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Ben Birnbaum

Ben Birnbaum has worked at Boston College in marketing, communications, public relations, and strategic planning since 1978. His current titles are: Special Assistant to the President; Executive Director, Office of Marketing Communications; Editor, Boston College Magazine; Executive Director, Boston College Front Row; Executive Producer, @BC; and Editorial Director, Linden Lane Press at Boston College. Ben is also a writer of fiction and essays in publications that include *Penthouse*, *Tri-Quarterly Review*, *Midstream*, *Boston Globe*, *Atlantic*, *Harvard Divinity Review*, *Image*, *Moment*, *Nextbook*. He is the editor of a collection of essays, *Take Heart: Catholic Writers on Hope in Our Time* (Crossroad, 2007). His honors include Simon Rockower Award from American Jewish Journalists Association (2006); Best Spiritual Writing (HarperCollins, 2001); Best American Essays (Houghton Mifflin, 2001); God Is Love (Augsburg, 2002); forthcoming Best Spiritual Writing, 2008. Ben earned a B.S. at Ner Israel Rabbinical College; a BA at Queens College; and an M.Ed. at the University of Vermont. He is an elected and appointed official in the Town of Brookline, including Town Meeting Member (1996). Ben was elected to the board in 2008.