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Full-Time Faculty

Our full-time faculty members are those that teach courses required within the program on a regular basis and serve as academic advisers for current students.


Dr. Gerardo Blanco

Assistant Professor

Gentry 240E
International higher education, research methods, and leadership and management in higher education

Dr. Milagros Castillo-MontoyaMilagros Castillo-Montoya

Assistant Professor

(860) 486-3250
Gentry 240A
Teaching diverse college students, college student learning, equity in higher education, qualitative research methods

Dr. H. Kenny Nienhusser

Assistant Professor

Gentry 240B
Higher education access of underserved adolescents, educational policy environment for undocumented and DACAmented students in relation to postsecondary education access

Dr. Kari Taylor

HESA Program Director
Assistant Professor In-Residence

(860) 486-0246
Gentry 240D
Student development, teaching and learning, sociocultural context