Faculty

Alyssa Arnell

Faculty

History

A.A., Edison Community College
B.A., Florida Gulf Coast University
M.A., Florida Atlantic University
M.S., Kaplan University

S325 413-775-1255 ArnellA@gcc.mass.edu

Alyssa has taught for Dillard University in New Orleans and has been Professor of History at Greenfield Community College since 2017, where she works to build a history program that celebrates diverse voices. Prior to GCC, she worked for the National Park Service in historic interpretation and community healing. She also worked in community civil rights activism and enforcement for over six years in Miami, Florida.

Joshua Becker

Faculty

Psychology

B.A., University of Hamburg Germany
M.S., Boston University
M.Ed., C.A.G.S., University of Massachusetts
M.A., Psy.D., Union Institute and University

E116J 413-775-1140 BeckerJ@gcc.mass.edu

Dr. Josh Becker 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/social justice intertwine. Josh holds a Masters degree in school counseling, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in child development, and a Doctor of Psychology degree in clinical psychology with sub-specialization in addiction studies. His clinical work spans school- and community-based treatment with children, psychiatric crisis evaluation and intervention, psychological testing and assessment, as well as therapeutic issues affecting LGBTQ people.

Linda McCarthy

Faculty

Social Sciences

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

E116N 413-775-1154 McCarthyL@gcc.mass.edu

Dr. McCarthy joined GCC in 2004, and since then has actively expanded the Sociology curriculum to include many of the courses offered today. Along with teaching Principles of Sociology every semester (and online), she also teaches Social Inequality (face-to-face and online), Sociology of Gender, Sociology of Human Sexuality, and Sociology of the Family. Dr. 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. Dr. McCarthy 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. Dr. McCarthy’s classes each emphasize the connections between current social issues and sociological concepts.

Anne Wiley

Adjunct Faculty

Psychology, Women's Studies

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

E116E 413-775-1132 Wiley@gcc.mass.edu