Faculty Association

Welcome to the Home page of MCLA's Faculty Association

The MCLA Association is the chapter of the Massachusetts State Colleges Association (MSCA) at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, itself part of the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) and an affiliate of the National Education Association (NEA).



The broad purpose of the MCLA Association is to represent the faculty and librarians in matters of professional concern; specifically:

  • To uphold high professional standards;
  • To advance the socioeconomic well-being of its members;
  • To assist in maintaining and improving the quality of education at the College;
  • To assure just and reasonable academic responsibility;
  • To represent any member who has a grievance;
  • To act as liaison with the President of the College, the Administrators and the Board of Trustees to keep - channels of communication open; and to attempt to resolve problems; and
  • To structure the participation of the faculty and librarians in the governance of the College.


The 2019-2020 Executive Committee of MCLA's Faculty Association

James (Jim) Moriarty
Phone: 413.662.5313
Office location: Murdock Hall, room 102

Business Administration
Kerri Nicoll Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work
Vice President
Tom Whalen Business Administration
Anna Jaysane-Darr Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work

Graziana Ramsden

Modern Languages
Grievance Officer
Carolyn Dehner Chemistry
Jerome Socolof FPA/Arts Management
David Eve Computer Science Director and Day Bargainer

Update: 2/26/2020