Dr. LaFontana came to Ursuline from The College of New Rochelle, where she served in academic leadership roles from 2011 through 2017. In all, she served more than 15 years as a college administrator in roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to that she was a well-published researcher in psychology. Dr. LaFontana has expertise in new program development, data management, innovative instructional technology solutions, and mission-focused strategic planning. Widely published in academic journals she is the author of more than two dozen peer-reviewed presentations and serves on the Board of Directors for Collegium, an initiative of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, which provides an annual colloquy for faculty from across the U.S. and Canada to discuss the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and their vocation as teachers and scholars.