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GRE 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

Professor Thomas Beaudoin

Thomas Beaudoin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religion
Keating Hall Room 303H

Kirk Bingaman

Kirk A. Bingaman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Pastoral Counseling
Keating Hall Room 303E

Professor Lisa Cataldo

Lisa Cataldo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Counseling
Keating Hall Room 303D

Dean Cruz from GRE

Faustino M. Cruz, S.M., Ph.D.

Professor of Practical Theology
Keating Hall Room 303

Dennis Gunn

Dennis Gunn, CFC, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Education
Keating Hall Room 303L

George Hong, CRO

Z. George Hong, Ph.D.

Cunniffe House 219

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

Professor Shannon M. McAlister

Shannon M. McAlister, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spirituality
Keating Hall Room 303N

McAloon from GRE

Francis X. McAloon, SJ, Ph.D.

Director, Doctor of Ministry Program
Associate Professor of Spirituality
Keating Hall Room 303G

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

Emeritus Faculty

John Elias, Ed.D.

Professor Emeritus of Religious Education


Contingent Faculty

Robert Camargo, Ph.D.
Pastoral Care and Counseling

Giovanna Czander, Ph.D.

Luz Marina Diaz, Ph.D.

Rev. Frank Donio, D.Min.
Pastoral Ministry

Donna Fannon, MTh

Cheryl Fisher, Ph.D.
Pastoral Counseling

Barbara Kapetanakes, Psy.D.
Pastoral Care and Counseling

Aloysius Kelley, S.J., Ph.D.

Thomas McCoog, S.J., Ph.D.
Spiritual Direction

Brendan McInerny, Ph.D.
Religious Education

Joseph Petriello, Ph.D.
Religious Education

Carl Procario-Foley, PhD.
Religious Education

Donna Shannon, PhD.
Pastoral Counseling

Chad Thralls, Ph.D.

Valerie Torres, Ph.D.
Religious Education

Linda Woodbine, Ph.D.
Pastoral Counseling