Department Faculty

LarsonRogers3

Associate Professor Larson Rogers is Chair of the Computer Technology department. He received a PhD in Science Education and a BS (Hon.) in Physics from the University of British Columbia. As an educator, Dr. Rogers stresses the importance of relevant skill development, coordinating what students learn with the skills needed by industry as part of their chosen careers. His research interests in physics include computational physics modeling of DC plasma discharges, and in educational research, conceptual frameworks for knowledge generation within communities of practice.  Dr. Rogers’ industry background includes work in database software engineering and computational physics research focused on alternative sources of energy generation. 
Contact:
617-588-1318; E-mail
Office: Union Building, Room 402



Richard Azzi

Associate Professor Richard Azzi earned his BS in Mathematics, Chemistry and Computer Science from Texas Pan American and his MS in Mathematics from Texas Tech University. Professor Azzi is a member of American Mathematical Society and Computer of America. Professor Azzi enjoys finding an answer to a mathematics formula by using Java, C++, C sharp and Pythons. His passion for the field keeps him seeking new adventures to share with his students.
Contact:
617-588-1328; E-mail
Office: Union Building, Room 402-1

MarianneLepp

Marianne Lepp, Instructor, earned her PhD in Mathematics with a Computer Science minor from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She taught at Carleton College while finishing her degree and then at North Carolina State University and WPI. She left teaching to work on the fledgling Internet at BBN Technologies in Cambridge, MA where she made major contributions to the field in network monitoring and in protocol development. She has published over 30 papers and 5 books. She is delighted to return to teaching here at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology.
Contact:
617-588-1335; E-mail
Office: Union Building, Room 402


Gerald Elysee

Gerald Elysee, PhD, MS, BS, BE, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of B.S. and A.S. degree programs in Health Information Technology (HIT). Prior to joining BFIT, Dr. Elysee taught various courses in health information management, business management, project management, and computer applications at other colleges. In addition to his academic background, he has over 19 years of industry experience that encompasses large companies such as Verizon Communications and Westinghouse Savannah River Company, which has enabled him to bring a real-world perspective to the classroom. Dr. Elysee earned his doctorate degree with honors from Capella University School of Business and Technology in Organization & Management with a specialization in Information Technology Management. He also holds a graduate degree from Lesley University in Management, an undergraduate degree from St. John’s University in Physical Science, and an undergraduate degree from Pratt Institute in Electrical Engineering. His current research interests are in the areas of electronic health records assimilation, top management support, health information exchange, and leadership. He has presented his prior work at the Society for Advancement of Management (SAM) International Business Conference, which was later published in related proceedings. Dr. Elysee is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and the Association for Information Systems (AIS).
Contact:
617-588-2094; E-mail
Office: Union Building, Room 402-6

Jeannette Passanisi, Adjunct Professor
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David Thrope, Adjunct Professor
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