Faculty

Committed to Preparing Tomorrow's Church Leaders

The Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education was founded by a small group of Jesuits at Fordham after they read the signs of the times and began working on a new structure for religious education and pastoral ministry. Thus, it was this vision and energy that was at the foundation of a new graduate school at the university... a vision and energy that our own faculty continue to live out today.

GRE core faculty is pictured below with staff at the fall 2017 retreat.

GRE core faculty and staff, fall 2017

Core Faculty

Anderson from GRE

C. Colt Anderson, Ph.D.

Professor of Church History
Keating Hall Room 303M
coltanderson@fordham.edu


Professor Thomas Beaudoin

Thomas Beaudoin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religion
Keating Hall Room 303H
tbeaudoin@fordham.edu


Kirk Bingaman

Kirk A. Bingaman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pastoral Counseling
Keating Hall Room 303E
bingaman@fordham.edu


Professor Lisa Cataldo

Lisa Cataldo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling
Keating Hall Room 303D
lcataldo@fordham.edu


Dean Cruz from GRE

Faustino M. Cruz, SM, Ph.D.

Dean
Professor of Practical Theology
Keating Hall Room 303
fcruz16@fordham.edu

Dennis Gunn

Dennis Gunn, CFC, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Education
Keating Hall Room 303L
dgunn1@fordham.edu


Professor Harold H. Horell

Harold H. Horell, Ph.D.

Director, Ph.D. in Religious Education Program
Assistant Professor of Religious Education
Keating Hall Room 303J
horell@fordham.edu


Professor Shannon M. McAlister

Shannon M. McAlister, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Spirituality
Keating Hall Room 303N
smcalister@fordham.edu


McAloon from GRE

Francis X. McAloon, SJ, Ph.D.

Director, Doctor of Ministry Program
Associate Professor of Spirituality
Keating Hall Room 303G
fmcaloon@fordham.edu


Scott from GRE

Kieran Scott, Ed.D.

Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Education
Keating Hall Room 303M
kscott@fordham.edu


Dr. Mary Beth Werdel

Mary Beth Werdel, Ph.D.

Director, Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care Program
Associate Professor of Pastoral Counseling
Keating Hall Room 303F
mwerdel@fordham.edu

Adjunct Faculty

Fall 2017

Robert Camargo
Adjunct faculty of pastoral care and counseling. BA, Psychology, Yale University; MA, Psychology, Fordham University; Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, Fordham University.
 
Giovanna Czander
Adjunct faculty of Scripture. BA and MA Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore; MA, MPhil, and PhD, Fordham University.
 
Rev Frank Donio
Adjunct faculty of Pastoral Ministry. BA and MA, The Catholic University of America; MS, Villanova University; MDiv Washington Theological; DMin, The Catholic University of America.
 
Donna Fannon
Adjunct faculty of Spirituality. BS, Merrimack College; MaTh, St Mary's Seminary and University; Certificate in Directing the Spiritual Exercise.
 
Cheryl Fisher
Adjunct faculty of Pastoral Counseling. BA, University of Maryland; MS and PhD, Loyola University of Maryland.
 
Barbara Kapetanakes
BS, Brooklyn College; MsEd, School Psychology, Pace University; Psy.D., School/Community Psychology, Pace University; Postgraduate Degree in Neuropsychology, Fielding Institute, New York Cluster; Postgraduate Masters Degree in Psychopharmacology, Fairleigh Dickinson University. 
 
Brendan McInerny
BA, History, St. John's University (Collegeville, MN); MA, Systematic Theology, St. John's University School of Theology (Collegeville, MN); ThM, Systematic Theology, St. John's University School of Theology (Collegeville, MN); PhD, Systematic Theology, Fordham University.
 
Joseph Petriello
Adjunct faculty of Religious Education. BA, College of the Holy Cross; MA and PhD Fordham University.
 
Carl Procario-Foley
Adjunct faculty of Religious Education. BA, St. John's University; Certificate in Clinical Pastoral Education, Washington Hospital Center; MTS, The Catholic Theological Union; PhD, Fordham University.
 
Donna Shannon
Adjunct faculty of Pastoral Counseling. BS Ohio University; MA, George Washington University; MS and PhD, Loyola University of Maryland.
 
Chad Thralls
Adjunct faculty of Spirituality. BA, West Virginia University; MDiv, Union Theological Seminary (Richmond); PhD, The Catholic University of America.
 
Valerie Torres
Adjunct faculty of Religious Education. BS, Fordham University; MS, City College of New York; MA, Fordham University; PhD, Fordham University.