Associate Director, Lonergan Institute
Philosophy Department Fellow, Center for Student Formation
Kerry Cronin earned her BA and MA in Philosophy from Boston College and her PhD in Higher Education Administration from BC’s Lynch School of Education. She is the Associate Director of the Lonergan Institute at Boston College and the Faculty Fellow in BC’s Center for Student Formation. For the past 18 years, she has taught in the Boston College interdisciplinary Perspectives Program, a Philosophy and Theology program in the “great-books” tradition. Additionally, she works extensively with undergraduates in retreat programs at BC and is a regular speaker on college campuses, addressing topics of student culture and formation.
Heidi A. Campbell received her Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh in Computer-Mediated Communication and Theology in 2002. She is an Associate Professor of Communication and affiliate faculty in Religious Studies at Texas A&M University. She teaches undergrad and graduate course in digital media, religious studies and communications. She is also director of the Network for New Media, Religion and Digital Culture Studies, and the founder of Digital Religion studies, which explores how religious belief and practices are performed online and offline in digital culture. She has published 7 books, over 90 journal articles and given over 79 keynotes and invited talks on her research in the USA and abroad. Her research widely recognized as an expert on religion and the internet, she and her work have been quoted in over 100 newspapers and media outlet’s from the BBC World Service and PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly to the Washington Post and Wall Street Journal. Dr. Campbell has also received the Religious Communication Association’s Scholar of the Year Award, the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies Junior Scholars Award and TAMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence in Transformational Teaching & Learning Award.
Heidi A Campbell is Associate Professor of Communication and affiliate faculty in Religious Studies at Texas A&M University. She is also director of the Network for New Media, Religion & Digital Culture Studies and author of numerous articles and books on digital religion including Exploring Religious Community Online (Peter Lang, 2005), When Religion Meets New Media (Routledge, 2010) and co-author of Networked Theology (Baker Academic 2016).
Talk title: Digital Religion and Generation Z: How the Internet Informs Popular Ideas about Faith