Eric Jarvis

Associate Director, BU Hub

In his role as Associate Director for the BU Hub, Eric works closely with faculty, staff, and administrative and academic units across Boston University to ensure the successful implementation and management of the BU Hub. Eric oversees the development and assessment of Hub cocurricular experiences and Life Skills offerings and is also responsible for Hub communications, including strategy, marketing, and web and content development.

Prior to joining the BU Hub, Eric served as a faculty member in the BU History Department, where he taught courses on music and civil rights, American politics and the media, and twentieth-century social, political, and cultural history. He also held the position of Associate Director for BU Summer Term, where he oversaw pre-college academic residential programs and helped to manage day-to-day operations of the summer academic program. Additionally, Eric has taught in the CAS Writing Program at Boston University and in the Liberal Arts Department of the Berklee College of Music. Before coming to Boston University, Eric held positions as Director of Program Development and Director of Communications & Resource Development for the International House of Blues Foundation, where he supervised the research, development, and delivery of arts and cultural educational programs and resources for middle and high school students and teachers.

Eric holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in American Studies from Boston University and a B.A. in English from Duke University. His research and teaching interests include modern American liberalism, intersections of race, gender, and U.S. politics, the Civil Rights movement, and popular culture.