Founding Co-Director, Center for Social Innovation
Tiziana Dearing is Professor for Macro Practice and Co-Director of the Center for Social Innovation at Boston College. She is a Co-Founding Director of Research in Social, Economic, and Environmental Equity (RISE3) at Boston College. Her current teaching focuses on social innovation and leadership. Additional research and teaching interests include race, poverty and inequity, especially in urban environments, nonprofits and philanthropy, and social justice in public policy.
Professor Dearing comes to the School of Social Work from the world of practice, where she led a number of anti-poverty organizations, including Boston Rising, a start-up anti-poverty fund, and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Boston, where she was the first woman president. Professor Dearing also served as the Executive Director of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University and spent nearly a decade as a management consultant both to Fortune 500 companies and to mission-driven nonprofit organizations.
Contributor, Cognoscenti, WBUR, www.cognoscenti.wbur.org, 2013 – present. Sample: “#MeToo Banished Some Workplace Relics. Let’s Keep Going.” http://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2018/01/17/metoo-tiziana-dearing (January 2018)
Dearing, Tiziana C., McRoy, Ruth G., Mulrean, Tess (2018). Research in Social, Economic and Environmental Equity (RISE3). Generations, 42(2), 83-86.
Takeuchi, David, Dearing, Tiziana C., Bartholomew, Melissa W., McRoy, Ruth G. (2018). Equality and Equity: Expanding Opportunities to Remedy Disadvantage. Generations, 42(2), 13-19.
Dearing, Tiziana C., Durkin, Michael, Berzin, Stephanie C. & Boyd, Bridget (2017). What IF We Could End Family Homelessness? The IF Challenge. Social Innovations Journal: Boston Edition. http://www.socialinnovationsjournal.org/editions/issue-41/75-disruptive-innovations/2691-what-if-we-could-end-family-homelessness-the-if-challenge
Cronin, Mary J., & Dearing, Tiziana C., Eds. (2017). Managing for Social Impact: Innovations in Responsible Enterprise. Switzerland: Springer International.
Dearing, Tiziana C. (2017). Social Services, Social Justice, and Social Innovations: Lessons for Addressing Income Inequality. Religions, 8(5), 89.
Dearing, Tiziana C., Hawkins, Summer S. & Takeuchi, David T. (2017). Are we there yet? Race, Poverty and Equity in Neighborhood Transportation. Boston College School of Social Work. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/bc-ir:107336
Hawkins, Summer S., Dearing, Tiziana C. & Takeuchi, David T. (2017). Race and Income Inequality in Childcare: Examining Time, Costs and Parental Work Hours. Boston College School of Social Work.
Teaching in Technology Award: Boston College, 2015.
Service to the School Award: Boston College School of Social Work, 2015.
Carl F. Barron Catalyst for Change Award: April 2015, from CASPAR, Inc., awarded to Prof. Dearing and her husband, Dr. Stephen J. Seiner.
Boston, Inspirational Women: Featured in 2011 book by Bill Brett, Kerry Brett and Carol Beggy.
Compassion and Justice Award: Catholic Charities Boston, 2010.
Emerging Executive Award: Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, January 2010, awarded to the most promising emerging female executive in Boston.
Humane and Humanitarian Award for Commendable Acts of Kindness: Foundation Pour Le Developpement Des Universites Et De La Recherche en Haiti, Port Au Prince, Haiti, 2009.
New England Women’s Leadership Award: “Community Spirit Award,” given by the Dorchester Boys and Girls Clubs, 2009.
Boston Business Journal “40 Under 40”: 2008.