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Albert Beaton, Professor Emeritus; B.S., State Teacher’s College at Boston; M.Ed., Ed.D., Harvard University

M. Beth Casey, Professor Emerita; A.B., University of Michigan; A.M., Ph.D., Brown University

John S. Dacey, Professor Emeritus; A.B., Harpur College; M.Ed., Ph.D., Cornell University

Curt Dudley-Marling, Professor Emeritus; B.A., M.Ed., University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison

George T. Ladd, Professor Emeritus; B.S., State University College at Oswego; M.A.T., D.Ed., Indiana University

George F. Madaus, Professor Emeritus; B.S., College of the Holy Cross; M.Ed., State College of Worcester; D.Ed., Boston College

Vincent C. Nuccio, Professor Emeritus; A.B., Boston College; M.E., Ed.D., Cornell University

Bernard A. O’Brien, Professor Emeritus; A.B., Boston College; A.M., Ph.D., Catholic University of America

John Savage, Professor Emeritus; A.B., Iona College; Ed.D., Boston University

Charles F. Smith, Jr., Professor Emeritus; B.S., Bowling Green State University; M.S., Kent State University; C.A.S., Harvard University; Ed.D., Michigan State University

Mary Griffin, Associate Professor Emerita; B.A., Mundelein College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago

Irving Hurwitz, Associate Professor Emeritus; A.B., Ph.D., Clark University

Jean Mooney, Associate Professor Emerita; A.B., Smith College; A.M., Stanford University; Ph.D., Boston College

Philip Altbach, J. Donald Monan, S.J., Research Professor; A.B., A.M., Ph.D., University of Chicago

G. Michael Barnett, Professor; B.S., University of Kentucky; M.S., Ph.D., Indiana University

David Blustein, Professor; B.A., SUNY Stony Brook; M.S., CUNY Queens College; Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University

Henry Braun, The Boisi Professorship of Education and Public Policy; B.A., McGill University; M.S., Ph.D., Stanford University

María Estela Brisk, Professor; B.A., Universidad de Cordoba, Argentina; M.S., Georgetown University; Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Susan Bruce, Professor and Chairperson; A.A., B.A., M.A, Ph.D., Michigan State University

Marilyn Cochran-Smith, John E. Cawthorne Professor; B.A., College of Wooster; M.Ed., Cleveland State University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Rebekah Levine Coley, Professor and Chairperson; B.A., Brandeis University; Ph.D., University of Michigan

Eric Dearing,  Professor; B.A., University of Colorado; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire

Anderson J. Franklin, Honorable David S. Nelson Professional Chair; B.A., Virginia Union University; M.S., Howard University; Ph.D., University of Oregon

Lisa Goodman, Professor; B.A., Wesleyan; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University

Andrew Hargreaves, Thomas More Brennan Professor; B.A., University of Sheffield; Ph.D., University of Leeds

Penny Hauser-Cram, Professor and Chairperson; B.S., Denison University; M.A., Tufts University; Ed.D., Harvard University

Janet Helms, Augustus Long Professor; B.A., Ed.M., University of Missouri; Ph.D., Iowa State University

Maureen E. Kenny, Professor; B.A., Brown University; M.Ed., Teachers College, Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Jacqueline Lerner, Professor; B.A., St. John’s University; M.S., Eastern Michigan University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Belle Liang, Professor; B.S., Indiana University; Ph.D., Michigan State University

Larry Ludlow, Professor and Chairperson; B.A., M.A., California State University; Ph.D., University of Chicago



M. Brinton Lykes, Professor; B.A., Hollins University; M.Div., Harvard University; Ph.D., Boston College

James R. Mahalik, Professor; B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland

Michael Martin, Research Professor; B.A., University College Cork; M.Sc., Trinity College Dublin; Ph.D., University College Dublin

Ana M. Martínez Alemán, Professor and Associate Dean; B.A., M.A., State University of New York, Binghamton; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Ina Mullis, Professor; B.A., Ph.D., University of Colorado

Laura M. O’Dwyer, Professor; B.S, M.S., National University of Ireland, Galway; Ph.D., Boston College

Diana C. Pullin, Professor; B.A., Grinnell College; M.A., J.D., Ph.D., University of Iowa

Michael Russell, Professor; B.A., Brown University; M.Ed., Ph.D., Boston College

Dennis Shirley, Professor; B.A., University of Virginia; M.A., New School for Social Research; Ed.D., Harvard University

Mary E. Walsh, Daniel E. Kearns Professor; B.A., Catholic University; M.A., Ph.D., Clark University

Stanton E.F. Wortham, Professor and Charles F. Donovan, S.J., Dean; B.A. Swarthmore College; M.A., Ph.D. University of Chicago

Lillie Albert, Associate Professor; B.A., Dillard University; M.A., Xavier University; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Karen Arnold, Associate Professor; B.A., B.Mus., Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois

Vincent Cho, Associate Professor; B.A., Boston College; M.Ed., University of Houston; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Audrey Friedman, Associate Professor; B.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; M.S., University of Pennsylvania; M.A., University of Massachusetts, Boston; Ph.D., Boston College

Richard M. Jackson, Associate Professor; A.B., American International College; Ed.M., Harvard University; Ed.D., Columbia University

Lauri Johnson, Associate Professor and Chairperson; B.S., M.S., University of Oregon; S.D.A., Teachers College, Columbia University; Ph.D., University of Washington



Deoksoon Kim, Associate Professor; B.A., University of Suwon; M.A., Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Elida V. Laski, Associate Professor; B.A., Ed.M., Boston University; M.S., Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University

Zhushan Li, Associate Professor; B.A., Shanghai International Studies University; M.S., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Katherine McNeill, Associate Professor; B.A., Brown University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Michigan

Patrick McQuillan, Associate Professor; A.B., A.M., Wesleyan University; Ph.D., Brown University

Gilda Morelli, Associate Professor; B.A., University of Massachusetts Boston; M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst

Mariela Paez, Associate Professor; B.S., Cornell University; M.A., Tufts University; M.Ed., Ed.D., Harvard University

Lisa Patel, Associate Professor; B.J., University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.Ed., University of San Diego; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Paul Poteat, Associate Professor; B.S., Florida State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

C. Patrick Proctor, Associate Professor; B.A., Clark University; M.A., Stanford University; Ed.D., Harvard University

Heather Rowan-Kenyon, Associate Professor; B.S., University of Scranton; M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., University of Maryland-College Park

Martin Scanlan, Associate Professor; B.A., Catholic University of America; M.A., Trinity College; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison

David Scanlon, Associate Professor; B.A., M.O.E., University of New Hampshire; Ph.D., University of Arizona

James Slotta, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Research; B.S., Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland, Ohio; M.S., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh

Elizabeth Sparks, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Students; B.A., Wellesley College; M.Ed., Teachers College, Columbia University; Ph.D., Boston College

Pratyusha Tummala-Narra, Associate Professor; B.A., University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University



Marina Vasilyeva, Associate Professor; B.A., University of Krasnoyarsk, Russia; Ph.D., University of Chicago

Ted I.K. Youn, Associate Professor; B.A., Denison University; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Kristen Bottema-Beutel, Assistant Professor; B.S., University of Michigan; M.A., San Francisco University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Rebecca J. Lowenhaupt, Assistant Professor; A.B., Harvard University; Ed.M., Harvard University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

David MieleAssistant Professor; B.A., M.A., Columbia University; M.S., Ph.D., Northwestern University

Lauren P. Saenz, Assistant Professor; A.B., Princeton University; Ph.D., University of Colorado

Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill, Executive Director, Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education and Senior Lecturer; B.A., Wheeling Jesuit University; M.A., Ph.D., St. Louis University

Nathaniel Brown, Research Associate Professor; B.S., Harvey Mudd College; M.Sc., Cambridge University; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Hans de Wit, Professor of the Practice; B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Amsterdam

Nettie Greenstein, Associate Professor of the Practice; B.A., Wesleyan University; Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

Margaret (Penny) Haney, Assistant Professor of the Practice; B.A., Loyola Marymount University; M.A., Ph.D., Loyola University

Anne Homza, Assistant Professor of the Practice; B.A., Mount Holyoke College; Ed.M., Harvard University; Ed.D., Boston University

Michael James, Assistant Professor of the Practice; B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.A., Indiana University; Ph.D., Indiana University

Oh Myo Kim, Assistant Professor of the Practice; B.A., Rutgers College; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Julie Pacquette MacEvoy, Assistant Professor of the Practice; B.A., Reed College; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University

Nelson Portillo, Assistant Professor of the Practice; B.S., University of Central America; M.A., Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago


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