Welcome Additions

Introductions of New, Tenure-track Faculty Members at Boston College

By Sandra Howe
Staff Writer

W. Bentley MacLeod

Prof. W. Bentley MacLeod (Economics) came to Boston College from the University of Montreal, where he was an economics professor and deputy director of the Center for Research in Economics.

He holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics and a master's degree in applied mathematics from Queen's University in Ontario, and a doctoral degree in economics from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

His research interests lie in contract theory, labor economics, incentives and organizations. MacLeod has been published widely in such journals as the Canadian Journal of Economics and the Journal of Labor Economics . In addition, he serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Comparative Economics .

He teaches "Industrial Organization I," "Econometric Theory II" and "Quasi-Rational Economics."

Marilyn Cochran-Smith

Prof. Marilyn Cochran-Smith (SOE), who serves as the School of Education's director of Programs in Teacher Education, was the Joseph L. Calihan Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was on the faculty for 18 years before joining Boston College.

She holds a bachelor's degree in sociology, a master's degree in curriculum and instruction and a doctorate in language in education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Cochran-Smith is author of numerous articles and three books, including Inside/Outside: Teacher Research and Knowledge , which won the 1995 American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Award for Excellence in Professional Writing in Teacher and Teacher Education. She has also been a visiting professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. At the University of Pennsylvania, she served as the director of Project START and coordinator of programs in elementary education.

Her current research focuses on teacher education, particularly how prospective teachers learn to teach and how they continue to do so over their careers. She also studies and teaches about teacher research, a form of practitioner inquiry and a nationwide professionalization movement in teaching and teacher education.

Robert Stanton

Asst. Prof. Robert Stanton (English) is an authority on Medieval English language and literature, and translation studies. He has written several articles on Old English saints and the uses of translation in Anglo-Saxon England. Currently, he studies Latin and Old English prefaces of the abbot and author Aelfric.

Prior to joining Boston College, he worked at the University of Toronto, where he was course director of the English department, a position he previously held at York University in Ontario. Stanton has also co-authored Dictionary of Old English: Abbreviation for Latin Sources and Bibliography of Editions .

A member of the Modern Language Association of America, the Medieval Academy of America and the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, Stanton teaches "The First Year Writing Seminar," "English Literary History: Chaucer to Spencer" and "Medieval Women Writers."

He holds a bachelor's degree in English and medieval studies and both master's and doctoral degrees in medieval studies, all from the University of Toronto.

Kent Greenfield

Asst. Prof. Kent Greenfield (Law) holds a bachelor's degree in economics and history from Brown University and a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.

Prior to arriving at Boston College, Greenfield held judicial clerkships with US Supreme Court Associate Justice David H. Souter and with Levin Campbell, the senior circuit judge at the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston. Prior to that, he was an attorney at Covington & Burling in Washington, DC.

His scholarly interests include corporate social responsibility, specifically issues of corporations' role in society and community, and their treatment of customers and employees. He also studies corporate law, administrative law, free speech, constitutional interpretation and criminal procedure.

Greenfield teaches "Corporate Law," "Issues in Corporate Decision Making" and "Administrative Law."

Rachel Freudenburg

Asst. Prof. Rachel Freudenburg (Germanic Studies) was an instructor at Harvard University before joining Boston College in September.

Her research focuses on the depiction of masculinity and friendship in 20th century German literature and film, and interdisciplinary approaches to literature, women's writing, romanticism and poetry.

Freudenburg holds a bachelor's degree in German from Wayne State University, a master's degree in German languages and literatures from Washington University and a doctoral degree in German literature from Harvard University.

Freudenburg teaches "Introductory German," and "German Composition and Conversation," and serves as faculty advisor to the German Club.

"Welcome Additions" is an occasional feature introducing new, tenure-track members of the Boston College faculty.

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