She was a graduate researcher in 1997 at the National Research Center on Asian American Mental Health at the University of California at Davis, and recently completed a post-doctoral internship in counseling and psychological services at the University of California at Berkeley.
Asst. Prof. Kathleen Mahoney (SOE), a historian of Catholic higher education, arrives from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, where she was a Lilly post-doctoral fellow.
A recent recipient of a National Academy of Education Spencer post doctoral fellowship, Mahoney is teaching courses this year on the history of higher education and religion in higher education. She is writing a book on a turn-of-the-century controversy in which Harvard Law School denied admission to Boston College graduates, a case which illuminates larger issues about the rise of the university, sectarianism and Catholicism in America.
She earned a master's degree in 1993 and a doctorate in 1995 from the University of Rochester. Mahoney earned a bachelor's degree in religious studies from University of Toronto in 1979, and a master's degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1985.
Mahoney has taught in Catholic secondary schools in Rochester and was an adjunct instructor in religious studies at Nazareth College and in American Catholic history at the University of Rochester. She also has been a visiting assistant professor of education history at Washington University in St. Louis.
Asst. Prof. Hong Ding (Physics), a researcher in high temperature superconductors, earned his doctorate in physics in 1995 from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he spent the past three years as a post-doctoral fellow.
Ding earned his bachelor's degree in physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1990. He is teaching a graduate course in experimental physics techniques.
A member of the American Physical Society, he has co-authored numerous articles that have appeared in such publications as Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids , Physical Review B and Nature .
He was a 1995 recipient of the Aladdin Lamp Award presented by the Synchrotron Radiation Center in Wisconsin for excellence in synchrotron radiation research.
Prof. Arthur Lewbel (Economics), a leading researcher in the field of econometrics, has been appointed with tenure to the Boston College faculty.
Lewbel is on the editorial boards of The Journal of Econometrics , The Journal of Applied Econometrics and Economics Letters . He has been repeatedly invited by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to nominate candidates for the Nobel Prize in economics.
His research is mainly in the areas of econometric theory, consumer demand analysis and economic aggregation issues. Lewbel is the author of more than 40 articles in refereed journals and has been principal investigator on four National Science Foundation grants. He is teaching courses this year in microeconomic and econometric theory.
Lewbel received a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1978 and a doctorate in management-applied economics in 1984 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Prior to joining the Boston College faculty, he taught at Brandeis University, designed computer games at Tom Snyder Productions, and worked as a consulting economist at Data Resources Inc. He has been a visiting professor at Boston University and at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Welcome Additions is an occasional feature introducing new, tenure-track members of the Boston College faculty.
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