Board of Advisors - School of Liberal Arts

Each school at Manhattan College has an advisory board comprised of distinguished professionals who consult with the dean to make recommendations that help ensure graduates are professionally prepared for their intended careers. 


  • Kristi Bracchita: Psychologist, independent practice
  • Bettina Damiani: Project Director, Good Jobs NY
  • JoEllen Fisherkeller: Associate Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
  • Lisa Fuhrman: Associate Producer, NY1 News
  • Betty Gilmore: Former Program Director, LIFT-The Bronx; Adjunct Professor, New York University
  • Christopher Gorman: Audience Development, External Affairs Department, Metropolitan Museum of Art  
  • Fausta R. L. McDermott: Attorney, McDermott and McDermott
  • Ambassador Thomas McNamara: Former United States Foreign Service; Adjunct Professor, Eliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University
  • John Paluszek: Senior Counsel, Ketchum
  • Daniel Scott: Attorney, Chadbourne & Parke
  • Angela Tolosa: Deputy Director, National Reentry Resource Center, Council of State Governments Justice Center

Faculty Supporting Members

  • Pamela Chasek: Professor of Government and Director of International Studies
  • Thom Gencarelli: Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Communication
  • Steven Kaplan: Professor of Religious Studies

Ex-officio Members

  • Brennan O’Donnell: President, Manhattan College
  • William Clyde: Provost, Manhattan College
  • Keith Brower: Dean, School of Liberal Arts