Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the Cardinal Foley Campus Center
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These members of our SJU family are retiring but their contributions throughout the years will be remembered and much appreciated.
After 40 years I have many wonderful memories of being at SJU. Most are of the people here, many of whom have become good friends; the students - so many over 40 years, and so great when they come back with their families; so many great sporting events; so many changes and how the University has grown. What a marvelous experience!
A favorite memory was very personal - giving my youngest son his diploma at Commencement. What a thrill!
Personal Attribute: Caring and Reliable
One of my fondest memories of Kathy was her presenting a diploma to her son Raymon at graduation.
Kathy's 40 years spans 5 decades as an administrative assistant in Athletics---a time with the Athletics Director; a time with associate AD for recreation and facilities; and the most recent 10 years with the women's basketball staff. The constant has been that Kathy is the "face and ears" to thousands of visitors and calls; her welcoming, gracious and helpful attitude puts people at ease. Your first positive impression of the university was created when you met Kathy. She is a great listener so you walked away knowing that she cared! Down to earth, selfless, faith and a family-centered person who always was impeccably dressed for any occasion.
Kathy and her family have been "hawked' and she helps many others being "hawked." Two of her children and 2 grandchildren graduated from SJU so the MacDonald legacy on Hawk Hill will continue into the future. Please join us in thanking and celebrating Kathy for her 40 years on hawk hill---well done good and faithful servant!
Written by Don DiJulia, Claire Ariano, Stephanie McCaffrey, Cynthia Griffin
Harmony is one of Armand's personal attributes that defines his personality.
When Armand started his career in the mailroom thirty years ago, there was an old military style Jeep that had been painted gray that was used to deliver and pick up mail around campus. As is Armand’s way to do “whatever it takes” to get the job done, in order to start the Jeep, Arm needed to uncap part of the engine, insert a pen into the carborator, and, give the Jeep some gas every day in order to get the mail around campus.
Armand started his career at SJU in mailroom thirty years ago, since then, Arm has achieved so many goals including getting his bachelor’s degree, working his way through many roles in the Office of Information Technology (OIT) department, getting his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and in May he will graduate with his Executive MBA. During that time, he has gotten married and raised three children with his wonderful wife, Maryann. Armand is willing to fearlessly take on just about any new challenge. When he first joined OIT in Data Center Operations back in 1999, he had to learn about technology procedures and processes with which he had no familiarity. He mastered these with ease. Later, when we took on the HawkCard initiative, he was able to quickly grasp the data flows and the technical details of how to properly build cards so they could be used for both building access and for purchase.
During Armand’s time working at Saint Joseph's University, he has had an amazing impact on the OIT and the deployment of technology initiatives. Recently, Armand has served as the project manager of the Canvas Learning Management System implementation. This implementation impacts the quality of the teaching and learning experience. He has worked with academic administrators, faculty, technical staff, external vendors and students fostering trusted relationships directly supporting the OIT mission of enriching student-centered education.
Written by Jill Cleary
One of My Favorite Memories: I look back fondly on my experiences accompanying students on the Appalachian Experience.
Also, I have very fond memories of my colleagues in the Department of Sociology, and, of course, the many students I have met over the years.
Rob is deeply dedicated to his students, the faculty and staff at SJU.
Rob arrived at SJU in 1988 with a joint JD/Ph.D. He was one of the best hiring decisions ever made. Rob has taught thousands of students to love the discipline and particularly the Sociology of Work and the Sociology of Law. He has inspired countless numbers of students to pursue law degrees and work for social justice once achieving their JD's. He has also accompanied student groups to Appalachia so many times that he developed a course, the Sociology of Appalachia. Rob is an expert on social inequality and a staunch advocate for those who are marginalized. It is this passion which has inspired so many students to pursue graduate degrees, law degrees and to work to challenge social inequities wherever they see them in the world.
Rob is fondly known as the King of Service--within the department, the college, and the University. He is deeply dedicated to Saint Joseph's University and has served (and most frequently led) every important committee at the University. He does this with great humor, patience, and the most diplomatic personality of anyone I have ever met. Rob cares deeply about social justice and equity and his concern with these values have led him to be our most important advocate for faculty and staff at SJU.His diplomatic personality made him the perfect person to lead our faculty through challenging changes in leadership--he did this cheerfully and with extreme patience as President of the Faculty Senate. Rob worked tirelessly in this position and his colleagues were in awe of his diplomacy skills and his ability to work with faculty, administration and the Board of Trustees.
Rob will be remembered by his colleagues for his love of folk music, his passion for his friends and his wonderful wife Joanie, and his sense of humor. There is not a departmental meeting that does not end with tears streaming down his colleagues' faces (and his own) because of Rob's wit. His amazing institutional memory and sarcasm are legendary. Our students, our department and our University community will deeply miss Rob when he retires this spring. He is irreplaceable!
Written by Raquel Kennedy Bergen
Joseph A. Christina, Sr.
One of My Favorite Memories: Watching my son and daughter graduate.
Joe has been a fixture as the campus ‘phone guy’ for nearly three decades now. Before joining the I.T. department, Joe worked in Facilities Management where he installed and managed CHIEF, their first networked work order system. Since transitioning to IT, Joe has contributed his skills and institutional knowledge to a number of successful projects including the conversion of an antiquated Centrex system to our current on-site enterprise phone system. He has worked on numerous hardware and software upgrades as well as the implementation of several generations of application systems for voice messaging, Emergency Notification, call recording, call reporting, 911 service, and our on-line Directory database. Joe has been responsible for the day-to-day programming and support of all our telecommunications systems for the SJU community for more than 20 years.
Joe is a unique character with a prodigious talent for troubleshooting and deliberation. Around campus people know Joe as an affably loquacious colleague always eager to share his stories and random trivia. Joe’s good nature and fondness for his favorite subject was manifest during an evening of ‘Joepardy’, a legendary IT social event. He loves to recite his tales of his South Philly childhood and to discuss his upcoming Disney vacation plans. Aside from being a valued member of the University community, Joe is a devoted husband and father whose two children are proud SJU graduates.
Written by James (Brian) Shepherd
Greg has given Saint Joseph’s 30 years of excellent service, beginning as a grounds crew member. Greg wanted to move into a mechanical position and underwent the appropriate training to receive his Boiler and HVAC certifications, allowing him to reach his goal of becoming a Power Plant Mechanic. As such, Greg is in charge of pump replacements in Post Hall, rebuilding pumps in the main boiler plant, and repairing condensate receivers.
Greg has the ability and talent to take on the tough jobs that in most cases would be handled by an outside contractor. Greg has worked hard to gain his current position and he is a dependable and trustworthy member of the SJU family.
Office of the Dean, College of Arts & Sciences
One of My Favorite Memories: Working side by side with my dedicated colleagues is my favorite memory at SJU.
Outstanding work ethic, efficiency, warm personality.
Anne Szewczyk joined SJU thirty years ago, and she has been serving the faculty and staff in CAS for the past 22 years as Manager of Academic Computing Services. Previously, Anne worked at the Office of Information Technology as a Computer Training Specialist and Faculty Liaison. Most of us here recall many times when she assisted us both as a leader and a team player.
Immediately upon Anne’s arrival at SJU, faculty saw and appreciated her strong work ethic, demand for high-quality performance from herself and from those she worked with and for, and insistence upon innovative and creative change and improvement in academic computing services. With Anne, faculty now had a person they could speak with about technology needs for their own scholarly endeavors, someone who listened thoughtfully and sensitively to them and understood precisely what would work best for their desires and needs. Most important, Anne backs words with swift actions and integrity – if she promises you something, she will deliver it exactly as you agreed upon. Anne reads and responds to emails with lightning speed. She is perfectly organized, efficient and attentive to the computing needs of CAS faculty and staff. Mastery of her field, honesty, and integrity are hallmarks of her work – she holds herself to the highest professional standards and will accept nothing less than stellar performance in her job responsibilities. Her job responsibilities have evolved and expanded while she has handled all of them with consummate skill, poise, equanimity, and supreme dedication to this university and its people and mission.
After collaborating with Dr. Ann Raia on the "Creative Explorations: Digital Technology for the Humanities" workshop in 2010, Dr. Raia, Professor Emerita of Modern and Classical Languages at the College of New Rochelle, said the following about Anne Szewczyk: "We feel most fortunate to have had Anne Szewczyk as the workshop point person -- she was responsive, diligent, skilled, organized and gracious, a rare combination of good qualities." That is the Anne Szewczyk we know and treasure.
Written by Maria Marsilio
Bene Merenti Award
25 Years of Teaching.
Eileen D. Grogan
Personal Attribute: Cares Deeply
Eileen cares deeply about excellence in her teaching, research, service, and attention to students. Especially, the students- she puts them first. To students, Eileen is formidable on the outside and in her insistence on learning and excellence- but they soon see that this strictness comes from a desire to help students achieve what they may not even realize they are capable of.
In addition to teaching and advising, Eileen has served on several university and college level committees and served as the Associate Director of the McNulty Scholars program. She has served on several Honors Thesis committees in the Department of Biology, offering guidance and helpful suggestions to students conducting honors research. Eileen has been a member of the Health Professions Advisory Committee for several years, playing an important role in the guidance of students seeking professional degrees in the health sciences. She is a tireless advisor to Biology students. She has taught Comparative Anatomy and Developmental biology, upper division courses, for about as long as she has been here. She also has taught many non-majors in The Human Organism course, and most recently, in the new Exploring the Living World GEP natural science lab course.
Eileen has been part of a research program involving paleontology of ancient fish, conducting field research in Bear Gulch, Montana, for more than 20 years. Bear Gulch is an internationally known paleontological site, preserving a unique 323 million-year-old tropical marine bay. Field research on a paleontological site is not really a picnic- it involves camping in tents for four or more weeks, working outside in the hot Montana sun all day. In addition to doing the fieldwork, as I understand it, Eileen is also instrumental as one of the camp cooks for the research team.
Eileen was honored for her service as Associate Director of the McNulty Scholars program. The McNulty program students presented her a gift of a framed photo montage. Eileen was clearly moved, as were the students. In a short time, she built strong bonds with these young women that will be a lasting memory.
Written by Christina King Smith
One of My Favorite Memories: Playing golf with my mentor Paul DeVito, John McCall, and Gary Rogers at the Jim "Bo" Boyle Golf Outing hosted by Phil Martelli.
Ad maiorem Dei gloriam is the guiding principle of Kevin's life.
My fondest memory is Kevin and Monika's wedding in 2007. They were such a lovely couple who were truly meant for each other. Now they are happy parents of three beautiful children. (two sons and one daughter).
Kevin joined SJU in 1998 as the Post Hall Network Manager. From 2004-2012, he worked at ERDLC as Senior Director, Technology Management and Evaluation Research. From 2012-2014, he worked at ATDL as the Senior Director, Academic Services and Faculty Development. And from 2014 on, Kevin serves as the Director, Assessment and Data Analysis for the Education Unit. In 2010, Kevin received his Doctorate in Education degree from Saint Joseph's University. Kevin has made great contributions to the people he serves, and, to the mission of SJU. Moreover, over the past 20 years, he has become my close friend and a valued colleague.
Kevin lives his faith and the values in which he believes. He is warm, personable, and always has a smile on his face. It's always a pleasure to work with Kevin, and he delivers the highest quality of work in everything he does.
Written by Anne Szewczyk
One of My Favorite Memories: Dedication of the PLC.
Warm and Welcoming
I always enjoy catching up with Marian about the recent books she is reading to share recommendations with each other.
Marian is a very thoughtful and inclusive member of our SJU and Post-Learning Commons Community. She makes intentional efforts to be welcoming of new members and invite colleagues to university events, aiming to build community with all around her. Marian supports her colleagues by attending programs hosted by various departments to support their initiatives and broaden her own professional experience. She is committed to mission-related work on campus and faith-based events. Marian works to make the Post-Leaning Commons a comfortable place for students, faculty, and staff to work and build community. Her dedicated work-ethic ensures all runs smoothly within the Post-Learning Commons. Marion is caring about others' personal matters and devoted is to her family. She enjoys literature, and encourages others to be active learners and educators.
Written by Danielle Critelli
Joseph A. DiAngelo, Jr.
Erivan K. Haub School of Business
One of My Favorite Memories: My time as SJU baseball coach from 1974 to 1980.
Loyal, devoted, risk-taker. Big ideas and a big heart. Adores this place.
Joe received a B.S. degree from Saint Joseph's University, an MBA from Widener University, and a doctorate from Temple University. Under Joe's leadership, the Haub School has doubled its enrollment and expanded its academic offerings, many of which have received top national rankings--most notable, in food marketing and in risk management and insurance. Joe's entrepreneurial spirit and creative restlessness has inspired significant initiatives at the University, let alone at the Haub School.
The Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics has institutionalized how business ethics is taught in the classroom across all business disciplines. The Initiative for Family Business and Entrepreneurship has provided consultative support to family businesses helping them thrive from one generation to the next. The Center for Professional Development has provided the corporate community with relevant professional development by top faculty experts. The Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management has provided thought leadership among leaders in the industry. Finally, The Office of Veteran's Services has elevated the way in which the University has recruited and supported veterans and their families, and equipped veterans see their business ideas come to light. Joe's contributions extend beyond Saint Joseph's--to a global reach when he served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of AACSB International, the premier accrediting organization for business schools throughout the world. He also served as President of the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration in the 1990s. Joe had served as the Dean of the School of Business at Widener University for 13 years prior to joining Saint Joseph's University.
No doubt, Joe has been an influencer in business higher education and in the business community. The enduring relationships and friendships that he has cultivated, along with his entrepreneurial mind and business acumen, has made Joe a respected business school leader in the country. A dear friend, a devoted colleague, and a fierce advocate to many, Joe has transformed the Haub School to be a top-ranking business school in the country.
Written by Vana Zervanos
Dedicated to his profession
Babak joined the University in 1998 when Computer Science was still part of the Mathematics department. As a new assistant professor, he was instrumental in introducing major changes in the program such as introduction of the Java programming language as well as incorporating practical components such as database and web programming into the curriculum.
Over the years, Babak has contributed to several important projects, which include the creation of the new Computer Science Department, ABET accreditation of the Computer Science Program, formation of graduate concentrations in Web & Database Technologies and Cybersecurity, and establishing a co-op program with SAP America. Involving students in research has been one of Babak's passions in the past twenty years at SJU, and he has co-authored several papers with his undergraduate and graduate students in scholarly Artificial Intelligence conferences and journals.
Written by Babak Forouraghi
Ann E. Green
One of My Favorite Memories: My Mom coming to graduation to see me receive the Lindback award for teaching.
Ann is a warrior for social justice.
From the time that she joined Saint Joseph’s, Ann whole-heartedly involved herself in teaching Service-Learning courses. She offered the first-ever Service-Learning section of the first-year GER courses “The Craft of Language” and “Texts and Contexts.” Her service-learners’ work has served as a model of what good service-learning experiences should be and do. She continues to teach such courses. In the current semester, she is teaching a service-learning study tour to Northern Ireland, "Identities in Conflict." Along with Dr. Betsy Linehan, she is teaching the Inside-Out course "Life and Boundaries," whereby a group of SJU students study along with students who are imprisoned. I should point out that all of Ann's courses involve a consideration of social justice issues. In fact, Ann received the 2017 Outstanding Leader in Experiential Education in Higher Education award by the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE).
Ann also started the University Writing Center, where she served as the director for many years, and her inspired leadership helps account for its vital presence in the SJU community today. She served in many important roles at SJU, including the Director of the graduate Writing Studies Program, a long-time member of ABFC, and the president of Faculty Senate. Yet despite her many teaching and service obligations, Dr. Green continues to be a prolific and well-regarded scholar, whose writings further demonstrate her commitment to social justice issues. Her articles include “ “The Writing Center and the Parallel Curriculum: Creative Writing and Service-Learning in the Writing Center”; “Notes Toward a Multicultural Writing Center: ‘The Problems of Language in a Democratic State’”; “Difficult Stories: Service-Learning, Race, Class, and Whiteness”; “Learning to Tell Stories: Pedagogy, ‘the Personal,’ and Social Class”; “’But You Aren’t White’: Racial Perceptions and Service-Learning”; “Literature and Service-Learning: Thinking Through Subject Positions”; “Writing the Personal: Narrative, Social Class, and Feminist Pedagogy”; and “The Places We Come From, The Places We’re Going: Class, Race, and Writing.” She has published in such significant venues as College Composition and Communication, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Academe.
Written by Jo Alyson Parker
Student Health Center
One of My Favorite Memories: Watching the Pope visit with my children.
Marlene is a very caring person. Her care shows through her commitment to students and their needs.
Marlene is amazing at getting an appointment for a student! If she meets resistance, she doesn't take no for an answer. She will keep trying until the students get the help she needs.
Marlene has been through many transitions throughout her twenty years at St. Joseph's. During Marlene's time, the health center has had many changes in regards to charting, renovations, a flood, and many staff changes. Marlene is a very nurturing person both at work and at home, where she cares for her daughter Holly and her granddaughter Savannah. She is also responsible for her elderly mother.
Written by Eileen Bevilacqua
Richard Haslam, a native of Belfast, Northern Ireland, received his undergraduate degree from Saint Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge, and his doctorate from Trinity College, University of Dublin. Formerly Lecturer in Irish Literature at The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool, he is presently an Associate Professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University. His published scholarship includes studies of Irish Gothic and Northern Irish Troubles fiction. In addition to first-year writing courses, he teaches a range of upper-level courses on Irish writers.
Written by Richard Haslam
One of My Favorite Memories: My favorite memories has been attending commencement every year (for the past 20 years), feeling proud about the students who I had the opportunity to influence or impact take pictures with them and say goodbye and wish them well for the future!
Intelligence and Hard Work
Thani Jambulingam Ph.D., R.Ph. is Pfizer Fellow, Arrupe Research Fellow, and Professor in Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing (PMK). He is a member of the Rho Chi Society and Beta Gamma Sigma and is trained in Harvard Case Method. He teaches in all PMK's MBA Programs as well as their undergraduate courses, many of which he developed. He served as department chair for 8 years and helped to launch the first online program. He also helped to develop the curriculum for online programs. For the past 5 years, Thani has been a presenting faculty member at the international BIO Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. He has delivered guest lectures on special topics in pharmaceutical and healthcare in universities and companies in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Before academia, Thani worked as a pharmacist in the pharmaceutical industry. His research interests are in pharmaceutical and healthcare strategy and have lead to more than 70+ peer-reviewed publications and presentations. Among several activities outside the university, Thani has been on dissertation committees, placed more than 100+ students in internships and jobs within the industry and is the advisor for the STEM Academy in Downingtown High School.
Written by George P. Sillup
One of My Favorite Memories: When Pope Francis visited Saint Joseph's.
My fondest memory is that Joanne has always been a quiet, steady force in the Office of Admission. When change happens, she takes in stride - and there has been a lot of change. Joanne loves Saint Joseph's and gives it her all every day!
Joanne is incredibly dedicated to her work. Most of her career, Joanne has worked with the undergraduate student population. A few years ago, she was asked to take on the responsibility of processing all the documents for graduate admission. This required her to learn new processes and to work with many different offices across campus. Joanne took this on with grace and determination. There are many days that she will stay late to make sure that every document received that day is fully processed so prospective graduate students can get admission decisions as quickly as possible.
Joanne has built strong relationships across campus. She is dedicated to the students she serves without ever meeting them. Our graduate students will probably know her name but experience the fruits of her labor when graduate program directors can easily access information and make timely decisions. Thank you for all you do for Enrollment Operations, Undergraduate Admission, and Saint Joseph's University.
Written by Maureen Mathis
Government & Community Relations
One of My Favorite Memories: I loved all of the Inaugurations and the celebrations surrounding them. I was part of the Inauguration committee for Frs. Lannon and Gillespie and for Dr. Reed and was honored to be chosen to help out during those happy and exciting times at the University. Being an avid basketball fan, I also loved our "Perfect Season" in 03-04.
Patty is most characterized by her selflessness.
Patty is a longtime Hawk basketball fan, and she has traveled thousands of miles to see them play on the road and in tournaments. Maybe her greatest moment in this field is attending the 2014 Atlantic 10 championship game and celebrating the Hawks' win with her grown son like they were both college kids again.
Patty Martin joined Saint Joseph's 20 years ago after many years in operations management at Macy's. Patty's work began with the Human Resources department, which makes sense because she's one of the most personable people you'll ever meet. Her talents grew and she joined the Office of Government and Community Relations, where she has proven to be an invaluable resource in representing the University to the neighboring communities and with elected officials. Though you'll often see Patty walking around campus, you're equally likely to see her prowling the state capital, drumming up support for SJU from local representatives. She has run the University's annual Toys for Tots drive, was an integral organizer for the yearly Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with student-athletes, and is a faithful steward of the University's relationship with Samuel Gompers school, where each year she helps incoming freshmen spruce up the community school.
Patty's accomplishments at SJU include completing the winding road to her bachelor's degree in 2005 when she was a featured speaker at commencement and went on to earn her master's degree in training and organizational development in 2018. Each of Patty's four children holds an undergraduate or graduate degree — or both — from SJU.
Written by Jeffrey Martin
One of My Favorite Memories: The lighting of the Christmas tree on Barbelin Campus and gathering for holiday cheer after in the Greaton Room.
A ring leader, a strong leader, intense advocate.
(from John Vacca:)Devotion is the word that is synonymous with Liz McCreight. She represents all that is consistent with Jesuit beliefs. Liz continues to be a pillar of the Saint Joseph's University community, namely that she models being one for others. Yes, clearly she has loyalties to her designated unit, however, she never loses sight of the greater good, the greater picture...namely doing what is best for all involved in the Saint Joseph's University community. This recognition for her decades of service is not only deserved but is also symbolic for someone that truly lives out the mission of SJU. Liz is a true team player, an advocate for the greater good, and an ambassador for all that is good.
(from Ray Horn:) Liz’s most profound attribute is her ability to continuously learn new technology and SJU administrative systems. This has made her indispensable to the Education Unit and doctoral program. Because of this ability to grow as a professional, she is the quintessential problem solver. Her professors, administrative assistants, and administrative colleagues in the university know that with her knowledge of the university and her ability to research a situation, no problem or issue is insurmountable. This help that she provides everyone is indicative of one of her personality traits: being a team player. As the consummate team player, she effectively helps, serves, and protects the doctoral program, the Education Unit, and our university. She is one of the most highly respected individuals at SJU. There is nothing that Liz McCreight can’t do.
(Frank's two bits:) Liz is outspoken, with a quick sharp wit, Liz "calls it as she sees it." Just beneath that exterior is a loyal colleague whose most important value is the SJU community; it is when asked, her "main reason for staying." She is intensely family-oriented, with seven children and six grandchildren (a seventh on the way!), and she sees Saint Joseph's very much as her family as well. She has high expectations and standards for both of her families; she also has a positive outlook and an unflappable optimism about both families and all their members.
Written by Frank Bernt, John Vacca, and Ray Horn
Office of the Provost
One of My Favorite Memories: There are too many to share, the highlights of the school year were always the Mass of the Holy Spirit, Baccalaureate Mass and Hand in Hand.
Beth is a woman strength and conviction.
You can take the girl out of Southwest Philly, but you can't take Southwest Philly out of the girl! Beth is helpful and caring of everyone she meets. Just this semester, the time and good advice she provided to one of our work-study students was remarkable and a genuine instance of cura personalis.
Beth Moran joined Saint Joseph's University in 1998 as an administrative assistant in Special Events. She then became Special Events manager in the early 2000s and for the next decade and a half oversaw the annual major events, including Commencement ceremonies, three Presidential Inaugurations, and numerous events for Development, Alumni Relations, and undergraduate programs. Throughout her time in Special Events, Beth was always willing to go the extra mile to provide the highest quality of service.
She is most proud that her two sons, Tom (class of 2006) and Brian (class of 2011), are proud alumni of SJU, who have benefited immensely from their Jesuit education. In 2017, she joined the Provost's Office as Senior Administrative Assistant and has made an immediate impact on our organizational efficiency and quality of service. She knows everything and everyone and is also able to get a quick response from colleagues with charm and the occasional twist of an arm. We are deeply grateful for all she does!
Written by Peter Norberg
One of My Favorite Memories: Bringing teams to Henley Regatta. Working with the athletic team to give our student-athletes the best collegiate rowing experience.
Gerry Quinlan is in his 20th season as head women’s rowing coach at Saint Joseph’s University and has developed the Hawks into one of the East’s most competitive programs. Including his tenure at Saint Joseph’s, Quinlanhas amassed more than 25 years of collegiate head coaching experience.
Quinlan has kept the Hawks among the more competitive programs in the East. In the past nine years, Saint Joseph’s has earned 12 medals in the Atlantic 10 Championships, while winning the 2011 team title. During that time, the Hawks have also captured eight Dad Vail Regatta medals. In 2018, SJU took home Atlantic 10 gold as it captured the Varsity 4 and then picked up a silver medal with its second-place finish in the Third Varsity 8.
Written by Marie Wozniak
One of My Favorite Memories: There was a lot of excitement on and off-campus the semester when the Men's Basketball Team was #1 and went undefeated.
Speaks truth to power, candid, razor-sharp intellect.
Phil gave a short talk to the psychology students being inducted into the honors program in which he explained all the times that he had made mistakes and ignored advice (going as far as showing his grades and rejection letters). He did this with good humor and intelligence -- and with the aim of helping Saint Joseph's students understand that there is no one path to excellence and it is often a bumpy one.
Phil Schatz is well known as a spirited teacher whose courses on neuropsychology, ethics, and methods serve both undergraduates and graduate students. A highly productive researcher, Phil’s 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and 100 conference presentations have advanced knowledge on the science of traumatic brain injury – and also enabled many student co-authors. He has won approximately $500,000 in external grants. One of the campus’s most effective and candid committee members, Phil has served on some of the most essential committees including Budget and Planning, BRT, Faculty Senate, Faculty Review Board, Hearing Committee, and CAS College Council Executive Committee (multiple times). He spent a decade of his time here as chair of our IRB. He has won the Tengelmann Award for Distinguished Research and Teaching, 5 Faculty Merit Awards in Research, Teaching, and Service, and numerous awards from professional associations.
As a pioneer in the study of concussions – a focus that was dismissed by a member of his dissertation committee as not very important – Phil has helped the state of Pennsylvania, hospitals, private practices, rehab centers, and schools develop concussion protocols that have affected the lives and health of countless patients – particularly children and teenager athletes. Plainly-dressed and often sarcastic, Phil combines remarkable technical expertise with verbal dexterity – and that has made him an effective faculty member who speaks truth to power.
Written by Susan Liebell
Paul St. Amour
Integrity, dedication, collegiality.
Paul was among the first faculty I knew of to commute to campus regularly by bicycle. Of course, this meant encountering the extremes of Philadelphia weather (and traffic!) as well as the somewhat uneven climate control in our building, which is among the oldest on campus. He has dealt with heat, cold, wind, and rain with good cheer. Ever generous with his time, Paul also served for several years as the Faculty Advisor for the SJU Freewheelers Cycling Club.
Paul St. Amour is an internationally recognized expert in the philosophy of Bernard Lonergan, S.J. (1904-1984), the most preeminent systematic Jesuit philosopher of the last century whose collected writings with the University of Toronto Press span over twenty volumes. St. Amour's has over twenty publications most of which concentrate on some aspect of Lonergan's thought and relevance to contemporary philosophical debates. This research program has allowed St. Amour to pursue a range of scholarly interests, including philosophy of religion, ethics, cosmology, macroeconomic theory, and the history of philosophy. It has also enabled St. Amour to develop a diverse set of courses for our students. He has taught well over a dozen different courses on various topics and covering nearly all of the major historical periods in philosophy.
Paul St. Amour is also a dedicated colleague, having served as Chair of both the Department of Philosophy and the SJU Academic Policies and Procedures Committee, one of the Faculty Senate's key standing committees. St. Amour has also chaired various departmental subcommittees and held over twenty University- or College-wide service appointments. St. Amour is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honor Society), and Phi Sigma Tau (Philosophy Honor Society).
Written by James Boettcher