FYE Office Staff
The first year experience staff are here to provide support and guidance as students go through their first year at the university and beyond. To contact any of the staff or faculty, please utilize the online directory or email the FYE office directly.
First Year Mentors
The first year mentor staff are upperclass students who assist in supporting first year students and help coordinate programs and events on campus. Learn more about the first year mentors.
Mathew Chetnik, director
Mathew received his master's degree in student development from Appalachian State University and his bachelor's in English and black studies from SUNY New Paltz. As a first generation college student, Mathew has worked in residence life, orientation and student leadership at a number of institutions and has been involved in a number of initiatives related to the first year experience here at Salem State University. He has worked closely with NACURH, a national student leadership organization, was named outstanding mentor by ACPA, the American College Personnel Association, and was a finalist for the First Year Advocate Award through the National Resource Center for the First Year Experience. Mathew is currently in his second year of a doctoral program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, in higher education administration.
Anne Noonan, faculty fellow for the first year experience
Anne Noonan is a faculty member in the psychology department. She earned a PhD and MA in psychology at Boston University, and a BA in psychology at Framingham State. Her research interests include the subjective and relational aspects of social class, paid employment, and economic mobility. She has served as principal investigator of federal research grants including a National Science Foundation (NSF) study of social support for science and math persistence among urban high school students, and two National Institute of Health (NIH) studies (one on religiosity, sexuality, and family relationships among adolescents, and the other on the relational resources of older workers).
Peter Sampieri, faculty fellow for the first year experience
Peter Sampieri is a professional stage director, playwright, and university professor who has served as guest faculty at New York University, Brown University, Providence College, New England Conservatory, Huntington Theatre Company, Northwestern University, and The Brown/Trinity Consortium. His professional directing credits include the Off-Broadway world premiere of On The Line at The Cherry Lane Theatre, and The Three Same Guys at The Public Theatre, in New York. His regional work has been seen at Trinity Repertory Company, Portland Stage, and The Gamm Theatre, where his direction of Radio Free Emerson received an Elliot Norton Award for Outstanding New Play in 2008. His playwriting credits include Kafka in Tel Aviv, a 2014 Regional Finalist for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is a 2002 recipient of a Pell Award Scholarship for Artistic Excellence, and an assistant professor of theatre at Salem State University, where he loves teaching.
Josie Margiotta, graduate assistant
Josie received her bachelor's degree in education concentrating in early childhood with a minor in dance from Salem State University. As an undergraduate, she was a choreographer and dancer in the student run Repertory Dance Theater and was inducted into the Pi Lambda Theta National Honor Society. Josie also spent a year as an academic mentor in Peabody Hall helping first year students gain valuable academic success skills. Josie is currently enrolled in Salem State's masters in higher education in student affairs program. Josie is primarily responsible for FYRE (the First Year Reading Experience) and coordinating the Meet Your Major program.
Steven Jeune, graduate assistant
Sasha Veiga, graduate retention fellow
Christina Hannon, graduate retention fellow
Jennifer Migliozzi, graduate assistant
Brittany Rocheleau, graduate retention fellow