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Past Award Winners


Mark L. Haas, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Political Science and Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy

"Catholic Strategies of International Conflict Resolution: Will the Rise of 'Islamo-Liberals' Reduce Western-Islamic Hostilities?"


Publication: "Turkey and the Arab Spring: Ideological Promotion in a Revolutionary Era." The Arab Spring: Change and Resistance in the Middle East. Mark L. Haas and David W. Lesch.  (Westview Press, 2013), pp. 152-173.

Anne Marie Hansen, EdD, OTR/L, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy

"Listen to Our Voices: Challenges & Barriers to Participation and Engagement in the Lives of Persons with Disabilities in Zambia"


William M. Wright, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Theology

"Echoes of Apocalyptic in Benedict XVI's Social Doctrine"




Daniel Lieberfeld, Ph.D., Center for Social and Public Policy

"Reconciliation Oriented Leadership: The Case of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet"


Publications: Lieberfeld, D. (2011). "Reconciliation-Oriented Leadership: Chilean President Michelle Bachelet", Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology 17, 1-23.

Presentations: "Reconciliation Oriented Leadership: The Case of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet." International Society for Political Psychology annual meeting, San Francisco (July 2010)

"Reconciliation Oriented Leadership: The Case of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet"  Northeast Political Science Association annual meeting, Boston (November 2010).



Jaime Phillip Munoz, Ph.D., Department of Occupational Therapy

"What Helps Me Engage and What Gets in the Way: Using Photovoice to Understand and Address Barriers to Social Participation"


Presentations: Muñoz, J.P., Frankhouser, L., Daghstani, S., Szymanski, E., & Snyder, S. What Helps Me Engage And What Gets In The Way: Using Photovoice To Understand And Address Barriers To Social Participation. Research poster presentation at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA April, 2011.

Muñoz, J.P. & Frankhouser, L. People Living with Disabilities. Research paper session at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Erie, PA October, 2011.

Jotham Parsons, Ph.D., Department of History

"Poverty, Class, and Spirituality in the Century of Saints"


Publications:  "Vocation in Seventeenth-Century France: The Catholic Ethic and the Spirit of Etatisme" Forthcoming in French History

Presentations: "The Kingdom of this World: Renunciation and Vocation in French Pious Literature."  2010 Sixteenth Century Studies Conference



William E. Adams, Ph.D., Department of Psychology

"The Coalescence of Christian Contemplative Prayer and Ecological Justice Work"


Presentations: "Contemplative Ecopsychology: Awakening and Compassion in the Shared Earth Community." Presentation at the Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue, Iona College, New Rochelle, NY, March 2011

Rev. Jocelyn Gregoire, C.S.Sp., Ed.D., School of Education

"Examination of the Impact of the Roman Cahtolic Church on the Individual and Collective Racial-Cultural Identity Development of Mauritian Code"

Outcomes: TBA

Kathleen Glenister Roberts, Ph.D., Department of Communications and Rhetorical Studies

"Cosmopolitical Alternatives in Catholic Social Thought"


Publications: Roberts, Kathleen Glenister (2012) "Universalism in Catholic Social Thought: 'Accompaniment' as Trinitarian Praxis." Solidarity: The Journal of Catholic Social Thought and Secular Ethics: Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 4.

Forthcoming book: "The Limits of Cosmopolis: Ethics and Provinciality in the Dialogue of Cultures"  (Peter Lang).

Daniel P. Scheid, Ph.D., Department of Theology

"Care of Creation as our Cosmic Common Good"


Presentation: "Care of Creation as Our Cosmic Common Good," Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, Trento, Italy.  July 2010.





2008-2009 - Inaugural Year

Dr. Jim Bailey, Assistant Professor, Department of Theology

"Asset Building for the Poor, Capabilities, and Catholic Social Thought"


Publications: "Rethinking Poverty: Income, Assets, and the Catholic Social Justice Tradition" (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010). Paluse influenced 3rd chapter: "Assets and Human Capabilities."


Dr. Norman Conti, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology

"This Kind of Learning Changes Lives: Conversion Narratives in Teacher-Activist Recruitment"


Publication: "Dialogic Space, Destigmatization and Teacher-Activist Recruitment." The Prison Journal, 93(2): 162-187.  Conti, Norman, Morrison, Linda, and Pantaleo, Katherine. 2013. All the Wiser.






Dr. Elizabeth Agnew Cochran, Assistant Professor, Department of Theology

"Love, Justice, and Solidarity: Toward a Deeper Understanding of the Principle of Subsidiarity"


Publications:  "The Church's Deepest Nature: Protestant Ethicists and Benedict XVI on Charity and Ecclesiology," in Believing in Community, edited by P. De Mey, P. De Witte and G. Mannion (Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium 261). Leuven, Belgium: Peeters Press, 2013, pages 331-342.





Dr. Linda Kinnahan, Professor, Department of English

"The Poetry of Mina Loy and Radical Representations of Poverty"


Publications:  "Economics and Gender in Mina Loy, Lola Ridge, and Marianne Moore."  The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century American Poetry.  Ed. Cary Nelson. London and New York: Oxford University Press. (2011)