Dr. Jennifer Forry
Vice President of Student Affairs
Dr. Jennifer M. Scott Forry (Dr. Jenn) joined the Emmanuel College community in 2019 after serving in a variety of roles at Newbury College and MCPHS University. During her 11 year tenure at Newbury, she served as Dean of Student Affairs, Assistant Dean of Students, and Director of Residence Life and Community Standards. In her role as Dean of Students at Emmanuel, she oversees and provides leadership to the Division of Student Affairs which includes, Athletics, Residence Life & Housing, the Counseling Center, the Health Center, Community Standards, Student Involvement and New Student Orientation. Additionally, Dr. Jenn serves on the College's Title IX team and Co-Advises the Student Government Association.
A graduate of Franklin Pierce University (B.A.) and Suffolk University (M.Ed.) she completed her Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in higher education leadership at Regis College. She holds several civil rights investigator certifications through the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) and has been invited to present her Title IX research on the local, national, and international levels, most recently at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and University of Liverpool in Liverpool, England. Dr. Jenn is a past president of the Boston Area College Housing Association (BACHA) and Massachusetts College Personnel Association (MCPA) and an active member of NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education where she serves on the Region I board. In acknowledgment of her commitment to the profession, NASPA invited her to travel to England in 2017 to collaborate with student affairs professionals to explore best practices in the United Kingdom and United States.
In addition to her work in student affairs, Dr. Jenn can often be found cheering on the Saints at games and activities, is an avid reader, and volunteers in her hometown of Brookline as a School Site Council Representative. Born and raised in the Boston area, she resides in Coolidge Corner with her sons Liam and Aiden.
Forry, J., DiBartolo, N., and Dixon, D. (2018) Conduct and the Community: A Residence Life Practitioners Guide. Association of Student Conduct Administrators and Association of College Housing Administrators - International. Co-Authored Chapter 5, Crafting and Creating Conduct Processes.
Forry, J. (2018) Conduct and the Community: A Residence Life Practitioners Guide. Association of Student Conduct Administrators and Association of College Housing Administrators - international. Author of Case Study 1.1, empowerMENt.
Dr. Kristen Pierce
Dean of Students
Dr. Kristen Pierce, with over 20 years of extensive leadership experience in student affairs, joined Emmanuel College in June 2023. She holds a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Higher Education Leadership from Regis College, a Master of Education (M.Ed) in Higher Education Administration from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Communications from Stonehill College. Her doctoral research, "Supporting the Transition to College for First Year Students with Anxiety" truly grounds her day-to-day work as well as her commitment to generating a sense of belonging for all students on campus.
As the Dean of Students, Dr. Pierce oversees critical functions including Residence Life, Community Standards, Operations & Conferences, Counseling, and Health Services. Her responsibilities extend to co-chairing the campus-wide CARE team, acting as a Title IX Deputy Coordinator, coordinating professional development, and leading emergency response efforts within the Student Affairs division.
Dr. Pierce's leadership journey includes impactful roles at Eastern Nazarene College and Stonehill College. At Eastern Nazarene, she directly supervised Campus Safety, Residential Life, Counseling, Health Services, and a grant sponsored by the Office of Violence Against Women. At Stonehill College, she managed a residential student population of approximately 2200, alongside its staff and facilities. She also contributed to the development of the first-year experience, A.L.I.C.E. training, bystander intervention, and bias response initiatives on campus.
Outside of Emmanuel, Dr Pierce serves as a program coordinator and faculty member in Eastern Nazarene College’s Higher Education Administration program, volunteers and presents workshops for the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and is a religious education teacher. On weeknights and weekends when not on campus, she can typically be found on a soccer field, at the track, in a hockey rink, or at the theater with her three sons, husband, and their dog Khloe.
Director of Residence Life
Diana Estime is originally from Somerville, MA. She completed her undergraduate work at Suffolk University obtaining a B.S in Psychology and minoring in Education. After two years of AmeriCorps Service at Lesley University, Diana attended Northeastern University earning a Master's in College Student Development and Counseling. She has served in a multitude of progressive roles at the college, including Assistant Director of Residence Life/Residence Director, St. Ann Hall and Associate Director of Residence Life/Residence Director, New Residence Hall. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, volunteering, and spending time with family. Diana is excited to be at Emmanuel College, building community on campus!