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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.

Carolyn Looker

Administrative Assistant


Carolyn joined the Office of the Nelson Professional Chair in July 2014. As the Administrative Assistant, she plays an active role in coordinating future Roundtable meetings and assisting Dr. Franklin with his research. Carolyn previously worked in Boston College’s Office of International Programs as the Office Manager and Administrative Assistant to the Director. She received her B.A. in Humanities from Providence College, and focused her studies on art history and the Spanish language.

Current Members

Kimberly Ashby - Ph.D. student

Meghan Blattner - Ph.D. student

Dana Collins - Ph.D. student

Craig DiGiovanni - Ph.D. student

Christina Douyon - Ph.D. student

Eva Wilson - 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