Roche Center Research Fellows


About the Fellowship

The Roche Center offers fellowships to conduct research, advance the practice in Catholic education, and support the leadership programming of the Center. There are semester-long and year-long fellowships. As appropriate, these individuals collaborate with Roche Center Staff, LSOE, CSOM, and STM faculty to conduct research and publish scholarship on Catholic schools. The year-long fellowship includes a stipend and additional support for research-related travel may be available. Fellows are expected to engage with the wider academic community by attending events and meetings with the University's faculty members and other fellows. The fellowships are not academic appointments and have no teaching responsibilities. This is an excellent opportunity for doctoral students interested in advancing their contributions to service to Catholic schools and scholarship.



Meet the Fellows

Carly-Anne Gannon

A native of Dublin, Ireland, Carly-Anne Gannon has a Bachelor's degree in Religions and Theology and a Masters degree in Ecumenics, both from Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin. She earned a Masters of Education from the University of Notre Dame with the Alliance for Catholic Education. She taught middle school Religion and high school Theology in Corpus Christi, Texas. She then moved to full time ministry in higher education as the Catholic Chaplain at Stony Brook University. Wishing to return to studies, she earned a Masters of Arts (Religious Education) at Fordham University, while serving as the Director of Religious Education at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, NYC. Carly-Anne is currently a doctoral studies student of Theology and Education at Boston College.


John Reyes, Ed.D.

John Reyes, Ed.D., joins the Roche Center as a research fellow. Most recently, John served as the Assistant Superintendent for Academic Excellence and Budget Supervision for the 32 Catholic schools in the state of South Carolina. In this role, John led initiatives focused on research-based practices in curriculum/instruction/assessment, professional learning communities, operational vitality, and leadership formation. John also serves as part-time faculty for the Catholic School Leadership Academy at Loyola Marymount University. Prior to this, John was the Director of Educational Technology for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and developed the curriculum for Loyola Marymount’s Technology Integration Specialist Certificate Program, focusing on transformational leadership, school culture, comprehensive school wide technology integration, and professional learning. ...


Arielle Gannon

Arielle is an Ed-tech entrepreneur and founder of teacherCODE. Arielle completed her undergraduate degree at Trinity College Dublin in Physics, and completed the University of Notre Dame’s Master in Education program in 2017 and Master in Science with ESTEEM, an innovative 11-month Entrepreneurship Master’s Program in 2018. Upon graduation, she founded teacherCODE, a Computer Science and Technology professional development company. teacherCODE has already helped over 1000 educators from the US (over 25 states), Canada, Mexico, Ireland, and the UK launch their virtual classrooms. Arielle supports the Roche Center as a practitioner fellow, working with Catholic teachers and leaders as they develop virtual learning plans and learn technologies that meaningfully engage students and improve student outcomes.



Application Information

Apply Here

In addition to a completed application, candidates should email the following materials to Dr. Melodie Wyttenbach at (please include in the subject line: “Roche Center Fellowship”):

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Purpose of 1,000-2,000 words. This statement should describe the research project the applicant hopes to advance, its relevance to the Catholic sector, and any potential Boston College faculty s/he wishes to work with. 
  • Official transcript (for applicants enrolled in school)

If necessary, application materials may be mailed to:

Boston College
Roche Center for Catholic Education
Attn: Roche Center Fellows
25 Lawrence Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467