Faculty and Staff News

November 26, 2018

Elizabeth DonlonEd.D., Associate Professor of Education will present “Using Book Talks to Engage Reluctant Readers” with alumnae Anna Price, ’18 and Priscilla Serrano, 17 at the Literacy Association of Tennessee Conference in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on December 4, 2018. 

Sister Mary Diana Dreger, O.P., M.D., adjunct presented “The Gospel in Action: Pearls on Social Doctrine” at Vanderbilt Medical School, Society of Saints Cosmas and Damian in Nashville on October 3, 2018 and “Catholic Social Teaching in Action” at Overbrook School, Nashville on November 13, 2018. Sister Mary Diana was featured on Redeemer Radio with the broadcast, “When Your Parents Become Patients,” for the series “Doctor, Doctor”  May 25, 2018.   

Jason Gale, L.Div., Director of the Catechist Formation Program published the article, “Fidelity to God and Fidelity to Man” in the January-March 2018 issue of The Catechetical Review. Jason launched the evangelization initiative, Catholic Studies Academy in June, 2018.  

Annette Little, Ph.D., adjunct presented “Diversity vs. Inclusion: Understanding Personal Identity in Applied Behavior Analysis” at the annual Tennessee Association for Behavior Analysis Conference on November 8, 2018. 

 Vince Ryan, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History presented the paper, “Cleansing the Virgin’s Dowry: Pollution of Marian Sacred Space and the Promotion of the Third Crusade” at The Annual Symposium on Medieval & Renaissance Studies at Saint Louis University in June 2018. 

Bill Smart, Ph.D., Associate Provost was nominated by Sister Mary Agnes, O.P., President of Aquinas College as a member of the 2018-2019 Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA) Executive Leadership Institute.  

 Sister Thomas More Stepnowski, O.P., Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs presented “An Introduction to Ex Corde Ecclessiae” to the Board of Directors, University of Dallas, August, 2018. Sister Thomas More was invited to serve on the editorial board of Dominican Ashram, a quarterly publication in India. 

 Sister Mary Madeline Todd, O.P.S.T.D., Assistant Professor of Theology presented the paper, “Accompaniment in Truth and Charity: the Path to Authentic Freedom” on May 30, 2018 at the Catholic Women’s Forum Symposium in Washington, DC, sponsored by the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Sister Mary Madeline presented the paper, “Vulnerability and Hope: Paschal Community According to Jean Vanier and Mother Elvira Petrozzi” at the Assumption Readings Ecumenical Conference in Kiev, Ukraine on September 18, 2018. In October, Sister presented the paper, “The Wisdom of St. Catherine in Times of Crisis” for the Graduate branch of the Thomistic Institute at Harvard University. She was invited to serve on the Board of Directors of the GIVEN Institute for formation and mentoring of Catholic Women in leadership. 

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