Montserrat Directors

As a special program within the Holy Cross curriculum, Montserrat is guided by faculty members, including a director of the overall program and a director for each cluster. These professors are deeply involved in all cluster-related activities, widening the group of faculty members you will get to know as mentors.

Alison Bryant Ludden


Montserrat Director

Professor, Psychology
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Fields: Adolescent development, youth risk and resiliency, motivation and schooling, adolescents' use of caffeine and other substances, and civic engagement
Office: Smith 225  PO Box: 114A  Phone: (508) 793-3003
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Vickie Langohr


Montserrat Cluster Director, Contemporary Challenges

Associate Professor, Political Science
Ph.D. Columbia University
Fields: Middle East politics, nationalism and democratization; religion and politics
Fenwick 326 PO Box: 167A Phone: 508-793-2763
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Predrag Cicovacki

Montserrat Cluster Director, Core Human Questions

Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D., University of Rochester
Fields: Kant, Dostoevsky, Schweitzer, Gandhi; Problems of evil and violence; Theories of Values  
Office: Smith 518 Phone: (508) 793 2467
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Timothy Joseph

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Montserrat Cluster Director, Divine

Associate Professor, Classics
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: Latin historiography and epic poetry
Office:   Fenwick 427    Phone:   508-793-3780
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Bridget Franco


Montserrat Cluster Director, Global Society

Associate Professor, Spanish
Ph.D. University of California - Irvine
Fields: Contemporary Latin American Literature; 20th- & 21st-Century Southern Cone Literature and Film; Philosophy and Politics in Literature
Office: Stein 412 Phone: (508) 793-2291
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Julia Paxson


Montserrat Cluster Director, Natural World

Associate Professor, Biology
Ph.D., Yale University, D.V.M. Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Fields: Developmental and Regenerative Biology
Office: O'Neil 335 Phone: (508) 793-3418
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Justin D. Poché


Montserrat Cluster Director, Self

Associate Professor, History
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Fields: Catholicism in the U. S. United States History, 1865-Present; American Religious History; Latin American History; U.S. Latino/a History
Office: O'Kane 390Phone: (508) 793-3448
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