More Welcome Additions to University Faculty

More Welcome Additions to University Faculty

Asst. Prof. Shana Kelley

Kelley comes to the Chemistry Department from the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., where she worked under the auspices of a National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship studying the biochemical analysis of pathogenic mitrochondrial tRNA mutants.

Kelley received her doctorate in chemistry in 1999 from the California Institute of Technology. There she won the Everhart Distinguished Graduate Student Award for excellence in research and communication and the Herbert Newby McCoy Award for the outstanding dissertation published by a graduating doctoral candidate. She taught biochemistry, general chemistry and undergraduate honors seminar course at Cal Tech while pursing her graduate degrees.

She is a 1994 graduate of Seton Hall University, where she was a Clare Booth Luce Fellow and recipient of the school's Chemistry Honors Medal.

Kelley's courses include Structure and Function of Nucleic Acids.

Asst. Prof. Dana Mastro

A member of the Communication Department, Mastro's research writings and presentations have ranged from violence in video games to aggression responses on the "Jerry Springer Show."

She earned a doctorate in communication from Michigan State University last spring, where her work focused on mass media and intercultural communication.

Mastro is a 1994 graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles and added a master's degree in communication and urban studies at Michigan State before beginning her doctoral work. She taught numerous courses in communication theory and intercultural communication while at MSU.

Among the classes she is teaching at Boston College are Mass Communication Theory and Media and Race.

Asst. Prof. Jun Qian

Prior to joining the finance faculty in the Carroll School of Management this year, Qian received a doctorate in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, doing research on executive compensation, corporate governance and risk management and the development of financial systems.

He attended Fudan University in Shanghai before completing his degree in economics at the University of Iowa in 1993. While studying for his doctorate, Qian taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the University of Pennsylvania Economics Department and the finance department of the university's Wharton School.

His teaching areas include corporate finance, private equity and venture capital, and macroeconomics.

Adj. Prof. Elizabeth Twomey

Twomey, who was the New Hampshire commissioner of education from 1994 until last October, joins the Lynch School of Education teacher education faculty this year.

She has an encompassing background in education, having served as a classroom teacher, principal and superintendent of schools as well as associate commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Education and as New Hampshire deputy commissioner of education prior to her 1994 appointment as education commissioner.

A graduate of Emmanuel College, Twomey earned her master's degree in reading guidance from Salem State College and a doctorate in educational administration from Boston College. She also has received honorary degrees from Notre Dame College in New Hampshire and Emmanuel.

She is teaching courses in higher education administration.

-Reid Oslin

"Welcome Additions" is an occasional feature on new tenure-track faculty members.


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