Faculty Spotlight

The Tap on the Shoulder
Like so many in the nursing profession, Cathleen Colleran set out to change the world after the loss of a beloved grandparent to cancer fueled a determination to enter nursing. Although her dream was initially received with a mix of encouragement and skepticism, her inner fire has kept it burning...
A Love of Learning
“I could go to school forever, there are so many things I want to know,” declares Clarissa Michalak, Clinical Assistant Professor with the Nursing Department at UNH. Clarissa’s lifelong passion for learning is evidenced by an impressive list of academic accomplishments. In 2007, she earned a...
Tackling security
A conversation with Andrew Macpherson, Assistant Professor at UNH, reveals both a razor-sharp focus and an enormous wealth of knowledge in the field of security intelligence. Macpherson attended Mercyhurst College, where he studied intelligence analysis as an undergraduate, and then interned as an...
Pushing the boundaries
Education was not gifted to Dr. Robert McGrath. On the contrary, he earned it by working his way through school, dividing his time between days in the classroom and evenings tending bar. Hard work, however, did not prevent him from graduating with degrees in Health Policy and Management from...
A durable peace
Growing up with media images of faraway children carrying machine guns struck a chord with Professor Melinda Negrón-Gonzales, lighting a spark that evolved to a lifelong interest in global studies and human conflict. Initially aspiring to journalism, she switched to anthropology, then eventually to...
Making hard days a little brighter
Patricia (Trish) Cox radiates passion when speaking about her career in social work, painting a clear picture of deep commitment and strong values.  After college Cox accepted a job in the pediatric cancer ward at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Witnessing first-hand ...
Eyes on the Horizon
As a college graduate in India, Phani Kidambi decided to break out of a traditional family-centered role to forge his own path. Emigrating to the United States to pursue a master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at Wright University, he faced a choice of either returning home or mastering ...