Some Welcome Additions to the Boston College Faculty

Some Welcome Additions to the Boston College Faculty

Paul Tallon

Before earning his doctorate at the University of California-Irvine in 2000, Assoc. Prof. Paul Tallon (CSOM) spent nine years working as a software consultant at the United Nations' International Trade Center in Geneva, Switzerland.

A native of Ireland and graduate of University College, Dublin, Tallon does research in such areas as technology and business strategies, evaluation of information technology investments and metrics in information technology performance.

Currently, Tallon teaches the core course Management Practice to MBA students in the Carroll School of Management.

Seth Jacobs

Asst. Prof. Seth Jacobs (History) pursues a number of scholarly interests, notably American history and post-Vietnam United States foreign policy.

Prior to becoming a history professor, Jacobs had another vocation: as a professional actor performing classical and Shakespearean theater in Chicago, where the Yale University graduate worked after earning a master of fine arts degree in theater from DePaul University.

Jacobs returned to academia and earned a doctoral degree in history from Northwestern University. He teaches American Dream?: The United States in the 1950s and US Foreign Policy I.

Janet Paluh

Asst. Prof. Janet Paluh (Biology) came to Boston College this semester after a five-year post-doctoral stint at the University of California-Berkeley.

Paluh, whose research focuses on cell biology and microscopy, has spent the semester away from the classroom as she sets up a new laboratory in the recently renovated Higgins Hall.

She completed her undergraduate studies at Purdue University and her doctoral work at Stanford University.

An avid photographer, Paluh shoots pictures for the Stock Car Club of America, an association of automobile enthusiasts that holds rallies and events for car hobbyists.

Joseph Liu

The rise of the Internet has created a multitude of copyright law and intellectual property issues that greatly interest Asst. Prof. Joseph Liu (Law), who comes to Boston College from the University of California-Hastings Law School.

This semester, Liu is teaching Trademark and Unfair Competition and Internet Law.

Prior to UC-Hastings, Liu was the Climenko Teaching Fellow at Harvard Law School, where he wrote a thesis on digital property.

Liu holds degrees from Columbia Law School and Yale University.

Following law school, Liu served as a clerk for Judge Levin Campbell of the First Circuit Court of Appeals and later worked as an associate in the Boston law firm Foley, Hoag and Eliot.

Outside of BC Law, Liu serves as vice president and general counsel at, a Watertown-based business-to-business e-commerce start-up.
-Stephen Gawlik

"Welcome Additions" is an occasional feature on new tenure-track faculty members.


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