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Rick Frese

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Sociology
MA, University of Rhode Island, 1977
BA, Kansas State University, 1968
Office: Morison Hall 149E | 781.891._3190 |

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Teaching interests include American and international politics, crisis management and Sociology/Community Involvement. Internship Coordinator in Behavioral and Political Sciences Department. Extensively involved in building bridges between Bentley and the external community. Has served as Chair of the Boston Higher Education Partnership and is President of the Board of Directors of the Waltham Partnership for Youth. Recipient of multiple grant awards from foundations to support pre-collegiate programs. Recipient of Gregory H. Adamian Award For Teaching Excellence [ 1996 ]. SGA Faculty Member of the Year - 1992

Teaching Interests

American politics international politics sociology: Community Involvement Community Development internships-BPS directed studies - BPS

Research Interests

American politics international politics extensive community involvement

Consulting/Practice Interests

local community organizations Waltham Police Dept. Mayor's Office Waltham Public Schools Waltham Partnership Boston Higher Education Partnership

Awards and Honors

2010, Top Blood Donor, Massachusetts General Hospital
2007, City of Waltham Proclamation, Mayor Jeannette McCarthy
2005, Recipient of $3,380 grant award from Park Lodge Hotel Group. Award will benefit community outreach programs.
1996, Award for Excellence in Teaching , Bentley College
1995, INROADS Educator of the Year
1993, SGA Award - Faculty Member of the Year - Bentley College


Frese, R. C. (2014). Concord and the Civil War: From Walden Pond to the Gettysburg Front. Charleston, SC: History Press.

Conference Presentations

Frese, R. C. (2018). "Massachusetts in the Civil War." Presented at the MHSM's Military Historical Society of Massachusetts, Boston.

Frese, R. C. (2016). "One Town's Involvement in the Civil War." Presented at the Union Club of Boston's Annual Civil War Dinner, Park Street -Boston.

Frese, R. C. (2016). "Concord's Civil War Soldiers and the Home Front." Presented at the First Parish Church's Transcendentalist Forum, Concord, MA.

Frese, R. C. (2016). "Concord's Civil War Soldiers." Presented at the First Parish Church and Concord Humanists's Concord's Civil War Soldiers, Concord, MA.

Frese, R. C. (2016). "Concord's Civil War Soldiers." Presented at the Concord Lion's Club's Concord and the Civil War, Concord, MA.

Frese, R. (2015). ""President Lincoln's Concord Soldiers"." Presented at the The Concord Library: William Munroe Special Collections's Concord and Abraham Lincoln, Concord Free Public Library.

Frese, R. C. (2014). "Concord and the Civil War." Presented at the Concord-Carlisle education's Village University - Concord, MA, The Concord Museum.

Frese, R. (2014). ""Concord and the Civil War"." Presented at the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Concord organizations's Concord Festival of Authors, Concord Museum.

Frese, R. C. (2014). "Hawthorne and the Civil War." Presented at the Hawthorne Association's Nathaniel Hawthorne Memorial, Concord, MA.


University Service
Associate Director for Honors Program, 2006 - 2007

Public Service
Chair, Play/Director Selection Committee-Concord Players - Present
Founder, Concord Baseball Club -2011 - Present
Member, Concord 375 Anniversary Committee-2010 - Present
Member, Concord Players Board of Directors- 2009 to present - Present
Mentor for Concord Carlisle Community Connections, 2015 - 2015