Jewish-Christian Studies Alumni
Our graduates have gone on to distinguished careers in various academic and
theological institutions. They now serve as intellectual and spiritual leaders
across the globe, and we couldn't be more proud of their accomplishments. Here
is a small sample of what our alumni are doing:
- Ms. Elizabeth Bakes, a 2009 graduate, is now the Assistant Dean for External
Affairs at Seton Hall’s own Whitehead School of Diplomacy.
- Father Hyppolitus Duru, a 2007 graduate of the program, received his D.Min in
Pastoral Care and Counseling from Hebrew Union College.
- Linda Short, who graduated in 2004, is a lecturer in Jewish Studies at
Pennsylvania State University. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Holocaust
Education Council and teaches courses on the Holocaust.
- Mr. Jeremy Penner, a 2003 graduate, received his Ph.D. from McMaster
University for a dissertation entitled “Patterns of Dailey Prayer in Second
Temple Period Judaism.”
- Mr. Karl McDaniel, who graduated in 2002, is completing doctoral studies at
McGill University in Montreal. His dissertation is titled “Ironic Metanarrative
– Suspense, Curiosity, and Surprise in Matthew’s Gospel.”
- Sister Alice Swartz, RSM, graduated from the MA program in 1991 and went to
Drew University for her doctorate. Her dissertation reported on the work of
Father Gerard S. Sloyan in Biblical studies, liturgy and catechetics (Father
Sloyan is the only surviving member of the original Board for the Institute of
Judaeo-Christian Studies, going back to 1953). Recently, Sister Alice has taken
a sabbatical from teaching and parish work. She is taking courses at the
University of St. Thomas (the “Angelicum”) and the Gregorian University in Rome.
- Sister Caroline Mbonu completed her doctorate at the University of
California, Berkeley in 2009. She has now returned to Nigeria, where she is
teaching in Port Harcourt. A revised version of a major part of her dissertation
will be published by Wipf and Stock in Oregon.
Career management is a lifelong process, the most important aspect of which is how your career begins. The Career Center at Seton Hall University will give you the tools to get your career off to a strong start, and has more than a dozen experienced professionals ready to work with you. Graduate students can take advantage of The Career Center’s multitude of benefits, including:
- One-on-One Career Counseling
- Individualized Career Development and Management Plans
- Online Career Assessments
- Career Education Workshops, including Resume Writing
- Pirate Mentor Program with Access to Extensive Network of Thousands of Seton Hall Alumni
Whether you are changing careers, sharpening your current skills, or learning more to keep pace with the demands of today’s ever-changing workforce, The Career Center has something for you.
Perhaps you want to make some new connections for yourself; or you desire some guidance on exactly how to speak to your supervisor about advancing your career. Call or e-mail now to connect.
Visit The Career Center’s Event Page for more information and a schedule for:
- Career Fairs
- Resume Writing Workshops
- Networking Forums
- Interview Clinics
The Career Center at Seton Hall University
Bayley Hall, Suite 209