Board of Trustees, Ex-Officio
Julia Halevy served as the provost of the Boston Architectural College from 2009–2015 and as the acting president of the College from 2014–2015. She received her bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Mount Holyoke College, and her Doctor of Pedagogy, with highest distinction and honors, from the University of Florence, Italy, where she lived for more than twelve years. Julia has also completed advanced training in family and cognitive/ behavioral therapies and is a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts.
Having worked for many years in institutions that provide professional education through the integration of theory and practice, Julia is familiar with nontraditional instruction and is well-versed in translating between the entrepreneurial spirit that sustains these programs and the requirements of the accrediting bodies that approve them. Over many years of consulting to nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions, Julia worked to support the development of collaborative management practices that enhance capacity to welcome and sustain inclusivity. She focuses on team-building, collective and responsible fiscal practices, and innovative program development.
Prior to joining the BAC in 2009, Julia was dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences at Lesley University for five years, and had served Antioch University at its graduate campus in Keene, New Hampshire for twenty-one years. At Lesley, Julia fostered the development of several new academic programs and was the founding chair of the University Graduate Council, a group serving cross-university doctoral programs' policies and procedures, visions and values. She also served as chair of the Academic Advising Task Force, defining a university-wide mission, standards, assessment and workload related to all advising functions. At Antioch, she founded both a master's program in Marriage and Family Therapy and the school-wide Diversity Committee. Julia has also published articles and book chapters on social network intervention and strategies for teaching courses on diversity.