Welcome Additions

Welcome Additions

Sergio Alvarez

Asst. Prof. Sergio Alvarez (CSOM) comes to Boston College from Wellesley College, where he served as a visiting assistant professor for the 2000-2001 academic year.

Alvarez holds a doctorate in applied mathematics from the University of Maryland, a master's degree in mathematics from the University of the Andes in Bogota, Colombia, and a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer engineering from the Javeriana University in Cali, Colombia.
Alvarez was a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and Center for Nonlinear Analysis at Carnegie Mellon University.

Some of his research interests include metrics for knowledge combination and data analysis, modeling and management of uncertainty. He teaches such courses as Special Topics in Computer Science: Adaptive Computation and Data Mining and Computer Science 1 in Java.

Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Asst. Prof. Kerry Ann Rockquemore (Sociology) includes race and ethnic relations, gender studies and marriage and family among her areas of interest.

Rockquemore comes to Boston College from the University of Connecticut, where she served for one year as an assistant professor. She also taught at Pepperdine University.

She holds doctoral and master's degrees from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. At Notre Dame, Rockquemore received the John J. Kane Memorial Award, given annually to the most outstanding graduate student.

Rockquemore has written on such subjects as school uniforms, multi-racial identities and feminist social thinking. Her forthcoming articles include "What Does 'Black' Mean?: Exploring the Epistemological Stranglehold of Racial Categorization" and "Deconstructing Tiger Woods: The Promises and Pitfalls of Multiracial Identity."

Rockquemore teaches Marriage and Family and Introduction to African-American Society.

Jeffrey C. Geoghegan

Asst. Prof. Jeffrey C. Geoghegan (Theology) joined the BC faculty after serving as an assistant director and lecturer in the Revelle Humanities Program at the University of San Diego.

Geoghegan's current research includes studies in biblical and Deuteronomic history. He is the author of the forthcoming book "Until This Day": A Biblical Mystery Resolved, which was originally written for his doctoral dissertation, and is co-author of The Nine Commandments: Uncovering the Hidden Pattern of Crime and Punishment in the Hebrew Bible. Geoghegan has also written numerous articles on biblical history.

Geoghegan holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California at Berkeley and master's and doctoral degrees in ancient history from the University of California at San Diego.

Geoghegan teaches Biblical Heritage and Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.

Richard Kearney

Prof. Richard Kearney (Philosophy) first came to Boston College as a visiting professor in 1988, a position he held until he was awarded a full professorship this year.

Kearney has served as chairman of the philosophy department at University College, Dublin, where he has also contributed as lecturer. He also was co-director of the International Conference of Philosophy at Cerisy, France and a member of the Arts Council of Ireland and the Higher Education Authority of Ireland.

Kearney holds a doctorate from the University of Paris, a master's degree from McGill University of Montreal and a bachelor of arts degree from University College, Dublin.

The author of 13 books - including The Wake of Imagination and the recently published Poetics of Modernity - Kearney pursues scholarly interests in the areas of ethics, aesthetics and contemporary continental philosophy. He is editor of Continental Philosophy in the Twentieth Century and co-editor of Questioning Ethics: Contemporary Debates in Philosophy.

Kearney is teaching Philosophy of Literature: Shakespeare and Philosophy of Imagination.

-Stephen Gawlik

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