February 19, 2004 • Volume 12 Number 11
Asst. Prof. Timothy Crawford (Political Science)
Fields of Interest: International security, US foreign policy, United Nations.
Courses: UN and International Security, Intelligence and International Security.
Crawford, a former adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University, is author of the recently published book Pivotal Deterrence: Third Party Statecraft and the Pursuit of Peace, and has written articles for Security Studies, Political Science Quarterly and Global Governance. He was a post-doctoral fellow of foreign policy at the Brookings Institution and a visiting fellow at the Princeton University Center for International Studies. Crawford has a doctorate in political science from Columbia University and is a term-member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His other professional affiliations include membership in the Academic Council on the United Nations System and International Studies Association.
Asst. Prof. Othelia Lee (GSSW)
Fields of Interest: Quality of life issues for the aged and disabled.
Courses: Racism/Cultural Diversity, Research Methods, Quantitative Methods.
Lee taught at North Carolina State and Columbia before joining the Boston College faculty. Her recent research concerns the effect of spirituality on quality of life among older adults, disabled persons and people with HIV/AIDS. Lee received her master's degree from Smith College and doctorate from Columbia School of Social Work. Her practical work experience includes service as a counselor in a women's center in Amherst and a social worker in the Korea Employment Promotion Agency for the Disabled. She has made presentations at the Society for Social Work Research, the Gerontological Societies of America and the Social Work Education Conference, among others.
Prof. Peter Skerry (Political Science)
Fields of Interest: Social policy, racial and ethnic politics, immigration.
Courses: Urban Politics in 21st-Century America, Immigration: Processes, Politics, and Policies, Race and Ethnicity in the Administrative State.
Skerry, who taught at Claremont McKenna College, is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and former fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the American Enterprise Institute. A one-time legislative director for US Sen. Daniel Moynihan, Skerry has published articles on politics, racial and ethnic issues, immigration and social policy in such publications as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, New Republic, National Review, and Washington Post. His book Mexican Americans: The Ambivalent Minority was awarded the 1993 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Skerry holds doctoral and master's degrees from the Harvard University.
Asst. Prof. Leslie Wind (GSSW)
Fields of Interest: Child welfare, children and family mental health, organizational processes.
Courses: Advanced Clinical Practice with Children and Families, Basic Skills in Clinical Practice.
Wind, an adjunct instructor at the University of Southern California School of Social Work, has extensive field experience as a psychiatric social worker, clinical director and project coordinator. The co-author of a forthcoming book on adoption in the US, Wind has published articles in the Journal of Social Work Research and Evaluation, Children and Youth Services Review and Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management. She earned her MSW degree from the UCLA School of Social Work and her doctoral degree from USC. Wind recently received a University Research Incentive Grant to support her study on child welfare worker retention.
"Welcome Additions," an occasional feature, profiles new faculty members at Boston College. •