Welcome Additions

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

Robert Starratt

Prof. Robert Starratt (SOE), a specialist in school administration and national advocate for Jesuit secondary education, returns to Boston College as a professor and chairman of SOE's revamped Educational Administration and Higher Education program.

Starratt earned bachelor's and master's degrees in philosophy from BC in 1959 and 1960, respectively. He served on the University's Board of Trustees from 1978 to 1986, a period in which he was active on Catholic school issues as director of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association's National Commission on Research and Development, and then as chief of the Center for Non-Public Education.

Before accepting his appointment to SOE last year, Starratt had served as chairman of the Fordham University Graduate School of Education Division of Administration, Policy and Urban Education since 1993. He joined the Fordham GSOE faculty in 1976 as an adjunct associate professor and became a full professor in 1982.

Starratt's academic specialties include school leadership, the creation of ethical school environments and social theory in education. His professional experience includes service as a principal at Jesuit high schools in Fairfield, Conn., and Denver.

Starratt received a master's degree in education from Harvard University in 1963, a licentiate in theology from the Weston School of Theology in 1967, and a doctorate in education from the University of Illinois in 1969.

Among his recent publications, Starratt authored Leaders with a Vision: The Quest for School Renewal , Transforming Educational Administration: Meaning, Community and Excellence , and Building an Ethical School: A Practical Response to the Moral Crisis in Schools .

This semester, Starratt is teaching Foundations of Educational Administration, Human Resources Administration and an advanced seminiar in supervision.

Junona Moroianu

Asst. Prof. Junona Moroianu (Biology), who studies the transport of viral components in mammalian cells, was a scientist in her native Romania before moving to the US in 1991 to pursue her research on macromolecules.

After receiving her master of science degree in biochemistry in 1981 from the University of Bucharest, Moroianu worked as a scientist from 1983-85 at the Institute of Biology, and from 1985-91 at the Institute of Cellular Biology. She worked as a research fellow at Harvard University Medical School from 1991-94, then pursued doctoral studies at Rockefeller University in New York, where she received a doctorate in cell biology in 1996 and spent a subsequent year as a postdoctoral fellow.

A member of the American Society for Cell Biology, Moroianu was co-author of several articles published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .

Burke Griggs

Instr. Burke Griggs (History) specializes in early modern British history, with a focus on intellectual history, political theory and the development of science.

Among the courses Griggs is teaching this spring are Science, Society and Politics, 1600-1750; From Martyrdom to Toleration: Religious Conflict in Britain, 1570-1715; and Revolutionary Britain, 1603-1689. Last fall he taught classes on Shakespeare's England and on political argument during the Stuart Age in Britain.

Griggs received his bachelor's degree in history in 1990 from Stanford University, where his thesis on Gerrard Winstanley won the James Birdsall Weter Prize as outstanding honors thesis in history. He was a Yale Prize Teaching Fellow at Yale University, where he received a master's degree in history in 1992, a master's in philosophy in 1994 and a doctorate in 1997.

Griggs' forthcoming publications include "The Memory of the Civil War in Restoration Dissent," in The English Sermon Revised: Religion, Literature, and History, 1500-1800 , and "Faith, Memory, and Knowledge: John Walker and Anglican Memories of the Civil War," in Belief, Culture, and Society in Early Modern England .

Robert Fichman

Asst. Prof. Robert Fichman (CSOM) is a former senior lecturer at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a doctorate in information technologies in 1995.

This semester, Fichman is teaching an undergraduate course in management information systems, and a graduate course in management of technology and innovation.

Fichman earned bachelor's and master's degrees in industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan in 1982 and 1983, respectively. He served as a systems supervisor and senior programmer and analyst at Williams Telecommunications Inc., in Tulsa, Okla., from 1985-90, and a systems analyst and consultant for Micro Computer Software in Cambridge from 1983-85.

He has co-authored articles in such publications as Management Science and Sloan Management Review , and has served as a reviewer for Administrative Sciences Quarterly , MIS Quarterly and other journals and conferences.

Michael Brady

Asst. Prof. Michael Brady (CSOM), a former minor league baseball player, arrived at CSOM from the Florida Institute of Marketing and Alternative Transportation, where he had been employed as a marketing research analyst since 1996. He taught a class in research methods last fall, and has focused his research on service quality, customer satisfaction, and the formation of consumer attitudes, in addition to giving lectures on sports marketing.

Brady played professional baseball from 1990 to 1993 in the Los Angeles Dodgers system and with an independent minor league team, the Duluth Dukes. In 1991, he received a bachelor's degree in marketing at Florida State University, where he earned a doctorate in marketing five years later. He earned a master's degree in business administration in 1994 from Jacksonville University.

The author of articles published in the Journal of Business Research and the Journal of Services Marketing , Brady has made presentations at conferences of the American Marketing Association and the Academy of Marketing Science.

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