# Faculty and Staff Additional Information

## Donna Wisniowski

*Administrative Assistant*

Schoo-Bemis Science Center 109

**Contact Information:**

Phone: (413) 748-3117

dwisniow@springfieldcollege.edu

## Nina Dini

*Associate Professor of Computer Science***Education**

- BS, Nice Institute of Technology, Nice, France
- MS, Illinois Institute of Technology

**Courses taught:**

- Introduction to Computer Concepts
- Microcomputer Applications
- Database Development and Management
- Advanced Database Development and Management
- Systems Analysis and Software Design
- COBOL and File Processing

**Areas of Interest:**

- Databases, data modeling, and Web-based database technology.

**Contact Information:**

Phone: (413) 748-3267

ndini@springfieldcollege.edu

## Jeff Gagnon

*Physics Laboratory Instructor*

**Education:**

- BS, University of Massachusetts
- MS, University of Massachusetts
- MS, Biomechanics, Springfield College
- MS, Exercise Physiology, Springfield College

**Courses taught:**

- Calculus
- College Algebra
- General Physics Laboratory
- Intro to College Mathematics
- Physics for Movement Science
- Physics for Movement Science Laboratory
- Sports Physics Laboratory

**Areas of Interest:**

- Biomechanics and applied mathematics.

**Contact Information:**

Phone: (413) 748-3648

jgagnon2@springfieldcollege.edu

## Zenobia Lojewska

*Professor of Physics and Mathematics*

**Education:**

- MS, Maria Curie Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
- PhD, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
- Postdoctoral Fellow, Michigan State University Medical School, Physiology Department
- Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Connecticut, Health Center, Physiology Department

**Courses taught:**

- Physics for Movement Science
- Physics for Movement Science Laboratory
- Sports Physics Laboratory
- Physical Science and the Environment
- Physical Science and the Environment Laboratory
- College Algebra
- Precalculus Mathematics

**Areas of Interest:**

- Teaching science to non-science majors through complex environmental issues, utilizing digital video technology to enhance physics instruction, and the application of physics to sports.

**Contact Information:**

Phone: (413) 748-3192

lojewskz@springfieldcollege.edu

## Tyler Markkanen

**Assistant Professor of Mathematics*** *

**Education:**

- Ph.D., Mathematics, 2009

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT - M.S., Mathematics, 2006

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT - B.S., Mathematics, 2004

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

**Courses taught:**

- Precalculus
- Intro to Calculus with Applications
- Linear Algebra
- Discrete Mathematics
- Foundations of Mathematics

**Areas of Interest:**

- Mathematical Logic and Computability Theory

**Contact Information:**

Phone: (413) 748-3228

tmarkkanen@springfieldcollege.edu

## Eileen McGowan

**Professor of Environmental Science**

**Education:**

- BS Salem State
- MS Salem State
- Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Amherst

**Courses Taught:**

- Earth Science
- Physical Science and the Environment

**Areas of Interest:**

- Horses
- Geology
- Environmental Science
- Recycling Initiatives
- Development of a sustainable campus

**Contact Information:**

Phone: (413) 748-3343

Email: emcgowan@springfieldcollege.edu

## Andrew B. Perry

*Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science*

**Education:**

- BA, Williams College
- PhD, Oklahoma State University

**Courses taught:**

- Introduction to Computer Concepts
- Computer Logic Design
- Data Communications and Distributed Processing
- Business Mathematics
- Calculus
- Linear Algebra
- Geometry
- Abstract Algebra
- Mathematics Seminar

**Areas of Interest:**

- Data communications and abstract algebra

**Contact Information:**

Phone: (413) 748-3193

aperry@springfieldcollege.edu

## Peter J. Polito

*Professor of Computer Science and Physics; Department Chair*

**Education:**

- BA, Northeastern University
- MS, Northeastern University
- PhD, Northeastern University

**Courses taught:**

- Introduction to Computer Science with C++ and Java
- Data Structures Using C++
- Computer Architecture
- Object-Oriented Programming with Java
- Computer Systems Seminar- PERL and CGI Programming
- Software Engineering for Game Programming
- General Physics

**Areas of Interest:**

- CGI programming, game programming, software engineering and computational biology and bioinformatics.

**Contact Information:**

Phone: (413) 748-3313

ppolito@springfieldcollege.edu

## Fides P. Ushe

** Associate Professor of Mathe**matics

**Education:**

- BS, University of Malawi
- MA, Indiana University
- MA, University of Rochester
- PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo

**Courses taught:**

- Mathematics for Elementary and Early Childhood Education
- College Algebra
- Calculus
- Probability and Statistics
- Survey of Mathematics
- Mathematical Analysis
- Mathematics Seminar

**Areas of Interest:**

- Statistics and mathematics education

**Contact Information:**

Phone: (413) 748-3668

fushe@springfieldcollege.edu