Vincent Kiernan

Vincent Kiernan Vincent Kiernan, Ph.D. Dean, Metropolitan School of Professional Studies (202) 319-6260 
Dr. Kiernan joined the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies in June 2016. Previously, he served as an associate dean at George Mason University and Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies, where he led the university's undergraduate program for working students. He earned a Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of Maryland, College Park; an executive master's in leadership from Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business; and a master of science in adult and continuing education from Kansas State University. Prior to his work in academe, Dr. Kiernan worked for more than 20 years as a science and medical journalist, and his academic research centers on science and medical journalism, more particularly on relationships between journalists and the scientific establishment. His 2006 book, Embargoed Science, critically examined news coverage of the latest scientific research.

Jay W. Richards

Jay RichardsJay W. Richards, Ph.D., O.P., Curriculum Head for the Tucson Initiative 
Jay W. Richards, Ph.D., O.P., is a Research Assistant Professor in the Busch School of Business at The Catholic University of America, and Curriculum Head for Catholic University's Tucson Initiative.
Dr. Richards is author or editor of more than a dozen books including the New York Times bestsellers Infiltrated (2013) and Indivisible (2012), and Money, Greed, and God, winner of a 2010 Templeton Enterprise Award. His newest books are The Human Advantage: The Future of American Work in the Age of Smart Machines and Eat, Fast, Feast: Heal Your Body While Feeding Your Soul.
He is also creator and executive producer of several documentaries, including three that have appeared widely on PBS.
Richards’ articles and essays have been published in The Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Washington Post, Forbes, Fox News, National Review Online, The Hill, Investor’s Business Daily, Washington Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Huffington Post, The Federalist, The American Spectator, The Daily Caller, and many other publications. 
Dr. Richards’ work has been covered widely in publications such as The New York Times (front page news, science news, and editorial), The Washington Post (news and editorial), The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Nature, Science, Astronomy, Physics Today, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Congressional Quarterly Researcher, and American Spectator. 
An experienced public speaker, Dr. Richards has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs, including Larry King Live (CNN), CBS Nightly News, MSNBC, Huckabee, Dayside, Fox and Friends, Studio B with Shepard Smith (Fox News), Glenn Beck TV, PBS, CBN, TBN, and is a regular guest on EWTN. 
Richards has lectured at many of academic conferences nationally and internationally as diverse as the Western Economic Association and the Evangelical Theological Society; on scores of college and university campuses; at think tanks, including the American Enterprise Institute and the Heritage Foundation; at numerous policy and culture conferences, such as South by Southwest; and on several occasions to members of the U.S. Congress and U.S. congressional staff. In January 2008, his debate with the late Christopher Hitchens at Stanford University, moderated by actor Ben Stein, was simultaneously broadcast live to several hundred North American churches.

Anthony Boehm

anthony-boehm-250x324.jpg Anthony Boehm, M.A. Director of Operations for the Tucson Program 
Anthony (Tony) Boehm began working for Catholic University in December 2010. In his current position as Director of Operations for the Tucson Program, Anthony acts as a liaison between Tucson and the D.C. Campus. Anthony contributes to Tucson program management, curriculum management, admissions, enrollment, and advising. Before moving to the Tucson program, Anthony worked as a student advisor and program coordinator in the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies for eight years. Anthony was the recipient of the 2018 Alexander Charters Emerging Professional Continuing Educator Award presented by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association’s Mid-Atlantic Region. Prior to his work at Catholic University, Anthony created and launched a Volunteer and Student Engagement Center at Carroll University in Wisconsin. 

Anthony received his Master of Arts in Religion and Culture from The Catholic University of America in 2015.

Keiran Roche

Keiran Roche Keiran Roche, M.ED, MA Ed. Leadership
Program Director  
Keiran Roche, M.ED, MA Ed. Leadership, is the lead Program Director in Tucson for The Catholic University of America. 
Keiran holds two Master’s Degrees from The University of Notre Dame and has been in educational leadership roles spanning two continents. His most recent venture was founding a consulting business that supports Catholic education in Arizona. Through his consulting work, Keiran has helped significantly increase tuition revenue in schools and improved operating procedures. 
An educator at heart, Keiran has been a Catholic elementary school principal, instructional team member for the Remick Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame and started his career as a junior high social studies and religion classroom teacher.  Over a four-year period as principal, he transformed an elementary school on the verge of closure into a thriving community. Keiran was the pioneering Regional Director for the Notre Dame Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) Academies. Keiran led efforts locally in Tucson while collaborating with a network of eleven schools across the country.
Keiran, born and raised in Australia, is a transformer, a trailblazer and a passionate Catholic.

LaShay Boyd

LaShay BoydLaShay Boyd, M.A.T
Director of Admissions and Communications (202) 319-6376  
LaShay Boyd, is the Director of Admissions and Communications for the Metropolitan School of Professional Studies. Prior to joining Catholic University, LaShay began a career in education in 2005, as an Education Consultant for Sylvan Learning Center. She continued her career at an education technology company, 2U Inc. for 4 years supporting the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education by training new staff on programs, and facilitating virtual marketing events. LaShay’s passion for education continued as a Program Director for Baltimore County Public Schools, and classroom teacher for Baltimore City Public Schools district. LaShay holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Goucher College and a Bachelor of Science concentrating in Education and Psychology.