Our Faculty

Our caring, dedicated and knowledgeable faculty distinguishes Blair from any other school.

Blair teachers are experts in their academic fields who are fair, authentic and work to engage each student at the appropriate level of challenge. Our teachers find joy in their teaching profession and bring passion to every facet of their roles as coaches, mentors, dorm parents and activity leaders.

Dedicated to students’ well-being and to fostering their growth as scholars and individuals, our teachers come to know students exceptionally well, and strong and meaningful relationships result. Blair teachers hail from a wide variety of backgrounds, yet their devotion to students’ success—and to helping each student become the best person he or she can be—is universal.

Get to know our faculty by clicking on their names below.

2016-2017 Faculty at Blair
Faculty are listed in order of seniority; to see year of appointment or reappointment, please click on an individual teacher's name.

Faculty

Christopher Fortunato

Titles: Head of School
Degrees: BA, Harvard College
JD, Harvard Law School
MSW, Boston University
Departments: Head of School Office

Wayne Rasmussen

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BS, Bates College
Departments: Mathematics Department, Performing Arts Department

Martin Miller

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Syracuse University
MA, City College of New York
PhD, City University of New York
Departments: History Department

Robert Merrifield

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BS, St. Lawrence University
Departments: Science Department

R. Latta Browse

Titles: Department Chair
Degrees: BA, Middlebury College
MALS, Columbia University
CAS, Wesleyan University
Departments: Mathematics Department

Carolyn Conforti-Browse

Titles: Dean of Campus Life, Director of Leadership Programs
Degrees: BA, Colgate University
MALS, Wesleyan University
Departments: English Department, Student Life Office

Robert Brandwood

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, University of Wales
MA, Middlebury College
Departments: English Department

Sharon Merrifield

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Davidson College
Departments: Language Department

Lewis Stival

Titles: Dean of College Counseling
Degrees: AB, Lafayette College
MLtt, Drew University
Departments: College Counseling

Thomas Parauda

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Fordham University
MA, Columbia University
Departments: English Department

Maria Bowditch

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: AB, Bryn Mawr College
MA, New York University
Departments: Language Department

James Frick

Titles: Chief Operating Officer
Degrees: BS, Lehigh University
MBA, Lehigh University
Departments: Business Office

James Moore

Titles: Department Chair
Degrees: BA, Cornell University
Departments: History Department, English Department

Craig Evans

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: AB, Dickinson College
MA, Middlebury College
Departments: English Department, Performing Arts Department

Kaye Evans

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: AB, Dickinson College
MLtt, Drew University
Departments: English Department

Samuel Adams

Titles: Department Chair, Director of Technology
Degrees: BSEE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
MBA, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Departments: Computer Science Department, Technology Office

Joseph Mantegna

Titles: Associate Dean of College Counseling
Degrees: BA, Ithaca College
MS, East Stroudsburg University
Departments: College Counseling

Andrew Sykes

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, University of Richmond
MA, Rutgers University
Departments: History Department

Jason Beck

Titles: Department Chair
Degrees: BA, Vassar College
MA, St. Johns College
Departments: History Department

Quinten Clarke

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Rutgers University
JD, Rutgers School of Law
Departments: History Department

Michael Sayers

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BSCh, University of Michigan Honors College
BS, University of Michigan Honors College
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Departments: Science Department

Brad Strauss

Titles: Athletic Trainer
Degrees: BA, University of Miami
Departments: Athletic Office

Robin Anthony

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BS, State University of New York at Buffalo
MA, The College of New Jersey
Departments: Mathematics Department

Carm Mazza

Titles: Dean of Students
Degrees: BS, Marywood University
Departments: Student Life Office

Ryan Pagotto

Titles: Associate Head of School
Degrees: BA, Dickinson College
MA, Columbia University
Departments: Head of School Office, Student Life Office

Kate Sykes

Titles: Department Chair
Degrees: BS, The Pennsylvania State University
MA, New York University
Departments: Fine Arts Department

Paul Clavel

Titles: Director of Athletics, Faculty
Degrees: BS, Old Dominion University
MEd, Cambridge College
Departments: Mathematics Department, Athletic Office

W. Rod Gerdsen

Titles: Admission Associate, Faculty
Degrees: BA, Colby College
MA, University of Rhode Island
Departments: Admission Office, Science Department

Sarah O'Neil

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Wesleyan University
MA, Middlebury College
Departments: Language Department

Jennifer Pagotto

Titles: Department Chair, Director of Instrumental Music
Degrees: BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
MM, University of Colorado
Departments: Performing Arts Department

Micki McMillan

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: AB, Lafayette College
MA, Middlebury College
Departments: English Department, Performing Arts Department

David Facciani

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Yale University
MBA, Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management
Departments: History Department, Language Department

Lian Wang

Titles: Faculty
Departments: Language Department

Ann Williams

Titles: Director of Timken Library, Faculty
Degrees: BA, University of Delaware
MLIS, Rutgers University
Departments: History Department, Library

Nathan Molteni

Titles: Dean of Academics, Faculty
Degrees: BS, Villanova University
Departments: Mathematics Department, Academic Office

John Padden

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Rutgers University
MEd, Rutgers Graduate School of Education
Departments: Mathematics Department

Michael Ryerson

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, State University of New York College at Geneseo
Departments: Science Department

Roy Wilson

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Colby College
Departments: Science Department

Kelly Hadden

Titles: Department Chair
Degrees: BS, The College of New Jersey
Departments: Science Department

Timothy Devaney

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Bowdoin College
MS, Hofstra University
MEd, Columbia University Teachers College
Departments: Language Department

Leucretia Shaw

Titles: Associate Dean of Admission
Degrees: BS, Georgetown University
MA, Columbia University Teachers College
Departments: Admission Office

Peter Curran

Titles: Assistant Head of School for Enrollment & Communications
Degrees: BA, Bowdoin College
EdM, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Departments: Admission Office, Head of School Office

Joyce Lang

Titles: Department Chair
Degrees: BA, University of Virginia
Departments: Language Department

Andee Ryerson

Titles: Associate Dean of Students
Degrees: BA, Amherst College
Departments: Student Life Office

Edward Wenner

Titles: Associate Dean of Admission, Director of Financial Aid
Degrees: BS, United States Military Academy
Departments: Admission Office

Joanne Brandwood

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Yale College
JD, New York University School of Law
Departments: History Department

Timothy Goggins

Titles: Admission Associate, Faculty
Degrees: BA, Williams College
Departments: Admission Office, History Department

Jay Jenkins

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Hampden-Sydney College
MA, Georgia State University
MPhil, Edinburgh University
Departments: History Department

Tracy Klein

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BS, Roger Williams University
Departments: Mathematics Department

Brian Antonelli

Titles: Assistant Director of Athletics
Degrees: BS, United States Naval Academy
Departments: Athletic Office

Douglass Compton

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Bates College
Departments: English Department

Danyelle Doldoorian

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Trinity College
Departments: Mathematics Department

Marguerite Egan

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Bucknell University
Departments: English Department

Britt Freitag

Titles: Assistant Dean of College Counseling
Degrees: BA, Hamilton College
Departments: College Counseling

Craig Hall

Titles: Chief Advancement Officer
Degrees: BA, Ohio Wesleyan University
Departments: Advancement Office

Joseph Wagner

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Hamilton College
Departments: Science Department

Gwyneth Connell

Titles: Dean of Teaching & Learning, Faculty
Degrees: BA, Amherst College
MA, Columbia University
Departments: English Department, Academic Office

Benjamin Delwiche

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Boston College
MEd, Boston College
Departments: Mathematics Department

Alison Dowey

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BS, Bates College
Departments: Science Department

Margaret Fleck

Titles: Director of Health Services
Degrees: BS, University of Delaware
MS, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
DNP, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Departments: Health Center and Counseling

Alexandra Hall

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Departments: Science Department

Hannah Higgin

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, University of St Andrews
MPhil, University of Cambridge
PhD, University of Cambridge
Departments: History Department

C. William Mello

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Duke University
Departments: History Department

Gwendolyn Schiller

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BFA, Northeastern University
Departments: Fine Arts Department, Religion & Philosophy Department

Evan Thomas

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BS, Kutztown University
MA, Boston University
Departments: Fine Arts Department, Religion & Philosophy Department

Tyson Trish

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BFA, The George Washington University
Departments: Fine Arts Department

Michael Garrant

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BS, Clarkson University
MS, The Johns Hopkins University
MA, The College of New Jersey
Departments: Computer Science Department

Aaron Kalb

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Rutgers University
MS, Rutgers University
Departments: Mathematics Department

Rebecca Litvin

Titles: Admission Associate, Faculty
Degrees: BA, Barnard College
Departments: Admission Office, English Department

Ryan Manni

Titles: Director of Vocal Music, Faculty
Degrees: BM Ed, Westminster Choir College
Departments: Performing Arts Department, Religion & Philosophy Department

Stephanie Nicolard

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, University of Southern California
MA, Loyola Marymount University
Departments: English Department

Rebecca O'Neill

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BA, Bates College
Departments: Language Department

Lorry Perry

Titles: Assistant Head of School & Dean of Faculty, Faculty
Degrees: BA, Wellesley College
MA, University of Iowa
Departments: English Department, Head of School Office, Academic Office

Hannah Solis-Cohen

Titles: Admission Associate
Degrees: BA, University of Virginia
Departments: Admission Office

Christopher Thatcher

Titles: Faculty
Degrees: BSE, Princeton University
Departments: Science Department

Adjunct Faculty

Lois Stival

Titles: Day Student Coordinator
Degrees: BA, Douglass College
Departments: Student Life Office

Eli King

Titles: Adjunct Faculty
Degrees: BA, Hunter College
MA, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation
Departments: Fine Arts Department

Andrea Magat-Molteni

Titles: Yearbook Advisor
Degrees: BS, Villanova University
Departments: Student Life Office

Cara Mohlmann

Titles: Director of Advancement
Degrees: BA, Lafayette College
MS, New England College
Departments: Advancement Office

David Naysmith

Titles: Adjunct Faculty
Degrees: BA, Rutgers University
MEd, Rutgers University
Departments: Mathematics Department

Christine Parauda

Titles: Director of the Romano Gallery
Degrees: BSW, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
MSW, Rutgers University
Departments: Fine Arts Department
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