Meet Our Faculty

Monique-Adelle Callahan

Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., M.A., Harvard University; B.A., Wellesley College


Matthew Elliott

Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., M.A., University of Maryland, College Park; B.A., Catholic University of America


Mark A. Flynn

Assistant Professor of Communication & Media Studies, Department of English
Ph.D., Bowling Green State University; M.A., University of Rhode Island; B.A., Roger Williams University


Andrea McDonnell

Chair, Department of English; Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies
Ph.D., University of Michigan; B.A., Vassar College


Kelly McGuire

Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., M.A. Brandeis University; B.A., University of New Mexico


David Palumbo

Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., Tufts University; M.A., State University of New York, Buffalo; B.M., Vanderbilt University


Mary Elizabeth Pope

Professor of English
Ph.D., University of Iowa; M.A., B.S., Central Michigan University; Interdisciplinary Post-Graduate Diploma in African Studies, University of Cape Town, South Africa


Lisa Stepanski

Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences; Professor of English
Ph.D., University of New Hampshire; M.A., B.A., Boston College


Whitney Wilson

Coordinator of First Year Writing/Lecturer of English
M.A. English, Tufts University, MSLIS Simmons College


Elizabeth Young

Lecturer, Department of English
M.F.A., Lesley University; B.A., Boston College


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Featured Faculty: Petros Vamvakas

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.

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Saints Spotlight: Ashlee Jeannot '17

While a student, Ashlee Jeannot '17 founded the S.T.A.R.T. program for first years students--a model she took with her after graduation to provide diversity and inclusion training beyond the college campus.

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Saints Spotlight: Shennah Derstine '17

Shennah didn't have to go far to find the right internship opportunity--the graphic design minor reported to Emmanuel's on-campus Marketing & Communications department, where she worked on a range of graphic design projects to promote College events and programs. 

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A Commitment to Service: Justin Prairie '05

Although half a world away in Pakistan, Justin Prairie '05 is never far from Emmanuel and Boston. A foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department, Justin currently works on political and military affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Martin '17 Launches "Her Campus" at Emmanuel

Key ingredients to Samantha's success included courses that enhanced her knowledge of the field of communications; relationships with classmates, faculty and staff that influenced her personal and professional life; and leadership roles in a broad range of extracurricular activities.

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Saints Spotlight: Christina Ascolillo '17

While at Emmanuel, Christina took advantage of every networking opportunity that came her way, which led to an internship and then a full-time position at the Massachusetts State House.

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