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Meet Our Faculty

Leo Trudel
Leo Trudel

Associate Professor of Business

Dr. Leo Trudel, Ph.D., North Central University; Masters in Finance, North Central University; M.B.A., Management/Marketing, Plymouth State College; B.A., Psychology & Education, Franklin Pierce College.

Dr. Michael Curran
Dr. Michael Curran

Assistant Professor of Business

Dr. Michael J. Curran received his doctoral degree in information systems and communication from Robert Morris University in Pennsylvania, his master’s in business administration from Chatham University in Pennsylvania, and his bachelor’s in history from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. He has taught economics, among other business-related subjects, for more than a decade.

For the last few decades, Dr. Curran has been teaching in higher education institutions, most recently at Robert Morris University for the last eight years. Prior to that, he taught at Strayer University for 16 years where he was named a

Distinguished Professor of Business. He taught at DeVry University for six years and Pittsburgh Technical Institute for seven. Dr. Curran has published pieces in peer-reviewed publications multiple times throughout his career, focusing his research on technology and how it impacts communication in higher education.

Dr. Curran earned his Bachelor's degree in History from Slippery Rock University, his MBA in Business from Chatham University, and his doctorate in Information Systems and Communication from Robert Morris University. In his spare time, he enjoys participating in community theater, researching different topics and writing.
Lee Theriault
Lee Theriault

Business and Accounting Instructor & Business Program Coordinator

Lee Theriault, CPA; 

Professor Theriault currently serves as program coordinator for our business programs.

Dr. Kaisa Holloway Cripps
Dr. Kaisa Holloway Cripps

Assistant Professor of Business

Dr. Kaisa G. Holloway Cripps received her doctoral degree in management from the University of Maryland University College and her master’s in business administration from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She has taught marketing, management, economics, and sustainable development courses in academia for more than a decade.

Dr. Holloway has served as a lecturer and administrator in higher education institutions including the University of Massachusetts and Brandeis University. She has also served as the chief operating officer for a regional workforce board of the department of labor in Massachusetts, and as a newspaper editor with a Dow Jones local affiliate.

Dr. Holloway's research interest in business include art + architecture, film and technology, as well as sustainability. She has been a member of the Academy of Management, having served as a reviewer and in the organizational behavior division. She has also served in public service in roles on local planning boards and agricultural commissions. In her free time, she spends as much time on and in the ocean and at the beach with her family.