Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College


Joshua Becker

Professor, Psychology

B.A., University of Hamburg Germany
M.S., Boston University
M.Ed., C.A.G.S., University of Massachusetts

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Josh has been teaching courses in psychology, education, and human services at GCC since 2002, alongside other work in both educational and clinical settings. He is especially passionate about helping students clarify their academic, professional, and personal goals, making each class relevant to their life-long learning. His academic interests lie in that space where the fields of psychology, education, and cultural studies intertwine. Josh holds a Masters degree in school counseling, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in child development. He is currently completing his doctorate in clinical psychology at Union Institute & University in Brattleboro VT.

Terry Boyce

Professor, Psychology

A.S., Herkimer County Community College (SUNY)
B.P.S., State University of New York, Brockport
M.S.W., University of Connecticut

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Terry teaches Principles of Psychology and Abnormal Psychology on a regular basis.  Terry also served as Dean of Students at GCC and currently consults with the Office of Student Life.  Terry serves on the Curriculum and Academic Policy committee and for many years has co-chaired the annual golf tournament for the GCC Foundation.

Katharine Daube

Adjunct, Sociology

Katharine began at GCC over fifteen years ago, teaching a course on Gerontology. Since then she has taught Sociology.  She is particularly interested in how social environment (gender, race, social class, etc.) impacts people’s health, and she obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1998. Katharine also works at Holyoke Community College, where she teaches Sociology courses as well as a Human Services course she created on Family Violence. She lives in Northampton with her partner, their three children, and a sleepy cat named Moxie.

Buz Eisenberg

Professor, Political Science/Criminal Justice

B.A., University of Massachusetts
J.D., Western New England School of Law

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Buz began teaching courses involving both law and government at GCC as an adjunct in 1997, and has been a member of the full time faculty since 2001. In addition to his teaching, Buz served as the Secretary of the Assembly, GCC’s shared governance structure, from 2003 until May of 2017. Buz was honored in the Spring of 2017 by having the Buz Eisenberg Civic Engagement Scholarship endowed in his name by GCC. Among the many not-for-profit boards on which he has served, Buz remains President of the International Justice Network, is a founding member of the ACLU of W.Mass Immigrant Protection Project, and continues to serve as the elected Town Moderator of Ashfield. Massachusetts. In addition to his teaching Buz has been a trial lawyer since 1980, and is Of Counsel to the Northampton, MA litigation firm of Weinberg & Garber, P.C. Buz continues to focus his practice in the areas of civil liberties and human rights, having represented detainees at Guantánamo Bay for 12 years beginning in 2004. Among his regional, state, and national recognitions are the 1999 Pro Bono Publico Award by the Massachusetts Bar Association; the Southern Center for Human Rights Frederick Douglas Human Rights Award; the Boston Bar Association Presidents Award presented by Governor Deval Patrick; The Beacon of Justice Award by the NationalLegal Aid and Defender’s Association; Western Massachusetts Legal Services, Inc., Recognition of 25 years of Distinguished Service, and in 1992 was presented with a Recognition by The Massachusetts Citizens Against the Death Penalty having successfully worked for 6 years to see the death penalty imposed on young Kennith Bernard Blanks of Georgia vacated. Buz continues to be a frequent lecturer locally and beyond, and has been featured in many local, regional, state, and national media. Among his publications are: Reflections of a Child of the Sixties – I Have Lived to See the Post-Constitutional Era Through Guantánamo Bay Litigation, Western New England Law Review, Vol 38, No. 1, 2016; Guantánamo Bay: Redefining Cruel and Unusual, Northeastern University Law Journal, Winter, 2008-09; Of  Heroes, an article in a compendium entitled The Guantánamo Lawyers, 2009, NYU Press,  edited by Mark Dembeaux and Josh Dembeaux; Efficiently Handling a High Volume of Personal Injury Cases, MCLE, 1996; and Fraternity/Sorority Park: Anatomy of a Public Policy Decision, Center for Educational Research, 1986.

Kate Finnegan

Professor Emerita

B.A., LeMoyne College
M.Ed., University of Massachusetts, Early Childhood Special Education

Kate is now Professor Emerita, having served GCC for thirty-five in various capacities: Professor of Education, Coordinator of the Education Department, Interim Dean of Behavioral Sciences, and Faculty Liaison to the Head Start Program at GCC from 1993-2000. In addition, Kate served on the Head Start Policy Council; Board of Directors for Community Action of the Franklin, Hampshire, and North Quabbin Regions; and now serves on the Head Start Education Advisory Committee. Currently, Kate teaches part-time online for GCC. In addition to her degrees, she has completed graduate coursework in educational leadership and teacher education and doctoral coursework in ethical and creative leadership. Kate’s engagement with early care and education first began with an international teaching certificate in the Montessori Method from Dublin, Ireland and continued as a Peace Corps volunteer in Jamaica. Graduate study in early childhood special education brought Kate to the Greenfield Public Schools and then to GCC. Both early childhood special education and leadership studies in teacher education remain central to her ongoing professional work, as does working with others to address the impact of poverty on young children and their families.    

Annie Garvey

Professor, Psychology

B.A., Westfield State University
M.A., Wayne State University

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Annie Garvey came to GCC in 2008 with Masters of Arts in Psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI and extensive graduate study in Gerontology at the School of Family Studies, University of Connecticut. She has worked in domestic violence programs, residential services for people with developmental disabilities, and community-based advocacy. Annie teaches Principles of Psychology, Theories of Personality, Human Growth and Development,  Psychology of Death and Dying, and Aging: An Interdisciplinary Approach.

Carol Gray

Adjunct, Political Science

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Carol Gray has taught courses in both Political Science (e.g.,American PoliticsInternational Politics and the Politics of the Middle East) and Criminal Justice (e.g., Criminal Law, Issues in Constitutional Law, Adjudication and Juvenile Justice). She has also taught criminal law and human rights courses at Western New England Law School, Hampshire College and was an adjunct at American University in Cairo. A former public defender, she received her B.A. in African Studies from Wesleyan University, law degree from Northeastern University School of Law, an L.L.M. degree from Georgetown University Law Center where she was a Prettyman Fellow, and a certificate in International Human Rights Law from American University. Her international experiences include work as a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar in Cairo, Egypt; a legal observer of El Salvador’s 2004 elections; a delegate to the World Conference Against Racism in South Africa; an attendee of the International Bar Association Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland; and human rights work in South Africa. Carol has published a chapter in the Forum on Public Policy’s book Terrorism and Global Insecurity: A Multipurpose Perspective and will be submitting an article for publication entitled Non-Derogable Constitutional Rights:  From South Africa to Egypt, A Case for Constitutional Borrowing. Her current research is an oral history project of one of Egypt’s leading human rights organizations based on more than 50 interviews she did in Cairo and elsewhere in Egypt after the Egyptian Revolution.

Abbie Jenks

Professor Emerita

B.A., University of Massachusetts
M.S.W., Smith College
M.Ed., Antioch University
Massachusetts Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
Massachusetts Certified School Social Worker; N.A.S.W. Diplomate in Clinical Social Work

Professor Emerita Abbie Jenks, MSW, joined the faculty at Greenfield Community College in 1998. In 2006, she created a Liberal Arts Option in Peace, Justice and Environmental Studies. She was advisor to the Peace, Justice and Environmental Action Alliance, a member of the Green Campus Committee, and chaired the Peace Education Center Advisory Committee at GCC. She was a Board member of Traprock Center for Peace and Justice and collaborated on programming with that organization, including the Roots of Peace Speaker series. She was, and continues to be, a grassroots peace, environmental and human rights advocate, bringing this experience and connection with the community to her work at GCC. Her leadership in the New England Peace Studies Association and the national Peace and Justice Studies Association brought national attention to the program at GCC. In her retirement, she works with a group in her town, that focuses on sustainability practices, creating community resilience and bringing socially conscious legislation to her town. She is engaged in the study of medicinal herbs, ecological design and sustainable growing practices.

Brian Kapitulik

Professor, Sociology/Anthropology

B.A., University of Massachusetts
M.A., New Mexico State University
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts

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Dr. Kapitulik earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 2011.  His areas of specialization are education, family, and social inequality (race, class, gender, and sexuality).  Brian’s dissertation, “Resisting Schools, Reproducing Families: Gender and the Politics of Homeschooling,” examines the role of cultural beliefs, collective identities, and gender ideology in the burgeoning homeschooling movement.   He has published numerous articles, essays, teaching resources, and book reviews in such publications as The American SociologistTeaching Sociology, and Sage Publication’s Sociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide. Brian is lead author of “Examining the Professional Status of Full-time Sociology Faculty in Community Colleges.” This study, published in Teaching Sociology, is based on his work with the American Sociological Association’s Task Force on Community College Faculty. Brian is an active participant at professional conferences including the Eastern Sociological Society, the New England Sociological Association and the American Sociological Association. Over the past eighteen years, Brian has taught at a variety of institutions including New Mexico State University, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Quinsigamond Community College. He’s offered courses on such topics as gender, education, social problems, inequalities, social class, mental health and illness, and sexualities.  At GCC, Brian teaches Principles of Sociology, Social Problems, Sociology of Education, Drugs and Society, Sociology of the Family, and Cultural Anthropology. In all of his classes, Brian is guided by a teaching philosophy that emphasizes active learning, critical thinking, and mutual respect.

Linda McCarthy

Professor, Sociology

B.A., University of Colorado
M.A., University of New Hampshire
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts

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Linda McCarthy earned her Doctorate in Social Justice Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2003, and teaches Sociology at GCC from a social justice perspective. Linda joined GCC in 2004, and since then has actively expanded the Sociology curriculum. Currently, courses she offers include Principles of Sociology, Social Problems, Social Inequality, Sociology of Gender, Sociology of Human Sexuality, and Sociology of the Family. Linda has published several articles and book chapters and is a former associate editor of the University of Massachusetts School of Education’s journal, Equity & Excellence in Education. Her academic interests include social stratification and the social construction of gender.

Greg Vouros

Professor Emeritus, Anthropology/Sociology

A.A., Boston University
B.A, M.A, University of Massachusetts

Greg taught anthropology, sociology, and human ecology courses at GCC for 35 years.  He was one of the earliest professors to teach online courses in the community college system and still teaches ANT 104 Cultural Anthropology online since he retired in 2010.  His past contributions to GCC included years of service on various committees and administration of grants from the National Science Foundation.  Along with his psychology colleague Dan LaRose, he served as co-founder and co-director of the Human Ecology program and its experiential core PROJECT TEME (Totally Enclosed Modular Environment) for over 20 years.

David Waldfogel

Adjunct, Political Science

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David is a local attorney in Greenfield, who periodically teaches political science courses. He has taught POL 101 Introduction to Politics most recently.

Anne M. Wiley

Professor Emerita, Psychology/Gender and Women’s Studies

B.A., LeMoyne College
M.Ed., State University of New York
Ed.D., University of Massachusetts

Dr. Anne Wiley, professor emerita, earned her doctorate in higher education from the school of education at UMASS. She has taught for 40 years in Psychology and Gender and Women’s Studies. Over her career, Dr. Wiley brought private and public grants to GCC that funded the GCC Women’s Resource Center and helped initiate Women’s Studies curriculum. Additionally, she coordinated a past New England Women’s Studies Conference at GCC and has been an adjunct professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at Keene State College. Anne served on the Board of NELCWIT and helped raised funds as the President of the Friends of NELCWIT for 10 years. Anne also regularly teaches courses online and received the Massachusetts Online Award in 2008 for innovative use of technology. She published two articles in Women’s Studies Quarterly as well as several online articles and has regularly presented at numerous regional and national conferences. After her retirement from full time teaching in 2013, the Anne M. Wiley Gender and Social Justice scholarship was set up, that GCC students apply for each spring. In her "semi" retirement, Anne enjoys travel, visiting family, beach vacations, reading mysteries and involvement in politics, including service on her town’s board of elections.