Welcome Additions

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

Katherine Gill

Assoc. Prof. Katherine Gill (Theology) spent the past six years at Yale Divinity School as an assistant professor of European Christianity.

Gill is an editor of Matrix, a database documenting the participation of Christian women in European religion and society between the years 500 and 1500. She had previously served helped inventory documents in the Vatican Archives. She is teaching a graduate course this semester, "Rome: City, Court and Cult, 300-1600."

Gill earned a doctorate in history in 1994 from Princeton University. She received a master's degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School in 1983, and a bachelor's degree in English from Mount Holyoke College in 1978. She also received degrees from the Vatican Archive School in 1986 and Gregorian University in 1984.

A co-author of Guide to the Holdings of the Vatican Archives , Gill is at work on a book titled Penitents, Pilgrims and Patrons: Religious Women in Late Medieval and Early Modern Rome .

David Blustein

Assoc. Prof. David Blustein (SOE), former coordinator of the counseling psychology program at the State University of New York at Albany, has been appointed to the BC faculty with tenure. Prior to teaching at SUNY-Albany, he had received a doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University in 1985.

Blustein's areas of research include school-to-work transition, career development, socioeconomic class issues in psychology, relational perspectives, and group psychotherapy. He is teaching a graduate course in career counseling and development, as well as a graduate seminar in group counseling.

Blustein has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Counseling Psychology , the Journal of Vocational Behavior and the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology .

Blustein received a bachelor's degree from SUNY-Stony Brook in 1974 and a master's from Queens College in 1976.

Daniel Koretz

Prof. Daniel Koretz (SOE), who has been active in the national debate on the role of student testing in educational reform, has been appointed to the Boston College faculty with tenure.

Koretz arrives from the RAND Corp., where he spent 10 years as a resident scholar and senior social scientist. He also worked as an analyst in the Congressional Budget Office from 1979 to 1987.

At Boston College, Koretz will be active in the newly formed National Commission on Testing and Public Policy, which has embarked on a comprehensive study of high-stakes testing in American education. He also will examine student performance in math and science in different countries as part of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study.

Koretz received a bachelor's degree in anthropology and a doctorate in developmental psychology from Cornell University in 1970 and 1978, respectively.

-Mark Sullivan

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