Welcome Additions

Introductions of new tenure-track members of the
Boston College faculty

Asst. Prof. John McNutt

Asst. Prof. John McNutt (GSSW) joins Boston College after three years as an assistant professor of social work at Indiana University, where he also served as acting coordinator of the social work program.

He earned his bachelor's degree from Mars Hill College in 1974, a master of social work degree from the University of Alabama in 1978 and a doctorate in social work from the University of Tennessee in 1991.

Prior to his tenure at Indiana, McNutt taught at Loras College, Lindsey Wilson College, James Madison University, Tusculum College and the University of Virginia.

Since 1976, he has worked as a human service consultant in non-profit management, strategic planning, community development, research and related areas.

He has written several articles and co-edited a book.

McNutt's research interests include community computer networks, technology and society, Catholic social thought, non-profit organizations, and social work and the environmental crisis.

He is teaching Financial Management for Social Workers, Strategic Planning and Practice Evaluation.

David Vanderhooft

Asst. Prof. David Vanderhooft (Theology) earned his doctorate in Near Eastern languages and civilizations from Harvard University last year. He holds a master's degree in religious studies and social anthropology from York University (1991), and a bachelor's degree in religious studies and Germanic studies from the University of Winnipeg (1988).

His research focuses on the Hebrew Bible, and on the history and religion of the ancient Near East.

Vanderhooft is teaching Biblical Heritage to undergraduates and Introduction to the Hebrew Bible to graduate students.


Richard Lerner

Richard Lerner joins the School of Education faculty as the inaugural Anita L. Brennan Professor of Education and founding director of the Center for Child, Family and Community Partnerships.

The center's name also addresses Lerner's primary research interests. He is studying how to marshal multiple resources in an integrated and comprehensive way to enhance the life chances of diverse children, adolescents and families in America. One of those resources, he said, is higher education and part of his research involves outreach efforts to those children, adolescents and families on the part of universities.

Prior to his arrival at Boston College, Lerner was director of the Institute for Children, Youth and Families, and a professor at Michigan State University from 1991-96. During the 1994-95 year, he held the Tyner Eminent Scholar Chair at Florida State University.

From 1981-91, he was a professor of human development at Pennsylvania State University and, from 1984-89, served as director of the Center for the Study of Child and Adolescent Development at Penn State. He was an associate professor at Penn State from 1976-80. He also has taught or researched at Stanford University, Eastern Michigan University, Hunter College and Brooklyn College.

Lerner has authored or co-authored 34 books and monographs, and over 150 scholarly articles, in addition to dozens of book chapters.

Lerner received bachelor's and master's degrees from Hunter College in 1966 and 1967, respectively. He earned his doctorate from the City University of New York in 1971.

He is teaching Outreach Scholarship to graduate students this semester.

Jane Regan

Asst. Prof. Jane Regan (Theology) earned her doctorate from the Catholic University of America in 1989. She earned a master's degree from Fordham University in 1976 and a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte in 1975.

From 1986-96, she was an associate professor of theology at St. John's University in Minnesota and had served as an adjunct professor at St. Mary's University of Minnesota's Institute of Pastoral Ministry during that time. She also has taught at the College of St. Theresa in Minnesota and Catholic University of America.

She also has worked in parish religious education in North Carolina and Massachusetts.

Regan's research focuses on adult faith formation at the parish level.

She has authored one book and co-authored another, and has written eight articles.

Regan is teaching two graduate courses this semester: History of Religious Education; and Educating and Ministering Through Life Passages.

Eric Jacquier

Asst. Prof. Eric Jacquier's (CSOM) research focuses on option pricing, the long-term behavior of asset returns and their relationship to business cycles, and forecasting the volatility of financial instruments.

Jacquier spent last academic year as a visiting assistant professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and had been an assistant professor of finance at Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management since 1992. He has lectured at the University of Chicago and the University of Sciences and Technologies in Ghana.

He earned his doctorate in finance and statistics from the Univeristy of Chicago in 1991, a master of business administration degree from the University of California/Los Angeles in 1983, and an ingenieur supelex from Ecole Superieure d' Electricite in Paris in 1979.

Jacquier is teaching Investments and Capital Markets to undergraduates and is leading a seminar for doctoral candidates on investments.

This is the final installment of Welcome Additions for the 1996-97 year.

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