Category: Staff Profiles

Profile: Erin Clossey

Erin Clossey

You have probably seen Erin Clossey at events around campus over the past three and a half years. As associate director of news and information in the Communications Office, she writes and edits content for Emerson Today, the College community’s…

Profile: Matthew Carney

Matt Carney

Matthew Carney is one of six residence directors (RDs) who lives on campus. He has been the RD at 12 Hemenway for the past two years, and prior to that was the RD in the Paramount Center for four years.…

Profile: Julie Avis Rogers

Julie Avis Rogers

Julie Avis Rogers joined Emerson in February as the director of religious and spiritual life and campus chaplain. As director, she plans and supports programming that invites meaningful conversations and the development of the College’s many spiritual and religious identities.…

Profile: Lisa Yaeger

Many transfer students know Lisa Yaeger. She is a senior associate director and the transfer coordinator in the Undergraduate Admission office. Some of her main responsibilities include oversight of the transfer and veteran recruitment programs. She works with transfer students…

Profile: Rob Eckard

Rob Eckard is the associate director of community relations and special events at Emerson Los Angeles (ELA). He oversees all of the processes related to event management at ELA—for both internal and sponsored events. He leads the strategic planning of…

Profile: Anne Cahill

Anne Cahill has been the director of finance and grants for the Engagement Lab and Emerson LAUNCH for two years. The Engagement Lab is an applied research lab that works directly with partner communities to innovate civic engagement processes, augment…

Profile: Richelle Devereaux-Murray

Richelle Devereaux-Murray is one of four full-time staff members who work in the Department of Performing Arts’ costume shop. As costume shop supervisor, she is responsible for the physical output of the costume shop. Every academic year, the department produces nine…

Profile: Beth Joress

Beth Joress recently celebrated her 25th anniversary as an Emerson employee. Having worked in the Iwasaki Library during her entire tenure, she has held the roles of acquisitionist, coordinator of electronic services, coordinator of website development, coordinator of collection development,…

Profile: Walter Wickersham

There is a new face at 20 Park Plaza and his name is Walter Wickersham! He is the College’s new senior director of procurement and he started on January 8. Since that time, he has hit the ground running and…

Profile: Jamie Siebenaler

Jamie Siebenaler started her Emerson journey as a student in 2007, and, 11 years later, she is the box office manager in the Office of the Arts. She and her 3 full-time staff and 22 part-time staff are responsible for…

Profile: Tim Douglas

Tim Douglas is a member of the Emerson “quadfecta” club: not only is he a staff member, but he is also a faculty member and has undergrad and grad degrees from Emerson. He is an assistant director in the Academic…

Profile: Patty Challan

Patty Challan has been a member of the Emerson Counseling and Psychological Services (ECAPS) team since 2003, when she was hired as a part-time staff psychologist. She has held a leadership role since 2005 and is currently the Center’s associate…

Profile: Matt Phelan

Over his 30-year career at Emerson, Matt Phelan has helped thousands of students graduate from Emerson, after advocating years ago for the development of a center to provide a range of support for students to enhance their educational experience. Phelan…

Profile: Robert Miller

Perhaps you’ve seen him along Boylston Street, watching over the Emerson community. Or you’ve needed an escort from the Walker Building to the Common Garage after dark and this is the man who walked with you. Maybe you’ve called the…

Profile: Jackie Layton

In June 2015, Jackie Layton was sitting at his home in Mattapan, Massachusetts, collecting a disability check and bored out of his mind. His wife, Daphne, knew he needed to find a challenge outside the home, so she suggested he…

Profile: Janet Nadeau

Janet Nadeau is the senior administrative associate in the Department of Marketing Communication. Prior to starting this position a year ago, she was the administrative assistant in the Communication Studies Department for two years. One of her main responsibilities is…

Profile: Ellen Duffer

Ellen Duffer

Ellen Duffer is one of the many Emerson undergrads who have seamlessly transitioned to employment at Emerson after graduation. As managing editor of Ploughshares, she oversees the marketing and production of the journal’s four annual print publications as well as…

Profile: Matt Fisher

This summer, Matt Fisher will celebrate his fifth anniversary at Emerson. As an assistant director in the Disability Services Office (DSO), he and his colleagues work to ensure that Emerson is an inclusive and accessible place of learning for all…

Profile: Tricia Kennedy

Tricia Kennedy is right at home at Emerson, having spent most of her career in the nonprofit sector. Kennedy was hired as a contractor in HR and was brought on as staff last fall. As senior compensation and benefits specialist,…

Profile: Shakena Perry

Shakena Perry is the friendly face that students see when they arrive at the Center for Health and Wellness (CHW). She joined Emerson as the CHW’s clinical coordinator two years ago. Perry is the first point of contact for students…