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2007-2008 Springfield College Graduate Catalog 
2007-2008 Springfield College Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2007-2008 Springfield College Graduate Catalog

Collage of images of Springfield campus.Founded in 1885, Springfield College is a private, coeducational institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs that reflect its distinctive humanics philosophy - education of the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to humanity. It is world renowned as the Birthplace of Basketball™, a game created by alumnus and professor James Naismith in 1891; as the alma mater of William G. Morgan, inventor of the game of volleyball; and for its long-standing and close relationship with the YMCA.

Springfield College has educated nearly 38,000 people who are at work throughout the United States and in more than sixty nations. Today, more than 5,000 students attend classes at the College’s main campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, and at campuses in Boston, Massachusetts; Los Angeles and San Diego, California; Wilmington, Delaware; Tampa, Florida; Manchester, New Hampshire; Charleston, South Carolina; Houston,Texas; St. Johnsbury, Vermont; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Springfield College Mission Statement

The mission of Springfield College is to educate students in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to humanity by building upon its foundation of Humanics and academic excellence.

Graduate Catalog for 2007-2008

Springfield College
263 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109-3797
(413) 748-3000

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Richard B. Flynn (1999), B.S., M.Ed., Ed.D.
President of the College

Jean A. Wyld (2001), B.A., M.S., Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs

David G. Braverman (2005), B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of

David J. Fraboni (2001), B.S.
Vice President for Institutional Advancement

John L. Mailhot (1988), B.S., M.B.A.
Vice President for Administration and Finance

Jill F. Russell (2000), B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Vice President for Strategic Planning and
Executive Assistant to the President

William J. Considine (1976), B.S., M.S., P.E.D.
Dean, School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Mary D. Healey (1981), B.S., M.Ed., M.S., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies


William M. Susman (2005), B.A., M.A., P.T., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies

Gretchen A. Brockmeyer (1979), B.A., M.S., Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Betty L. Mann (1984), B.S., M.Ed., D.P.E.
Associate Vice President for Graduate Education and Research

Robert J. Willey, Jr. (2002), B.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Human Services

Francine J. Vecchiolla (1990), B.S., M.S.W., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Social Work

John W. Wilcox (1970), B.S., M.Ed.
Executive Director of Enrollment Management

Donald J. Shaw, Jr. (1974), B.S., M.Ed.
Director of Graduate Admissions

Irene Rios (1998), B.S., M.S., Ed.D.
Executive Director of Academic Services and Registrar