Professor of English
Office: Room 408E, Holy Family Hall
Phone: 215-637-7700 ext. 3463
Education: BA, MA, PhD, Temple University
Areas of interest: 18th Century, Romantic and Victorian Periods; murder mysteries; the paranormal; archeology; British and European history; concepts of the house in literature; the interdisciplinary study of landscapes
“Space, Place, and Transformation: Varieties of House and Home in Dickens’ Dombey and Son.” European Society for the Study of English Conference, University of Aarhus, Denmark, Summer 2008.
“Historical Fact and Fictional Truth in Atwood’s The Blind Assassin, Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany, and McEwan’s Saturday.” International Conference on the Novel and Its Borders, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, Summer 2008.
“Re-crossing the Bar: A Reassessment of the Victorian Response to Death.” The Victorian Institute Conference, University of South Carolina, October, 2008.
Other Roles: Lover of cats and dogs; mother of artist; pursuer of knowledge; advocate for the major in English
Favorite Quote: “Ah, that a man’s reach should exceed his grasp/ or what’s a heaven for!” -Robert Browning
Professor of History
Office: Room 318, Holy Family Hall
Phone: 215-637-7700 ext. 3365
Education: BA, Georgetown University; MA, PhD, College of William and Mary
Areas of expertise: History of Colonial and Revolutionary America and the Early American Republic; U.S. Women’s History.
Areas of interest: Southern women’s history: education, reform, and power.
Review of Debra Meyers’s Common Whores, Vertuous Women, and Loveing Wives: Free Will Christian Women in Colonial Maryland.
Other Roles: Treasurer, Faculty Senate of Holy Family University; Chair, Faculty Senate Scholarship Committee; Moderator for the Holy Family University Class of 2010; Holy Family University coordinator for the Holy Family-Glen Foerd History Speaker Series; Membership Committee, Southern Association for Women Historians.
Favorite Quote: “To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children; To earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Professor of History
Office: Room 315, Holy Family Hall
Phone: 215-637-7700 ext. 3647
Education: BA, Furman University; MA, PhD, Temple University
Areas of expertise: Women’s History; History of the Modern Middle East; Intellectual History; World History
Areas of interest: Effects of Modernism and Postmodernism on the Discourse of History; Professional Class Egyptians (including women) during the Liberal Nationalist Period; Economic, Political, Cultural, and Intellectual Connections in World History.
Gender and Class in the Egyptian Women’s Movement, 1925-1939, Syracuse University Press, 2008.
Lecture on History As a Discourse—Edward Said‘s Thoughts and the Place of History in Academic Discourse” at the Teaching Center, Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA on December 10, 2007.
Other Roles: Advisor for the Alpha Eta Iota chapter of Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society); Member of an NGO, International Association of University Presidents Commission on Disarmament Education, Conflict Resolution and Peace; Member of the National Association of Fellowship Advisors (NAFA); Faculty Senate Development Committee; General Education Assessment Committee.
Favorite Quote: "The biggest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart."-Dorothy Day
Office: Room 309, Holy Family Hall
Phone: 215-637-7700 ext. 3280
Education: BA, LaSalle University; MA, PhD, Duquesne University; JD Widener University School of Law
Areas of expertise: 20th Century German and French philosophy; 19th Century German philosophy; Plato; Philosophy of Law; Phenomenology; Philosophy of Art; Philosophy and Literature; Ethics.
Areas of interest: 20th Century German and philosophy; aesthetics; James Joyce.
Published Chapter:- “Hölderlin’s Der Tod des Empedokles: Erste Fassung” in Ambiguity in the Western Mind, New York: Peter Lang, 2005.
“Wassily Kandinsky: Creative Breakthrough to Absolute Art,” presented at Holy Family Creativity Conference, Spring 2008.
Other Roles: Chairperson of Promotion Committee; Faculty Athletics Representative
Favorite Quote: “Be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart, and try to love the questions themselves.” -Ranier Maria Rilke
Office: Room 309, Holy Family Hall
Phone: 215-637-7700 ext. 3409
Education: BA, University of New Hampshire; MA, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
Areas of expertise: Epistemology; Philosophy of Language and Logic; Ethical Theory; Hegel; Hume.
Areas of interest: Interface between philosophy of mind and ethics, most especially philosophy of evil.
“Hume and the Two Definitions Dispute”; “Evil as a Psychiatric Category”;
“Parallel Distributive Processing and Dualist Theories of Mind”.
Other Roles: Chair, Faculty Welfare Committee; Member, Faculty Contracts Committee; Member: American Philosophical Association, Hume Society, Aristotelian Society, Mind Association, Conference of Philosophical Societies; Phi Beta Kappa.
Favorite Quote: Die Welt des Glucklichen ist eine andere als die des Unglucklichen.-Wittgenstein
Professor in Religious Studies
Office: Room 218B, Newtown Campus
Phone: 215-504-2000 ext. 4045
Education: BA, MA, St. Charles Seminary; STL, STD, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Rome)
Areas of expertise: Scripture, Systematic, Mystical and Patristic Theology, Teilhardian studies
Areas of interest: Relationship of Science and Theology, Jung and Christian Spirituality
"Preaching the Gospel according to Saint Mark for Deacons"
Other Roles: Faculty advisor and mentor for graduate students in the Pastoral Counseling track of the Counseling Program
Favorite Quote: "My yoke is easy and my burden light (Jesus in Matthew 11:30)" and "The day will come after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, that we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. (Fr Pierre Teilhard de Chardin)"
of Religious Studies
Office: Room 321, Holy Family Hall
Phone: 215-637-7700 ext. 3553
Education: BA, Mount St. Paul College; MRE, Loyola University; MA, PhD, Temple University
Areas of expertise: World Religions; Christian Morality and Justice; Contemporary Catholicism.
Areas of interest: Inter-religious dialogue and religious education.
The Human Quest for God: An Overview of World Religions, Twenty-Third Publications, 2006.
You Are My Friends: Gospel Reflections for Your Spiritual Journey, Twenty-Third Publications, 2006.
Other roles: Advisor to religious studies majors
Favorite Quote: "Anyone who fails to love can never have known God, because God is love." 1 John 4:8