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Continuing Education Staff

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Jane Regan is Director of Continuing Education for the School of Theology and Ministry and Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Education at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.  She holds an M.A. in Religious Education from Fordham University and a Ph.D. in Religious Education from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.  Jane’s research and teaching focus primarily on adult faith formation and the work of bringing adult learning theory and the dynamics of faith communities into theoretical and pastoral dialogue. She has long argued for the centrality of adult formation and the necessity of evangelization to the life and vitality of the church.   In addition to her scholarly work, Jane serves as a consultant on the local and national levels to the important project of effective adult faith formation. Jane can be reached at


Melinda Brown Donovan is associate director of continuing education for the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, and holds the M.A. in Pastoral Ministry as well as post-Master's Certificates from Boston College. At the School of Theology and Ministry she coordinates the on-campus continuing education program and supports the work of STM Online: Crossroads, training facilitators and supporting course development.  She is a spiritual director, and serves as a practicum supervisor for STM's Post-Master's Certificate in Spiritual Formation.  Prior to joining Boston College as an employee in 2006, for 10 years Melinda served in various parish ministry positions within the Archdiocese of Boston. Contact:


Barbara Anne Radtke is an instructional designer for C21 Online, a Continuing Education program in the School of Theology and Ministry (STM).  She is also a part-time faculty member in the Department of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in Religious Education from The Catholic University of America and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Boston College. Previously, Barbara served as Director of STM Continuing Education and as Program Manager for C21 Online.  Prior to coming to Boston College, she was the Director of the Ministry Institute at Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH. Contact: