About Spotlight 


Dr. William Nelles wears two hats at UMass Dartmouth: in addition to serving as Director of Spotlight, he is a Professor of English.        Dr. Nelles

Trace Holmes







During his 30 years with the program, Trace Holmes, Spotlight's Program Coordinator, has served as a group leader, large group presenter, mini-course instructor, and group leader coordinator. He has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses at Brown University, as well as AP European History at Dighton-Rehoboth High School. If you call Spotlight (617-417-5328), Trace will be responding.






 Susan Sylvia



 Susan J. Sylvia,  Program Associate Director, has been with Spotlight for eight years and has served as group leader, web site manager, school liaison, and mini-course instructor.  She is the English Department Head at Greater New Bedford Voc-Tech. 

  Dustin and Liz

 Paranormal Rockstar Dustin Pari (Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International) hangs out after the show with Spotlight Rockstar Liz Jonsson (Diman Voc-Tech)  































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 Last Updated On: 5/26/10

Contact Info:

Spotlight Program
UMass Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
Dartmouth, MA 02747
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