Asst. Prof. Jamel Santa Cruze Bell (Communication)
PhD, University of Kansas
Field of Interest: Media ethics and economics
Courses: Mass Communication Theory; Media: Pop Culture
Bell's critical approach to media is grounded in notions of social justice, and her research focuses specifically on media ethics and economics, as well as the social implications of non-majority group depictions. She has presented her research nationally, internationally, and in local communities. Her recent publications focus on media's role in framing dissident voices and the evolution of media's construction of AIDS.
Asst. Prof. Danny Willis (CSON)
DNS, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
Field of Interest: Men's health and violence
Willis is a psychiatric nurse who teaches undergraduate psychiatric clinical and graduate psychiatric mental health theory. His dissertation on hate-crime assault and its aftermath among minority men was the first research in nursing to examine this type of violence. His research interests include men's health and recovery following psychological and physical trauma, and clinical management of symptoms associated with depression and acute stress disorder.
Prof. Jean-Luc Solere (Philosophy)
Field of Interest: Early modern and late medieval philosophy
Courses: Medieval Philosophy; graduate seminar on Passions, Pleasure and Happiness in Modern Philosophy
Solere was a research fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, the Free University of Brussels, and the Catholic University of Louvain. He also has taught at universities in France, Quebec and Colombia. His books and articles deal with such figures as Descartes, Arnauld, Malebranche, Bayle, Aquinas, Cajetan, Eckhart, Plato, Augustine, the Neo-Platonists, Ockham, and Henry of Ghent, and on such topics as nature, causality, time, reason, skepticism, consciousness, intentionality, the theory of forms, magnitude, and the changing relationships between philosophy and theology. His interests extend into the influences of modern and pre-modern philosophy on 20th-century thinkers.
Asst. Prof. Mary-Rose Papandrea (Law)
JD, University of Chicago
Field of Interest: Civil procedure, constitutional law, defamation and privacy law, and national security and civil liberties
Courses: Civil Procedure; Constitutional Law
Papandrea clerked for Hon. John G. Koeltl of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, Hon. Douglas H. Ginsburg of the US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and Hon. David H. Souter of the US Supreme Court, and spent several years as a litigator at Williams & Connolly in Washington, DC, where she specialized in First Amendment and media defense litigation. Prior to joining the BC Law faculty, she was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Connecticut and Fordham.