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Philosophy Faculty Patrick J. Casey Quoted in Boston Globe Editorial

A recent essay by Patrick J. Casey, assistant professor of philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences, titled "Stop Calling 'Wokeness' a Religion," was quoted in an editorial titled "Is being woke a religion?" by Alan Levinovitz, associate professor of religion at James Madison University, in the November 6, 2021 edition of The Boston Globe.

Psy.D. Program Holds New Student Orientation Day

On August 31, Holy Family University’s Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology (Psy.D.) program held the Psy.D. Program New Student Orientation Day, its first on-campus event since the COVID-19 pandemic started. The event was created to welcome the 2021 Psy.D. cohort to the program.

Graduate Psychology Students and Professor Publish and Present Research on Eating Disorder Treatment Challenges

A research team of four graduate Counseling Psychology students in the Holy Family University School of Arts & Sciences, along with Melinda Parisi Cummings, Ph.D., assistant professor of Psychology, published an article in the February 2021 edition of The Pennsylvania Psychologist, the professional publication of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.

Sister Marcella Louise Wallowicz Receives Grant to Research Employee Productivity

Sister Marcella Louise Wallowicz, CSFN, Ph.D., assistant dean in the School of Arts & Sciences and associate professor of Mathematics, was the recipient of a competitive grant for summer research facilitated through the generosity of the Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program of The Henry Luce Foundation, which supports women majoring in the physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, and engineering fields.

Getting to Know: Dr. Freda Ginsberg

As the new Director of the Counseling Psychology graduate program, Dr. Freda Ginsberg is excited to share ideas and best practices with her students, using her personal experiences as reference.

Turkish-Muslim Scholar Visits HFU to Speak About Islam

Holy Family University will welcome Ferhan Tunagar, a Turkish Muslim who teaches at Rutgers University and is a Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, for a presentation on Islam on Friday, April 15, from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. in the ETC Auditorium.

Professor Explores Dichotomy of Kardashian Legacy in American Pop Culture

Reality TV researcher and analyst, Amanda Scheiner McClain, Ph.D., is the author of the book Keeping Up the Kardashian Brand: Celebrity, Materialism, and Sexuality (2013, Lexington Books), which analyzes how the Kardashians are a paradigm of new and traditional media convergence, highlighting the confluence of branding, commerce, celebrity, and sexuality.