Dean, Becker School of Design/Tech
Professor of Practice, Becker School of Design/Tech
Prior to Clark, Dr. Cotnoir served in various capacities at Becker College from 2002 to 2021: associate dean of the Centers for Learning and Career Advancement, dean of New Initiatives, and leader of the interactive media program as director of design programs and associate dean of the School of Design & Technology.
Dr. Cotnoir’s leadership at Clark and Becker builds upon his undergraduate and graduate mechanical engineering degrees from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and his various administrative roles in higher education, industry, and the public sector in the areas of automation, robotics, fiber optics, economic development, workforce training, and manufacturing design.
Dr. Cotnoir has many achievements, including his role in leading the development and launch of several new Becker College degree programs: game design (interactive media), the accelerated bachelor of arts in liberal arts, the elementary education concentration, the accelerated RN-to-BSN program, equine studies and management concentrations, social business, eSports management, MFA in Interactive Media, and others.
Under his leadership, the Becker College interactive media program grew from 12 to 600 students in a few short years and garnered constant national recognition by the Princeton Review, reaching a ranking of No. 2 in the world in 2021. He has also been instrumental in the development of the statewide Mass DiGI initiative and the development of summer STEM-based game design programs for high-school-age students and middle-school-age, underserved girls.
Dr. Cotnoir earned a doctoral degree in manufacturing engineering from WPI in 2010.
- Ph.D. in Manufacturing Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2010
- M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1988
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute , 1983
- Becker School of Design/Tech
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