Boston faculty to move West

by Laura King / Beacon Staff • November 13, 2014

Two faculty members from Boston will teach at the Los Angeles campus every semester with a new program, according to President M. Lee Pelton’s annual State of the College address emailed on Oct. 31. 

The program started this fall, according to Lori Beth Way, senior advisor to academic affairs for undergraduate education. Magda Romanska, an associate professor in the performing arts department and Martie Cook, associate chair of the visual and media arts department, are currently in Los Angeles. 

Way said that faculty in Boston can apply for this program by drafting a proposal of classes they would teach that would take advantage of the Los Angeles location. Professors are also expected to work with alumni based there.

“There weren’t enough ties back to the Boston campus,” Way said. “What we’re trying to do is diversify the course offerings, but also have this connection with full time faculty from Boston.”

John Craig Freeman, and Diane Lake, both professors in the visual and media arts department, will be at the California campus next semester.