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Menton, Chris
Program Director, Criminal Justice
Contact Information
401.254.3662
215 - School of Continuing Studies
Areas of Expertise: 
Criminal Justice

Menton, Chris

Menton,
Chris
Program Director, Criminal Justice
Contact Information
401.254.3662
215 - School of Continuing Studies
Areas of Expertise: 
Criminal Justice

Dr. Menton has a bachelors in Human Development from Curry College where he was enrolled in the first comprehensive program for college students with learning disabilities.  He completed a twenty year career with the Massachusetts Department of Correction. Starting as a correction officer moving up the ranks, he worked at all classification levels and treatment models before becoming a director of staff training. From Boston University, he earned a Masters in Criminal Justice/Human Service Personnel Training at the start of his career and a Doctorate in Education in Societal Studies as he transitioned into higher education.   He taught for many summers in the Sociology Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston and has been a professor of Criminal Justice at RWU for some time.  He has presented and published on a number of topics ranging from police bicycle patrols to domestic violence offenders to public safety personnel training. He has been a continuing education student himself and believes your efforts when you come to back to school can change your life. 

Pamela Elizabeth
Program Director Social and Health Services

Pamela Elizabeth

Pamela
Elizabeth
Program Director Social and Health Services

Dr. Elizabeth is currently the Program Director for Social and Health Services and Health Care Administration in the Roger Williams University School for Continuing Studies.

Trained as a Counseling Psychologist, Dr. Elizabeth has a rich and varied background in social service work and humanitarian work as well as academic teaching and research.  She completed her graduate work at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo; her undergraduate at Salem State University in Massachusetts.  She completed a specialty certificate program in alcohol and substance additions as part of her doctoral program.  Her dissertation used a quasi-experimental design to compare Psychodynamic and Humanistic group work on anxiety, self-actualization gains and participant satisfaction. 

She worked as a Counseling Center Psychologist at James Madison University, Radford University, and SUNY Stony Brook.  She completed a three year post-doctoral research fellowship in gender identity at SUNY Stony Brook through the department of Psychiatry.  Her research focus was on the psychosexual development of twin children. 

Louis Swiczewicz
Professor and Program Director Technology, Leadership, and Management
Contact Information
(401) 254-3231

Louis Swiczewicz

Louis
Swiczewicz
Professor and Program Director Technology, Leadership, and Management
Contact Information
(401) 254-3231
Gena E. Bianco, J.D.
Director, Paralegal Studies Program
Contact Information
(401) 254-5602
Areas of Expertise: 
Paralegal Studies

Gena E. Bianco

Gena E.
Bianco
J.D.
Director, Paralegal Studies Program
Contact Information
(401) 254-5602
Areas of Expertise: 
Paralegal Studies

“Law school instilled in me a passion for the study of law and fostered in me the true meaning of dedication and commitment. My legal education and corporate experience afforded me the opportunity to work in a challenging legal environment and to meaningfully contribute to the success of an enterprise…”

Ms. Bianco is the Director of Paralegal Studies. She earned a Bachelor's degree from Salve Regina University and holds a Juris Doctor from Southern New England School of Law, currently known as UMass Law.

Over the last eight years, Ms. Bianco has functioned as a legal and regulatory compliance executive with extensive experience in corporate business environments; where she had to manage the day-to-day departmental functions and personnel, including paralegals. Ms. Bianco also has extensive legal research and writing skills.

Ms. Bianco strives to provide real-world experiences for working paralegals, legal professionals and students by bringing them together to share knowledge and foster best in class paralegal proficiency.

Eric L. Jacobs, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor and Academic Advisor
Areas of Expertise: 
Community Development and Public Administration

Eric L. Jacobs

Eric L.
Jacobs
Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor and Academic Advisor
Areas of Expertise: 
Community Development and Public Administration

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