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Department Faculty - General Education

Jackie Cornog

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.
Phone: 617-588-1343
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Office: Kendall Building, 4th Floor 

Jeff Van Dreason

Associate 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

James Johanson

Associate 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

Tonya Rogers

Associate 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

Michael Grigelevich

Assistant Professor, Michael Grigelevich, 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

Teresa Lupia 1

Assistant Professor Teresa McClure, 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

Catherine Mount

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

Chris Urbine

Chris Urbine, Instructor, earned his M.Ed from Endicott College and is currently working toward a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Urbine joined the Departments of Math & Physics and Academic Development in January 2015. He enjoys teaching students who struggle with and dislike math; for him, working with students to develop their confidence and skills in math is the most challenging and rewarding aspect of the job. His current research looks at improving student success and retention in developmental mathematics courses through individualized academic and social support, differentiated and project based instruction, and the strategic integration of technology into the curriculum.
Phone: 617-588-1315
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Office: Kendall Building, 4th Floor

Steve Lawrence

Assistant Professor, Steven J. Lawrence, received his Masters in Learning, Teaching and Educational Transformation from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and his B.A. in Theatre Arts from Salem State University. Prior to teaching at BFIT, Professor Lawrence taught English, Journalism and Music in a variety of teaching environments, including the Boston Public Schools, the JVS Adult Diploma Program, the Trinity Education for Excellence Program (TEEP), and El Centro de Cardenal. He currently tutors students with learning disabilities in his own time and serves on the Board of Directors for ESAC Boston, a non-profit organization which funds and operates Boston's GED Plus Program.
617-588-1375; E-mail
Office: Kendall Building, 4th Floor 

Todd Natti

Todd Natti, Instructor has been a member of the BFIT faculty since January 2014. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Sussex in Brighton, England, and a BA in English and Comparative Literature from the University at Buffalo. Professor Natti has previously taught at Emerson College, Rutgers University, and Finger Lakes Community College. A native of Western New York, in his current role he enjoys helping his students develop their voices as writers and working with members of the BFIT community.
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Office: Kendall Building, 4th Floor