Appendix B: Members of the Commonwealth Transfer Advisory Group
Francesca Purcell, Ph.D., CTAG Chair
Director for Academic Policy, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
Director, Boston Area Advanced Technology Education Connections for IT, University of Massachusetts Boston
Board of Higher Education member
Sean Collins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Physical Therapy, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Daniel de la Torre
Coordinator of Transfer and Articulation, Quinsigamond Community College
Representative Christopher Donelan
Joint Committee on Higher Education
Senator Benjamin Downing
Vice-Chair, Joint Committee on Higher Education
Mary E. Dunn, Ed.D.
Director of Transfer and Articulation, Salem State College
Mary Jayne Fay, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Adult Basic Education Teacher Licensing and Office of Proprietary Schools, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Chair, Education, Greenfield Community College
Professor/Co-Chairperson, Nurse Education and Health Professions, Bunker Hill Community College
Paul J. Fonteyn, Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, University of Massachusetts Boston
Director of Policy & Research, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts
Kate Harrington, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Massachusetts President’s Office
Senior Assistant Director, Transfer Affairs, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Executive Director, State Colleges Council of Presidents
Chair, Accounting and Finance, Salem State College
Robert Martin, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs, Framingham State College
Executive Director, Massachusetts Community College Executive Office
Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs, Cape Cod Community College
Jane Souza, Ph.D.
Executive Director, CONNECT
Jean Stonehouse, Ph.D.
Chair, History, Bridgewater State College
Frank Andrews, Ph.D.
Director of Undergraduate Programs, College of Management, UMass Lowell
Robert Darst, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Commissioner, Department of Early Education and Care
(Resigned Commissioner position effective March 28, 2008)
Department of Higher Education Staff
Mario Delci, Ph.D.
Senior Policy Analyst
Jonathan Keller, Ph. D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research and Planning
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic and K-16 Policy
Associate Director of Communications
Senior Data Analyst
Research Consultants and Presenters
Assistant Professor, English, Bridgewater State College
Professor, English, Bristol Community College
Senior Vice President, Jobs for the Future
Vicki A. Leal
Academic Policy Officer/Governor's Advocate, Colorado Commission on Higher Education
Professor, Mathematics, Massasoit Community College
William Messner, Ph.D.
President, Holyoke Community College
Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science, Bridgewater State College
Ken Sauer, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Commissioner for Research and Academic Affairs, Indiana Commission for Higher Education
Senior College Partnership Director, ConnectEdu
Kathleen M. Shaw, Ph.D.
Deputy Secretary for Postsecondary and Higher Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Director of Transfer Affairs, Bristol Community College
Vice President and General Manager, AcademyOne
Information on the membership of the task force, including individuals' titles and affiliations, were accurate as of the acceptance of the Final Report from the Commonwealth Transfer Advisory Group in June 2008.