The Catholic University of America

Feb. 11, 2009

Catholic University's Life Cycle Institute Names New Fellows

The Life Cycle Institute at The Catholic University of America has appointed 13 new fellows as part of a major expansion of the institute to incorporate new fields of public policy study.

Additional expansion and other appointments are planned for summer 2009.

Founded in 1974, the Life Cycle Institute is a community of scholars and researchers who engage in academic analysis of public policy issues that concern Catholic social thought. Fellows at the institute research a variety of topics, including economic justice, family and child welfare, values education, the culture of life, health care, immigration, bioethics, racial equality and issues of religion and society.

With the addition of the new appointees, the institute now has 37 fellows.

Stephen Schneck, the institute's director, noted the range of policy expertise the new fellows bring to the institute.

"With the addition of these new fellows, the Life Cycle Institute is now positioned to address the full range of public policy issues that concern Catholic social thought - from environment and urban planning to education and the culture of life, from immigration and health care to media ethics and human rights," he says.

The new fellows are:

  • Dennis Coyle, associate professor of politics

  • Robert Destro, professor of law

  • Linda Donaldson, assistant professor of social work

  • George Garvey, professor of law

  • Christopher Grech, associate professor of architecture and planning

  • Matthew Green, assistant professor of politics

  • Jennifer Horne, assistant professor of media studies

  • George Martin, assistant professor of architecture and planning

  • Maria Mazzenga, education archivist

  • Stephen McKenna, associate professor and chair of media studies

  • Timothy Meagher, associate professor of history and university archivist

  • Mary Paterson, associate professor of nursing

  • Enrique Pumar, professor of sociology

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