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Faculty in the News

The Boston College School of Social Work faculty are frequently asked to contribute their expertise and thought leadership across multiple media platforms. The excellence of their teaching, scholarship, and research is reflected in their awards, appointments, and distinctions.

Below, chronologically, we list news story links to where our faculty have provided expert commentary or been recognized for their contributions and expertise in their field.


Associate Professor Westy Egmont comments on President Trump’s halt to the United States refugee program in the Boston Herald »

Associate Professor Westy Egmont responds to President Trump's immigration executive order on NECN's 'The Take' »

Faculty members Tiziana DearingSummer Hawkins, and David Takeuchi  released RISE3 reports during an event on campus that featured speakers from the Obama administration team. "RISE3 Publishes Data-Driven Reports from Partnership with Obama White House"»

Professor Tiziana Dearing has teamed with Carroll School of Management Professor Mary Cronin to edit an innovative book designed to provide a paradigm for “socially responsible enterprise management”»


Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing penned an opinion piece for CNN, "The confusion that's driving support for Trump," explaining her perspective on the 2016 election process.  »

Associate Professor Westy Egmont shared his perspective on the Syrian Refugee Crisis with Sputnik where he suggested that the European Union and the United States must 'Stablize the Situation in Syria' in order to solve the migration crisis.  »

Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing joined Jon Keller for the segment "On the Issues: Balancing the Burden of Income Inequality"  for CBS Boston's Keller at Large.  »

Assistant Professor Christina Matz-Costa spoke on the panel: "The Aging Workforce: Challenges and Benefits for the Public’s Health" presented by The Huffington Post and The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she stressed the importance of meaningful work for older adults.  »

Associate Professor Thomas Crea's paper on the challenges refugees may face in seeking higher education was covered by Times Higher Education and The Student, a publication from the University of Edinburgh.  »



Associate Professor Westy Egmont lends his expertise to the segment, "History Lesson for Donald Trump," on New England Cable News, Broadside.  »

Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing discusses the potential downside to Mark Zuckerberg's $45 billion philanthropic pledge on New England Cable News, Broadside.  »

Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing offers her opinion on the youth who are disconnected from work or school for WBUR's Learning Lab.  »

Associate Professor Westy Egmont discusses whether or not American governors can legally block Syrian refugees from settling in their states on New England Cable News.  »

Associate Professor Susan Tohn's work with Walker using Solution Focused Brief Therapy is recognized by the Needham Times.  »

Associate Professor Westy Egmont shares his opinion regarding what role the United States should play in the Syrian Refugee Crisis on WBZ NightSide with Dan Rea, NECN's BroadSide, and in an interview with  »

Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing offers her expert perspective on Pope Francis' visit to the United States on MSNBC's The Rundown with Jose Diaz-Balart, as well as in tbe Boston Globe, WBUR's Radio Boston, the Huffington Post, and NECN.  »

Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing comments on the historical importance of the Papal Encyclical, Laudato Sii, for WBUR's online magazine, Cognoscenti.  »

Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing addresses Washington in her post on The Hill's Congress Blog and highlights five ways to address poverty during the 2016 election season.  »

Associate Professor Westy Egmont curated Dreams of Freedom, an immigration exhibit at the Prudential Skywalk Observatory, which was featured in Panorama Magazine in the Hubbub: What Boston's Buzzing About feature.  »

Assistant Professor Rocio Calvo's research on pre- and post-disaster levels of happiness among female survivors of Hurricane Katrina highlighted the importance of social support in fostering resilience and was featured in Fast Company and in Spanish in El País and El Mercurio.  »

Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing discusses the recent shooting in South Carolina of an unarmed black man by a white police officer on WBZ NightSide with Dan Rea and how the event is embedded in a national conversation on race relations.  »

Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing is interviewed on WGBH 'Greater Boston' regarding the participatory budget process being implemented in Cambridge.  »

Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing blogs in the Huffington Post about Jeb Bush's recent comments about the importance of allowing for personal choice and control in interventions aimed at alleviating poverty.  »