Dean's Advisory Board

The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences' Dean’s Advisory Board provides the opportunity for supportive alumni and friends to utilize their influence and resources to promote the future success of the College. Each of our members welcomes the opportunity to advocate for the College and assist the Dean in securing the funds necessary to enhance undergraduate and graduate programs, faculty and administrative support, and forward-looking research within the departments. The Advisory Board's priority is to advance the College as a whole.

Correspondence to the Dean's Advisory Board should be sent to Jessica Dizek, Associate Director of Development.

Name Title Location
Henry Barr ’68 (government) Senior Partner, Barr and Cole, Attorneys at Law Newton, MA
Scott Burke ’84 (psychology) Senior Partner, Morrison Mahoney LLP Boston, MA
Michelle Cardinal ’89 (communication) CEO and Founder, Cmedia Portland, OR
Sean Dandley ’85 (journalism) CEO & President, DSCI Corporation Waltham, MA
Kent Elwell ’83 (economics) VP, Regional Sales Manager, OppenheimerFunds, Inc. New York, NY
Daniel Feder '84 (political science) Senior Investment Manager, Covariance Capital Management Houston, TX
Denise A. Gaudet ’77 (economics) Deputy General Counsel, Santander Bank, N.A Boston, MA
Benjamin Happ ’98 (psychology), CFA (chair) Director of Capital Services, Credit Suisse Boston, MA
George K. Hertz ’69 (government); ’73 MPA Former Chief of Staff, Massport Boston, MA
Lew Hoff ’62 (economics) President, Bartizan Connects New York, NY
Melissa James ’10 (journalism/legal studies) President, Founder & CEO, The Tech Connection Boston, MA
Kristen Keel ’88 (psychology), MPA '92 Former Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Philadelphia, PA
Alan LeBovidge ’64 (economics) Former Executive Director, Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Boston, MA
Christine (Solt) Savage ’92 (political science) Partner, Choate, Hall & Stewart Boston, MA
Julia Sears '99 (communication) Executive Development Manager, Client Facing System, TIAA-CREF New York, NY
Elizabeth R. Segers ’81 (economics) Partner, Empirical Research Partners LLC New York, NY
Eliza Shirazi ’13 (communication/public health and health sciences) Entrepreneur, Kick It by Eliza Boston, MA
Naomi Seligman ’95 (communication/political science) President, Seligman Consulting Los Angeles, CA
Rachel White ’91 (STPEC) Executive Vice President of Philanthropic and Strategic Partnerships at the Guardian Chevy Chase, MD
John A. Hird Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Amherst, MA


Name Title Location
Christopher Greer '88 (economics) Greer Anderson Capital Greenwich, CT
Danielle Hughes '91 (political science) CEO & Founder, Divine Capital Markets New York, NY
Lisa Noble ’76 (political science) Owner, Farmhouse Foods, Inc. Orinda, CA
The Honorable Christine Roach ’76 (legal studies) Associate Justice, Massachusetts Superior Court Boston, MA