More Welcome Additions to University Faculty

More Welcome Additions to University Faculty

Prof. Avner Ash

Ash, a specialist in number theory, joins the Mathematics faculty from Ohio State University, where he had taught since 1982. He is a graduate of Harvard University, from which he received his bachelor's degree in 1971 and his doctorate in 1975.

He has taught previously at Boston University, the University of Cambridge and Columbia University, among other appointments. He has published extensively in professional journals, and lectured at university colloquia and professional meetings across the world.

Ash has held research grants from the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation. He is a member of the American Mathematical Society and a former editor of society publications.

Asst. Prof. Katherine (Kay) Lemon

New Carroll School of Management arrival Lemon's teaching interests are in marketing management, services marketing and customer-relationship management. She currently teaches Principles of Marketing to undergraduates and Services Marketing to MBA students.

Her research focuses on developing tools to enable managers to master the art of dynamic customer-relationship management. Her research has appeared in the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science and Marketing Letters, and is forthcoming in the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

Her first book, Driving Customer Equity: How Customer Lifetime Value is Reshaping Corporate Strategy, has been translated into several languages. She has conducted research in retailing, telecommunications, interactive television, e-commerce, pharmaceuticals, consumer products and banking. In addition, she has consulted with and taught executives at many leading global enterprises, including Deloitte Consulting, Eli Lilly and Co., and Capital Markets Co.

She received her doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to joining BC, she served on the marketing faculty of the Harvard Business School and Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. Before pursuing her academic career, she held positions as vice president of marketing for a high-technology venture in Silicon Valley, and senior field director of marketing for a healthcare concern.

Asst. Prof. Rebekah Levine Coley

Coley comes to the Lynch School of Education from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where she was a research associate in the Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program, and a program coordinator in the Urban Seminar Series on Children's Health and Safety. She previously was a researcher at the University of Chicago.

She received her doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of Michigan in 1995. Her scholarly interests include urban families, father-child relationships, poverty, childcare and federal welfare policy and its influence on the development of children and adolescents.

Coley has been published in such journals as Social Service Review, Journal of Family Psychology, and American Psychologist. Her teaching interests include developmental psychology, children and society.

She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from Brandeis University in 1989, and worked as an addictions counselor and clinical specialist at hospitals in Baltimore.

-Mark Sullivan

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


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