James Lubben, Professor and Louise McMahon Ahearn Chair, talks about his love of flowers and how cultivation and nurturing translates to his relationships with his students. The challenge of teachers is to direct their student's energy and open doors to new possibilities.
Professor Lubben wears many hats. As the director of the University's new Institute on Aging (IOA), Professor Lubben positions Boston College at the forefront of research and scholarship on the aging of society. He leads the Hartford Doctoral Fellows (HDF) program, the largest private source of fellowships for social work doctoral students in the United States. As Director of the GSSW Doctoral Program he inspires and prepares our students to excel as researchers and teachers in leading academic and social welfare institutions worldwide.
In 2011, Professor Lubben was selected as Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. more »