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Vaughn Calhoun, Ed.D, joined Anna Maria College in August 2013 as an Assistant professor in AMC's School of Business, Sports Management Department. With his multifaceted background and scholar-practitioner focus, in this short time with the College, Dr. Calhoun has become a man on a mission. "I hope to serve as a resource to the students in the classroom, help them navigate through college life, prepare them for the workforce, provide advice about the graduate school process and just make sure that they have a great experience, leaving college with more direction, more consciousness, and ready to take on the next phase of life."
Dr. Calhoun's professional career began in politics while in graduate school as a United States Congressional intern for the late Congresswoman Juanita Millendar-McDonald of California's 37th congressional district. He then went on to serve as the lead field organizer for Long Beach City Councilwoman Laura Richardson's California State Assembly campaign (she later became a member of Congress), and Al Austin's Long Beach City Council campaign.
Conversely, Dr. Calhoun decided to return to his roots and work in intercollegiate athletics. Dr. Calhoun is a former full scholarship, Division I student-athlete who participated on the Rutgers University football team during his undergraduate years, earning three varsity letters despite sustaining a devastating knee injury in his sophomore year.
Dr. Calhoun has served as the Assistant Commissioner of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) where he was an integral member of the executive staff responsible for overseeing championship events, community service events, the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), professional development workshops, and coordinating coaching seminars. In addition, Dr. Calhoun was an NCAA voting delegate and represented the conference locally, regionally, and nationally. Likewise, he served as the Assistant Athletic Director at Emerson College where his role was multifaceted ranging from student-athlete advising to coordinating community service events, serving as a liaison to career service, coordinating vendor contracts, creating budget reports, overseeing facilities management, and managing professional staff.
Dr. Calhoun is a graduate of Rutgers University where he earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice with a minor in Black Studies. He received his Masters of Public Policy and Administration from California State University and his Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) from Northeastern University. His dissertation was a qualitative study titled, "Division I Student-Athletes and the Experience of Academic Clustering." He is currently preparing his dissertation for journal submission.
Dr. Calhoun currently resides in Shrewsbury with his wife Tamara. She is currently a 3rd year Ph.D. student of Clinical Psychology at Clark University. Dr. Calhoun has also served on various boards, has guest lectured at many institutions, is the founder and director of his own tutoring program and is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Dean of the School of Fire and Health Sciences

Judy2Judith Kenary, RN, MBA, Ed.D, touched the lives of many of her students at Anna Maria College when she served as an assistant professor.  In her new role as Dean of the School of Fire and Health Sciences, her passion for education will become even more infusive on campus. 

Dean Kenary enjoys being able to initiate learning as a creative experience.  “I think that it is important to integrate real-life experiences, current affairs and theory into the classroom,” she shares.   “I really love my work at Anna Maria. To me it is not a job.  It is my passion.” 

Her future plans for the School of Fire and Health Sciences include developing a strategic vision that will meet the needs of current and future AMC students in the areas of nursing, health science and management, environmental studies and emergency and fire services including EMT and paramedic science.  

Bio: Dean Kenary graduated from Pace University with a BSN and received her MBA at Anna Maria College.  She earned her Doctor of Education from the University of Hartford in educational leadership.  After serving as a registered nurse in a variety of clinical settings, Dean Kenary joined the Fallon Clinic in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1982 where she was quickly promoted to Director of Clinical services working in this capacity for the medical group practice for over 20 years.  Dean Kenary joined the AMC faculty on a part-time basis in the mid-1990s and eventually became Chair of the Division of Business, Law and Public Policy.  She left the College in 2011 to work at UMASS Medical School Commonwealth Medicine in Correctional Health returning in 2013 to serve as the Dean of the School of Fire and Health Sciences.

About Dr. Carol Gabriele, DNP, MA, RN, CNE

Carol Gabriele, DNP, MA, RN, CNE, changed the paradigm in nursing education at Anna Maria College.  Bringing her skills as a nurse educator and leader for over 25 years, Dr. Gabriele helped the College to launch its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program and take AMC to the next level in health education.

Dr. Gabriele brings extensive experience in nursing education including curriculum development, program evaluation, and enrollment management to her position as Director of Nursing Programs at AMC. She is a Certified Nurse Educator and maintains her current areas of expertise in nursing education and leadership.  Dr. Gabriele’s current interests include initiatives to support local and global service learning in undergraduate nursing education and articulation models for nursing education mobility.

Prior to her appointment at Anna Maria College in 2011, Dr. Gabriele most recently served as Director for Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing in Connecticut. As a certified operating room nurse, she practiced in leading health care institutions such as M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Yale New Haven Hospital and Lahey Clinic. Dr. Gabriele was a long standing member of the Connecticut League for Nursing, Council of Deans and Directors where she was involved in many initiatives to support nursing education and the educational mobility for nurses. She also served on the advisory boards for Housatonic Community College and St. Vincent's College of Nursing in Connecticut.

Dr. Gabriele earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Bridgeport, a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Fairfield University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice in Clinical Leadership from Case Western Reserve University. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.