Claire has served as Provost since 2007, overseeing the full-time programs. Her experience as a Cabinet & Furniture Making (CF) graduate and instructor allow her to see opportunities and problems from multiple vantage points, giving her a unique perspective on student success, program curricula, and the student and faculty experience.
After graduating from NBSS in 1996, Claire was a self-employed furniture maker taking commissions for high-end residential and commercial clients, working out of Fort Point Cabinetmakers for ten years. She also taught at the Boston Center for Adult Education, the Watertown and Brookline Adult Education Programs, and substituted at NBSS. In 2000, she became an Instructor in the CF program. Claire taught for six years and, in 2007, was hired as Provost. Claire also holds an M.S. in Higher Education from Drexel University and a B.S. from Emerson College.
Before arriving at NBSS, Claire was a prop, wardrobe, and set stylist for commercials, video, and still photography. She also did a little food styling and knows the secret to making prop ice cream that won’t melt under the hot lights on the set.