Staff

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Brian Shockley
Assistant Dean, Finance & Administration
bshockle@bu.edu
BS, Bridgewater State University
MS, Boston University
Brian oversees all aspects of the daily operations of the School of Hospitality Administration. He works closely with the dean, professors and University-wide departments to successfully manage the financial, academic, staffing and building maintenance components. Brian is available to meet with current students for support, as well as prospective families to provide a detailed program overview.

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Ahlea Isabella

Marketing and Operations Manager
aisabel@bu.edu
BA, Pennsylvania State University
MS, Boston University
Ahlea provides support to the Assistant Dean with finance processes and manages marketing and communications efforts.  She manages our website, social media channels, and Visix system. Ahlea assists professors with classroom technology training and support. She is also the co-editor and webmaster for the Boston Hospitality Review industry journal.

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Abby Raspallo
Director, Student Services
araspall@bu.edu
BS, Rhode Island College
M.Ed, Providence College
Abby focuses on providing current and transfer students with guidance on course requirements, registration, tutoring, academic standing, graduation requirements, and many other academic issues. It is important that you check in with Abby at least once a semester to ensure you are on track and will graduate on time. Incoming freshmen are introduced to their college academic life through summer orientation sessions with Abby.

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Micah Sieber
Director of Graduate Affairs
msieber@bu.edu
BA, Haverford College
MPS, SUNY New Paltz
Micah oversees all aspects of the Masters of Management in Hospitality program. He meets with students to guide them through the application, admittance, and registration process and is looking forward to traveling in Boston and throughout the country to meet interested students.

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Meredyth Thomas
Director of Career Services & External Relations
mdthomas@bu.edu
BS, Boston University
Meredyth equips SHA students with the necessary tools to be successful with the career-related aspects of our degree. She is available to meet one-on-one for resume advice, interviewing skills and internship/job opportunities. Meredyth’s outreach to corporate recruiters nurtures industry relationships to bring companies to campus for recruitment, mock interview sessions and developmental skills workshops. Meredyth meets with all students from freshmen through seniors. Over their time at SHA, she will assist in the process of discovering what segment of the hospitality industry best suits them for a career position upon graduation.

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Paula Maxwell
Assistant to the Dean
pmxwll@bu.edu
BFA, University of Hartford
MAT, Bridgewater State College
CAGS, Fitchburg State College
Paula assists the Dean and Assistant Dean in all educational, academic, development, travel, research and administrative functions.  As the liaison to University relations, Paula supports School initiatives, faculty searches & reappointments, curriculum approval, and development & alumni events.  She designs class & final exam schedules; supervises faculty support and work-study students’ projects; oversees annual SHA-hosted events; and facilitates student-group activities and prospective student visits.  Paula also coordinates the Dean’s Distinguished Guest Lecturers  and serves as the Secretary to the Dean’s Board of Advisors.

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Gabrielle Guarracino
Staff and Events Coordinator
gcguarr@bu.edu
BA, Harvard University
Gabrielle provides administrative support to the faculty, staff, and students. She coordinates prospective student and School guest visits, coordinates all SHA events, and manages the reception area and work-study students.

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Maureen Ricciuti
Career Services Coordinator
mricciut@bu.edu
BA, Boston College
MA, George Washington University
Maureen provides career counseling and coordinates employer relations outreach for SHA students during the academic year. She also assists in executing on-campus corporate recruitment events including employer informational sessions and interviews.

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Jennifer Mudawar
Staff Assistant
jmudawar@bu.edu
MS Candidate, Northeastern University
BA, University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Jennifer provides a variety of support for the School’s growing programs and initiatives including the inaugural 2017 Women’s Leadership Initiative.