Welcome Additions to the Boston College Faculty

Welcome Additions to the Boston College Faculty

Rose A. Beeson

Asst. Prof. Rose Beeson (CSON), a specialist in nursing care of the elderly, received a doctorate in nursing science in 2001 from the College of Nursing of Rush University, the academic component of Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago.

Beeson has spoken widely on the care of Alzheimer's patients and the support needs of their caregivers. She is certified as a clinical nurse specialist in gerontological nursing by the Ohio Board of Nursing, and in gerontological nursing practice by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Beeson has taught in nursing programs at the University of Akron and Cuyahoga Community College School of Nursing in Cleveland, among others, and her professional nursing experience includes the cardiology units of St. John's West Shore Hospital in Westlake, Ohio, and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland.

Susan M. Bruce

Asst. Prof. Susan Bruce (LSOE), a specialist in deaf-blind education, was coordinator of Michigan State University's programs in visual impairment, deaf-blindness, and orientation and mobility.

Bruce studied in the Department of Special Education at Michigan State, where she received her undergraduate degree in 1988, her master's degree in 1989 and her doctorate in 1999. She also holds an associate's degree from Lansing Community College in the interpretation of sign language.

In addition to teaching at the Michigan School for the Blind, she has served as a consultant to public schools serving children with disabilities. She herself is the parent of an adult daughter who is multiply disabled.

Bruce has taught a course this year in human development and disabilities. She also focuses on Web-based teaching and learning in higher education.

Kerry Ann Rockquemore

Asst. Prof. Kerry Ann Rockquemore (Sociology), who received her doctorate in sociology from the University of Notre Dame in 1999, has written extensively on biracialism and multiracialism.

She is author, with David Brunsma, of the book Beyond Black: Biracial Identity in America, published in 2001. Her forthcoming articles include "Deconstructing Tiger Woods: The Promises and Pitfalls of Multiracial Identity" for The Politics of Multiracialism, and "What Does 'Black' Mean? Exploring the Epistemological Stranglehold of Racial Categorization," written with Brunsma for the journal Critical Sociology.

Rockquemore's fields of interest include race and ethnic relations; qualitative methods; sociology of education; marriage and family; gender studies and social psychology.

She has taught introductory courses this year on marriage and family and on African-American society. She previously has taught at the University of Connecticut, Pepperdine University and Henry Ford Community College.

-Mark Sullivan

This is the final installment of "Welcome Additions," which profiles new Boston College faculty members.


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