Meet the Leadership Team

Monica Parker-James, EdD

Associate Dean for Industry Relations, Career Services, and Alumni Initiatives

Monica Parker-James joined the Feld Center for Career & Alumni Engagement in June, 2022 as Associate Dean.

Prior to joining the Feld Center, Monica was a Director in Institutional Planning and Policy at Harvard Medical School, where she set strategy and drove decision-making related to accreditation and continuous quality improvement. Monica previously served as Executive Director for Industry Engagement at the Feld Center, where she initiated, stewarded, and advanced relationships with industry partners and alumni locally, nationally, and globally. Monica spent the first two decades of her career at the Museum of Science, Boston, in roles in marketing, educational programming, and exhibits project management.

As Associate Dean, Monica leads the industry engagement, career services, career operations, and alumni engagement teams at Questrom. Monica holds a BS and an MS in Mass Communication and a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management, all from BU. Monica earned her Doctor of Education degree from Northeastern University with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. Monica is a mom of four – Rhys (BU Class of 2034), Caroline (BU Class of 2030), Libby (BU CAS and KHC 2020) and Maggie (BU COM 2018). Monica loves BU so much that she rescued her dog Ella because she was advertised as a Boston Terrier. (Ella is in fact a small black and white super-mutt.)