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Ellen E. Faszewski

Associate Dean, Student Affairs
Clinical Professor

Dr. Ellen Faszewski is the associate dean for student affairs at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. A clinical professor in the Science Education program, she is a cell and developmental biologist whose primary research interests are amphibian development and sponge immunology.

In her student affairs role, Dr. Faszewski examines the impacts of mergers in higher education on academic engagement and performance, interpersonal relationships, and psychological well-being. She also is passionate about addressing food insecurity on college campuses and, in collaboration with the executive director of the University’s Well-Being Initiative, she successfully obtained funding from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts/Department of Education to centralize and expand food pantry access and education at the University.

Dr. Faszewski is an environmental advocate with experience organizing annual events, including the Colleges of the Fenway Muddy River Symposium and Muddy River clean-up. Her work has been recognized by the Maintenance and Management Oversight Committee of the Muddy River Restoration Project and Colleges of the Fenway. She is currently a member of the Muddy Water Initiative Advisory Board. She also uses her passion for STEM education by collaborating with Massachusetts General Hospital’s Youth Scholars STEM Program for rising 10th graders.

PhD, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

MA, Mount Holyoke College

BA, Elms College

Durand T., Faszewski, E. E., Murphy, K., Villegas-Reimers, E. (2023). Thriving as an indicator of student and institutional success during a higher education merger. Annual meeting of NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Boston, MA.

Durand T., Faszewski, E. E., Murphy, K., Villegas-Reimers, E. (2023). “It wasn't what I expected": Students’ Perspectives and Experiences on a Higher Education Merger. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Chicago, IL.