Denise Donohue, Ed.D.


Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: B.A. Psychology, University of West Florida;  M.C.S.L. Master of Catholic School Leadership, University of Dallas; Ed.D.  Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University
Professional Experience: Deputy Director of the Cardinal Newman Society’s K-12 Program, Director of the Catholic Education Honor Roll, Experienced teacher and principal/founder of a classical school.

Lynne Swosinski, Ed.D.


Adjunct Professor of Education
Education: B.S., Physical Education, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; B.S., Elementary Education, Florida Gulf Coast University; M.A., Reading, Florida Gulf Coast University; D.Ed., Curriculum and Teaching, Northcentral University
Professional Experience: Currently working as a Reading Specialist

Shirley Rainwaters, Ed.S.


Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: A.S., Liberal Arts, Edison Community College; B.S., Elementary Education, University of South Florida; M.A., Elementary Education, University of South Florida; Ed.S., Education; University of Florida
Professional Experience:  Currently working as a Literacy Specialist

Joy Bonnaig, Ed.D. (candidate)


Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: B.A., Elementary Education, CUNY Brooklyn College; M. Ed., Educational Leadership, Florida Gulf Coast University; D.Ed. (candidate), Organizational Development, Grand Canyon University
Professional Experience:  Currently working as an Intervention Support Specialist
Email: joy.bonnaig@avemaria.edu

Irene Benfatti, M.A. (ABD)


Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: B.A., Junior High School/Mathematics, William Patterson University; M.A., Math Education, William Patterson University; M.A., Education Leadership, Columbia University; Ed.D. (candidate), Columbia University
Professional Experience:  Principal and teacher.
Email: irene.benfatti@avemaria.edu

Kathy Christensen, Ed.D.


Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: B.S., Elementary Education, Miami University; M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, University of South Florida; Ed.S., Teaching and Teaching Education, University of Florida; Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Florida
Professional Experience:  Currently working as a Literary Specialist

Maria Migdalia Torres, Ed.D.


Adjunct Instructor of Education
Education: B.A., English, University of Puerto Rico; M.S., Teaching English as a Second Language, NOVA University; Ed.D., Education Leadership, NOVA University
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Daniel Guernsey, Ed.D.


Chair of the Education Department and Associate Professor of Education
Education: B.A., English, University of San Francisco; M.A., English, University of California Berkley; M.Ed., Administration & Supervision, California State University; Ed.D., Education, Eastern Michigan University
Professional Experience: Director of the Cardinal Newman Society’s K-12 Programs, Board Member of the National Association of Private Catholic and Independent Schools, Founder and Headmaster of a Classical Catholic School, experienced principal, high school teacher.
Office: Library 227
Phone: (239) 280-2524