Faculty

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Joshua Becker

Professor, Psychology

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

E123A 775-1140 beckerj@gcc.mass.edu

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.

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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

E124J 775-1123 boyce@gcc.mass.edu

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.

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Katharine Daube

Adjunct, Sociology

E116E 775-1120 daubek@gcc.mass.edu

Katharine began at GCC over ten 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 particularly mischievous kitten named Moxie.

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Buz Eisenberg

Professor, Political Science/Criminal Justice

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

E116J 775-1116 eisenberg@gcc.mass.edu

Buz Eisenberg 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 has been the Secretary of the Assembly, GCC’s shared governance structure, since 2003. Among the many not-for-profit boards on which he has served, Buz remains President of the International Justice Network; Director of the Franklin County Bar Advocates, Inc; 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, and has represented detainees at Guantánamo Bay since 2004. Among his regional, state, and national recognitions are the 1999 Pro Bono PublicoAward by the Massachusetts Bar Association; the Southern Center for Human Rights; the Boston Bar Association Presidents Award presented by Governor Deval Patrick; 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.

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Kate Finnegan

Professor, Early Childhood Education/Gender and Women’s Studies

B.A., LeMoyne College
M.Ed., University of Massachusetts

E116M 775-1125 finnegan@gcc.mass.edu

Ms. Finnegan participated in one of the first curriculum transformation project conferences at Wheaton College in 1983. Kate is committed to integrating scholarship about women and girls  into education courses. Kate supervises early childhood students in local early childhood programs. Kate regularly teaches PSY 233 Child Behavior and Development with a multi-layered lens both in face to face and online sections.

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Annie Garvey

Professor, Psychology

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

E116E 775-1325 garveya@gcc.mass.edu

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.

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Carol Gray

Adjunct, Political Science/Criminal Justice

E121J 775-1167 grayc@gcc.mass.edu

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.

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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

jenks@gcc.mass.edu

Abbie Jenks, MSW and former social worker, joined the faculty at GCC 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 chair of the Peace Education Center Advisory Committee at GCC. She is a Board member of Traprock Center for Peace and Justice and collaborated on programming including the Roots of Peace Speaker series. Currently, the newly created Traprock Peace Education Center is up and running and community educators and students can access materials through the GCC library. She is 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 national Peace and Justice Studies Association has brought national attention to the program at GCC.

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Brian Kapitulik

Professor, Sociology/Anthropology

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

E116G 775-1252 kapitulikb@gcc.mass.edu

Dr. Kapitulik earned his doctorate 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 several articles, essays, teaching resources, and book reviews in such publications as The American SociologistTeaching Sociology, and Sage Publication’sS ociology of Education: An A-to-Z Guide.  He has a forthcoming article in The American Sociologist entitled, “Teaching Sociology in Community College: Balancing Ideals With Institutional Constraints.” Brian also regularly presents his research at professional conferences including the Eastern Sociological Society and the New England Sociological Association and he’s a member of the American Sociological Association’s Task Force on Community College Faculty.

Over the past thirteen 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, family, social class, mental health and illness, and sexualities.  At GCC, Brian will be teaching Principles of Sociology, Social Problems, and Cultural Anthropology.  In all of his classes, Brian is guided by a teaching philosophy that emphasizes active learning, critical thinking, and mutual respect.

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Charlie Laurel

Adjunct Professor

E132B 775-1189 laurelc@gcc.mass.edu

Charlie Laurel arrived at GCC in 2008 after 12 years living on the edge of the Painted Desert in Arizona where he was building houses out of used tires, straw bales, mud, aluminum cans, etc. He also worked with communities on the Dine’ Nation (Navajo) lands making links between forest restoration and building semi-traditional “Hogan” dwellings and ceremonial structures. Charlie earned his Masters of Sustainable Communities degree at Northern Arizona University, writing a thesis that combined his interests of Zen Buddhism and Environmentalism. Teaching a few courses at Coconino Community College in Flagstaff, Arizona sparked Charlie’s desire to focus on teaching when he moved to New England. In addition to teaching Environmental Studies at GCC, he also teaches Passive Solar Design; Building with Earth, Straw, Wood, and Stone; Organic Gardening; and a variety of special one-credit courses. Charlie teaches permaculture through the Vermont Wilderness School, enjoys gardening, and is working on a Masters in Community Mental Health at Southern New Hampshire University.

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Heather Lavigne

Adjunct

E116D 775-1875 lavigneh@gcc.mass.edu

Heather Lavigne joined the adjunct faulty at GCC in 2012. Her courses include Principles of Psychology and Human Growth and Development.  She is deeply invested in helping students achieve their highest potential while making content accessible and interesting to GCC’s diverse student body.  She originally attended UMASS as an undergraduate to obtain her B.A. in Communication. After graduation, she continued on to receive her M.Ed. from Harvard University and most recently, has returned to UMASS to pursue her Ph.D in the Developmental Science program. Her research is concerned with how media impacts children’s cognitive development and real-world behavior. Beyond the content focus of her research, she is deeply interested in exploring innovative methodologies for collecting and analyzing developmental data.

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Linda McCarthy

Professor, Sociology

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

E116C 775-1154 mccarthyl@gcc.mass.edu

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.

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Betsy McEneaney

Adjunct

E116D 775-1120 mceneaneye@gcc.mass.edu

Dr. Betsy McEneaney is a social scientist with a passion for helping people use math and statistics to make informed decisions, whether in the workplace, as consumers, or as voters and taxpayers. A former high school math teacher, she pursued graduate work in sociology to research inequality in education, graduating with a Ph.D. and also has an M.A. in Math Education. With substantial training and experience using statistics in social and educational research, she has taught sociology, statistics and research methods at the undergraduate and graduate level. She is interested in how to ensure that all students have an opportunity to learn mathematics and statistics using technology in a powerful, meaningful way, and is happy to apply those ideas in teaching PSY 210. She enjoys hiking and other outdoor activities, travel, and scouting out the best "cheap eats" wherever she is!

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Greg Vouros

Professor Emeritus, Anthropology/Sociology

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

vouros@gcc.mass.edu

Greg taught anthropology and sociology courses at GCC for over 30 years.  He was an early adopter of online course delivery and still teaches ANT 104 Cultural Anthropology online.  His past contributions to GCC included years of service on instructional technology committees.  Additionally, along with his psychology colleague Dan LaRose, he served as advisor and mentor to the Human Ecology program and its experiential experience PROJECT TEME (Totally Enclosed Modular Environment) for over 20 years. 

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David Waldfogel

Adjunct, Political Science

E116E 775-1176 waldfogeld@gcc.mass.edu

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

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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

wiley@gcc.mass.edu

Anne Wiley taught for over 35 years in Psychology and Gender/Women’s Studies. She taught Principles of Psychology, Psychology of Women, Psychology of Oppression, Human Growth and Development and the interdisciplinary course, Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies. Anne regularly taught  courses online. She participated in one of the first national Women’s Studies curriculum transformation project conferences at Wheaton College in 1983 and helped initiate Women’s Studies at GCC.   From the first few course offerings in 1986, to the Ford Foundation grant to develop The Gender & Women’s Studies Program option, Anne was committed to the integration of Women’s and Gender Studies into the GCC curriculum. Additionally, she coordinated a past New England Women’s Studies Conference at GCC and has been an adjunct professor in Women’s Studies at Keene State College. Dr. Wiley also helped develop the GCC the Women’s Resource Center, which serves nontraditional women students. Anne is the President of the Friends of NELCWIT and co-produced the Vagina Monologues for 6 years at GCC.  Anne received the Massachusetts Online Award in 2008 for innovative use of technology. She published two articles in Women’s  Studies Quarterly and presented at numerous regional and national conferences. Anne has her Doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts with her dissertation title: Working Class Women in a Women’s Studies Course from a Community College: Awakening Hearts and Minds.