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Welcome Additions

Edward Gonslaves, James Conn, SJ., Robert F. James, and Atef Ghobrial (Photos by Lee Pellegrini)

By Office of News & Public Affairs |

Published: Mar. 13, 2013

The career of Carroll School of Management Marketing Lecturer Edward Gonsalves has been firmly rooted in industry and academia. For the past 18 years, Gonsalves taught undergraduate and graduate-level marketing classes, as well as executive education, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute — where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees — and Providence College. During the course of a 30-plus year career in the technology field, Gonsalves held positions in design, applications, sales, marketing and management. His areas of interest are in the marketing and development of high technology products and he retains an active consultancy practice in these areas. Gonsalves holds eight patents and frequently presents at industry conferences in the area of RFID.

James Conn, SJ, is a professor of the practice of canon law at the School of Theology and Ministry, where he had been a visiting professor for the past four years. He previously served as the Ordinary Professor of Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He is a consultor of the Holy See’s Congregation for Catholic Education and Congregation for the Clergy, and a commissioner of the matrimonial section of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. He holds degrees from Fordham University, Woodstock College (NY), University of Pennsylvania and Pontifical Gregorian University. His teaching and research areas in canon law include sacraments, parishes, ecumenism, priestly formation and Catholic education.  

Carroll School of Management Finance Lecturer Robert F. James teaches Basic Finance, Corporate Finance, and Investments at the undergraduate level, and Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Financial Markets and Instruments, and Investments at the graduate level. James, who earned his master’s degree in finance at the Carroll School, has research interests in corporate finance, turnaround management, and valuation. He has also taught at Babson College, Boston University, and Northeastern University, where he received the Broderick Prize for Teaching Excellence in 2011. James is a member of the American Finance Association and the Financial Management Association International.

Atef Ghobrial became an assistant adjunct professor in the Slavic and Eastern Languages Department last fall after eight years as an adjunct faculty member. Ghobrial teaches and develops curriculum for Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Arabic, and also teaches classes in Arabic language and culture, newspaper and media, and business. A graduate of Cairo University in Egypt, Ghobrial earned master’s and doctoral degrees from Boston University, where he was an adjunct faculty member. His scholarly work includes contributions to two forthcoming volumes of Science and Faith, and a translation of writings by Pope Shenouda III of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, Have You Seen the One I Love: Contemplations on the Song of Songs. 

“Welcome Additions,” is an occasional feature, profiles new faculty members at Boston College.