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Dr. Ferna L. Phillips

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Adjunct Assistant Professor

Local Address:  Boston , Massachusetts , United States
Boston University School of Education

Employment History

  • President, Parliamentarian and Historian
    National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics
  • Director, Learning Resources for Student-Athletes
    Boston College
  • Assistant Director of Financial Aid
    Boston College
  • Ph.D. Director, Learning Resources
  • Director of the University's Learning Resources
  • Director of the Office of Learning Resources

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ph.D.
  • doctorate , Counseling Psychology
    Boston College
  • Master's degree , Education with a concentration in Counseling
    Suffolk University
  • Bachelor's degree , History
    Salem State College
20 Total References
Web References
BWHT Board | Boston Women's Heritage Trail, 13 Mar 2015 [cached]
Ferna Phillips
Ferna L. Phillips, PhD has been involved with BWHT since 2010. She is a native Bostonian and is very interested in local history. She enjoys assisting on the guided tours and learning new facts about the city of Boston. She has been involved in higher education for over thirty years. She is currently a Vocational Counselor for the Center for Career Development and Ministry and is also an Adjunct Professor at Boston University's School of Education.
Previously, she was the Director of the Office of Learning Resources for Student-Athletes, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. She is an educational consultant, has taught graduate and undergraduate students in education and counseling techniques, and has served as a presenter and guest lecturer at various conferences and workshops on such topics as: diversity, financial management, spirituality, stress management and leadership development.
She has been the President, Parliamentarian and Historian for the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N-4-A). She has also received several awards: Distinguished Service - N4A, Outstanding Alumni, Salem State University and Outstanding Graduate Student, Boston College, School of Education.
She is an Ordained Deacon at Massachusetts Avenue Baptist Church, Cambridge, MA, a delegate for the Samuel Stillman Association, (TABCOM) The Association of Baptist Churches of Massachusetts and is also a member of the Board of Directors - Big Brother Big Sister Association of Massachusetts Bay.
Dr. Phillips has a rich legacy of accomplishments and lends her skills and expertise to community involvement and program development. She enjoys assisting with some of the technology needs of BWHT and has contributed to the "guided tour stories of BWHT."
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay -, 7 Feb 2013 [cached]
Ferna L. Phillips, Ph.D. Director, Learning Resources for Student-Athletes Boston College
BWHT Board | Boston Women's Heritage Trail, 1 June 2014 [cached]
Ferna PhillipsDr. Phillips is a native Bostonian and currently resides in Mattapan, MA. She has 30+ years experience in Higher Education. She is the former Director of the Office of Learning Resources for Student-Athletes at Boston College. She served as the faculty advisor to the Voices of Imani Gospel Choir at Boston College for 12 years as well.
Ferna L. Phillips, ..., 23 Dec 2007 [cached]
Ferna L. Phillips, Ph.D.Director, Learning Resources for Student-Athletes, Boston College
Dr. Ferna L. Phillips, the Director holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, a Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Counseling from Suffolk University and earned her Bachelor's degree in History from Salem State College, Salem, MA.Dr. Phillips is currently in her fifth year as the Director of the office.She served as the Associate Director of the office since its inception in 1984 and began her employment career at Boston College as an Assistant Director of Financial Aid.Previously she has served as Director of Counseling and Interim Director for the African-American Institute at Northeastern University; Community Education Coordinator for the Boston Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), and a teacher in the Boston public school system.
Dr Phillips has taught a course entitled "How to Play the College Game" a freshman study skills seminar at Boston College.Dr. Phillips served as President of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) and currently serves on the Executive Board as the Historian for the organization.She was awarded the Distinguished Service award from the organization in June, 2003.Dr. Phillips was also selected as Outstanding Alumni for Salem State College for 2003.Dr Phillips has two sons Gregory, Jr. and Jason Phillips and is married to Leo Osgood, Jr., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
NCAA reform to raise standards - The Heights - Sports, 20 Jan 2005 [cached]
Ferna Phillips, director of the University's Learning Resources for Student-Athletes, agreed.
"Our concern has always been that the student is a student first," she said."It's student-athlete."
Recruits that sign with BC understand the academic requirements that they will have to fulfill here, Phillips continued.
"Students that come here are really committed to their education," she said.
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