Meet Our Faculty

Jeffrey Fortin

Chair, Department of History; Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., M.A., The University of New Hampshire; B.A., Boston University


William Leonard

Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., Boston College; M.A., Northeastern University; B.S., B.A., University of Massachusetts at Lowell


Javier Marion

Associate Professor of History
Ph.D. History, B.A. Anthropology, University of New Mexico


Melanie Murphy

Associate Professor of History
Ph.D., Brandeis University; A.M., Boston College; B.A., Simmons College


Violetta Ravagnoli

Assistant Professor of History
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology; B.A., University of Rome


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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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