Lead Faculty & Leadership Coaches

Lead Faculty


 
Andrew Miller, Ph.D.

Andrew Miller, Ph.D.

        Andrew Miller's, Ph.D., research and teaching focus on the ways Catholic schools and Catholic school leaders, inspired by Catholic social teaching, provide a transformative and socially just education for the students who attend America's Catholic schools. From his early career teaching at St. George Catholic School in Fort Worth, TX to his time working as Director of Academics at the Archdiocese of Boston Catholic Schools Office, Miller has been committed to enhancing the quality of teaching, learning, and leadership in Catholic schools.
        As a faculty member in the Educational Leadership and Higher Education department, Miller teaches graduate electives in the M.Ed. program focused on ethics and equity frameworks and transforming the field of Catholic education. In addition, he teaches courses in the Ed.D. program with other core PSAP faculty members. ...


 
Martin Scanlan, Ph.D.

Martin Scanlan, Ph.D.

Martin Scanlan, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Higher Education in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Before joining the academy, Scanlan spent over ten years as a teacher and administrator.  He primarily worked in urban settings, in schools serving traditionally marginalized students in Washington, D.C., Berkeley, CA, and Madison, WI. This laid a foundation for his teaching and scholarship interests, which focus on how schools can be organized to more effectively welcome all. Scanlan’s research primarily focuses on the organizational routines and practices of adults in schools, including the policies and procedures that shape these. While attending to multiple dimensions of diversity, his work has looked most carefully at how schools across sectors - including Catholic schools and public schools – can better serve students who have diverse cultural and linguistic heritages, as well as students with special needs. Scanlan has an extensive record of scholarship in academic journals reporting this work.


 
Martin Scanlan, Ph.D.

Melodie Wyttenbach, Ph.D.

Melodie Wyttenbach, Ph.D. - Executive Director

        Melodie Wyttenbach, Ph.D., serves as the Executive Director for the Roche Center for Catholic Education and is a faculty member for the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. Melodie’s professional leadership experiences in the Catholic sector include serving as an Assistant Professor and Academic Director of the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program for the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame, as President of Nativity Jesuit Academy, and Director of Mission Effectiveness for the NativityMiguel Network of Schools, in Washington, DC. ...


 

Affiliate Faculty


 
Martin Scanlan, Ph.D.

Cristiano Casalini, Ph.D.

       Cristiano Casalini, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Endowed Chair in Jesuit Pedagogy and Educational History, and a Research Scholar with the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College. He teaches History of Jesuit Pedagogy, Social Justice in Jesuit Contexts, and Philosophy of Education.
       Casalini’s field of research is mainly early modern education and especially Jesuit education. He has worked on critical texts and commentaries of 16th and 17th century classics of education, especially in and around the Jesuit order. He also provided, with Claude Pavur, the first volume of a series devoted to the history of Jesuit pedagogy, entitled Jesuit Pedagogy. ...


 
Martin Scanlan, Ph.D.

Hosffman Ospino, Ph.D.

Hosffman Ospino, Ph.D., was born in Colombia, where he pursued undergraduate studies in Philosophy. He taught philosophy and religion at various academic levels and worked for the National Confederation of Catholic Education of Colombia. He holds an M.A. in theology with concentration in Church History and a Ph.D. in Theology and Education from Boston College.

Dr. Ospino’s research concentrates on the dialogue between theology and culture and the impact of this interchange upon Catholic theological education, catechesis, and ministry. He has lectured nationally and internationally on these areas. He and his wife, Guadalupe, are actively involved in Hispanic Ministry in Boston.

 


 
Martin Scanlan, Ph.D.

Amy Ryan, Ph.D.

Amy Ryan, Ph.D., is a highly regarded educator and has served as principal of Cristo Rey Boston, Deputy Superintendent for the Archdiocese of Boston’s Catholic Schools Office, and currently is the Assistant Dean in the Office of Field Placement & Partnership Outreach at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. Dr. Ryan earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction at Boston College after completing her undergraduate degree at Mount Holyoke College, and Master’s degree in education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


 

Leadership Coaches


 
Martin Scanlan, Ph.D.

Molly McMahon, Ph.D.

         Molly McMahon, Ph.D., is in her eighth year as the Principal of South Row Elementary School, in the Chelmsford Public Schools. Previous to being in Chelmsford, Dr. McMahon served as the Assistant Principal of the Fitzgerald Elementary School, in Waltham. Before that, she was a Clinical Supervisor of student teachers at Boston College, while completing her Ph.D. and Administrative Internship in the Boston Public Schools. Dr. McMahon taught both third grade and then seventh and eighth grade ELA in Chicago. Originally from Long Island, Dr. McMahon is enjoying working and living in New England. Dr. McMahon’s educational passions include parent engagement, social-emotional learning and positive school culture. Dr. McMahon chairs, co-chairs or participates in a variety of school based and home-school based committees at South Row including Team Leader, Tier 1, Tier 2, PTO, School Council, International Festival and the School Outdoor Learning space. Dr. McMahon serves on the district Wellness Committee, Evaluation Committee and District Strategic Planning Committee. ...