Category: Staff Profiles

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…

Profile: Jim Delaney

The Visual and Media Arts Department is the perfect work environment for Jim Delaney, since he describes himself as someone who “watches movies in place of food and sleep.” Delaney was hired as the assistant to the department chair five…

Profile: Carmen Cruz

Carmen Cruz has spent the past 25 years ensuring that the Emerson campus is clean and safe. She is one of three employees who works the second shift as a custodian in the Facilities Management Department. She arrives around lunchtime…

Profile: Nerissa Williams-Scott

Nerissa Williams-Scott has been the assistant manager of the Paramount Center Film Soundstage since the Paramount Center opened seven years ago. During the academic year, one of her main responsibilities is to be a resource for the Visual and Media…

Profile: Huber Simons

Huber Simons has spent the past 21 years of his career as the facility manager at the College’s castle in Well, Netherlands. As he explained it, he “wears many hats” since he is one of only 14 staff members at…

Profile: Josh Hamlin

Josh Hamlin is the person responsible for keeping the activities on the three floors of the Max Mutchnick Campus Center running smoothly year-round. As director of the Campus Center, he oversees the operations of spaces on Levels 1, 2, and…

Profile: Colleen Heffernan

Colleen Heffernan has worked in the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies for more than five years. She started as the program coordinator and is currently program manager. In this role, she supports both the Honors Program and the…

Profile: Frankie Frain

  Frankie Frain is a member of the Emerson trifecta: he is a staff member who has undergrad and grad degrees from Emerson. He is the current director of networking and telecommunications in the IT department. He and his team…