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Office for Institutional Diversity

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Faculty who identify as AHANA (African, Hispanic, Asian and Native American descent) play a vital role in the BC community and are important resources. They pursue cutting-edge scholarship. They teach innovative classes in a wide range of subjects. And they serve as mentors and advisors.

Meet some members of Boston College’s AHANA faculty and learn about their interests and courses. They look forward to welcoming you in their classrooms and around campus.

Alyssa Harris



Position: Associate Professor, Connell School of Nursing

Ph.D.: Boston College

Representative courses: Advance Practice Women's Health; Theoretical Foundations in Women's Health & Pediatric Nursing

Research interests: Sexual risk behavior; parent-child communication; media influence on sexual health

Alvis Lo



Position: Associate Professor, Accounting, Carroll School of Management

Ph.D.: University of British Columbia

Representative courses: Managerial Accounting; Financial Accounting

Research interests: Determinants and consequences of financial disclosures; bank accounting; debt contracting

Ana Martinez Alemán



Position: Professor, Education

Educational Leadership & Higher Education; Associate Dean, Faculty & Academic Affairs, Lynch School of Education

Ed.D.: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Representative courses: Higher Education and American Society; Diversity in Higher Education; Gender and Higher Education

Research interests: Philosophy and theory of higher education; campus culture, race and gender in higher education

C. Shawn McGuffey



Position: Associate Professor, Sociology

Ph.D.: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Representative courses: Race, Class & Gender; Intro to African American Society; Intro to African Diaspora Studies; Understanding Race, Gender & Violence

Research interests: Intersectionality; trauma; violence