Brian G. Chapman

Assistant Professor in Residence

Brian G. Chapman, Ed.D.

• Doctorate, The University of Texas at Austin – Community College Leadership Program, Higher Education Administration, Education, Sociology, and Policy, Focus: Human Diversity, Student Development, and Aging Programs
• Master of Arts, Columbia University, NY, NY – Student Development—Counseling and Administration
• Decade of Human Development Undergraduate and Graduate Teaching (P/T) Experience (Campus, Hybrid, & Online)
• Research Interests in Aging, Gender Issues, Human Diversity, Intergenerational Learning, Leadership, and Lifelong Learning
• Worked with American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) o AARP contractor and AARP at State/Local Level
• Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Continuing Education, and Public Engagement Experience
• Secured Grants and Endowments totaling over $1.5 million dollars since 2006
• Teaching experience in secondary education, University, and corporate environment
• Participant, 2007 Future Presidents Institute, Chapel Hill, NC
• Served on Communications Council and Outreach Forum, University of Connecticut, Storrs
• Served as Officer (VP), Waterbury Regional Arts and Culture Collaborative Board
• Served as Board Member, Main Street Waterbury
• Participant, Leadership Greater Waterbury, Waterbury, CT Regional Chamber of Commerce
• Author of scholarly articles and serial book publications
• Recipient of Awards and Nominations in Corporate and Higher Education

Degrees Institutions Dates
Ed.D. The University of Texas at Austin (TX) 2001
Higher Education Administration
Community College Leadership Program (CCLP)

M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University (NY, NY) 1996
Student Personnel Administration

B.S.-ED Central Connecticut State University 1994
History/Social Science Minor: Psychology
Concentration: African Studies

Chapman, B. G. (2001). Minority faculty recruitment in community colleges: Commitment, attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions of chief academic officers. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.


Current Research

  • Behavioral and Social Processes that Impact the Development, Health, and Well-being of Sexual Gender Minority (SGM) Populations and Their Families Across the Lifespan
  • Development of Appropriate Interventions to Enhance the Development, Health, and Well-being of SGM Populations and Their Families Across the Lifespan
  • Drag Expression and how it Interfaces with Dragism, Coping, Resilience, and Generativity


Aging, Gender, Human Diversity, Intergenerational Learning, Leadership, Lifelong Learning, and Sexual and Gender Minorities


Assistant Professor in Residence, Fall 2020-Present (UConn Waterbury, CT Campus)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Fall 2019- Spring 2020 (UConn Stamford, CT Campus)
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Connecticut
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

Adjunct Faculty, University of Connecticut 2009-2019
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Connecticut
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences
Waterbury, Hartford, Torrington, and Storrs, CT Campuses
• HDFS 1070: Individual and Family Development
• HDFS 2001: Diversity Issues in Human Development and Family Sciences
• HDFS 2200: Adulthood and Aging
• HDFS 3240/SOCI 3459: Aging in American Society
• HDFS 3249: Gender and Aging

HDFS 3510: Planning and Managing Human Service Programs

• HDFS 5248: Adaptation and Development in Adulthood, Graduate Course

• Developed HDFS 3249 for the University of Connecticut in conjunction with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Spring 2016
• Developed HDFS 3240 for the University of Connecticut in conjunction with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Spring 2018

Additional Adjunct Faculty 1995-1997, 2003-2004
University of Connecticut
• Taught Study Skills, University Learning Skills, and First Year Experience
• Taught Career Development
• Developed and taught over ten different workshops
• Supervised graduate interns, summer 1997
• Guest Lecturer, UConn School of Social Work, Organizational Development

Corporate Training and Sales 1986-1992
AARP/ITT Hartford Insurance
• Automation, Customer Service, and Underwriting

(Three positions)
Waterbury Campus, Academic Affairs

Director of Outreach & Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Connecticut

• Community outreach and OLLI
• Wrote and administered grants and endowments exceeding $1.5 million
• Secured $1 million Osher Endowment, the largest gift to UConn Waterbury’s history
• Recruited instructors for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
• Planned professional development activities for faculty
• Oversight of curriculum, brochure development, and all aspects of public relations
• Developed, implements, and oversees operational budget
• Coordinated over 150 special events and lectures featuring local, state, and nationally recognized speakers representing the liberal arts and sciences, civic life, and media
• Supervised graduate interns: Gerontology (St. Joseph University), MBA (UConn), and MSW (UConn, with MSW Supervisor)
• Worked directly with outside philanthropists and University Foundation
• Represented the campus to external constituents
• Served on the Campus Cabinet
• Served on the Provost’s Forum, Office of Outreach and Public Engagement
• Finalist for 2007 & 2009, Provost’s Award for Excellence in Outreach & Public Engagement
• 2009 Award, Provost’s Award, Excellence in Outreach & Public Engagement
• University Advisory Committee, Service Learning Initiative
• 2015, Waterbury Neighborhoods Award for OLLI at UConn
• Served on Space Utilization Committee
• Co-authored aspects of Outreach threads of Provost’s Academic Plan
• Served on sub-committee for the Carnegie Classification, Community Engagement Institutions
• Served on the “Close to Home Campaign” Committee, UConn Foundation
• Served University Communications Council
• Served on Building Committee for new building

University of Connecticut, Avery Point campus
College of Continuing Studies and Academic Affairs
Groton, CT

Assistant Director, Bachelor of General Studies Program (Lead BGS Administrator, Avery Point Campus)

• Oversaw the Avery Point Bachelor of General Studies Program, supervised staff, and budget
• Collaborated internally and externally (business/industry and other institutions of higher education)
• Planned and led student events, new student orientation, awards ceremonies, and graduation activities
• Developed student recruitment and retention plan
• Developed and implemented local and regional marketing plans
• Collaborated with Online Education Office and Marine Science Department
• Provided programmatic recommendations to Dean and Associate Vice Provost
• Collaborated with faculty coordinators/department heads and other academic programs
• Served on the campus leadership team
• Led scheduling, non-traditional student, and corporate and organizational focus committees
• Served on faculty development committee
• Designed academic schedule and oversaw non-degree courses

University of Connecticut Health Center
School of Medicine and School of Dentistry
Farmington and Storrs, CT
(temporary, contract assignment)

Director, High School Student Research Apprentice Program
A privately funded pipeline/recruitment program for Medicine, Dentistry, and Biomedical Research

• Directed all aspects of the program
• Supervised residential staff
• Facilitated staff meetings
• Facilitated weekly workshops and discussion groups
• Coordinated fellowship paperwork
• Developed and administered assessment and evaluation instruments
• Wrote program evaluation reports
• Collaborated with other university summer programs
• Collaborated with faculty and staff to plan and lead instruction, site visits in laboratories, field trips, final presentations, and ceremonies
• Evaluated entire program

I returned to Connecticut (my home state) in 2002, after completion of my doctorate, to seek employment. I worked as a grant-writer before resuming employment with the University of Connecticut in 2003.

Columbus State Community College Spring 2000 – Spring 2002
Columbus, OH
Enrollment Center Advisor & Administrator
Admissions, Academic Advising and COMPASS Placement Testing
(Concurrent with doctoral completion)

• Advised new and returning students in Arts and Sciences and Technical Programs
• Provided intake and assessment advising, placement testing advising, registration assistance, academic advising and career counseling
• Facilitated group presentations on and off campus
• Collaborated with high schools and internal campus constituents
• Recruited new students and conducted campus tours and orientation
• Interpreted placement test scores
• Served as liaison to the Department of Developmental Education

• Co-developed marketing and recruitment plan for Enrollment Services
• Served on the campus wide committee for integrated student information systems
After completing my extended doctoral internship, I relocated to Columbus, Ohio, where I completed my dissertation, co-authored a Jossey-Bass publication, and worked at Columbus State Community College.

Santa Monica College Fall 1998 – Spring 1999
Santa Monica, CA

Special Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs
Doctoral internship: Extended beyond the traditional one semester doctoral assignment

• Coordinated Concurrent Enrollment with urban high schools
• Initiated partnership between Inglewood School District, Santa Monica College, and University of California, Los Angeles
• Coordinated revision of policies and procedures for Academic Affairs
• Advised administrators and faculty regarding retention issues
• Provided research and project support to the Vice President
• Co-authored Substantive Change Report for Western Association of Schools and Colleges for the Midrand (South Africa) Partnership
• Assisted Vice President prioritization processes for the identification of new faculty positions
• Participated in all president’s cabinet meetings
• Observer in faculty association contract negotiations

Committee Involvement:
• Midrand Task Force (South Africa Initiative)
• Deans Council
• Coordinating Council (Planning body)
• Facilities Committee
• Retention Committee
• Curriculum Committee

I re-located to University of Texas at Austin for doctoral course work August 1997 – August 1998.

University of Connecticut, Hartford campus Fall 1994 – Summer 1997
West Hartford, CT

Special Assistant to the Academic Director and Program Coordinator/Academic Advisor Academic and Student Affairs (joint appointment)

• Coordinated hiring of adjunct faculty for Undergraduate and Continuing Education Programs
• Coordinated all academic scheduling for all course offerings in the Undergraduate Program and Department of Extended and Continuing Education
• Co-authored adjunct faculty handbook
• Coordinated the Strategies for Academic Success Program, an intervention program for students placed on academic probation
• Evaluated and Accessed student services programs for effectiveness
• Collaborated with chairpersons, department heads, deans, and faculty for overall planning
• Assessed, counseled, and advised students
• Organized and coordinated the Student Development Workshop Series
• Assisted in Coordination of First Year Experience implementation at UConn, Hartford
• Committee Involvement:
Academic Scheduling Committee
Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration Committee
Diversity Committee
Academic Dismissal Committee

Program Coordinator
Undergraduate Program/Student Affairs

• Coordinated the Strategies for Academic Success Program
• Counseled, assessed and advised students who had been placed on academic probation
• Created a re-orientation program titled Success 101 and improved the rate of student participation by nearly 200%

Student Development Assistant/Program Co-Coordinator
Undergraduate Program/Student Affairs
• Co-Developed and coordinated the Strategies for Academic Success Program
• Counseled, assessed and advised academic probation students
• Developed and taught workshops on topics related to academic success

PUBLICATIONS Periodical Publications

Chapman, B. G. (1997). Addressing the needs of students on scholastic probation. Innovation Abstracts, 19(26), 1-2.
Chapman, B. G. (2000). Concurrent enrollment as a strategy to meet urban educational needs.
Innovation Abstracts, 22(19), 1-2.
Chapman, B. G. (2001). Connecting instructional programs to fundraising. Innovation Abstracts,
23(23), 1-2.
Donorfio, L.K.M. & Chapman, B. (Manuscript in Progress). The effects of learning about aging in an intergenerational classroom.

Journal Article
Donorfio, L.K.M. & Chapman, B. (2009). Engaging the older learner on growing old—positively. The LLI Review, 4, 9-21.

Edited Book
Robertson, P. F., Chapman, B. G.*, & Gaskin, F. (2001, Spring). Systems for offering concurrent enrollment at high schools and community colleges. The new directions for community colleges, 113. UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
* I was the primary contact for this publication and was responsible to identifying chapter themes, securing authors, and editing. I also wrote introductory and summary narratives.


Academic Research, University of Connecticut

Co-Principal Investigator, Chapman, B., & Donorfio, L. Drag Expression and how it Interfaces
with Dragism, Coping, Resilience, and Generativity. UConn Scholarship Facilitation Fund –
OVPR – SFF, $2,000, 1/2021-1/2022.

Co-Principal Investigator, Donorfio, L., & Chapman, B. Drag Expression and how it Interfaces
with Dragism, Coping, Resilience, and Generativity. Funded by UConn HDFS Internal
Support for External Grant Applications, $5,000, 9/2020-5/2021.

Administrative, University of Connecticut 2006-2016

• Wrote and managed grants from the Leever Foundation, Connecticut Community Foundation, and Osher Foundation, Over 1.5 million
• Collaborated with University Libraries authorship of “iPads for OLLIs”, Library Services and Technology Act Grant for Services (LSTA) awarded by the Connecticut State Library Board (CSL) $5,000

Building Parent Power 2002-2004
Hartford, CT
(a community-based organization dedicated to children’s health issues)

• Served as grant writer/consultant
• Completed five grant applications ranging from $5,000 to $50,000.
• The first $10,000 grant was awarded in March 2004.


Donorfio, L.K.M., Chapman, B., & Tomasino, D. (2021, June). Drag Expression and How itInterfaces with Dragism, Coping, Resilience, and Generativity. Presentation LGBTQ Research Symposium, virtua

Chapman, B. & Donorfio, L.K.M. (2012, November). The Intergenerational Classroom: From Cognitive to Affective. Workshop session presented at the annual meeting of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Colorado Springs, CO.

Donorfio, L.K.M. & Chapman, B.G. (2011, March). Lifelong Learning Means Everyone! Intergenerational Programming at UConn Waterbury. Resource exchange at the annual meeting of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, Cincinnati, OH.

Chapman, B. & Goldstein, S. (2011, May). Technology at Your Finger Tips: Developing Library Workshops for Older Adults. Association of College and Research Libraries New England Chapter. Worcester, MA

Donorfio, L.K.M. & Chapman, B.G. (2010, November). Intergenerational Co-Learning Strategies at the University Level. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Chapman, B. & Donorfio, L.K.M. (2009, October). Olli Embraces Learning for All Ages: Intergenerational Programming at UConn. Workshop session presented at the annual meeting of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Park City, UT.

Chapman, B.G. & Donorfio, L.K.M. (2010, December). OLLI Embraces Learning for All Ages: Intergenerational Programming at UConn. Paper presented at the Faculty Research Colloquia Series, University of Connecticut, Waterbury, CT.

• Vice Chair, Governing Board, Arts and Culture Collaborative, Waterbury region
• Board Member, Main Street Waterbury
• Member, American Association of Community Colleges
• Member, American Society on Aging

• Intergenerational Learning and Research Sub-Committee, Association for Gerontology in Higher Education
• American Society on Aging
• Gerontological Society of America (Current)
• Chaired, Leadership Greater Waterbury Education Day (Regional Chamber)
• American College Personnel Association Member
• Connecticut College Personnel Association
• National Academic Advising Association
• National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
• New England Faculty Development Consortium
• Participant in 2007 Future College Presidents Institute, Chapel Hill, NC

2009 Award Winner, Provost Award for Excellence in Outreach and Public Engagement
2008 Nominee, Provost Award for Excellence in Outreach and Public Engagement 2007 Nominee, Provost Award for Excellence in Outreach and Public Engagement

UConn Reads Program, $1,000 grant Spring 2014

Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes/Osher Foundation National Meeting Planning Committee (2011)
Member, President’s Communications Advisory Council
Member, Outreach Forum, Office of Outreach and Engagement (2006-2016)
Member, Vice Provost for Global Affairs Search Committee (2012)
Member, Sub Committee on Engaged Scholarship
Member, Annual 5K Race Planning Committee
Chair, Events Coordinator Search Committee (2009)
Space Utilization Committee

Human Development and Family Studies
Member, Two Tenure Track Faculty Member Search Committees (2012)


Brian Chapman
Contact Information
Mailing Address99 East Main Street Waterbury, CT 06702
Office LocationWaterbury Campus, Room #115
CampusUConn Waterbury
Office HoursBy Appointment: Email: (WebEx and other platforms available)
CoursesHDFS 1070, 2001, 2200, 3240, 3249, 3261, 3510, 4007W and 5248