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Katrina Norvell, Ph.D.
Program Director of Public Administration, Assistant Professor
Contact Information
(401) 254-4845
Areas of Expertise: 
Public Administration

Katrina Norvell

Katrina
Norvell
Ph.D.
Program Director of Public Administration, Assistant Professor
Contact Information
(401) 254-4845
Areas of Expertise: 
Public Administration

Katrina Norvell holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in Public Administration and Policy from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.  Dr. Norvell is the Program Director of the Baccalaureate in Public Administration for the School of Continuing Studies.  She also teaches in the Master of Science in Leadership and Master of Public Administration programs through the School of Justice Studies.  Her research interests and areas of specialization include community-engaged leadership, public and non-profit management and governance, program evaluation, ethical leadership, and organizational theory and behavior.  Prior to joining the faculty at RWU, Dr. Norvell served as a faculty member at Providence College, Seattle University and Portland State University.  As a public service practitioner, Dr. Norvell served in leadership positions at several nonprofit organizations in Florida and Oregon.  Dr.

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.