Asst. Prof. Robert M. Kunovich (Sociology) joined the faculty last year after receiving his doctorate in sociology from Ohio State University. While completing his doctoral studies, he received the Ohio State's Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship from the Center for Slavic and East European Studies.
A researcher whose areas of academic interest include comparative ethnicity, political sociology and post-Communist societies, Kunovich also received a master's degree in sociology from Ohio State. He is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio.
He is teaching courses in global ethnic conflict, quantitative research techniques and multivariate statistics. Kunovich also is a reviewer for the National Science Foundation sociology program, The Sociological Quarterly and Trames, a professional journal of the humanities and social sciences.
Catherine E. Read
Asst. Prof. Catherine E. Read (CSON) brings a wide range of nursing education experience to her faculty position in the Connell School of Nursing.
Read previously taught at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Lawrence Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Middlesex Community College and New England Baptist Hospital School of Nursing.
At BC, Read is teaching courses in adult health, professional nursing and nursing synthesis. Her areas of research interest include genetic disease, psychological and ethical/legal aspects of genetic information and genetic counseling as a nursing intervention.
A graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Nursing, she received a master's degree in physiology from the University of Illinois-Urbana and another in nursing from Salem State College. She holds a doctorate in nursing and health promotion from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
Asst. Prof. Pamela Lannutti (Communication) comes to Boston College from the University of Georgia, where she earned her doctorate in 2001.
Lannutti has written extensively on interpersonal communication, and done research on post-dissolutional relationships, the influence of alcohol on relationships and the role of self-esteem in friendships. Among current projects, she is researching the influence of student gossip on perceptions of teacher credibility and expertise.
While at Georgia, where she also earned a master's degree in communication, Lannutti won numerous honors for her writing and teaching, including the Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant awards for 2000 and 2001. She holds a bachelor's degree in communication from LaSalle University.
This semester, Lannutti is teaching two courses: Interpersonal Communication and Relational Communication.
-Reid Oslin and Stephen Gawlik
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