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Office of Academic Affairs


The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for academic programming, academic support programs and implementation of academic policies. It also serves as an office for students who may have questions regarding academic issues and programming, including study abroad, internships and online offerings.

To receive information about acceptance to MCLA, please contact the Admission Office.

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 Resources for members of our academic community, including for faculty, students, and staff.

Academic Affairs Staff

Richard Glejzer, Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs

Carolyn Dehner, Ph.D., Dean of Academic Affairs

Theresa O'Bryant, J.D., M.B.A., Dean of Graduate and Continuing Education

Dr. Beth Fiscella, DNP, APRN, GCNS, CNE, Associate Dean of Nursing

Lisa Milanesi, Coordinator of Curriculum

Deborah Currie, M.Ed., Operations Coordinator

Sherry Burdick, Administrative Assistant II

Stacy Gagne, Administrative Assistant

Amanda Despain, M.Ed., Administrative Assistant

Institutional Research

IR gathers data for evidence-based decision-making and assists with the collection, analysis, maintenance, and reporting of that data.

Institutional Review Board

Our Institutional Review Board (IRB) was established to protect the rights of human subjects who volunteer to participate in research. MCLA requires that all research involving human participants must be reviewed and approved by the IRB before any research may be started.


Learn about MCLA’s assessment cycle and how the College makes assessment part of its process when evaluating its educational offerings.


The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) promotes student success by providing faculty and instructional staff with professional enrichment opportunities that support their development as educators, advisors, and scholars.


Information about academic conferences held at or organized by MCLA.

Questions? Please contact us!

(413) 662-5242 or Academic Affairs