Meet professors of the Boston Semester™ program
Dr. Ben M. Cater
Director of Boston Semester
Ben M. Cater joined the Eastern Nazarene College History Department in January 2013 after completing a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in History. He teaches upper-division courses on all phases of North American history, as well as on Latin America. He also directs the Boston Semester™ program. Having published several articles in Fides et Historia
and the Utah Historical Quarterly
, he is currently at work on an article on sanitation and communicable disease in the American West, and a book-length project based on his dissertation, “Health, Medicine, and Power in the Salt Lake Valley, Utah, 1869-1945.” He lives in Quincy with his wife and kids.
Ph.D. in History from University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT)
M.A. in History from University of Montana (Missoula, MT); Major field: U.S., Minor field: European
B.A. in History from Point Loma Nazarene University (San Diego, CA) (summa cum laude)
Dr. Karen Henck
- Language, Theatre, and Communication Arts
Professor Henck has been teaching at ENC since 1996. Among the courses she has taught at ENC are Journalism I and II, Great Novels, and African-American Literature. From 1997 to 2000 she was advisor to the Campus Camera, ENC's student newspaper. Previously she has taught English as a Second Language in Japan, and taught freshman composition at Baylor University and at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. She is currently revising her dissertation for publication. Professor Henck has worked in the field of journalism, as a reporter, feature writer, and columnist. Among the newspapers she has written for are the Brockton Enterprise, Taunton Daily Gazette, and the Mariner Newspapers. She has also worked at the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Transportation, as a documentation specialist. She lives in Quincy with her husband and two daughters.
Ph.D. in English, University of Connecticut
M.A. in English, Baylor University
B.A. in English, Eastern Nazarene College