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Lynch School of Education

Staff and Research Team

Anderson J. Franklin, Ph.D.



Dr. Anderson J. Franklin, Professor of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology at Boston College Lynch School of Education.  He has been serving as the Honorable David S. Nelson Professional Chair since 2007. He is also Professor Emeritus of Clinical and Social Personality Psychology at The City College and Graduate School of The City University of New York, past member and Chair of the Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs of the American Psychological Association (APA) and past president of The Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic and Minority Issues, a division of the APA.

Sasha Landman, M.S.W.

Administrative assistant

Sasha Landman received her bachelors degree from Brandeis University and her Master of Social Work degree from Boston College.  She has been working with the Nelson Chair office since 2008.  Sasha helped organize multiple Roundtable meetings and takes an active part in the research projects of the Nelson Chair Office.  She is a co-author on a number of poster presentations at APA conferences.  Her research interests lie in the psychology of men, and her clinical focus is on recruiting and retaining men in psychotherapy. 

Current Members

Kimberly Ashby - Ph.D. student

Dana Collins - Ph.D. student

Meghan Commins - Ph.D. student


Past Members

Hammad N'Cho - Psychology Intern at Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Maggie Chen - Psychology Intern at University of Oregon

Kelly College - Family Counselor at Youth Villages organization

Renata Schloss

Bethany Sauline

Lindsay Buckner - Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology at University at Albany

Michael Capawana - Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology at Boston College

Rachel Hoogasian - Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology at University of Wisconsin-Madison

Na-Yeun Choi - Ph.D. program in Counseling Psychology at University of Maryland

Tim Quinones - Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology at Northeastern University