Andrea DeFusco-Sullivan has joined North Shore Community College (NSCC) as the new Director of the Center for Teaching, Learning and Assessment (CTLA).
DeFusco-Sullivan comes to NSCC after having served for many years as a faculty member at Northern Essex Community College and Middlesex Community College. She was also an academic advisor and adjunct in the English Department at Boston College, and while there, spent a decade as Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, and as English Program Director in the Sr. Thea Bowman AHANA Center’s “Options Through Education” bridge program for first generation college students.
In addition to her committee work at NSCC, she is a member of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), the Advancing a Massachusetts Culture of Assessment (AMCOA) Working Group, and is the NSCC representative on the Massachusetts Task Force on Statewide Assessment. She is a published author and has served as an educational consultant and editor.
A native of Lawrence, MA, DeFusco-Sullivan holds an M.A. in English from Boston College and a B.A. in English from Merrimack College. She currently resides in Methuen, MA with her husband, Stephen J. Sullivan.