Research at Emmanuel means taking "challenging" and "inspiring" to a whole new level. Our faculty explore diverse fields of interest-from the induction of T-cell tolerance in bone marrow transplants to the study of Hindu culture on the island of Trinidad-throughout Boston, across the country and around the globe.
At Emmanuel, groundbreaking laboratory research is conducted right on our campus. The Maureen Murphy Wilkens Science Center features state-of-the-art research labs on par with the neighboring world-class research facilities in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area. Our faculty utilize connections in the area and throughout the world to help bring Emmanuel to the forefront of today’s research world.
Emmanuel is an environment where countless collaborations between faculty and students are happening every day. It is a place filled with the type of personal interactions, opportunities and outcomes that are simply not available everywhere.
Our students dive into advanced research to explore the depths of their disciplines of choice, working side-by-side with faculty members as early as their freshman year. During the summer, many of these students receive grants and remain on campus to conduct ongoing research full time with their faculty counterparts. Such hands-on experiences offer powerful advantages; they build upon knowledge attained in the classroom, shape students’ intellectual potential and better prepare them for professional opportunities and graduate-level studies.
Our faculty members are scholars with reputations and connections all over the world. They publish their work in prominent academic publications, present their findings at national and international conferences and are awarded prestigious grants to continue their groundbreaking research. Recently, Emmanuel professors were awarded grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
In a city known for innovation in healthcare, opportunities for Emmanuel students are bolstered by our location within the world-renowned Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA). With walking-distance access to cutting-edge scientific and medical institutions, ours is a neighborhood that stands hand-in-hand with the future.
History and secondary ed major Michael Rainha left Emmanuel prepared to succeed in a classroom of his own thanks to dedicated professors, supportive peers and a career-solidifying practicum at North Quincy High School.
As early as her second year at Emmanuel College, Jolie Erlacher '19 discovered the power of networking, seeing firsthand how the connections she has made at Emmanuel-and then beyond-have affected the course of her academic and career trajectory, each opportunity opening a door to the next.
Dr. Rebecca Moryl is an Associate Professor of Economics at Emmanuel College. Professor Moryl teaches on subjects including microeconomics, economic relations, the politics of international economic relations and urban economics. She believes that understanding economics is critical to understanding the worlds-big and small-in which we live.
Professor Aren Gerdon is the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics and an Associate Professor of Chemistry at Emmanuel College. He leads his own chemistry research group, focusing on biomaterials, and works closely with other research groups across campus. Professor Gerdon is passionate about sharing his deep knowledge of chemistry with his students, guiding them from class work to practical, real-world lab experiments.
Petros Vamvakas is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Latin American Studies, Middle East Studies and Peace Studies Programs. His work focuses on security and democratization, as well as issues related to identity and race in politics throughout the Americas. As part of his teaching, he has escorted groups of students to Crete, Greece, and will be bringing a group of students to Cuba.
Brianna Wiseman '15 began her first year at Emmanuel with her mind set on becoming a teacher. So how, years later, did her path lead to Fidelity Investments and her current position as a Deployment Analyst?
John Casey BSN '16 made the most of his time as a student in Emmanuel's RN-to-BSN program, using every lesson as motivation to grow personally and professionally—from learning a foreign language, pursuing new certifications and taking up yoga.
After more than a decade as an RN at New England Baptist Hospital, Castella Edward MSN '16 decided take the next step in her career, building upon experience to enhance her daily practice, take a more active role in policy review and more.