For the Media

Members of the theology department regularly comment for the international, national, and local media on a wide range of matters related to their areas of scholarly expertise.

The following list presents information about the topics on which faculty members are available to serve as experts. It also indicates the best ways for members of the media to contact faculty.

Members of the media may reach the main department office at 718-817-3240 and may also book interviews and media appearances through Gina Vergel in the Fordham University News and Media Relations Bureau: 212-636-6534.

Jeannine Hill Fletcher
Women in religion/feminist theological perspectives; interreligious dialogue/interfaith issues
hillfletche@fordham.edu

J. Patrick Hornbeck II
Contemporary U.S. Roman Catholicism; religious affiliation and disaffiliation; "deconversion"; Catholicism in the public square; LGBTQ concerns; heresy and dissent in the history of Christianity
718-817-3240 hornbeck@fordham.edu

Elizabeth A. Johnson, C.S.J.
Darwin and Religion; Ecological Theology; God as Creator
718-817-3427 ejohnson@fordham.edu

Jim McCartin
Catholic Church; U.S. Catholicism; American Catholic history
212-636-7492 jmccartin1@fordham.edu

Aristotle Papanikolaou
Eastern Orthodox Christianity; Russian Orthodox Church; Church-State relations; Ecumenism; Orthodox-Catholic Relations; Religion in Eastern Europe
617-645-4383 papanikolaou@fordham.edu
Languages: English, Greek

Michael Peppard
The Bible and related archaeological discoveries; early Christian History and Theology; Jewish-Christian Relations; Catholicism in American Public Life; Religion and American Politics
718-817-3248 mpeppard@fordham.edu

Kathryn Reklis
Protestant Christianity; evangelicalism; pentecostalism; new media and religion (including social media); religion and culture; pop culture; art and religion; Protestant and Catholic relations; Calvinism
917-587-0872 kreklis@fordham.edu