Granite State College Welcomes New Faculty


Granite State College is pleased to announce the addition of the following full-time faculty members. “These seven individuals will greatly strengthen Granite State College’s reputation as a national leader in education for returning adult students,” said Carole Beauchemin, vice provost for academic affairs.

Krista Olsen, has been named program director for the M.S. in Management, Graduate Studies. She has taught at the college level for more than seven years and has extensive experience in corporate marketing communications and as a training manager. Olsen is a doctoral candidate in organizational leadership at the University of the Rockies, currently completing her dissertation to earn her Psy.D. She holds a master’s degree in management from Emmanuel College and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Trinity Washington University. Olsen lives in Salisbury, Massachusetts.

Emlee Kohler, senior lecturer and director of Undergraduate Behavioral Sciences & Human Services, has published extensive research on psychology and the biochemistry of the brain. Kohler earned a doctorate and Master of Arts in Psychology from Bowling State University and graduated cum laude with a B.S. in psychology and biology from Heidelberg College. Kohler lives in Hancock, New Hampshire.

Paul Antonellis, senior lecturer and director of Undergraduate Business Programs, will lead the Business Management, Accounting & Finance, Human Resource Administration, Marketing, Operations Management, and Service & Hospitality Management programs. He has more than 20 years of experience in the fire and emergency medical systems field, holding various positions including department chief, and more than 11 years of in law enforcement in Massachusetts. Antonellis earned an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University, and both a Master of Arts in labor and Policy Studies and a B.S. in Fire Service Administration from Empire State College. He lives in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Courtney Rice, senior lecturer and director of Undergraduate Health & Wellness programs, has 20 years of experience in the fields of exercise science, wellness, and education. She is a certified health educator and served as a New England American Cancer Society Leadership Fellow for coordinated school health programs. At the University of Maine, Rice earned a master’s degree in kinesiology and physical education, and a bachelor’s degree in health fitness with a nutrition minor. Courtney lives in the Seacoast region.

Liz Gauffreau has been named faculty director for the Liberal Arts program. In this role, she will coordinate B.A. programs in English, History, and Individualized Studies. Gauffreau earned two degrees in English/writing; a Master of Arts from the University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia’s Old Dominion University. She lives In Nottingham, New Hampshire.

Teresa Knight is the director of the Granite State College R.N. to B.S.N. program, which helps nurses expand their professional opportunities to meet the employment qualifications and demand for nurses in the future. She has more than 34 years of experience in nursing, including 10 years in leadership and staff development education. Knight holds a Master of Science in Nursing Education from St. Joseph’s College in Maine, and a Master of Education in Organizational Management from Antioch University New England. She lives in Concord, New Hampshire.

Amy Thompson has been named lecturer in the R.N. to B.S.N. program. She has worked in nursing for almost two decades and has taught nursing in colleges for six years. Thompson earned a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University in Minneapolis, MN, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine in Portland. She lives in Milton, New Hampshire.