Thomas M. Abbott

Thomas M. Abbott

Academic Program Manager, Business

With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Abbott is currently the Managing Director of the Essex Management Center, a consulting firm that provides management and executive education to governments and industries in developing nations. Prior to that, he has held a variety of corporate management positions in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small start-up operations in finance and general management capacities. He received his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and B.A. from Boston College.

SMG 401.06 Sport Economics

Abigail Bloxsom

Abigail Nemec Bloxsom

Academic Program Manager/Director of Equine Program

As a farrier, Ms. Nemec Bloxsom works using traditional shoeing methods but also specializes in barefoot performance and founder/laminitis rehabilitation. She has provided thermal imaging, hoof care consulting, diet balancing, and video imaging services for clients from Maine to Hawaii and maintained a small retail sales program for nutritional and horse care products related to her consulting services. She had served as Head Riding Instructor, Riding Director, and Head After School Child Care Teacher for a branch of the YMCA, and worked as Office Manager for a range of employers including consulting, retail/service, day care and veterinary practice businesses in both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. She received her B.A. in Theatre from the University of New Hampshire.

EQU 380.06 Horse in Western Society, EQU 401.06 Equine Medical Management, EQU 403.06 Senior Seminar, EQU 410.06 Equine Law, EQU 418.06 Hoof Trimming II, EQU 418.06 Equine Massage II

Dylan Clyne

Dylan Clyne, Ph.D.

Academic Program Manager, Biology

Dr. Clyne was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale School of Medicine. His research helped pioneer the field of optogenetics: the study of neural circuits in behaving animals by genetically engineering cells to respond to light. His work caught the attention of the popular press including the BBC, Scientific American, and NPR. Previously, Dr. Clyne was an associate biology instructor at Post University and guest lecturer for the Physician Assistant Program at the Yale School of Medicine and for the Biology Department at the University of Michigan. He received his B.S. with Distinction in Cellular and Molecular Biology and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

BIO 143.06 General Biology 1

Richard Dumont

Richard Dumont, CPA

Academic Program Manager, Accounting & Leadership

Mr. Dumont earned his Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude, from Central Connecticut State University. He started in banking as a manager of internal audit and eventually spent many years as a member of senior management. He also worked in public accounting and continues with periodic consulting. Mr. Dumont’s major interests are in the fraud and auditing area, and he is especially astute in regard to the “people” aspect of fraud and audits. He served two and one half tours of duty with the Fourth Infantry Division in Vietnam (May 1967 to February 1970).  He is actively involved in the local community and serves as Secretary, Board Member, Executive Committee Member and Chairperson of the Funds Allocation Committee of the United Way of Greater Waterbury. Mr. Dumont considers his greatest achievement in this area to be saving the financially insolvent Waterbury YMCA from going bankrupt. He is married with grown children, is an avid runner, and maintains a daily exercise routine to stay physically fit. Mr. Dumont is passionate about assisting students to achieve success in their career. His favorite saying is “if you like your job, you will never work a day in your life.”  To this, Dumont replies, “I've never worked.”

ACC 111/06 Financial Accounting

Deron G. Grabel

Deron G. Grabel

Academic Program Manager, Sport Management

Mr. Grabel has a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from Springfield College, a Master’s Degree in Recreation Administration from Lehman College, and is an ABD candidate in Sport Administration with the United States Sports Academy. He has served as the Program Director of Sport Management and Assistant Professor of Business with College Misericordia, Program Director and Instructor of Sport Management with Salem-Teikyo University, and a Teaching Assistant at Florida State University. As a professor, Mr. Grabel feels the opportunity to tap into potential and help guide students as they prepare for life is the reason he loves teaching. He has extensive experience in Basketball Coaching and Recreation with Lehman College, Averett College, and Mattatuck Community College.

Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D.

Academic Program Manager, Environmental Science

Dr. Johnson earned her Bachelor’s degree in Earth and Environmental Science from Lehigh University, and her Master’s in Plant and Soil Sciences from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  Before joining the faculty at Post University, Dr. Johnson worked as a Wetland Delineator for a private consulting firm in Massachusetts and as a Soil Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Association.  This background in field methods has permitted her to design innovative, exciting field activities, and to bring a real world policy and consulting background into the classroom. 

Dr. Johnson earned her Ph.D. and Masters in Plant and Soil Sciences from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her Bachelors in Earth and Environmental Science from Lehigh University.  Dr. Johnson was an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Post University from August 2006 through September 2010. In October 2010, she was promoted to Academic Program Manager for Environmental Science. 


Chris Szpryngel

Chris Szpryngel, MBA

Academic Program Manager, Business

An alum of Post University, Mr. Szpryngel earned his Bachelor’s of Science at Post University, and his Master’s of Business Administration from the University of New Haven. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate with Fielding Graduate University. As former Director of Post University’s Career Services office, Mr. Szpryngel provided support to students and alumni in the areas of career counseling, job searches, internships, co-ops, and resume development and critiques, and helped develop and currently oversees the Career Self-Awareness curriculum for Post University. He writes, "Career Development Theory, specifically Career Constructivism, is not just about helping students find jobs based on skills, interests and abilities. It is also about helping students find meaning in their work, throughout a lifetime as employees, parents, children, students and individuals.” Mr. Szpryngel has more than 25 years of experience in the Environmental Services industry as an entrepreneur, consultant, manager and educator, and has held management and leadership positions for some of the largest companies in the green industry including TruGreen, F.A. Bartlett, Savatree and Alpine: The Care of Trees. Mr. Szpryngel is also a former Military Policeman, serving in the U.S. Army from 1983-1989. He sits on the Board of Directors for the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra and is on the Education Committee, helping create awareness and appreciation for the Arts in the Greater Waterbury region, and volunteers time to the Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Schools and Employers, and the Connecticut Cooperative Education & Internship Association (CCEIA).

Noelle Taddei

Noelle Taddei, CPA

Associate Professor, Accounting

Professor Taddei is a Certified Public Accountant and has been a member of the accounting profession for 25 years.  She earned her Bachelor’s in Financial Accounting, Cum Laude, and her Master’s in Taxation at the University of New Haven before starting her professional career in public accounting with Blum, Shapiro & Company in West Hartford, CT.  Before transitioning to education, the majority of her professional career was spent with the Corporate Office of United Technologies Corporation in Hartford, CT where she received two UTC Distinguished Performance Awards and was appointed to UTC’s Diversity Council.  Professor Taddei is also a part-time Lecturer at Housatonic Community College, and previously, served as an adjunct instructor at Sacred Heart University and Albertus Magnus College. As an active member of the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA), she proudly serves as the current President of their Board of Directors.  In addition, she is a member of the Federal Income Taxation Committee, Educator’s Interest Group and Housatonic Community College Accounting Advisory Council.  

Sandra Wilson

Sandra Wilson, M.Ed., J.D.

Academic Program Manager, Criminal Justice

Dr. Wilson earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at Albertus Magnus College, her paralegal certification from the Philadelphia Institute of Paralegal Studies, her Master’s in Education from the University of Bridgeport, and her Juris Doctor from the New England School of Law. Prior to working at Post University, she was an adjunct professor in Law, Business, and Justice at Gateway Community College where she served as a Fellow under the Dean of Corporate and Continuing Education. Dr. Wilson is the owner and manager of her own Sports and Entertainment Management Company, founded in 2002, where she manages the business affairs of professional athletes and international recording artists. Her educational goal is to make connections with pedagogy and to meet students where they are in the learning process, hoping to facilitate an environment of applicable theory for the student's future career. Her research and academic interests include drafting and designing occupational curricula and reviewing requirements of professional and industrial organizational standards for accrediting councils, research in emerging trends in distance education, and re-entry programming for ex-offenders.  Sandra teaches a young adult bible study at her local church in Trumbull, Conn., serves as a volunteer reader for the Bridgeport Read Aloud program, and is a member of Who’s Who among Top Educators.