Our Endicott College Van Loan School of Professional Studies faculty and staff are a diverse group of professionals with a wide range of expertise—who share a deep commitment to helping you realize your academic and professional goals.
Dean of Van Loan School of Professional Studies
Dr. Laura Douglass is an Assistant Professor and oversees the Van Loan School of Professional Studies. Her research focuses on issues of personal growth and professional leadership as they are impacted by class, race, and trauma. Her research in yoga studies and mindfulness has been published in over 11 different academic journals. She currently serves on the board of the Journal for Adult and Continuing Education. Her first book, Critical Approaches to Trauma in Adult Learning, will be released in 2022. She takes a holistic approach to program development and employs innovative teaching methods to engage and motivate students. Dr. Douglass is dedicated to empowering students to achieve their academic, personal, and professional goals through education.
Director of Endicott College Boston
Dr. Marcelo Juica is passionate about community development and the success of each student at the Van Loan School’s Boston location. Dr. Juica’s holds a background in academic research, social policy, public policy, advocacy, and immigration issues. He creates an environment rooted in academics, where students work toward their personal and professional goals, while also developing strong connections with their peers and members of the College’s staff. Dr. Juica is a bilingual faculty & researcher.
Director of Undergraduate Programs
Dr. Maureen Znoj draws on her personal experience as a non-traditional student to enhance the experience of each individual studying with the Van Loan School. Although all learners face challenges, she recognizes that with time and practice, students can develop systems that allow them to balance their responsibilities and ultimately achieve their goals. With a background in organizational behavior, Dr. Znoj effectively motivates, builds trust, and develops open communication channels. She is actively involved as a member of the Intergroup Group Dialogue Committee and is committed to ongoing education and action on DEI.