Graduate Stories

The RWU student experience is packed with hands-on projects, real-world opportunities, unique program offerings, personalized interactions with faculty, and much more. All of it meant to help students discover their passions while preparing for a successful career and a fulfilling life. Our students and faculty are scholars, researchers, scientists, architects, and more.

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    Community Researcher

    Sean Varano, Professor

    Criminal Justice

    Sean Varano considers himself a community researcher, and for good reason. He has years of experience developing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based approaches to crime and public health programs in the local community.

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    Sea Potential

    Andrew Cole, RWU Class of 2016

    Architecture

    Experiential learning is the bridge between education and employment. At RWU, students have opportunities to work with real clients to develop big ideas. Andy Cole worked with international team Sea Potential to develop final submission plans for the DUO Wave Energy Converter.

  • A headshot of Christopher Pierce

    Man of the People

    Christopher Pierce, RWU Class of 2018

    Public Administration (MPA)

    Christopher Pierce, a Los Angeles native, holds a strong passion for advancing a career in public service. At Roger Williams, he's getting the education - both inside and outside the classroom - he needs to be a future leader in the local and national community.

  • A headshot of Kristina Todorovic

    Gaining Opportunity Through Research

    Kristina Todorovic, RWU Class of 2018

    Forensic & Legal Psychology

    Kristina Todorovic’s graduate school experience was all about research opportunities. After speaking with students in her program during the admission process, Kristina made the easy choice to enroll at RWU.

  • Headshot of Vincent Pacifico

    Designing His Own Experiences

    Vincent Pacifico, RWU Class of 2017

    Architecture

    Between the personal attention from faculty members and a dedicated studio space guaranteed to every architecture student, Vincent Pacifico ’17 knew that Roger Williams University was the perfect fit for him. “It felt like a family here in the architecture program, where everyone is connected and the professors are warm and welcoming,” he says.

  • Francesca Montemarano working on a project

    Master of Business

    Francesca Montemarano, RWU Class of 2018

    Business Administration (MBA 4+1)

    Francesca Montemarano will be among the first to graduate from RWU's accelerated 4+1 Master of Business Administration program. The career options an M.B.A. provides and the convenience of obtaining it in a single year were the deciding factors for enrolling in the program.

  • A headshot of professor Douglas White

    Cyber Disruptor

    Douglas White, Program Director

    Cybersecurity

    Professor Douglas White was one of the earliest pioneers in cybersecurity. Now, almost everyone understands what he’s known all along: cybersecurity is a massive issue.