Center for Faith and Learning

The Center for Faith and Learning provides opportunities for students and faculty to explore the vocation of the mind and the depths of the Spirit in the way of Augustine, who searched for knowledge in the context of community. The Center promotes critical inquiry among friends who enter into dialogue dedicated to the integration of faith and learning, the hallmark of Augustinian pedagogy.

The Center for Faith and Learning is rooted in the Catholic/Christian intellectual tradition and is a place where transformative, intellectual life is in dialogue with all faith traditions.

Upcoming Events

Faculty Dialogue Luncheons 14-15

Witnessing to our Faith Traditions

Wednesday January 28 from 11:30 a.m. till 12:45 p.m. -

  • Jennifer Joyce, PhD, Augustine and Culture Seminar; Center for Peace and Justice Education
  • Lawrence Little, PhD, History
  • Alfonso Ortega, PhD, Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Programs; James R. Birle Professor of Energy Technology, Mechanical Engineering

Tuesday March 17 from 12:00 p.m. till 1:15 p.m. - 

  • Greg Bonner, PhD, Marketing
  • Meredith MacKenzie, PhD, Nursing
  • Elsayed Omran, PhD, Global Interdisciplinary Studies

Exploring Teaching as Vocation

Tuesday February 17 from 12:00 p.m. till 1:15 p.m. -

  • Matthew Liberatore, PhD, Management
  • Sherry Perlmutter Bowen, PhD, Communication
  • Barry Selinsky, PhD, Associate Dean, Research and Faculty Development; Chemistry

Wednesday April 15 from 11:30 a.m. till 12:45 p.m. -

  • Olukunle Owolabi, PhD, Political Science
  • Louise Russo, PhD, Biology
  • Charles Zech, PhD, Economics; Center for Church Management and Business Ethics

For detailed information including names of prior faculty presenters, check the "Past Contributors" page under the Faculty Dialogue Luncheons page.

Faith & Learning Scholars Program

St. Monica II group now being formed! 

Applications available

The formation process for the '15-'18 community of faculty Mentors and student Scholars (freshmen who will then be rising sophomores) now has begun!  Both the Mentor application and Scholar application are posted and ready for downloading. Deadlines are Feb 13 for Mentor applications and March 11 for Scholar applications.  Please see the Mentors and Scholars pages for applications and details.

Please feel free to contact us at the Center for more information or to answer any questions you may have.


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