Dr. Peter F. Folan
President, Catholic Memorial School
Dr. Folan earned his undergraduate degree at Boston College. Dr. Folan was a scholar-athlete and a four-year member of the Boston College varsity wrestling team. Dr. Folan went on to earn his Master’s degree from BC’s Lynch School of Education. His studies focused on curriculum and instructions and secondary English.
Building on his experience as a student and teacher in all-boys schools, Dr. Folan earned his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. His dissertation at the Ivy League institution focused on the effects that New England all-boys schools have on boys as they enter post-secondary institutions.
Dr. Folan has served in a variety of administrative positions both in the high school setting and at the university level over the past sixteen years. He has worked in the areas of Admissions, Residential life, Academic Advising, Dean of Students Office, and in Boston College’s Division of Mission and Ministry.
Dr. Folan brings his extensive pedagogical research and experience to Catholic Memorial. He has taught every grade level from 7th graders through seniors in college.