Leadership

SED DEAN’S ADVISORY BOARD

Phillip Bullen (Trustee)

Philip Bullen is Chairman of Battery Global Advisors (BGA) and has been affiliated with BGA since 2008 as an employee, director and advisor. He has over 35 years of experience in the asset management industry as both a President/CEO and Chief Investment Officer.  He was Group Chief Investment Officer of Fidelity Management & Research Company where during his tenure was responsible for US Core, Capital Appreciation, and Growth funds, and prior to that all institutional assets, international equities, and real estate.  Previously he was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Santander Global Advisors, a boutique global money management company with assets in excess of $1.8bn under management.  He started in the asset management business in 1977 with Baring Asset Management and during his time with the firm managed US and international equity mandates.  He specialized in asset allocation and using quantitative techniques to add value to the investment process.  At the end of his career at Baring Asset Management he was President of Baring Asset Management Inc and responsible for all of the groups’ investment management activities in North America.

Mr. Bullen is a member of the investment committee at The Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research, he is on the board of directors of Aviva US and an advisor to The Man Group.  He previously was a trustee of Boston University and chaired the investment committee and was a member of the investment committee at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.  He has an MBA from the City University Business School, London and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Nick Hofer (SED ’05)
Currently Nick is Senior Vice President for Boston Private Bank & Trust Co., where he is responsible for managing and developing the bank’s strategic relationships with the Deposit Management area.  Hofer also concentrates on the bank’s private partnership efforts, and is co-founder of The Association for Private Partnerships, an organization within the bank that encompasses the venture capital, private equity, hedge fund and real estate investment industries.  This organization includes the Venture Capital CFO Roundtable Discussion, the CFO Speaker Series, and the Private Partnership Forum.

Hofer is a founding board member of Phoenix Charter Academy, a charter school serving students aged 5-21 in Chelsea, Lynn, and Revere, MA.  He is also a committee member of Fore the Kids, an organization benefitting Children’s Hospital Trust, and board chairman of the Telamon Insurance & Financial Network Charitable Foundation for special needs teachers.

Hofer received a B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Vermont, an Ed.M. in curriculum and teaching from SED in 2005, and an MBA from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College.

Kathleen Hollowell (SED ’77)
Kathleen A. Hollowell holds an M.A. in Mathematics and an Ed.D. in Secondary School Mathematics from Boston University.  She began her career as a middle school mathematics teacher in the Boston Public Schools followed by sixteen years as a mathematics teacher at Newton North High School.  Upon accepting a position at the University of Delaware, her work focused on developing and teaching workshops and masters level courses for middle and high school mathematics teachers.  She held a faculty appointment in the School of Education and a secondary appointment in the Department of Mathematical Sciences and served as the director of the Mathematics & Science Education Resource Center from 1996 until her retirement in 2006.

She is one of four principal authors of the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project’s Precalculus and Discrete Mathematics (Scott Foresman, 1992) and is the principal author of Building Foundations for Secondary School Mathematics (Janson Publications, 1995).  She is a co-author for a series of standards-based high school mathematics textbooks, Algebra, Geometry and Algebra II (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1997 and subsequent editions).

In 1985 and 1986, she was a Massachusetts state level finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching.  In 1995, she received the G. Cuthbert Webber Award from the University of Delaware’s Department of Mathematical Sciences for her contributions to the advancement of mathematics education in Delaware.  In 1998, she received Albertus Magnus College’s Alumni of the Year Award for Outstanding Professional Achievement, and in 2007, received the Boston University School of Education’s Dean Arthur Herbert Wilde Society Award for outstanding achievement and distinction in service to the profession.

Elisabeth Carter (SED ’91)

Elisabeth Carter received her M.Ed. from Boston University in TESOL with a focus on teaching written English to adults.  Her professional experience includes stints in Los Angeles and Colorado where she held several positions, including; instructor of Sheltered English Composition at USC, Copy Associate for Los Angeles Magazine and BusinessWire, Copy Editor/Proofreader for the World Tribune Press and instructor of English Composition and Business Writing at several Universities and Community Colleges in Colorado. After receiving her MFA from Emerson College in Creative Writing she ran private creative writing workshops for five years in the Newton/Waltham area. Currently she works as an Activities Coordinator in the Geriatrics Department at McLain Hospital while running a private charitable foundation. This is her third year on the School of Education Dean’s Advisory Committee and her first on the Center for Character & Social Responsibility (CCSR) Advisory Committee.

Saul Morgenstern (SED ’74)

After graduating from Boston University, Saul Morgenstern taught fourth and fifth grades at the Veteran’s Memorial School in Gloucester, Massachusetts from September 1974 through June 1978.  While living and teaching in Gloucester, Mr. Morgenstern was active in North Shore community affairs, serving as a Member of the Board of Social Advocates for Youth and working with teachers in the St. Ann’s school to educate local students of different cultures about their common cultural and religious heritage, and to build respect for their differing views and approaches.  During those years, he also served as a member of the SED Alumni Board, allowing him to visit the Castle periodically and wander up and down Bay State Road.

Mr. Morgenstern left teaching for law school in 1974, and currently is a partner in the New York law firm of Kaye Scholer LLP, where he serves as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Antitrust Practice Group and Chair of the Firm’s Professional Development and Communications Committee.  On behalf of clients in a wide variety of industries, he  litigates complex cases before U.S. federal and state courts, international arbitral tribunals and federal agencies, represents companies and individuals in government investigations, and advises companies with respect to the antitrust implications of various business combinations, marketing, pricing and sales program.  He also represents individuals and organizations in need without charge, with a particular interest in children’s and family issues.  For example, in 2005, he successfully represented the National Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems, supporting a challenge to the Hartford Board of Education’s refusal to permit the Connecticut Office of Protection and Advocacy access to a school for disabled students.  He has successfully represented several “left-behind” parents seek return of their children under the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction.

Mr. Morgenstern is an active speaker and writer on antitrust issues, and has served as Chair of the Antitrust Law Section of the NY State Bar Association and as Co-chair of several committees of the ABA Antitrust Section.  He has also served as Chair of the Martin Luther King, Jr., High School Community Advisory Board and as a Member of the Institutional Review Board of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.  Mr. Morgenstern’s “most fun” teaching experience since graduating from law school was teaching Ardsley Middle School 7th graders how to try the case of the British soldiers who fired on civilians in the Boston Massacre of March 5, 1770.

Alison Adler (SED ’81)

“Boston University School of Education prepared me well in the field of curriculum and, more importantly, in educational leadership,” says Alison Adler. With her doctorate from Boston University, she was able to choose from a variety of positions offered upon her move to South Florida in 1980. She was promoted at a school district with some 22,500 employees to a senior leadership position. Utilizing her training and growing expertise, she led district wide initiatives for some 173,000 students. “My preparation, especially with regard to measurement and evaluation, provided me opportunities I don’t otherwise think I would have had.”

Adler believes that Boston University School of Education provides not only an exceptional educational experience, but makes one proud to be an alumnus because of its focused and ongoing desire to continuously improve and respond to emerging educational challenges. Ms. Adler brings the a breadth of experience gained in the 11th largest school district in the United States, a very diverse and challenging district, to the Dean’s Advisory Board of the School of Education of Boston University. Adler plans to play a vital role in the expansion of online professional development that can be accessed 24 hours a day /7 days a week and to explore potential uses of evolving technologies in teaching and learning.

(Rosalie Cohen (SED ’58) bio coming soon!

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