Faculty

Detris Adelabu

Dr. Detris Honora Adelabu is a clinical professor in the Counseling Psychology & Applied Human Development Department at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. In her research, Dr. Adelabu examines factors that support school achievement for rural and urban African American adolescents. Dr. Adelabu teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on research, transformational […]

Jennifer Altavilla-Giordano

Dr. Jennifer Altavilla-Giordano is a lecturer of language education and director of the TESOL Multilingual Learner Education (Licensure) program at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Her research focuses on professional development, preservice training, and instructional coaching for teachers who work with students classified as English learners. She is passionate about collaborating with […]

Andrew Bacher-Hicks

Dr. Andrew Bacher-Hicks is an assistant professor at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. He studies K–12 education policy in the United States, with a focus on teacher labor markets, school discipline, and the link between crime and education. He is affiliated faculty with the Wheelock Educational Policy Center (WEPC). Dr. Bacher-Hicks’ work […]

Linda Banks-Santilli

Dr. Linda Banks-Santilli is associate dean for academic affairs and clinical associate professor of special education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She oversees the operations of the Data & Enrollment Management (DEMO) and Professional Preparation offices. She also serves as ex-officio on the Academic Affairs Committee, a committee that reviews […]

Janine Bempechat

Dr. Janine Bempechat is a clinical professor at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She is a developmental psychologist with a deep interest in the socialization of achievement. She studies family, cultural, and school influences in the development of student motivation and academic achievement in low-income children and youth, both nationally and cross-nationally. […]

Gregory Benoit

Dr. Gregory Benoit (Dr. GB) is a lecturer in math education at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development as well as the assistant director for the Earl Center for Learning & Innovation. He uses his experiences as a graduate of, and former teacher in, the Boston Public Schools as an anchor for […]

Elizabeth Bettini

Dr. Elizabeth Bettini is an associate professor in the Special Education program at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Dr. Bettini’s research examines factors shaping the special education teacher workforce, particularly how working conditions contribute to the shortage of special education teachers and to inequities in access to skilled, committed special education teachers, […]

Andrea Bien

Dr. Andrea Bien is a clinical assistant professor at BU Wheelock with appointments in both the Teaching & Learning and Language & Literacy Education departments. Dr. Bien’s research and teaching focus on understanding elementary classroom practice as a tool for disrupting inequity. In her role as a clinical faculty member, Dr. Bien has the unique […]

Carly Block

Dr. Carly Block is a lecturer in sport and performance psychology at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. She teaches and supervises graduate students in the Sport Psychology program. She also directs the BU Sport Psychology team. Dr. Block’s research focus aligns with her theory-to-practice approach in which she is working toward […]

Andrew R. Bottoms

Andrew R. Bottoms is a senior lecturer and director of the Deaf Studies program at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. He was born and raised in a Deaf family from North Carolina, and American Sign Language (ASL) is his native language. Mr. Bottoms is driven by his passion and fervor toward […]