Eight Stonehill Faculty Earn Promotions

January 28, 2016

During their recent meeting, the College’s Board of Trustees approved five candidates for tenure and promotion upon the recommendation of the Rank and Tenure Committee, the Provost, the President and the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board.  Another three faculty members earned promotional ranks. 

Tenured and Promoted to the Rank of Associate Professor

Jegoo Lee

Business Administration

Lee teaches Business Ethics and Business Policy/Strategy, and develops the Ethics Assessment Tools for whole business program as well as Business Ethics courses. 

Constantinos (Dinos) Mekios


Mekios is a specialist in philosophy of science, particularly the philosophy of biology. He also teaches Biomedical Ethics.

Laura Scales


Scales teaches courses in American Literature and culture. Her teaching and research interests include the novel and narrative theory; gender, race, and reform; U.S. religious culture; and the city and American landscape.

Bettina Scholz

Political Science

Scholz teaches courses that analyze classical, modern, and contemporary political and moral theories. Her research interests are in contemporary liberal political theories, including theories of deliberative democracy, multiculturalism, and cosmopolitanism.

Stephen Wilbricht, C.S.C.

Religious Studies

Wilbricht researches and writes about a wide-range of liturgical topics and has been published in several journals, including Worship, Catechumenate, and Pastoral Liturgy.


Promoted to the Rank of Professor

Christian Martin


Martin teaches all levels of French language, French and Francophone literature and culture. His research interests include semiotics, theory of literature, French and Francophone culture and French films.

Erin O’Hea


O'Hea's research interests include health locus of control, coping with breast cancer, and the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviors. In addition to her role at Stonehill, she serves as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Promoted to the Rank of Associate Professor

Michael Mullen


  • A former partner of Wall Street-based Cowen & Co. and senior portfolio manager for the Bellevue Group in Switzerland, Mullen launched the Stonehill College Investment Finance Initiative (SCIFI), a comprehensive and selective program for students interested in developing the knowledge and skills that may lead to a career in the world of investment finance.