Dean of The College of Arts & Sciences
Director of Student Advising
Director of Career Development
There are jobs out there…if you know how to find them, and how to transform yourself into the candidate they can’t pass up.
Through daily contact with corporate recruiters at major corporations and small businesses, across a wide range of industries, I have developed the ability to identify a candidate’s strengths and weaknesses compared to market needs and prepare them to face an ever-changing and difficult job search process.
Make an appointment to come see me and I’ll help you, too!
I’ll work with you to help you navigate a personalized career development program including major choice, internships and experiential learning, networking, full-time job search, professional development opportunities and graduate school advisement.
**I assist all CAS majors and minors. If you are a student in another school here at QU, please click here to connect with the career development staff member in your school.
Associate Teaching Professor of Biology & CAS Faculty Advising Director
I am currently an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Quinnipiac University. My training is in the field of molecular and cellular biology and molecular neurobiology, and my teaching focuses at the molecular and cellular level.
B.A. 1997 Ithaca College (Biology); Ph.D. 2003 Harvard University (Molecular and Cellular Biology)
Bio 105 (UC) Introduction to the Biological Sciences Lab; Bio 106 (UC) Science and Society: Concepts and Current Issues Lab; Bio 571 Molecular Genetics; Bio 605 DNA Methods Laboratory; FYS 101.
Research and Academic Interests
I am interested in how life works at the molecular and cellular level. As an undergraduate at Ithaca College, I worked on a project aimed at elucidating the structure and function of cytochrome c oxidase in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. That work fueled my interest in the field, and I went on to pursue graduate studies in a department that had broad interests in the fields of molecular, cellular, developmental, and neurobiology. My graduate worked involved exploring the molecular and cellular neurobiology of pheromone detection in mammals. During my graduate training, I became very interested in teaching and academic advising, and worked as an academic advisor and lecturer from 2003-2015, when I came to Quinnipiac University.
Specialities and InterestsMolecular and Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology
Associate Professor and Director of Game Design & Development
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Professor and Director of Behavioral Neuroscience
Evidence suggests a close relationship between emotional stress and vulnerability to mood disorders such as Major depressive disorder (MDD) and anxiety disorders. Mood disorders are characterized by behavioral and neurochemical adaptations, such as dysfunctional cognitive-affective processes and elevated hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenaocortical (HPA) activity. The hippocampus, amygdala and prefrontal cortex are brain regions that have been shown to be neuroanatomical substrates altered in such disorders. The Betz Lab studies the behavioral and molecular underpinnings that produce structural and biochemical alterations in these vulnerable brain regions. These changes have been proposed to contribute to persistent neuroadaptive alterations that influence the development and expression of aspects of mood disorders. The Betz Lab uses rodent animal models, in particular Chronic Unpredictable Stress (CUS) and Maternal Separation, to reveal underlying molecular attributes of this devastating disorder.
PS 252 (Physiological Psychology), PS 357 (Drugs, Brain and Behavior), PS 401 (Senior Capstone), PS 353 (Behavioral Neuroscience Research Methods)
Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice Program Director
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As Professor of English at Quinnipiac University, I have been a member of the English Department since 1998, and I am also currently the Chair of the department. My life-long interest in studying literature has to do with discovering why authors wrote what they did during the eighteenth & nineteenth centuries in England and how that writing affected the society in which they lived, and perhaps the one in which we live. For me, the word “literature” is a dynamic interaction between the written word, history and culture that produces this aesthetic object we call Literature today. Beyond my academic interests at QU, I’ve started to dabble in photography whenever I get the chance. I am a lover of (older) books and I have many in my house in nearby in Cheshire, Connecticut where I live with my husband and our two daughters.
Education: Ph.D. English (1997) SUNY Stony Brook; B.A. English (1987)
Courses Taught: I teach a wide-range of courses in my areas of expertise: Eighteenth-Century British Literature, British Romanticism, Victorian Literature, and Literary Theory. I also teach in the English department’s First-Year Writing Program as well as one of the graduate disciplinary courses for the MAT program: Poetry for Prospective High School Teachers.
Scholarship: My book, Vocational Philanthropy and British Women’s Writing, 1790-1810: Wollstonecraft, More, Edgeworth and Wordsworth, was published by Ashgate in 2005. Over the years, my articles have appeared in Studies in the Novel, The Keats-Shelley Journal, European Romantic Review, The Victorian Review and Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, and other venues. I am currently working with other scholars on an archival project that will be published by Cambridge University Press entitled The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660-1820. I am looking forward to beginning new work on Elizabeth Barret Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese.
Theater Program Director
Kevin Daly is a playwright and the Director of the Theater Program at Quinnipiac University. To date, he has written sixteen full-length plays. His work is represented by The Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency.
Kevin’s full-length drama, In Kings and Fools (a finalist for the 2011 Woodward/Newman Award) received a world premiere production in May 2017 as the winner of the Panndora’s Box New Works Festival in Long Beach, California. The script was initially developed at The Manhattan Theatre Club in NYC.
His full-length comedy, Where is Everybody? (finalist for the Reva Shiner Award ’16 and the Hope on Stage Award ’16) was the winner of the 2016 Neil Simon Festival New Play Contest. It was later presented at The Windy City Playhouse in Chicago.
His ten minute comedy, The Kitty Bomb was a finalist for the Heideman Award. It was presented at the William Inge Festival (’18) and the ATHE Conference (’18) before receiving a World Premiere Production at the New York New Works Festival (’18).
Kevin’s professional credits include the Manhattan Theatre Club, Aston Rep, The Barrow Group, Santa Fe Playhouse, Curious Frog Theatre Company, 5th Letter Productions, The Neil Simon Festival, Panndora Productions, The Windy City Playhouse, The William Inge Festival, and JET Ensemble Theatre. His plays have been named semi-finalists for the National Play Conference at the O’Neill (’10,’11,’13,’14, ’19), winner of the Neil Simon Festival New Play Contest (’16), runner-up for the Bottle Tree Inc. Playwriting Prize (’14), finalist for the Kitchen Dog Theatre New Works Festival (’14), finalist for the Woodward Newman Drama Award (’11, ‘15), finalist for the Reva Shiner Award (’16), semi-finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival (’12), and finalist for the Julie Harris Playwriting Award (’09).
Kevin received his MFA in playwriting from Indiana University. He is a full member of the Dramatists Guild.
Kevin teaches: DR 350 (playwriting), DR 181 (long-form improv), DR 410 (senior seminar), DR 370 (internship, professional experience, conservatory in theater).
Alexandre de Lencastre
Assistant Professor of Biology and Director of the Graduate Program in Molecular and Cell Biology
I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Quinnipiac University. My formal training is as a Biochemist but my research interests encompass a wide variety of subjects including genetics, molecular biology, microbiology and neurodegenerative diseases. My teaching focuses on Molecular Biology.
B.S. 1996 Georgetown University (Biochemistry); Ph.D. 2005 Columbia University (Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics); Postdoc 2005-2006 Yale University (Biochemistry); Postdoc 2006-2013 Yale University (Genetics)
Bio 101 General Biology I; Bio 102 General Biology II; Bio 515 Advanced Biochemistry; Bio 605 Molecular and Cellular Laboratories I; Bio 606 Molecular and Cellular Laboratories II; Bio 675 MCB Comprehensive Exam
My lab is interested in the roles of microRNAs and other non-coding RNAs in biology, with particular emphasis on their post-developmental functions during aging and in stress resistance. MiRNAs are conserved and critical for development across biology and they have been implicated in several diseases, including cancer. However, the function of the vast majority of miRNAs is currently a mystery. Using the model organism C. elegans my lab is examining miRNAs that we have shown to affect animal lifespan and stress resistance. We are interested in uncovering the molecular targets of these miRNAs, the environmental triggers that control miRNA expression and if these miRNAs have related functions in C. elegans models of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease. Given the high conservation of miRNAs across species, insights from this research may lead to new biomarkers and better understanding of diseases of aging in higher organisms such as humans.
For more information please visit the lab website: http://mywebspace.quinnipiac.edu/adelencastre/index.html
Professor of Spanish, Academic Advisor to Spanish Minors, and Acting Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
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Professor and Chair
I am currently Chair of the Psychology Department. My training is in the area of developmental psychology. I received my B.A. in Psychology from Fairfield University and my M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University.
Introduction to Psychology (PS101); Introduction to Statistics in Psychology (PS 206); Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology (PS 236); Cognitive Development (PS 336); and Senior Thesis (PS 409)
Generally speaking, I am interested in children’s cognitive development. More specifically, I am interested in children’s developing knowledge about how the mind works. Most recently, I have been studying what children know about distraction and the various strategies that one can use to avoid it.
Professor of History & Acting Department Chair
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Professor of Legal Studies, Chair of the Legal Studies Department
I am currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Legal Studies at Quinnipiac University. I am an attorney, admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut.
B.A. Keuka College (History and Political Science); M.A. Yale University (History); J.D. Albany Law School, Union University.
LE 101 Introduction to the American Legal System, LE 301-302 Civil Litigation I and II, LE 305 Civil Procedures, LE 480-481 Legal Internship Seminar, Professional Responsibility and Ethics, LE 340 American Constitutional Law, HS 300 History of the American West, LE 350 Federal Indian Law and Policy, QU 101 The Individual in the Community, HS 300The Lewis and Clark Expedition, QU 201 Your Family and the National Community.
My work is in Federal Indian policy, from a legal and historic perspective. I also study citizenship, and the legal issues that arise, looking at women, Indians, and others. I also research family history and genealogy.
Senior Administrative Assistant
Associate Professor of Sociology & Director of Gender and Women’s Studies
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Professor of Sociology; Sociology and Gerontology Program Director; Sociology, Criminal Justice and Anthropology Department Chairperson
I am a critical family sociologist who is interested in how individuals create professional and personal lives. In particular, I study how certain occupations (such as long-haul truckers and professors) and the characteristics of those occupations, how gender and class, and how ideologies about family life shape individuals’ lived experiences at work and at home. Not only do I love studying people’s work and family lives, but I also love teaching about families, gender, and sociology in general. My goals as a teacher are to help students learn to think critically about the society in which they live, how their lives are shaped by social factors, and how to effectively communicate their ideas to others. Sociology gives us the tools to see the interconnectedness of and the patterns in all our seemingly random lives. This is why I love being a sociologist and, in particular, a sociology professor at QU.
Specialities and InterestsSociology of FamiliesSociology of GenderSociology of Work: Constructing Work and Personal Lives
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of Anthropology
I am currently Associate Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, and also Associate Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Sociology, Criminal Justice and Anthropology
B.A. 1982 Carleton College (Sociology/Anthropology); M.A. Anthropological Sciences, 1989, State University of New York at Stony Brook; Ph.D. 1993 (Anthropological Sciences) State University of New York at Stony Brook. Postdoc 1993-1995, Duke University (Biological Anthropology and Anatomy); Masters of Public Administration, 2010, Univ of Connecticut.
CAS Capstone: Frankenstein 2018; Bones, Genes and Everything in Between (Intro to Biological Anthropology); Human Evolution; Forensic Anthropology; Primate Anatomy; Primate Behavior; Phylogenetic Reconstruction; Introduction to Excel
I am responsible for managing the operating, capital and payroll budgets for the College of Arts and Sciences. I also manage issues that arise with science facilities in the Tator Hall and Buckman science buildings and coordinate renovations to CAS space and work closely with Facilities to manage lab safety and compliance issues. I administer the QUIP-RS summer faculty-mentored student research program and the Student Research Support grants.
Professor of Biology, Department Chair
I am currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Quinnipiac University. My formal training is as a molecular neurobiologist, and my teaching focuses at the molecular and cellular level.
B.A. 1987 Swarthmore College (Mathematics and Biology); M.S. 1989 University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Pharmacology); Ph.D. 1993 Harvard University (Neuroscience); Postdoc 1993-1994 Harvard Medical School (Neurobiology); Postdoc 1994-1999 Brandeis University (Biochemistry)
Bio 101 General Biology I; Bio 101L General Biology I Lab; Bio 120 Biology of Beer; Bio 212L Anatomy and Physiology II Lab; Bio 240 Cellular Communication; Bio 329 Neurobiology; Bio 346 Cell Physiology; Bio 346L Cell Physiology Lab; Bio 399H Honors Research in Biological Sciences; Bio 598 Neurophysiology; Bio 606 Molecular and Cellular Laboratories II
I am interested in the basic questions of how proteins transport cations across cellular membranes: How is selectivity determined? What conformational rearrangements are necessary for translocation? How is transport activity regulated by cellular conditions? One line of research in my lab focuses on transporters that are located in intracellular organelles, in specific, calcium transporters of the vacuolar compartment of the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. This process is particularly amenable for several reasons. First, it is a biologically important problem: intracellular calcium is vital in many cellular processes, and its concentration is tightly controlled by sequestration or release from a variety of intracellular organelles using ion channels or transporters. Second, these intracellular calcium transport proteins are well-suited for attack by classic biochemical and functional methods particularly appropriate for undergraduate researchers. We are starting by addressing very basic questions of membrane topology, with the ultimate goal of understanding the molecular basis of transport (including selectivity & stoichiometry), as well as how activity is regulated.