Asst. Prof. Istvan Konya (Economics), who teaches courses in his specialty of international trade, received his doctorate in economics last year from Northwestern University after completing a dissertation titled "Essays on International Trade, Migration and Culture."
A native of Hungary, he earned his undergraduate diploma in economics in 1996 from Budapest University of Economic Sciences, where he was a member of the Rajk Laszlo College for Advancing Studies.
As a featured speaker last fall in the Economics Department's series of "Brown Bag Seminars," he presented "Human Capital, Migration and the Emergence of Regional Inequalities."
Assoc. Prof. Marjorie Howes (English) teaches 19th- and 20th-century Irish literature, late Victorian literature, Anglo-American modernism, feminist studies and post-colonial studies.
She also teaches in the Irish Studies Program, focusing on modern Irish literature and poetry, Yeats and Joyce, and post-colonial Ireland.
Howes is the author of Yeats's Nations: Gender, Class, and Irishness; co-editor of Semicolonial Joyce; editor of Bram Stoker's Dracula, and contributing editor of The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, Volume 4.
She received her doctorate from Princeton University in 1990 and taught at Rutgers University before joining the Boston College faculty.
Asst. Prof. Nigel Melville (CSOM) specializes in information systems as a member of the Operations and Strategic Management faculty. He earned his doctorate in management from the University of California at Irvine last year.
His current research interests include the business value of information technology, and strategy in electronic commerce. He worked as an engineer for several years and co-founded a customer-relationship-management company.
His research has appeared in Information Systems Research and Social Science Computer Review.
Melville received a master's degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1990 and a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from UCLA in 1988.
Asst. Prof. Rosanna DeMarco (CSON), an AIDS-certified registered nurse who holds a master's degree from BC, previously directed the baccalaureate nursing program at Northeastern University, where she earned her undergraduate degree.
She specializes in administration and management, health policy, community health and hospice care. Her major research interests include women with HIV/AIDS, the burden of the lay caregiver in home care, and the quality of staff-nurse work-life during hospital restructuring.
In addition to her degrees from BC and Northeastern, DeMarco earned a doctorate in nursing from Wayne State University.
"Welcome Additions" is an occasional feature on new tenure-track faculty members.
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