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2014 Workshop for Senior Administrators
Monday, May 19, 2014

Registration is now open for the 2014 Workshop for Senior Administrators. For more information about the workshop and to find a link to registration, please see our AW website.  The registration deadline is September 10, 2014.

 

2014 Annual National Conference
Monday, May 19, 2014

Registration is now open for the 2014 Annual National Conference at Xavier University of Louisiana.  See the National Conference website for more information.  The deadline for registration is September 10, 2014.

 

CFA: LFP Network Exchange at Boston College
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Boston College is now accepting applications for its LFP Network Exchange: “Service, Faith, and Higher Learning The PULSE Program at Boston College.”  See our website for more information.

 

May LFP Update
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Check out the recent _LFP_Update_

 

Announcing the 2013 LFP Book Award Winner
Monday, November 04, 2013

The winner of the 2013 LFP Book Award is Mark Noll and Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind.  See more here.

 

2013 Workshop for Senior Administrators
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Check out the highlights of the annual Workshop for Senior Administrators, including videos of the two speakers here.

 

2013 National Conference
Thursday, March 07, 2013

Check out some highlights from the annual National Conference at the University of Scranton, October 18-20, 2013.  

 

Follow the Exiles from Eden Blog!
Thursday, November 01, 2012

The LFP is now sponsoring a new blog, Exiles from Eden.  Go check it out!

 

National Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities
Thursday, July 08, 2010
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Lilly Graduate Fellows - Fifth Cohort






Luca M. Battaglia received his B.A. in Classics and Theology from Seton Hall University in 2012.  This fall he will begin the M.A./Ph.D. program in Philosophy at The Catholic University of America.  His main interests are metaphysics and virtue ethics, with particular attention to the philosophical insights of both ancient and medieval philosophers.  He is also interested in phenomenology and the philosophical thought of Karol Wojtyła, later Pope John Paul II.

Sarah Berry received her B.A. from Baylor University in 2010 and her M.A. in English literature from Boston College in 2012.  Beginning in the fall of 2012, she will pursue a Ph.D. in English literature at the University of Connecticut.  She is interested in the relationship between politics and adaptation in twentieth-century poetry.

Nicole Bouchard received her B.A. in English Literature and B.S. in Mathematics from Northwest Nazarene University in 2012.  She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in English literature at Baylor University.  Nicole's areas of interest include Victorian literature—primarily poetry and women’s writing—and Rhetoric and Composition.  She is specifically interested in the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti.

B. Kevin Brown earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Theological Studies in 2008 and a Master’s Degree in Theology in 2011, from Loyola Marymount University.  He is currently studying for a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology at Boston College.  Kevin’s primary areas of research include ecclesiology, ecumenism, methods of dialogue (particularly those used by the First Anglican – Roman Catholic International Commission and communities of women religious following the Second Vatican Council), and emerging theologies of ministry and order.

Laura Carlson received a BA in English Literature from Gordon College (Massachusetts) in 2008 and a MDiv (2011) and STM (2012) from Yale Divinity School.  This fall, she will begin pursuing a Ph.D. in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Yale University.  She is interested in prophetic literature, feminist and literary biblical interpretation, and identity formation in Second Temple Israel.


Lauren Dodds is in her second year in the Art History department at USC. Her research focuses on the art and visual culture of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy. She is specifically interested in the conventions of representation shaping portraiture during this period. In 2008, Dodds graduated summa cum laude from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in Art History and English literature. She received her MA in Art History from Southern Methodist University in 2011. Her master’s thesis, entitled “Portraiture as Metamorphosis: Reconsidering the Doni Portraits and their Verso Images,” focused on a set of portraits painted by Raphael with reverse images attributed to the anonymous Master of Serumido.

Lauren Eriks graduated from Hope College in 2008 with a B.A. in English and French.  After several years teaching abroad and working in theater education, she is now pursuing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Michigan.  Her work focuses on dramatic literature, with particular interest in how literary theory and performance shape interpretations of canonical texts.

Kristin George Bagdanov received her Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature from Westmont College and is currently pursuing her M.F.A. in poetry at Colorado State University. You can find her poems in 32 Poems, Redivider, CutBank, Ruminate, Rattle and other magazines. She is interested in how poetry can explore the self's relationship with the divine, nature, the body, and memory. She is also studying ecopoetics and ecocriticism and plans on pursuing a PhD in Literature, concentrating on Environment and Literature, after her M.F.A. For more information see her website

Josh Hasler completed a Bachelor’s degree at Gordon College in 2009 and a Master’s degree in Philosophical Theology at Boston University in 2011.  He is studying religion at Boston University where his Ph.D. work will focus on ways in which literature and other aesthetic experience violates religious ideas of the sacred.  He hopes eventually to link this research with its potential ramifications for both legal language and public discourse on religion.

Gabrielle Hovendon received her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Fordham University in 2011. Born and raised in Northern New York, she is entering her second year in Bowling Green State University’s Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing. Her current projects include a novel about two nineteenth century mathematicians and several short stories set in a museum of dead and dying languages.

Karen Kovaka received her Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Environmental Geoscience from Boston College in 2012.  She is currently completing coursework for a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on political philosophy and philosophy of biology.  Her interests include conceptual and ethical issues related to biological complexity, social evolution and biodiversity, as well as interdisciplinary approaches to environmental ethics.

Stephen Margheim received his Bachelor’s Degree in 2012 from Baylor University.  This fall he is entering the Ph.D. program in Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.  Stephen is particularly interested in how the concepts and models of Greek philosophy filter into Roman poetry.

Jessica L. Nelson received her BA in History from the University of Notre Dame in 2008, and her Master’s in Spanish and Latin American Linguistic, Literary, Cultural Studies from NYU in 2012.  She will be pursuing a PhD in History from Rutgers University starting in the fall of 2012, with a focus on comparative American and Latin American colonial history.  Her interests center on the role of religion in the creation of national identity, evangelization of indigenous peoples, and questions of syncretism, translation, and gender in juxtaposition with European orthodoxy.

Michael Spory is a 2011 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University with majors in Art and Photography. Currently, he is pursuing a dual degree master’s program through the College of Design at Iowa State University, studying Architecture and Community and Regional Planning. His primary interests include exploring the relationship between design, economic development, and peacemaking; the role of social and historical narratives in the formation of monuments; and community engagement in the design process, particularly in international, rural, and marginalized settings.

Jordan Taylor received a B.A. from the University of Dayton in 2012.  He will be pursuing a Ph.D. in History at Indiana University-Bloomington.  He is most interested in the social and intellectual foundations of early American political thought, particularly as it relates to America's place within what has subsequently been termed the “Age of Revolutions.”

Elizabeth D. Wilhoit received her B.A. from Wheaton College in 2009 in French and Communication and an M.A. in Communication from Purdue University in 2012.  She is currently a second year Ph.D. student in organizational communication at Purdue.  Elizabeth's research is concerned with how people communicate through their lived experience.  She is interested especially in how bodies, spaces, and material artifacts contribute to communication, particularly in organizational settings. Most recently, she has studied bike commuters, both in the US and Denmark. For more information, please visit her website.

Mentors, Fifth Cohort of Lilly Graduate Fellows


Lisa DeBoer is Professor of Art at Westmont College, who specializes in sixteenth and seventeenth century Dutch and Flemish Art, and the visual arts and Christian worship.  She received her Doctorate in the History of Art from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1996.  Among her recent publications are “Faith in Art” in Re-Enchantment, eds. James Elkins and David Morgan, Routledge, 2008, and “Everyday Uncanny” in Domestic Vision: Twenty-Five Years of Intimate Geography in the Art of Joel Sheesley, ed. Gregg Hertzlieb, Lutheran University Press, 2008.  Her forthcoming book examines the interplay between various ecclesiologies and and the visual arts in Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant churches.  Professor DeBoer was a Lily Fellows Program Post-Doctoral Fellow and she served on the National Network Board (2008-2011).  Along with Father Patella, she is a mentor for the Fifth Cohort of the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program.

Father Michael Patella. OSB is a Professor of Theology at Saint John’s University and rector of Saint John’s Seminary.  He received his M.Div. from Saint John’s in 1989, his S.S.L. from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in 1993, and his S.S.D. from the Ecole biblique et archeologique francaise de Jerusalem in 1995.  Some of his recent publications are Angels and Demons: a Christian Primer of the Spiritual World (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012), Lord of the Cosmos: Mithras, Paul, and the Gospel of Mark (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2006), and The Gospel According to Luke in The New Collegeville Bible Commentary Series (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2005).  He joins Professor DeBoer as a mentor for the Fifth Cohort of the Lilly Graduate Fellows Program.
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