Meet the Faculty of Adventures in Lifelong Learning

Dr. Joseph M. Adelman teaches courses on the business and economic history of the Atlantic world. His first book, Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763-1789, was awarded an Honorable Mention for the St. Louis Mercantile Library Prize from the Bibliographical Society of America. Dr. Adelman has published essays in Enterprise & Society, Early American Studies, the Washington Post, and, and blogs at The Junto. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Doris G. Quinn Foundation, and a number of archives and institutions. In 2019, he was elected as a member of the American Antiquarian Society, one of the oldest learned societies in the United States.

Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita of Framingham State University, has had an extensive career in higher education, including 43 years in teaching and senior level administrative positions. She holds a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Queens College, a Master’s degree from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. She received an Andrew Dickson White Fellowship to Cornell, two Woodrow Wilson Fellowships, was a Radcliffe Fellow, and an American Association of University Women (AAUW) Fellow. Dr. Heineman was chair of the English Department at Framingham State University, and was then appointed Academic Vice President. In 1999, Dr. Heineman became President of Framingham State University, where she served until retiring in 2006. She has published four books and numerous articles in the field of Victorian literature. Dr. Heineman now spends her retirement years traveling, writing, and teaching in Framingham’s Adventures in Lifelong Learning program. Dr. Heineman’s novel, Emma Redux, a continuation of Jane Austen’s Emma, has been accepted for publication by TouchPoint Press, and will appear next year.

yumi p huntington

Yumi Park Huntington, PhD, is an interdisciplinary art historian of ancient America. She specializes in South America, investing ceramic objects, architectural structures, and other kinds of archaeological evidence from the past four thousand years. Her research emphasizes questions of cultural identity, intercultural transmission, and relationships between human construction and natural landscape. Park Huntington offers courses not only in ancient American art but also African American art, Asian art, and African art. In addition, she actively pursues innovative teaching methods with digital tools, online learning, and community-oriented projects such as public exhibitions.

David Smailes

Dr. David Smailes is the Program Coordinator and Advisor for the Master of Public Administration program and an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at Framingham State University. Dr. Smailes received his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his B.A. from the College of Wooster in Ohio. His research interests include American political history, public administration, the presidency and American political thought. Prior to joining the Framingham State community, Dr. Smailes taught at Westfield State University (where he served as department chair and program director for the MPA program) and Regis College.