Dr. Fox has been teaching English for 15 years. For the last five years at Goodwin University, he has primarily taught first-year composition and developmental English courses. Prior to Goodwin, he taught English at a variety of colleges and places, serving in positions from the primary business writing instructor at the Niantic Women’s Prison to the writing certificate supervisor at Electric Boat. Before teaching, Dr. Fox spent more than five years working in Information Technology, including supervising desktop support for Computer Science Corporation.
Dr. Fox received his bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College, his master’s degree from National University, and his doctorate from Touro College International. He has published two books. One book is a textbook, co-authored with colleagues at Goodwin University: Discover the Writer in You. The other book is a critical look at the history of Ralph Waldo Emerson and life in Concord, MA: A Majority of One: A New Historicist Reading of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Circles.” Dr. Fox is currently working on a second edition of Discover the Writer in You and original research into students’ writing experiences and how they affect college entrance and first-year success.
Dr. Fox is also an active member of Goodwin’s college community. He is the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach — Go Navigators! — and he regularly tutors Hartford Yardgoats’ players through a college program. Dr. Fox says, "There’s a real sense of community here at Goodwin. People smile, people laugh, and we’re really doing things that help other people. I love coaching and teaching at Goodwin."
Duties of the President are as follows:
- Presides at meetings of the Faculty Senate
- Sets times and location of Faculty Senate meetings
- Opens meetings of the Faculty Senate at the time for which they are called
- Recognizes members entitled to have the floor
- States and puts to a vote all questions regularly moved and announces the result of the vote; or, if a motion is out of order, rules it out of order.
- Reports on approved motions to The University community and Board of Trustees as needed.
- Sits on the Board of Trustees as a voting member as the representative of the faculty.
- Accepts responsibility for communicating to, and acting as the representative of the faculty, to any necessary college officials, including the Faculty and Staff Forum, about the concerns of the Senate.
- Enforces good decorum
- Has the authority to set time limits on reports and debates. Any Senate member can, however, motion for more time with the approval of the voting membership present.
Terrence Simon is an assistant professor in the School of Business Technology and Advanced Manufacturing at Goodwin University. Prior to joining Goodwin in 2016, he served as a management consultant and tax advisor to small businesses and provided training to several not-for-profit board members in New York City. Additionally, he served as an adjunct professor at the University of the Southern Caribbean.
Professor Simon has 25 years of experience in management and administration in various disciplines including the airline, petroleum, insurance, financial services, and telecommunication industries that allows him to articulate and implement policies and strategies to positively impact organizations, the society at large, and enhance the lives of individuals. He serves on several not-for-profit boards and lately he has been spending time helping various organizations develop a vision and approach of their governance risk and compliance processes, aligning the processes with their overall goals and objectives.
Dr. Simon is the author of A Guide to Ethical Practices in the United States Tax Industry. He currently spends time developing models of experiential learning to help students bridge the divide between theory and practice. He holds a Ph.D. in Business Management from Capella University, a M.S. in Education from Walden University, and a B.S. in Management from the University of Guyana.
Annjanette Bennar is the Director of Mathematics, Computer Applications and Communications at Goodwin University. She holds a master’s degree in education from the University of New Haven and a Sixth-Year Certificate in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in educational leadership from Capella University. Her teaching career spans over 15 years and includes both the secondary and higher education setting.