March 17, 2005 • Volume 13 Number 13

Welcome Additions

Asst. Prof. Qingwen Xu (GSSW) PhD, University of Denver
Fields of interest: Comparative social policy, welfare reform, immigrants and refugees issues
Courses: The Social Welfare System, Policy Analysis.

Xu taught policy analysis, social welfare history and community organizing at San Francisco State University prior to her arrival at Boston College last fall. She has a bachelor of laws degree from the Beijing Union University and master of law degrees from Peking University and New York University. Xu's current research focuses on the impact of adult education on immigrants and refugees and development of a social welfare and policy analysis online guide.

Asst. Prof. Richard Evans (CSOM)
PhD, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Fields of interest: Asset pricing, investments, financial econometrics, computational finance, portfolio allocation/management.
Course: Investments.

A member of the Finance Department, Evans has extensive experience in executive education, having worked for four years as a lecturer for Morgan Stanley, IMCA and Merrill Lynch. His background, however, is in computational chemical physics: He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a master's degree in chemical physics from the University of Utah. Evans' current research projects explore optimal decision-making by mutual fund management companies and the relationship between short-selling and option pricing. His research has been cited by the New York Times and Forbes magazine.

Instr. Jonathan Bowman (Communication)
Fields of interest: Interpersonal and small group communication.
Courses: Nonverbal Communication, Communication Research Method.

Bowman earned his bachelor's degree from the University of California Davis and did his master's and doctoral work at Michigan State University. His current research focuses on the effect of self-disclosure and affection on perceived relational closeness, and on discussing shared information in small group settings. His work has been published in journals including the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Communication Research, and multiple book chapters.

Adj. Asst. Prof. Michael Kelly (Philosophy)
PhD, Fordham University
Fields of interest: Contemporary continental philosophy; history of Western, Asian philosophy; philosophy of technology.
Courses: Philosophy of the Person.

A graduate of Connecticut College who majored in philosophy and psychology, Kelly also holds master of art and master of philosophy degrees from Fordham, where he was a teaching associate and a post-doctoral teaching fellow. Among other projects, Kelly is doing research on the relationship between Bergson and classical (Husserlian) phenomenology, particularly with respect to the issues of time-consciousness and memory. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Kelly has contributed to such publications as The Encyclopedia of Science, Technology, and Ethics International Journal of Philosophical Studies and Philosophy in the Contemporary World.

-Sean Smith

"Welcome Additions," an occasional feature, profiles new faculty members at Boston College.

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