Updated September 30, 2012
LIST OF SPEAKERS/PANELISTS
Society of Catholic Social Scientists
October 26/27, 2012
Corinne Addiss has assisted in various ways in parishes throughout the Diocese of Rockville Centre. She was inspired to create a Vacation Bible School program called “Follow the Son” and dedicates herself to praying for children and priests.
Dr. Justin Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Moral Theology at the Immaculate Conception Seminary in So. Orange, New Jersey. His current research focuses on the Thomistic conception of virtue and its relationship to contemporary virtue ethics.
Patrick Archbold is a blogger for the National Catholic Register and is a co-founder of Creative Minority Report, a Catholic website which puts a refreshing spin on the intersection of religion, culture and politics.
Dr. Ryan Barilleaux is Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami of Ohio. He teaches courses on the American presidency and American government and has written and edited several volumes on these subjects. He is also the recipient of numerous teaching and service awards.
Marc Barnes writes at Patheos.com, bringing Catholicism to secular culture through natural law and humor. He recently created the website 1Flesh.org, a grassroots movement promoting natural methods of family planning.
Mary Ellen Barrett is a columnist for The Long Island Catholic and a contributor to CatholicExchange.com. She writes and speaks on homeschooling and Catholic family life.
Dr. Christine Barrow is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York. She teaches courses in criminological theory and juvenile justice. She is also working on a book chapter on police relations with minority youth.
Alexander Basile is Religion Department Chairman at Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, New York. He has published four books with Saint Paul’s/Alba House on Catholicism and evangelizing young people.
Msgr. Robert Batule is a priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. He is currently serving on the faculty of Saint Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers where he teaches dogmatic theology. He is a contributor to all three volumes of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science and Social Policy.
Dr. Lloyd Bautista works in the field of public administration in his native Philippines.
Dr. Robert Berard is the President of the Canadian Chapter of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. He also teaches at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Mr. Alex Binder is working on a doctoral degree in economics and social science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His research focuses on unemployment, poverty and income inequality.
Mark Bischel teaches drawing at the School of Visual Design in New York City. As an illustrator, he has worked for Volvo, NBC, Exxon/Mobil, Simon and Schuster, Oxford University Press and other well known clients.
Dr. Stephen Block is a postdoctoral fellow in political science at Baylor University where he teaches Constitutional Law and Political Philosophy. The areas of research he pursues are the origin and forms of political rule and statesmanship.
Mr. David Bonagura teaches Latin at Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale and is an adjunct professor at the Immaculate Conception Seminary in Lloyd Harbor, New York.
Dr. Emanuel Boussios is Visiting Scholar at New York University and also teaches at the Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York. His research has focused on an analysis of attitudes about terrorism – both foreign and domestic.
Professor Gerard Bradley is Professor of Law at the Notre Dame Law School. He is a former President of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists.
Jody Breitfeller is a registered nurse who is also a writer and speaker on the dangers of the New Age movement. She speaks before groups and in parishes and has created a CD to warn and instruct Catholics about this very real threat on the pastoral scene.
Dr. Steven Brust is the Associate Director of the Tocqueville Forum on the Roots of American Democracy at Georgetown University.
Dr. Brian Burke has degrees from the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He is a medical doctor who has published on the topic of religious liberty in the journal of the Catholic Medical Association, Linacre Quarterly.
Dr. Patrick Cain is a Professor of Political Science at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. The political thought of Aristotle and Pope Benedict are the areas of some of his research.
Mr. Adrian Calderone is an attorney, private author and member of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists.
Maria Calderone is with the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Leonarda Capponi is a registered nurse who concentrates on bioethical issues, seeking to educate and form consciences based on Catholic teaching. She endeavors to establish networks with other professionals interested in building the culture of life.
Dr. Suzanne Carpenter is a registered nurse and is on the faculty at Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is the author of New Hope for Catholic Higher Education: Ex Corde Ecclesiae, A Lay Perspective.
Dr. Cecilia Castillo is Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at Texas State University in San Marcos. She teaches courses in the Principles of American Government, American Political Thought and Contemporary Political Theory.
Dr. Frank Cavaioli is Professor Emeritus at Farmingdale State University in New York and is now Visiting Professor at Florida Atlantic University. He is the author of 11 books and has received numerous awards for his classroom teaching and writing on the experience of Italian Americans.
Vivian Choi has performed as a pianist internationally and won top prizes. Her debut album was released on the St. Petersburg Musical Archives Northern Flowers label in 2010.
Mike Clauberg is a teacher at Mercy-McGann High School in Riverhead, New York. He has coached at the interscholastic and intercollegiate levels, along with being involved in youth ministry at Saint John the Evangelist in Riverhead.
Peggy Clores has had a long-time involvement with Catholic adult learning at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Hicksville, New York. Her chief interest has been the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, which she has headed up since 1992.
Peter Clores is Peggy’s husband and he shares his wife’s passion for Catholic education. When not promoting Catholic education, he works in network marketing and coordinating transportation for the movie and television industries.
Mr. James Coll is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York and is a detective with the New York Police Department.
Kevin Collins is a stage and screen actor. He is the co-founder and director of the Catholic Artists’ Society. His voice is regularly heard in national TV and radio ad campaign in the US and abroad.
Dr. Peter Colosi is on the faculty at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania where he teaches moral theology. He has written articles on themes within Christian personalism, presenting a critique of contemporary utilitarianism.
Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is an EWTN host and creator of “Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms.” She is an author and speaker, having been invited by the Holy See to an international congress in 2008.
Dr. Robert Costello is Associate Professor and Chairman of the Criminal Justice Department at the Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York. He has published widely in journals on a variety of topics and reviews submissions for several periodicals.
Dr. Michael Coulter is Professor of Political Science and Humanities at Grove City College in Pennsylvania. He is a co-editor of all three volumes of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science and Social Policy.
Dr. Al D’Anca is with the College of Mt. Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York.
Ms. Candace DeRussy is an Adjunct Fellow of the Hudson Institute, a think tank located in Washington, D.C. She formerly served on the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York. She publishes articles on educational reform in journals and newspapers across the country.
Rev. Philip DeVous is a priest of the Diocese of Covington in Kentucky.
Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio is the Bishop of Brooklyn. He holds a doctoral degree in social work research and policy from Rutgers University. From 2004 until 2007, he chaired the Domestic Policy Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He is an expert in immigration issues.
Dr. William Donohue is President of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. He holds a doctorate from New York University in sociology. The author of several books, his most recent ones are Secular Sabotage (2009) and Why Catholicism Matters: How Catholic Virtues Can Shape Society in the 21st Century (2012).
Mother Agnes Mary Donovan is Superior General of the Sisters of Life. Before entering Religious life, she was on the faculty at Columbia University and the College of William and Mary. She holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and is a licensed clinical psychologist.
Dr. Eduardo Echeverria is Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. He is the author of Dialogue of Love: Confessions of an Evangelical Catholic Ecumenist (2010) and In the Beginning: A Theology of the Body (2011).
Edward Cardinal Egan is the Archbishop Emeritus of New York. He holds a doctoral degree in canon law from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and also taught there. Until his episcopal ordination in 1985, he was a judge of the Tribunal of the Sacred Roman Rota. He serves on numerous boards of Catholic institutions.
Very Rev. Philip Eichner, S.M. is a long-time educator at the secondary level at both Chaminade High School in Mineola and Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale. He is the recipient of numerous awards for his leadership in promoting Catholic education.
Dawn Eskew is a board member of the World Apostolate of Fatima. She formerly worked in the pharmacology field.
Dr. Andrew Essig is Associate Professor of Political Science at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania. He teaches courses in American Federal Government, Classical Political Thought and American Foreign Policy. He is a contributor to the third volume of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science and Social Policy.
Dr. John Eterno is a retired captain with the New York City Police Department. He teaches at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York.
Dr. Patrick Fagan is the Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute at the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. In the past, he worked at the Heritage Foundation where he was Senior Fellow in Family and Culture Issues. His book, Longing to Belong, is due out in the autumn of this year.
Dr. Robert Fastiggi is Professor of Systematic Theology at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. He is the Executive Editor of the New Catholic Encyclopedia (Gale Cenage Learning and Catholic University of America Press). He also serves on the boards of the US Mariological Society and the Society for Catholic Liturgy.
George Fernandez began his teaching career at the School of Visual Arts. He is now on the faculty of Farmingdale State College. He is also a freelance illustrator for large publishing and advertising companies in the US.
Dr. Jerome Foss is Assistant Professor of Politics at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. He has written on thinkers as diverse as Francisco Suarez and John Rawls and subjects that range from the Supreme Court to American cinema.
Dr. Philip Franco is the Principal of Saint Margaret Elementary School in Middle Village, New York. He is also the Director of Faith Formation for the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Mr. Connell Friel holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Saint John’s University in Jamaica, New York. He is the Director of Facilities and Services at Stony Brook University on Long Island. Also, he is the Vice President of the American Family Association’s New York Chapter.
Jeffrey Froh is an associate professor of psychology at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. His research has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post and it focuses on the enhancement of gratitude in children and adolescents.
Ellen Gable Hrkach is Vice-President of the Catholic Writers’ Guild is an award-winning and bestselling author of four books. She also speaks before groups on NFP and marriage preparation.
Deacon Greg Kandra is the creator of the blog “The Deacon’s Bench” and is featured at Patheos.com. He has won two Emmys, two Peabodys and has been honored by the Catholic Press Association twice.
Dr. Robert George is the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and in the past served on both the President’s Council on Bioethics and the United States Commission on Civil Rights.
Dr. Marie George is a Professor in the Philosophy Department of Saint John’s University in Jamaica, New York. She has also been a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Sciences and Social Policy.
Laura Giannuzzi is a faculty member at Saint Anthony High School in Melville, New York where she teaches theology, moderates the Respect Life Club and directs music. Her presentations to various groups are available as audio CDs or as digital downloads.
Dr. Joel Gibbons is an economist and mathematician. His firm, Logistic Research and Trading Company, is an independent commodity speculator, but Dr. Gibbons often writes on the philosophical implications of the social sciences. He is the author of the volume Man and God in the World: A Treatise on Human Nature.
Dr. Jane Gilroy is Professor Emerita of English at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York. She is a member of University Faculty for Life and is president of the affiliate chapter on Long Island. In addition, she has contributed entries on several subjects to Catholic Social Thought, Social Science and Social Policy (2007 and 2012).
Dr. Christine Giordano is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in Huntington, New York. She promotes a deeper understanding of the mystery of the Eucharist through the Apostolate of the Living Bread.
Dr. Gregory Glazov is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Seton Hall University in So. Orange, New Jersey. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Studies.
Dr. Gary Glenn is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He was appointed to the National Council for the Humanities in 2008.
Pat Gohn is a columnist, author, speaker and hosts “Among Women,” a podcast and blog. Her book Blessed, Beautiful and Bodacious: Celebrating the Gift of Catholic Womanhood will be released in 2013.
Dr. Fe Gladys Golo is an Assistant Professor and Vice Dean in the School of Education at the University of Asia and the Pacific. Her doctoral dissertation is on the construction and validation of an instrument for moral judgment.
Dr. Lourdes Gonzalez is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of the Humanities at the University of Asia and the Pacific. One of her research interests is the depiction of women in literary texts and how this compares with the teaching of the Catholic Church.
Dr. Robert Gorman is University Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Texas State University. He is the author or editor of more than a dozen books and nearly two hundred articles and essays. Academically, he is a specialist in international relations, law and organization, and international humanitarian policy.
Dr. William Gould is the Assistant Dean for Juniors at Fordham University (Rose Hill) where he teaches in both the Honors Program and the Catholic Studies Program. His published work has appeared in Commonweal, America and Communio.
Msgr. George Graham is a priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. He is the President of the New York Chapter of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists and a contributor to all three volumes of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science and Social Policy.
Dr. Kenneth Grasso is Professor of Political Science at the Texas State University in San Marcos. He teaches courses there on the United States Constitution, the principles of American Government and religion and public life.
Dr. Ernest Greco is an Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. He specializes in comparative politics.
Professor David Gregory is the Dorothy Day Professor of Law and Executive Director of Saint John’s Center for Labor and Employment Law in Jamaica, New York. He is the author of more than 200 academic and professional articles and papers. Professor Gregory is also General Counsel for the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.
Steven Greydanus is a film critic for the National Catholic Register and hosts “Reel Faith (Net TV). He also contributes to “Life on the Rock” on EWTN.
Alice Gunther is a columnist for The Long Island Catholic and writes about Catholic family life at her weblog, Cottage Blessings. She authored Haystack Full of Needles: A Catholic Home Educator’s Guide to Socialization.
Msgr. Daniel Hamilton is a priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. He is a former Editor ofThe Long Island Catholic and former diocesan ecumenical officer. He regularly contributes articles on ecumenism to journals and periodicals.
Dr. Sandra Hapenney holds a doctoral degree from Baylor University where she is also an adjunct faculty member. Besides her position on the collegiate level, she also teaches at Reicher Catholic High School in Waco, Texas.
Dr. John Hart is the Assistant Director of Research at the Sherman Chiropractic College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He has contributed many articles to professional journals.
Dr. Magne Martin Haug is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication, Culture and Languages in the Norwegian Business School of Oslo, Norway. He is also part time at the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Anne Henderschott is Distinguished Visiting Faculty Member at the King’s College in New York City. She is the author of Status Envy: The Politics of Catholic Higher Education (2009) and The Politics of Abortion (2004).
Dr. L. Joseph Herbert is Associate Professor of Political Science and Leadership Studies and directs the Program in Pre Law Studies at Saint Ambrose in Davenport, Iowa. He is the author of a book about Alexis de Tocqueville and co-editor of another on the same subject.
Rick Hinshaw is the Editor of The Long Island Catholic, the newspaper for the Diocese of Rockville Centre. He has worked in the communications field for a long time and once co-hosted “The Catholic Forum,” a weekly cable TV show on TELECARE.
Bro. Kenneth Hoagland, S.M. is the Principal of Kellenberg Memorial High School. He is a contributor to Volume Three of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science and Social Policy.
Lisa Honkanen is a medical doctor whose specialty is geriatric care. She is especially concerned about the harm being done to the frail elderly through regulatory changes in health care and identifying professionals in health care who refuse to countenance this disturbing trend.
Dr. Robert Hunt is Professor of Political Science at Kean University in Union, New Jersey. He teaches courses in American Government, Political Theory and Religious Freedom and the United States Constitution.
Ms. Marquita James is Professor of History at the Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York. She holds degrees from Seton Hall University and New York University. She also speaks publicly before groups on the Holy Shroud of Turin.
Gary Jansen is senior editor of Image/Random House and has worked closely with many of the leading Catholic authors today, including Cardinals George and Wuerl, Archbishop Chaput, Fr. Robert Barron and Scott Hahn. He has written books himself, among them The Rosary: A Journey to the Beloved.
Dr. James Kelly is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Fordham University. The sociology of religion, sociological theory and ecumenism and abortion are among his research interests. He is a contributor to the third volume of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science and Social Policy.
Dr. Robert Kinpoitner is Chairman of the English Department at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York, a position he has held for 36 years. He holds degrees from Columbia and Fordham. He is also active in the work of the Long Island affiliate of the University Faculty for Life.
Sonia Kirchner is an instructor and MFA candidate in dramaturgy at Stony Brook University. A playwright, poet and composer, she is currently working on an historical drama/musical about the life and holiness of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha.
Ann Kissane Englehart is an award-winning watercolor artist from Merrick, New York. She has illustrated picture books with author Amy Welborn. Her book, Be Saints, is available through Ignatius Press.
Rev. Joseph Koterski, S.J. is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. He is President of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars and the President of University Faculty for Life. Also, he is the Editor in Chief of the International Philosophical Quarterly.
Dr. Stephen Krason is Professor of Political Science and Legal Studies at the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. Along with Dr. Joseph Varacalli, he is the co-founder of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists. He has authored or edited 11 books, the most recent one being The Transformation of the American Democratic Republic.
Jim Krug teaches Church History and Apologetics at Kellenberg Memorial High School in Uniondale, New York. He is also the President of the Long Island Chapter of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.
Dr. Leodivico Lacsamana is an Assistant Professor of Filipino Language and Literature at the University of Asia and the Pacific where he is also the Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Director of the Master of Arts Program in Humanities.
Dr. Salvatore LaGumina is Professor Emeritus of History at the Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York. He is the founder and former president of the American Italian Historical Association. His latest book is entitled The Great Earthquake: America Comes to Messina’s Rescue (2008).
Dr. John Larivee is Associate Professor of Economic at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Charles Mailloux is an attorney whose apostolate is with Catholic artists and young people. This work has brought him into contact with Capuchin Youth and Family Ministries and he now is a member of the executive board of the Catholic Ministry Team.
Dr. Peter Mango wrote his doctoral dissertation on the method of inquiry in the thought of Blessed John Henry Newman and Alasdair MacIntyre. He has taught at Regina Apostolorum in Rome and at the City University of New York.
Liana Marabini is a scriptwriter, director and producer whose goal is to sensitize the film industry to create and distribute works which brim over with moral values and good role models.
Dino Marcantonio is an architect who founded his own firm called Marcantonio Architects. He formerly taught at Yale and is a co-founder of the Catholic Artists’ Society.
Dr. John McCarthy is Professor Emeritus of History at Fordham University. He is the author of several books and has contributed numerous articles and reviews to journals. He is also a member of the Executive Council of the American Irish Historical Society and is the Director of the Institute of Irish Studies at Fordham.
Sean and Maria McCormack are the husband and wife coordinators of Long Island Retrouvaille, an apostolate assisting married couples who are in crisis.
Mr. Gerard McKeegan is a registered pharmacist who has been in practice for 47 years. He has taught pharmacology and has presented papers on the conscience clause at past meetings of the Catholic Social Scientists and the University Faculty for Life.
Marianne Mirkow is the Director of Religious Education at Saint James Parish in Seaford, New York. She is also a Third Order Carmelite who welcomes opportunities to share in the Church’s new evangelization.
Lisa Mladinich is a catechist, workshop leader and author of popular booklets published by Our Sunday Visitor. She founded both AmazingCatechists.com and the Catholic Writers of Long Island.
Ray Mooney used to work in the sales and marketing management fields before getting involved in the apostolate of promoting total consecration to Jesus through Mary. He has also had experience in the pro life movement.
Mr. Gustavo Morles is a specialist in corporate planning and strategy execution in Europe, Latin America and the United States. He teaches economics and management courses for the University of Phoenix.
Jim Morlino acted in the film, TV and theater industries before starting his own company, Navis Pictures, in 2010, specializing in children’s cinema. His first film, Bernadette of Lourdes, was broadcast on EWTN earlier this year.
Mr. George Morton is the Editor of The Parish Visitor, a publication of the Parish Visitors of Mary Immaculate.
Dr. David Mullan is Professor of History at Cape Breton University in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He teaches courses in European history and the Reformation. Dr. Mullan is the author of 8 books, including his most recent one, Narratives of the Religious Self in Early-Modern Scotland (2010).
Kevin Murphy is a member of the Men of Saint Joseph, a group of Catholic laymen dedicated to caring for their families and deepening their faith on the model of the Patron of the Universal Church.
Most Rev. William Murphy is the Bishop of Rockville Centre. He holds a doctorate in sacred theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He currently is a member of the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Committee on Priorities and Plans.
Dr. Richard Myers is Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida. He edited all three volumes of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science and Social Policy. He is the Vice President of University Faculty for Life.
Mr. Stephen Nakrosis works for the Dow Jones Financial Newswire in New York City. He holds a master’s degree in theology from Seton Hall University and one in journalism from Northeastern University.
Dr. Hugh O’Rourke is retired from the Department of Criminal Justice Department at the Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York. Before his teaching career, he served for 24 years with the New York City Police Department.
Mr. Philip Michael Paje is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of the Philippines in the field of anthropology. He teaches in the Asia-Pacific Studies Program of the University of Asia and the Pacific.
Dr. Salvatore Primeggia is Professor of Sociology at Adelphi University in Garden City, New York. He teaches popular courses on the Italian American experience for undergraduates and publishes on this subject too.
David Prosen is a licensed mental health counselor associated with Courage, an apostolate to those with same sex attraction.
Dr. Laurence Reardon is Assistant Professor of Government and Political Philosophy at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina. He teaches courses in the American Constitution and Catholic Political Thought.
Fr. James Reynolds is a priest of the Diocese of Brooklyn whose ministry involves presenting accurate Catholic doctrine against its counterfeits. He is a columnist for the weblog called “The Catholic Jedi Academy” and consults about paranormal and occult activities.
Nolan Reynolds is the Director of Youth Ministry at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Hicksville, New York. He also teaches in the religion department at Mercy-McGann High School in Riverhead and has studied the theology of the body to be more effective in his apostolate.
Allison Ricciardi is a licensed mental health counselor who has been in private practice for more than 20 years. She is the founder and director of Saint Raphael Mental Health Counseling in Huntington, New York and founder and president of Catholictherapists.com, a referral network to authentically Catholic therapists.
Dr. Joseph Rice is Assistant Professor of Philosophical Theology at the Immaculate Conception Seminary in So. Orange, New Jersey.
Mrs. Monika Rice is a doctoral candidate in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.
Jerry Rorke has been engaged in Catholic adult learning, primarily as an RCIA leader at Saint Patrick Church in Huntington, New York.
Chuck Ruppert is involved in the Rite of the Christian Initiation of Adults at Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Hicksville, New York. He also has an apostolate to Catholic men through the Saint Joseph Prayer Group.
Mr. Frank Russo is the President of the American Family Association of New York and the producer of American Family Association Presents, the largest public access cable television program in New York State. Over the years, he has been an advocate for choice in education and has helped to write legislation on this issue.
Mr. Michael J. Ruszala is the Director of Religious Education at St. Pius X RC Church in Getzville, New York. He holds an M.A. degree from the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He frequently gives talks and writes articles on religious topics.
Mr. Scott Salvato is the Director of Campus Ministries at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York. Previously, he had been a campus minister at Saint John’s University in Jamaica, New York. He is active in the work of the Long Island affiliate of University Faculty for Life.
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Dr. Clara Sarrocco is the Secretary of the New York C.S. Lewis Society. She has taught courses at the graduate level and her articles and reviews have appeared in various journals. Additionally, she is the editor of Book Digest and the executive director of the Council on National Literatures and Griffon House Publications.
Dr. William Saunders is an attorney and member of the Board of Advisors of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists. He is also a Senior Vice President of Americans United for Life in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Stephen Scarallo is the Principal of the Raymond Lockhart School in Massapequa, New York. He and his wife have assisted in the marriage preparation programs of the Catholic Church at their parish, Saint Bernard, in Levittown, New York. He has also been involved in the Men’s
Catholic Fellowship Group at Saint Bernard.
Dr. D. Brian Scarnecchia is Associate Professor at the Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida and is also on the faculty of Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. A specialist in bioethics, he is a contributor to all three volumes of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science and Social Policy.
Dr. Kevin Schmiesing is a research fellow at the Acton Institute in Michigan. He is the editor of the Catholic Social Science Review and book reviews editor for the Journal of Markets and Morality. He has authored 2 books himself and contributes articles to journals on Catholic social thought.
Mr. Mark Scully is a doctoral student at Baylor University. His primary areas of research are the presidency, political parties and constitutional law.
Mr. Ellis Schweitzer is a clinical social worker who also has his own private practice. He serves on the adjunct faculty of the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio.
Andrew Scott serves as the Resident Campus Minister at Saint John’s University in Jamaica, New York. He conducts seminars linking the university to international projects related to justice.
Dr. Stephen Sharkey is past Dean of Arts and Sciences at Alverno College in Wisconsin, and currently is Professor of Sociology and Senior Scholar for Liberal Learning at that institution. His main scholarly interests have been the individual and society, social movements and Catholic social thought.
Mr. Russell Shaw is the former Secretary for Public Affairs of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and United States Catholic Conference. He is a prolific author who has written more than 20 books and edited a number of others, including Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Catholic Doctrine (1997).
Marianne Sheridan is the Coordinator for Youth, Campus Ministry and Young Adults for the Diocese of Rockville Centre. In this capacity, she focuses on developing Catholic leadership programs, retreats and community service projects. She is also coordinating WYD for 2013 in Rio de Janeiro for the Rockville Centre Diocese.
Dr. J. Marianne Siegmund teaches in the Theology Department of the University of Dallas. She is a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science and Social Policy. Among other things, she is working on the beatification and canonization process for the Servant of God, Fr. John Hardon, S.J.
Rev. Charles Sikorsky, L.C. is the President of the Institute for Psychological Services in Arlington, Virginia. He holds degrees in civil and canon law.
Rev. Peter M. Stravinskas is a priest of the Diocese of Boise, Idaho. He is the Executive Director of the Catholic Education Foundation and has written and lectured extensively on Catholic issues for several decades. A Latinist and translator, he heads up the Newman House Press in Pine Beach, New Jersey.
Rev. D. Paul Sullins is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. He is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Catholic University of America, a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and Catholic Research and a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science and Social Policy.
Jem Sullivan is a professor at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. Our Sunday Visitor has published two of her books. Her articles on faith and culture have appeared in various outlets of the Catholic press.
Dr. Cora Toralba is an Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Asia and the Pacific. She concentrates on marriage and family life and delivers papers on these topics at conferences around the world.
Dr. Dianne Traflet is Associate Dean and Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology at the Immaculate Conception Seminary in So. Orange, New Jersey. She has written and published on St. Edith Stein and lectures on this subject and many others before various groups around the country.
Mrs. Catherine Vanek is adjunct professor of mathematics at the Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York. She is also the Director of the Center for Students with Disabilities at the same institution.
Dr. Joseph Varacalli is SUNY Distinguished Service Professor at the Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York. He is a co-founder of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists and the founder and director of the Catholic Studies Center at Nassau Community College.
Leticia Velasquez is the co-founder of KIDS – Keep Infants with Down Syndrome. She has also edited an anthology of stories about Catholic parents of special needs children called A Special Mother is Born.
Lisa Vigliotta is affiliated with the World Apostolate of Fatima, the Rockville Centre Division. She is a pastoral assistant at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island in Eastport, New York.
Dr. Bernardo Villegas holds degrees from Harvard University. He has also authored several economics textbooks which are widely used in Philippine schools and universities.
Dr. Paul Vitz is Professor of Psychology Emeritus at New York University and currently teaches at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences in Arlington, Virginia. He is the author of notable volumes, including Faith of the Fatherless and Psychology as Religion: The Cult of Self Worship.
Claudia Volkman is the product development director for Servant Books, an imprint of Franciscan Media. Previously, she worked at Tyndale House Publishers and has had extensive experience in various aspects of publishing.
Erin von Uffel worked formerly in the fashion industry and in education at the secondary level. In recent years, she has been promoting the cause of the canonization of Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey, the foundress of Mary’s House in Ephesus, Turkey.
Tom Wehner is the managing editor of the National Catholic Register since 2009. Before that, he spent 25 years with the Springfield Republican as a sports writer, designer and editor.
Ken Jan Woo was resident artist at the Ruskin School of Drawing at Oxford University in 2002. His art has been shown in many countries and is found in the collections of the Guggenheim and Hearst families. He also has pieces in public collections in NYC and other locations.
Mr. Joseph Wysocki is an Assistant Professor of Government and Political Philosophy at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina. He is finishing his dissertation for his doctorate on the development of congressional rhetoric.
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