Notable & Quotable

  • Kathryn Welby, assistant professor of practice, education and community standards in the Winston School of Education and Social Policy, was featured in an article in WalletHub about states and the best schools. 

  • Assistant professor of women’s and gender studies, Debra Michals, was quoted in an article in The Nation, based on her research on feminist federal credit unions. The author was looking at what these credit unions from the 1970s might teach lenders in the pandemic.

  • Rodrigo Bandeira de Mello, associate professor of strategy in the Girard School of Business, was interviewed in Folha De S. Paulo, the largest national newspaper in Brazil. Professor Bandiera de Mello’s interview was about the engagement of businesspeople in politics.

  • Rickey Caldwell, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, interviewed with Zippia.com about engineering job market trends. He offered tips on where to find work for new engineers, the impact of the pandemic and how technology will impact the field over the next five years.

  • The Winston School of Education and Social Policy’s Dr. Elaine Ward was recently invited to speak (virtually) to a coalition of universities in Australia on her experiences as one of the co-PIs leading an international pilot of the U.S. Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement in Ireland. Twelve Irish universities participated in the project and Dr. Ward presented on the challenges and benefits of using a U.S.-centric framework to assess civic and community engagement in another country. 

  • An article in Credit Donkey on April 27, 2020, features associate professor of marketing, Joseph Stasio, as an expert source on people’s shopping habits. Stasio, who studies entrepreneurship, discussed how people behave when looking at products in-person and online.

  • Assistant professor of higher education Elaine Ward in the Winston School of Education and Social Policy recently served on the planning committee for a Massachusetts Department of Higher Education and Campus Compact sponsored symposium Advancing Equity Through Publicly Engaged Scholarship: Transforming Faculty Rewards Policy & Practices. Dr. Ward coordinated and moderated the closing session with female faculty and community-engaged scholars of color who spoke on issues of equity and promotion and tenure. Dr. Ward currently serves as the external evaluator on a related Massachusetts Department of Higher Education grant to three state universities to advance equity for faculty of color in academic work and specifically in the promotion and tenure process.

  • Emma Duffy-Comparone, director of The Writers House, will publish her first book, Love Like That, a collection of short stories from Henry Holt & Co., in March 2021.

  • Assistant professor of art/art history, Jonathan Latiano, MFA, gave a talk, “Time as a Muse,” at the Broto 2020 Conference, held virtually this year. Broto: Art-Climate-Science, is a unique conference of international experts focused on substantive, mutual, credible and real-time art-science collaboration that inspires innovation to address the climate crisis.  

  • Assistant professor of graphic design, Dan Vlahos, MFA, was elected for membership to the prestigious Society of Printers in Boston, Massachusetts. Established in 1905, the Society is dedicated to the study and advancement of the art of printing.