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Amy Beauchemin
Associate Professor of Sociology
School of Applied Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Social Science (Psychology and Sociology)
(860) 913-2127
Office Location
1 Riverside Dr. Room 209
Courses Taught
SOC 101, CAP 110, COM 105, IDA 088, IDA 120
I started my career with my first job at 15 as a teller in a local bank. I aspired to work in business at a young age and achieved my goal by obtaining my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. During my 15 year career in business, I worked a variety of fields including Human Resources, Operations, Retail, Customer Service, and Management.

Even though I found success in business, I was not fulfilled by my career so I decided to go back to school to become a teacher. I went back to school more than 10 years later and earned my Master's degree in Education including a teaching certificate in Business Education for 7-12th grades. I worked at a local high school system and realized that teaching was more rewarding and challenging than any job I have had previously.

My intention was to have a long career as a high school teacher but I ended up working in higher education and quickly realized that it was my calling. Since starting at Goodwin in 2010, I have enjoyed being in the classroom and seeing the difference I can make in the lives of students. Most recently, I have become a Doctor of Education and look forward to a long career in education.
Ed.D. Doctor of Education, University of Hartford
M.S.E. Masters of Science in Education, University of Bridgeport
B.B.A. Bachelor of Business Administration, Western CT State University
Connecticut Educator Certificate in Secondary Business Education
Areas of Interest / Study / Research
Curriculum Development, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Scholarship for Teaching and Learning
Beauchemin, A. J. (2017). Students’ Experiences with Supports Offered in Educational Opportunity Programs That Lead to Their Persistence in Postsecondary Education. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Hartford, Hartford, CT.
Conference Presentations
Access for All: Assessing a Transitional Education Program. Presentation at the New England Educational Assessment Network, Worcester, MA. 2015.

Roundtable Presentation: Student Reports of Support Services in Educational Opportunity Programs. Roundtable presentation at the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH. 2015

Access for All: A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Goodwin Achievement Program. Presented at the National Association for Developmental Education, Greenville, SC. 2015.
Teaching Philosophy
I feel that students have the ability to be successful if they believe in themselves, work hard and have teachers that can guide and inspire them.