Department Faculty

Jackie Cornog

Associate Professor Jackie Cornog, Chair, has been a member of the Humanities and Social Sciences department faculty since 2002, and has served as the department chair since 2006. Professor Cornog also serves as the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. She holds an M.A. in English with concentrations in Composition and Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB). Before joining the faculty at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Professor Cornog worked in the Center for Innovative Teaching at UMB. She considers the dynamic and spirited one-on-one discourse with students to be the most challenging and rewarding aspect of her job.
Contact:
617-588-1343: E-mail
Office: Kendall Building, 4th Floor 

Jeff Van Dreason 1

Assistant Professor Jeff Van Dreason is the Co-Chair of the Humanities and Social Sciences Department. He has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College and a B.A. in Communications and Writing from Le Moyne College. Watching his students rise to meet new challenges while discovering new things about themselves in the process is his favorite part of teaching at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology.
Contact:
617-588-1312; E-mail
Office: Kendall Building, 4th Floor

Michael Grigelevich

Michael Grigelevich, Instructor, received his Masters in English from the University of Connecticut. Prior to joining the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, he taught at the University of Connecticut and Johnson and Wales University. Professor Grigelevich also serves as an advisor for the Franklin Honor Society and currently chairs the Faculty Development Committee. He values the variety of experiences and learning styles Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology students bring to his classroom; they inspire him to become a more effective educator.
Contact:
617-588-1319; E-mail
Office: Kendall Building, 4th Floor

Sarah Poulette

Sarah Poulette, Instructor, received a Masters in English from Boston College and a BA in English and Creative Writing from Colgate University. Before joining the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, she taught composition at Boston College and has worked as a technical writer, copywriter, and copy editor. She loves discussing student writing as well as real-life applications of writing and communication skills.
Contact:
617-588-1297; E-mail
Office: Kendall Building, 4th Floor

James Johanson 1

Assistant Professor James Johanson, is the Chair for the Mathematics and Physics Department and has been at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology since 2008. He earned his Master's Degree in Mathematics from The University of Colorado at Boulder and his Bachelor's Degree, also in Mathematics, from Ohio University. Professor Johanson has been piloting math courses at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, using a computer-based emporium model and has been enjoying how much this allows him to work with the students one-on-one.
Contact:
617.588.1310: E-mail
Office: Kendall Building, 4th Floor

Teresa Lupia 1

Teresa McClure, Instructor, earned a BA in Mathematics at the University of New Hampshire in 2010. She then attended the University of Delaware, earning an MS in Applied Mathematics in 2011. Upon graduation, Professor McClure stayed at the University of Delaware as a Supplemental Math Instructor. In Summer 2012, she joined the BFIT faculty as a full-time Instructor of Mathematics. Professor McClure has a specific interest in Calculus and its applications.
Contact:
617.588.1377; E-mail
Office: Kendall Building 4th Floor

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Assistant Professor Tanya Rogers, has been the Chair and faculty member of the Department of Academic Development since 2008. She is currently studying towards a doctorate in Education, with a specialization in curriculum leadership. Professor Rogers is passionate about creating dynamic learning experiences for students that help them claim their education through project-based learning.
Contact:
617-588-1357; E-mail
Office: Kendall Building, 4th Floor

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Tiffany Probasco, Instructor, has a M.S degree in Adult and Organizational Learning from Suffolk University with a focus on the ELL (English Language Learning) population. She is actively involved in several organizations which develop and implement educational and community resources for adult learners and people of color.
Contact:
617.588.1311; E-mail
Office: Kendall Building 4th Floor

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Catherine Mount, Instructor currently works as an instructor in the Math/Physics Department teaching courses in both physics and mathematics. She earned a BA in Physics at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, and her MS in Physics from Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. Before joining BFIT, she taught Mathematics, Physics, Electronics, and Fiber Optics in the Northwest and spent time working in semi-conductor manufacturing using laser technology in thin film fabrication.  Professor Mount is currently developing a series of fun activities that demonstrate the powerful concepts in physics using everyday materials.
Contact:
617-588-1322; E-mail
Office: Kendall Building, 4th Floor