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About the Valente Center

The Valente Center's new mission statement is to sustain the arts and sciences as a vital, integral, and challenging aspect of undergraduate and graduate education at Bentley. The Valente Center contributes to the overall intellectual life on campus by organizing special events on a variety of topics and by hosting visiting scholars from a range of fields in the arts and sciences. The center supports faculty and student research through fellowships, student research assistantships, and workshops, including a humanities research seminar with participating fellows from across Boston-area institutions, the Albano self-directed student seminars, and Undergraduate Fellows ("Great Books") Seminar.

Through its programs, the Valente Center aims to promote individual scholarship while cultivating research and teaching at the intersection of arts, sciences and business.


Meet the Valente Team

Johannes (Hans) Eijmberts (Global Studies)
Current Director
jeijmberts@bentley.edu

Johannes (Hans) Eijmberts has worked with the Valente Center since he joined the Bentley faculty in 2013 and has shown a deep commitment to its mission. Hans is dedicated to developing new opportunities for undergraduate research and student-centered programming and leadership development, in addition to expanding opportunities for all of the Bentley community to engage with the arts and sciences through educational, scholarly, and cultural programs. Hans will make certain that the Valente Center continues to play a pivotal role in foregrounding the Arts and Sciences in the overall intellectual and academic experience at Bentley University.

Former Directors:  Dave Szymanski (Natural and Applied Sciences), Cyrus Veeser (History), Chris Beneke (History), Gesa Kirsch (English and Media Studies)

 


Jean Reale
Administrative Assistant
jreale@bentley.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

                               

 

Trevor Delfino
Student Director
delfino_trev@bentley.edu

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Rachel Salina
Student Assistant & Digital Media Manager
salina_rach@bentley.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimia Pourshadi
Student Research Manager
poursha_sara@bentley.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Valente Center Advisory Board

The Valente center’s advisory board meets twice a year, advises on programs and budget, and review faculty fellowship and student research assistant applications. The advisory board is made up of one representative from each arts and sciences department, and enables the center to transmit questions back to those departments for discussion. Membership is voluntary and rotating.  

2018-19 Advisory Board

Traci Abbott, English and Media Studies

Bridie Andrews, History

Laure Astourian, Modern Languages

Alexandra Brown, alumna

Rob A. DeLeo, Global Studies

Trevor Delfino, student, class of 2021

Nancy Harnden, Mathematical Sciences

Ranjoo S. Herr, Philosophy

Fred D. Ledley, Natural and Applied Sciences, Center for Integration of Science and Industry

Kimia Pourshadi, student, class of 2020

Alberto Riveroll Usabiaga, alumnus

Shivam Senjalia, alumnus

Jonathan White, Sociology and the Bentley Service-Learning Center

Mateusz (Matt) Zeglen, alumnus