Faculty

Metropolitan College’s faculty are more than distinguished scholars. They are seasoned, successful professionals who bring years of practical industry experience to the classroom. They engage students with case studies, enlighten with hands-on examples, and challenge with rigorous examination of the ideas, concepts, and methods that drive innovation. Accessible, supportive, and attentive to students’ educational and professional needs, Metropolitan College faculty share the most advanced knowledge available in their fields.

Faculty Spotlight

  • October 16, 2019

    Actuarial Lecturer States Truths about Car Insurance

    Glen Patashnick can’t say if car accidents are more likely in some cities than others, but the senior lecturer in the Boston University Metropolitan College Department of Actuarial Science can tell you that insurance is more expensive in cities than it is rural areas. He can tell you how credit... [ More ]

  • October 9, 2019

    Gastronomy & Food Science Teacher: Taste is “Multidimensional”

    In a recent interview with the Boston Globe, MET Gastronomy program instructor Valerie Ryan gave a ranging lesson on the concept of taste. Ryan, who teaches Science of Food and Cooking, told the Globe, “When we perceive flavor, it’s really multidimensional.” “It’s also very strongly influenced by our individual experiences, what’s... [ More ]

  • September 4, 2019

    Gastronomy Director Megan Elias Dishes on the Evolution of the Business Lunch

    Dr. Megan Elias, associate professor of the practice and director of MET’s Gastronomy program, was quoted in an article appearing on NPR’s The Salt and Wisconsin Public Radio. Entitled “Working In While Eating Out: The Evolution of Doing Business While Dining,” the article examines how eating and working are entwined... [ More ]

  • August 23, 2019

    Actuary Hal Tepfer Weighs in on Study on Presidential Candidate Life Expectancy

    With five presidential candidates at age 70 or older, should we be concerned about mental acuity or an increased possibility of age-related death in the next president? This was the premise of a study conducted by the American Federation for Aging Research, and actuary Hal Tepfer—associate professor of the practice... [ More ]

  • August 20, 2019

    “Outstanding” MET Finance Faculty Lauded

    Students in Boston University Metropolitan College’s Master of Science in Financial Management, offered online and on campus, benefit from the program’s top-notch teachers. In fact, a new OnlineEducation article cites BU as a school with “outstanding finance faculty,” and spotlights three MET professors who “have demonstrated leadership through their years... [ More ]