Center for Program Innovation

The Center for Program Innovation is a catalyst for educational change.

Its initial task is the creation of a signature Bryant University learning experience – one that emphasizes experiential learning and integration across disciplines, two fundamental elements of Bryant’s approach to education. The Center’s director and the steering committee currently are partnering with faculty and Student Affairs staff to create a program that will be academically challenging, intensely hands-on, and fun.

Ultimately, the Center will become a clearinghouse for information on program innovation taking place at other educational institutions, and will host seminars and workshops to provide a forum for discussion on these issues.

Steering Committee

  • Brian Blais, Associate Professor, Science and Technology, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Sandra Enos, Associate Professor, History and Social Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Dave Greenan, Lecturer, Management, College of Business

  • Judy Kawamoto, Associate Dean for Student Life

  • David Lux, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Elaine Notarantonio, Professor, Marketing, College of Business

  • Alex Perullo, Assistant professor, English and Cultural Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

  • Hakan Saraglou, Professor, Finance, College of Business

  • Bob Shea, Director of faculty development

  • Toby Simon, Director, Hochberg Women’s Center


Read the Center for Program Innovation blog

Michael Roberto , Trustee Professor of Management

"We aim to create innovative and active, hands-on learning experiences for our students. In so doing, we will nurture and develop leaders who can make a difference in the world."