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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Jorge Santos

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Montserrat Cluster Director, Contemporary Challenges

Associate Professor, English
Ph.D., University of Connecticut
Fields: Ethnic American Literature; Immigrant/Migrant Literature; Ethnic Studies; American Cultural Studies; Graphic Narrative; Asian American Literature
Office:  Fenwick 225   Phone: 508-793-3460
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Shawn Maurer

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Montserrat Cluster Director, Core Human Questions

Professor, English
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Fields: 18th Century British literature and Culture; History and Theory of the Novel; Satire; Feminist and Critical Theory; Women's and Gender Studies; Women Writers; Female Modernism, esp. Dorothy Richardson; 19th and 20th Century Anglo-American Women's Poetry
Office: Fenwick 229   Phone: 508-793-3444
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Susan Crawford Sullivan


Montserrat Cluster Director, Divine 

Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Ph.D., Harvard University
Fields: religion, poverty and public policy, family,community-based learning, and Catholic social teaching 
Office: Beaven 225 Phone: (508) 793-2531
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Gwenn Miller

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Montserrat Cluster Director, Global Society

Associate Professor 
Advisor, Department of History Honors

Ph.D., Duke University
Fields: Colonial and Revolutionary Era America, Native America, Comparative Empire and the Global Connections of Early America
Office: O'Kane 385 Phone: (508) 793-3449
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Florencia Anggoro

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Montserrat Cluster Director, Natural World

Associate Professor, Psychology
Ph.D., Northwestern University
Fields: Conceptual development; science learning; relational thinking; culture, language, and cognition
Office: Beaven 323   Phone: (508) 793-2748
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Renee Beard

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Montserrat Cluster Director, Self

Associate Professor, Sociology/Anthropology
Ph.D., University of California, San Francisco
Fields: medical sociology, social gerontology, illness narratives, Alzheimer's, social movements
Office: Beaven 218  Phone: (508) 793-3054
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