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Ph.D., Boston College; M.A., Northeastern University; B.S., B.A., University of Massachusetts at Lowell
When asked to describe what I do for a living I usually say "I am a historian who is interested in people's lives." My main areas of research and teaching focus upon American social, urban, racial, ethnic, and religious history, specifically Catholicism. My focus is on Boston history, a city I love and in which I live. When appropriate I have used Boston as "my extended classroom," something students seem to love and from which they learn a great deal. I have led walking tours of the South End, Beacon Hill, and the Black Freedom Trail. Helping students develop critical thinking and writing skills is my primary objective. Working with students and my colleagues has made teaching the most rewarding career I've ever had.
What I Love About Emmanuel:
What I love about Emmanuel is our focus on the liberal arts and the development of critical thinking skills. Our size allows for meaningful interactions between students and faculty on an almost daily basis. Being in Boston is great too!
Papers Presented and Panel Discussions
I am currently researching the life of Charles Lenox Remond, African-American abolitionist from Massachusetts who attended the World Anti-Slavery Conference in London in 1840.