Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholar in Catholic Thought Lecture Series
For additional information, please contact (630) 829-6266 Dr. Rita George-Tvrtkovic

John F. Haught, Ph.D
October 10-11, 2012

John F. Haught is Senior Fellow, Science and Religion, at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown University, where he has taught courses such as The Problem of God, Theological Method, Science and Religion, and Religion and Ecology.

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Br. Guy Consolmagno, Ph.D
February 14-17, 2012

Brother Guy Consolmagno is the curator of meteorites at the Vatican Observatory. He has an extensive academic background and has written more than 100 scientific publications alongside numerous books.


Brian Doyle
Award-winning author, essayist, and editor of the University of Portland's Portland magazine.


Fr. Kevin T. FitzGerald, S.J., PhD
Father FitzGerald is internationally known and sought after for his expertise regarding the ethical issues surrounding human genetic engineering, cloning, and stem cell research.


Dr. F. Russell Hittinger
October 26-29, 2010

F. RUSSELL HITTINGER is Warren Chair of Catholic Studies at the University of Tulsa. His research focuses on the intersection of philosophy, religion, and law. Hittinger is on the governing council of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas. He has published more than 100 articles and reviews in addition to several books, among them Thomas Aquinas and the Rule of Law and The First Grace: Rediscovering the Natural Law in a Post-Christian World


Dr. André L. Delbecq
February 10 - 11, 2010

André L. Delbecq is the McCarthy University Professor at Santa Clara University, where he served as Dean of the Leavey School of Business from 1979 to 1989. His research and scholarship have focused on executive decision-making processes, organization design, managing innovation in rapid-change environments and leadership spirituality. He is the Eighth Dean of Fellows of the Academy of Management, prior President of the Western Academy of Management and former Executive Director of the Organization Behavior Teaching Society. He is recognized internally for executive programs delivered to high technology industries as well as health, human services and government organizations. He has served as member of three corporate Boards of Directors, and twice as Board Chair. Presently, he serves on the Board of Trustees of Ascension Health. He directs the Institute for Spirituality of Organizational Leadership conducting dialog between theologians, executives and management scholars.


Dr. Joan Greatrex
Fauna and Flora in the English Monastic Precinct in the later Middle Ages Wednesday October 14, 2009 7:00 p.m. Birck Hall 112 (Tellabs) English Monk Students at University in the later Middle Ages Thursday October 15, 2009 12:20 - 1:20 p.m. Scholl Hall 101

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John F. Haught, Ph. D
March 3 – 6, 2009

Note: The Visiting Scholar series with Dr. John Haught on the topics of "Darwin and Divine Providence: A Catholic Approach" and "Science and Cosmic Purpose: A Catholic Proposal" has been canceled. CMI apologizes for the inconvenience.

Sister Marjorie Keenan

"Care for Creation: A Sacred Trust"
Wed. October 29 – 7:00 p.m. Krasa Presentation Room

"From Belief to Action"
Thurs. October 30 – 12:20 p.m. Scholl 101

Sr. Marjorie Keenan, R.S.H.M., D.U.P., received her doctorate at the University of Paris (Sorbonne). She served in educational administration, as well as her own religious congregation as Secretary General for a 12-year mandate and as Secretary General of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, USA. She was also a member of the Observer Delegation of the Holy See at the United Nations where she followed disarmament questions.

Named a member of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in 1977, she continued in this capacity until 1986 when she joined the permanent secretariat as a senior staff member until 2001. She concentrates on issues of peace and disarmament and on ecology. Her most recent publications are Care for Creation: Human Activity and the Environment and From Stockholm to Johannesburg: An Historical Overview of the Concern of the Holy See for the Environment 1972-2002.

Sr. Eva Mary Hooker, CSC
Poet, educator and scholar

"What Soul Say: Invite Dark Night to Supper"
Wed. February 20 – 7:00 p.m. Scholl 101

"Notes for Survival in the Wilderness"
Thurs. February 21 – 12:30 p.m. Scholl 101

Dr. Hooker has taught English Literature for more than 25 years and she became Regent’s Professor of Poetry at Saint John’s University where she also served as Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1983 to 1992. Her poems have appeared in a number of publications including The Harvard Review, The Massachusetts Review, Shenandoah, and the Vermont Literary Review. Her book, “Notes for Survival in the Wilderness,” was a finalist for the Center for Book Arts Award (N.Y.). Another book, “The Winter Keeper,” was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award in poetry.

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Melanie M. Morey, Ed.D.
"Women Religious and American Catholic Culture: Leadership and Legacy" Wed. October 17 – 7:00 p.m. Scholl 101

"Women Religious and Cultural Change: A Cautionary Tale" Thurs. October 18 – 12:15 p.m. Scholl 101

Curriculum Vitae

Reverend Richard Ryscavage, S.J.

"The Spirituality of Migration"
Wed. February 21, 2007 – 7:00 p.m. Scholl 101

"U.S. Immigration and the Globilization of Migration"
Thurs. February 22, 2007 – 12:15 p.m. Scholl 101

Suggested Reading:
Immigration and the Church

Sister Carol Keegan, D.C

President and Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Health Association of the United States

Universal Health Care
Wed. October 18, 2006 – 7:00 p.m. Scholl 101

Ethical Issues in Health Care in relation to Catholic Morals
Thurs. October 19, 2006 – 12:15 p.m. Scholl 101

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Dr. Scott C. Alexander
Associate Professor of Islam
Director of the Catholic-Muslim Studies Program
Catholic Theological Union

"New Windows on Islam: Finding a Basis for Dialogue in an Age of Conflict"
Wed. February 22, 2006 – 7:00 p.m. Scholl 101

"Confrontation and Dialogue: the History and Future of Catholic-Muslim Relations"
Thurs. February 23, 2006 - 11:30 a.m. Scholl 101

Dr. David C. Cochran
Associate Professor of Politics
Loras College
Dubuque, Iowa

"The Challenges of Catholic Political Life Today"
Wed. October 19, 2005 – 7:00 p.m. Scholl 101

"Toward a Catholic Opposition"
Thurs. October 21, 2005 –

11:30 a.m. Scholl 101



Alicia Cordoba Tait, D.M.A
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for Mission Integration
Director, Center for Mission and Identity

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