, Feitel has a well-rounded knowledge of Criminology and Psychology. She continued her educational pursuits as an Adjunct teacher at the University and as an Assistant Instructor at Goodwin University, focusing on courses in Corrections and Criminal Law. Furthering her dedication and passion for teaching, she completed all requirements for a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, EdD, from the University of Hartford, receiving her Doctorate in Education in 2022.
Criminal Justice | Criminology | Criminal Law | Corrections | Active Shooter Training | Public Safety in Higher-Ed
Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (ODEIB)
Ms. Figueroa-Santana can speak about issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion and how AIC is working to develop these facets of campus life.
Ms. Figueroa-Santana is the Director of the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at AIC, focusing on institutional and programmatic DEIB initiatives. Before her time at AIC, Figueroa-Santana worked in San Francisco as a middle school math and science teacher and then in New York City as an attorney specializing in white-collar criminal defense and complex commercial litigation. She is a native of Western Massachusetts and enjoys giving back to the community where she was raised. Figueroa-Santana holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Brown University and a juris doctor degree from Columbia Law School.
Diversity | Equity | Inclusion | Belonging | DEI | DEIB | Campus Environment
LinkedIn page: www.linkedin.com/in/bianca-figueroa-santana-9b373662
Adjunct Professor of History
Robert Ravens-Seger, Sr. is an expert in state, national, and international politics with a historical perspective.
Professor Robert Ravens-Seger, MA, has taught classes in US, Western and global history, as well as American national government, American national elections, comparative politics, political philosophy, philosophy, religious studies, and ethics. Ravens-Seger currently teaches US history II and world religions at AIC. The professor began post-secondary teaching as a teaching assistant at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and taught for the University in Vitznau, Switzerland. He has also taught in the Connecticut Community College System, and at Bay Path University in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from UMass Amherst where he specialized in ancient history. While attending Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, he majored in ancient history and minored in medieval studies and religious studies. Ravens-Seger is also active in local politics, continuously holding elective or appointive offices since 1999.
History | Ancient History | Political History | History | Ancient History | Global History | Government | Elections | Voting | Politics | Political Philosophy | Voting | Protests
Director of Counseling, Dexter Counseling Center – Division of Student Affairs
Renee Rosado can provide insights on college mental health trends, the importance of wellness and self-care strategies, understanding burnout and its prevention, healthy relationships, and building awareness about diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Dr. Renee Rosado (she/her) is a licensed psychologist and the Director of Counseling in the Dexter Counseling Center at American International College. Before earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2015 and transitioning her professional focus to college mental health, she practiced as a masters level therapist (LMHC) in community-based outpatient settings and residential treatment centers in Western Massachusetts since 2005. As a trauma-informed clinician, Renee employs strength-based approaches in her work with college students and strives to provide an inclusive and welcoming therapeutic space for all. She is passionate about social justice and her dedication to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is demonstrated through her active participation on several committees focused on improving the living and learning community at AIC.
Mental Health | Counseling | Trauma | Therapy | Student well-being | Psychology
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