Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences Division (LABSS)

Liberal Arts/Behavioral & Social Sciences Division

About LABSS

Liberal Arts/Behavioral & Social Sciences Division (LABSS)

Our 21st Century Global Society

The Liberal Arts/Behavioral & Social Sciences Division (LABSS) offers courses that help you acquire the communication, critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, and global learning skills that will prepare you for an entire lifetime of opportunities!

In addition to real world analysis that you’ll experience in the classroom, you can explore your creative side in the visual arts, dance, music, and theater. We have two different kinds of theaters for the performing arts—a black box as well as a Broadway style theater, where you can participate on and offstage in plays, concerts, dance, and other media productions.

Our Faculty

Passionate about teaching and learning, our nationally-recognized LABSS faculty share the highest commitment and dedication to students. As published writers, professional artists, psychologists, social workers, police officers, and attorneys, their collective two centuries of experience provides a rich learning environment that you’ll find in few other places.

This is just the beginning!

Whether you want to take classes for personal enjoyment, add general education coursework to a professional–technical or workforce certificate, or transfer to a four–year college or university, the LABSS division offers a range of inspiring and challenging educational opportunities for you to meet your personal and professional learning goals. All our degree programs are designed to transfer to four-year schools like the University of Connecticut, the Connecticut State Universities, the University of Bridgeport, and many others. We can also help you find employment across the state through our cooperative education programs. 

Our mission

The mission of the Liberal Arts and Behavioral & Social Sciences Division is to prepare our students for academic and career success through a life of critical engagement and creative expression, and to inspire a personal commitment to social development through diverse and academically rigorous course offerings.

Our vision

The faculty and staff of the LABSS Division are committed to innovative and effective educational practices that create opportunities for students to gain a lifelong engagement with literature and the arts, a deeper understanding of the social dynamics, cultural aspects, psychology, history, and philosophies that created our past and modern cultures, a greater awareness of themselves and others, an increasing appreciation of our diverse world, and the skills to enter the workforce to help themselves and others achieve a meaningful life.

Division Contact Information
Lisa Dresdner
203-575-8004 (p)
203-596-8755 (f)
Room: K600
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

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Meet our Faculty

Faculty

Antonicka, Barbara E
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Barbara E Antonicka
Professor, Humanities
Room: K605
203-575-8238 (p)
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Boyd, Megan
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Megan Boyd
Assistant Professor, Dance
Room: A403
203-575-8179 (p)
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Bratt, Alexander L
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Alexander L Bratt
Full-Time Lecturer, Instructor of Theater
Room: A301
203-575-8038 (p)
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Cocchiola-Meyer, Christine
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Christine Cocchiola-Meyer
Professor, Human Services
Room: K601
203-575-8284 (p)
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Coleman, Althea M
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Althea M Coleman
Assistant Professor, English
Room: K605
203-596-8749 (p)
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Ekquist-Lechner, Karla L
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Karla L Ekquist-Lechner
Associate Professor, History/Geography
Room: K602
203-596-2102 (p)
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Foster III, William H
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William H Foster III
Professor, English
Room: K607
203-596-8612 (p)
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Gregory, Lori
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Lori Gregory
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education
Room: K402b
203-596-8664 (p)
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Harding, John
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John G. Harding
Associate Professor, English
Room: K604
203-596-8763 (p)
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Harel, Gilad
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Gilad Harel
Full-Time Lecturer, Instructor of Music
Room: A504
203-575-8039 (p)
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Kaufman, Elizabeth A
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Elizabeth A Kaufman
Professor, Communications
Room: K604
203-596-2111 (p)
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Lebel, Amanda
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Amanda Lebel
Assistant Professor, Art
Room: S401c
203-575-8176 (p)
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Leblanc, Kathleen A
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Kathleen A Leblanc
Professor, Human Services
Room: K617a
203-596-8616 (p)
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Leite, Rachael M
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Rachael M Leite
Assistant Professor/Program Coord/Digital ArtsTech
Room: L305
203-575-8152 (p)
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Lenoce, Amy K
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Amy K Lenoce
Professor, Communications
Room: K605
203-596-8614 (p)
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Lombard, Louis N
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Louis N Lombard
English Instructor
Room: K610b
203-596-2117 (p)
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Majeski, Melanie A
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Melanie A Majeski
Professor, ESL
Room: E500
203-596-2109 (p)
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Martone, Nicole J
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Nicole J Martone
Adjunct Faculty
Room: K611
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Mattrella, Anne L
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Anne L Mattrella
Professor, Modern Languages
Room: K607
203-596-2112 (p)
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McGary, Nikki K
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Nikki K McGary
Instructor of Sociology
Room: K602
203-596-2103 (p)
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Meo, Cynthia
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Cynthia Meo
Professor, Early Childhood Education
Room: K402a
203-596-2107 (p)
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O'Donnell, Kim
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Kim O'Donnell
Professor, Psychology
Room: K611
203-575-8052 (p)
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Ormond, Earl T
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Earl T Ormond
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice
Room: K609
203-596-8605 (p)
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Parlato, Steven J
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Steven J Parlato
Assistant Professor, English
Room: K610a
203-596-8705 (p)
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Pelletier, Kate E
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Kate E Pelletier
Assistant Professor, English
Room: K611
203-575-8233 (p)
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Petitfrere, Julia M
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Julia M Petitfrere
Assistant Professor, English
Room: K611
203-575-8150 (p)
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Rempfer, Christopher
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Christopher Rempfer
Instructor of English
Room: K605
203-575-8245 (p)
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Saltourides, Eleni
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Eleni Saltourides
Associate Professor, ESL
Room: E500
203-575-8160 (p)
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Scott, Beth-Ann
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Beth-Ann Scott
Associate Professor, English
Room: K603b
203-596-2199 (p)
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Shapiro, Sharon R
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Sharon R Shapiro
Professor, English
Room: K608
203-596-8648 (p)
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Shuchter, Lisa
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Lisa Shuchter
Professor of English
Room: K610a
203-575-8222 (p)
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Tarzia, Wade
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Wade Tarzia
Associate Professor, English
Room: K604
203-596-8603 (p)
203-596-8603 (f)
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Tiru, Angela R
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Angela R Tiru
Professor, Psychology
Room: K617b
203-596-2194 (p)
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Tolbert-Bynum Rivers, Pamela E
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Pamela E Tolbert-Bynum Rivers
Academic Division Director, Arts & Humanities Division
Room: S401b
203-575-8037 (p)
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Valente, Sandra
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Sandra Valente
Coordinator DARC Program
Room: K608
203-596-8655 (p)
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Venuk, Lawrence
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Lawrence J. Venuk
Professor, Psychology
Room: K601
203-596-8643 (p)
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Warriner, Beth A
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Beth A Warriner
Professor, Criminal Justice & Public Safety
Room: K601
203-596-8735 (p)
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Meet our Staff

Staff

Ball, Karlene N
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Karlene N Ball
ESL Program Coordinator
Room: E500
203-575-8156 (p)
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Betancourt, Nancy P
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Nancy P Betancourt
Administrative Assistant, LABSS
Room: K600b
203-596-2101 (p)
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Evans-Boniecki, Jeannie L
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Jeannie L Evans-Boniecki
Associate Professor, English
Room: L308
203-596-2110 (p)
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Hoblack, Elizabeth J
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Elizabeth J Hoblack
Office Assistant, Arts & Humanities
Room: K600
203-596-8615 (p)
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