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  • Jill Bigos, M.S.

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    Lecturer in Biology and Chemistry
    bigosj@elms.edu | 413-265-3495
    Department(s): Biology, Chemistry, First Year Seminar Instructors

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    Jill Bigos received her master’s degree in forensic science. Her interests include the forensic applications of biochemistry and the expansion of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education for undergraduates. Her research projects have included work on tadpole metamorphosis and histology. She currently teaches anatomy & physiology for undergraduate nursing majors, as well as forensic science. She is also involved in various STEM outreach initiatives for local students in middle school and high school.

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  • Amanda Garcia, MSA, CPA, CFP

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    Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership; Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance
    garciaamanda@elms.edu | 413-265-2300
    Department(s): Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, MBA Program

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    Amanda Garcia, MSA, CPA is the director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership and assistant professor of accounting at Elms College. Amanda earned her B.A. in accounting from Elms College and her Master of Science in accounting (MSA) at Western New England University. Amanda teaches in the disciplines of accounting, finance and economics. She has owned a tax and consulting business for over 10 years, which focuses on tax planning for individuals and small businesses. She specializes in small business, rental properties and individuals with investments seeking tax planning strategies. She is also passionate about financial education. She is a 2010 Business West 40 under 40 awardee and finalist for the 2016 Business West Continued Excellence Award. Amanda serves as a volunteer for Junior Achievement of Western Massachusetts, Young Professionals of Greater Springfield, and the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the MSCPA.

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  • Michael McGravey, Ph.D.

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    Director of the Institute for Theology and Pastoral Studies (ITPS), Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
    mcgraveym@elms.edu | 413-265-2581
    Department(s): Religious Studies, First Year Seminar Instructors

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    Dr. McGravey earned his doctorate in systematic theology from Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA). He holds a master’s degree in theology and religious studies from Villanova University and a bachelor’s from Gannon University. Prior to his experience at Duquesne, he served as a member of the Religious Studies department at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia. His dissertation explored the connections between post-secularism, Continental Philosophy, and ecclesiology, relying on the philosophical writings of Jean-Luc Marion and Gianni Vattimo. Michael has published several book reviews in the field of religious studies and political theology.

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  • Laura McNeil, Ph.D.

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    Director of the Honors Program, Associate Professor of History
    mcneill@elms.edu | 413-265-2597
    Department(s): First Year Seminar Instructors, History

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    Laura McNeil is the director of the Honors Scholar Program and an associate professor of history at Elms College. She received her B.A. from Hampshire College and her Ph.D. in history from Boston College. She offers survey courses in European and world history, and upper-level courses in her areas of specialization, modern Ireland and Britain. She enjoys travel and good food. As such, she has led study-abroad trips to Ireland and Italy, and enjoys offering unusual experiential-learning classes, most notably HIS250: “A Taste of Freedom,” a historical and culinary exploration of the American immigration experience.

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  • Caroline Murray, J.D.

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    Associate Professor of Paralegal and Legal Studies
    murrayc@elms.edu | 413-265-2401
    Department(s): Criminal Justice

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    In addition to being a practicing local attorney and full-time instructor, Professor Murray coordinates the criminal justice and legal studies internships. She has international training in law as well as a strong background in business management. Professor Murray is active in local government and the community through her association with the St. Thomas More Society, Junior Achievement, the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, the Hampden County Bar Association, the West Springfield Rotary Club, the West Springfield Council on Aging, the West Springfield Community Preservation Committee, Holyoke Community College advisory board, and the Putnam Vocational Technical High School criminal justice advisory board.

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  • Rob Southall, MPE

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    Assistant Athletic Director
    southallr@elms.edu | 413-265-2328
    Department(s): Athletics

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    Rob Southall serves as the assistant athletic director and head men’s basketball coach at Elms College. He earned his master’s in physical education and bachelor’s in movement studies from Springfield College. He currently serves as the national chair representative for the New England NCAA basketball regional advisory committee. Prior to his employment at Elms, he served as a lecturer of physical education at Springfield College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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  • Michael Wysocki

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    Head Men’s Soccer Coach; Adjunct Faculty, Sports Management
    wysockim@elms.edu | 413-265-2348
    Department(s): Athletics

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    Mike Wysocki is the head coach of the men’s soccer team and teaches sports management at Elms College. He received his bachelor’s in business administration from Western New England University (WNEU) in 2013 and earned his juris doctor with a business law concentration from the WNEU School of Law. He holds a USSF D license and served as the assistant coach to the women’s soccer team at Elms prior to becoming the men’s soccer head coach in 2017. He also works with the Center for Student Success as an academic coach to help many students achieve their academic potential here at the college.

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