Faculty and Campus Liaisons

Academic Component

Each campus has a designated Legislative Internship Program Campus Liaison. These Liaisons play a pivotal role in the application process and the awarding of credit at the sponsoring institutions. Schools may have additional qualification and participation requirements than those designated by our program. Interns interested in applying should immediately reach out to their school’s designated Legislative Internship Program Liaison to learn more. Contact information can be found using the links below.


Asnuntuck Community College
Prof. Teresa Foley
History Dept.
170 Elm Street
Enfield, CT 06082
  (860) 253‑3148

Capital Community College
Prof. Marcus Lawson
Social Science Dept.
950 Main Street, Room 1108
Hartford, CT 06103
  (860) 906‑5047

Gateway Community College
Prof. Joe Maynard
Social Science Dept.
20 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06511
  (203) 285‑2407 (Academic Dean’s Office)

Housatonic Community College
Prof. Sean Brown
Criminal Justice and Government Dept.
900 Lafayette Blvd., Room BH-244
Bridgeport, CT 06604
  (203) 332‑5168

Manchester Community College
Prof. Angelo Messore
Political Science and Economics Dept.
Lowe Building, Room 219e
Manchester, CT 06040
  (860) 512‑2755

Middlesex Community College
Prof. Tad Lincoln
Social Science Dept.
Snow Hall, Room 508
Middletown, CT 06457
  (860) 343‑5817

Naugatuck Valley Community College
Professor Venuk Lawrence
Professor of Psychology
Behavioral and Social Sciences Department
750 Chase Parkway, E310
Waterbury, CT 06708
  (203) 596‑8643
Northwestern Community College
Ms. Maureen Chalmers
Communications Specialist
Founders Hall Annex, Room 309
Winsted, CT 06098
  (860) 738‑6396

Norwalk Community College
Kiran Somaya
Legal Assistant Program Coordinator
West Campus, Room 704D
Norwalk, CT 06854
  (203) 857‑7152

Quinebaug Valley Community College
Prof. Jayne Battye
Professor of Political Science
742 Upper Maple Ave.
Danielson, CT 06239
  (860) 932‑4057

Three Rivers Community College
Prof. Phillip Mayer
Social Science Dept.
574 New London Turnpike
Norwich, CT 06360
  (860) 215‑9453

Tunxis Community College
Prof. Rafaele Fierro
271 Scott Swamp Road, Room F-52
Farmington, CT 06032
  (860) 773‑1624


Albertus Magnus College
Patrick Clifford
Director of Career & Professional Development
Office of Career Services
700 Prospect Street Rosary Hall, Room 34
New Haven, CT 06511
  (203) 752‑3063
  (203) 672‑6669

Central CT State University
Prof. Robbin Smith
Political Science Dept.
EDB 31607
New Britain, CT 06050
  (860) 832‑2793

Connecticut College
Ms. Cheryl Banker
Director of Employer Relations
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave
New London, CT 06320
  (860) 439‑2780

Eastern CT State University
Prof. Nicole Krassas
Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Geography
Webb Hall, Room 327
Willimantic, CT 06226
  (860) 465‑5034

Fairfield University
Prof. Edith Cassidy
Political Science Dept.
Donnarumma Hall, Room 238
Fairfield, CT 06430
  (203) 330‑9323

Goodwin College
Isalena Gilzene, M.S.W.
Human Services Program Director
One Riverside Drive - 217
East Hartford, CT 06118
  (860) 913‑2074

Mitchell College
Jeffrey O'Leary, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Humanities Dept.
437 Pequot Ave.
New London, CT 06320
  (860) 701‑3512

Post University
Ms. Christina Billings
Associate Director of Career Services
800 Country Club Road
Waterbury, CT 06723
  (203) 591‑7467

Quinnipiac University
Prof. Scott McLean
Department of Philosophy & Political Science
CAS-3, Room 313
Hamden, CT 06518
  (203) 582‑8686

Sacred Heart University
Dr. Gary Rose
Department of Government, Politics and Global Studies
Main Academic Building, HC 212-G
Fairfield, CT 06432
  (203) 371‑7745

Southern CT State University
Prof. Patricia Olney
Political Science Dept. Room C228B
New Haven, CT 06515
  (203) 392‑6749

University of Bridgeport
Ms. Stephanie Beach
International College
Carlson Hall, Room 227
303 University Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
  (203) 576‑4202

University of Connecticut
Prof. Kimberly Bergendahl Ph.D.
Political Science Dept.
365 Fairfield Way, Unit 1024
Storrs, CT 06269
  (860) 486‑5683

University of Hartford
Dr. Bill Heiden
Politics, Economics
and International Relations
200 Bloomfield Avenue, Room 309D
West Hartford, CT 06117
  (860) 768‑4286

University of New Haven
Matt Caporale
Executive Director
Career Development
103 Bartels Student Activity Center
300 Boston Post Road
West Haven, CT 06516

University of Saint Joseph
Cynthia Whipple
Assistant Director, Employer Relations
Career Development Center
1678 Asylum Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06117
  (860) 231‑5551

Wesleyan University
Professor Logan Dancey
Department of Government
Public Affairs Center, Room 102

Western CT State University
Debra M Manenté, M.Ed, CPRW
Associate Director Career Center
Campus Center Building Room 300
43 Lake Avenue Extension
Danbury, CT 06810
  (203) 837‑8264