Frank J. McNamara

Frank J. McNamara

Academic Counselor

Education: Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology; M.A. Lesley University (Counseling Psychology); B.A., University of Massachusetts (Psychology)

BSC Activities and Interests: My BSC activities include academic counseling, consulting, teaching the Reading Course, and academic advising. I am the BSC liaison to Mather House and Eliot House.  

While the identity of “student” is central during the college years, numerous aspects of an individual’s life influence identity and affect academic performance. I am interested in the myriad challenges students confront, particularly in respect to shifting beliefs, values, and worldviews that affect both academic performance and a student’s experience of self and other.

Outside the BSC: I am a licensed psychologist in private practice.

Personal: Born and raised in Boston, I am married with two inspiring sons, one in high school and the other now in college. I love reading and making sense of the world, was formerly a musician, and recently reunited with my old band.