University Profiles

James McGlone

James P. McGlone, Ph.D.

Professor of Catholic Studies

Department of Catholic Studies


Dr. McGlone is professor  in the Department of Catholic Studies.

Professor James McGlone has a Ph.D. in Theatre from New York University, a M.A. in speech and communication from Catholic University of America and B.A. in communication arts from Seton Hall. In 2013, Dr. McGlone joined the Department of Catholic Studies after teaching for almost five decades at Seton Hall.

Education, in Prof. McGlone's opinion, is a conversation that involves talking about things that matter;it implies a love of people, generally referred to as friendship, and a love of words, the only, if imperfect, symbols we have with which to enter each other's mind and spirit. He adheres to W. B. Yeats' suggestion that "I must be talking to my friends" and in that category he includes students and colleagues. That is Professor McGlone's goal when engaging students in his classes.


  • Ph.D., New York University
  • M.A., Catholic University of America
  • B.A., Seton Hall University

Academic Distinctions

  • Artistic Director of The Celtic Theatre Company
  • Directed the world premiere of the play "Pishogue" by Ireland's most popular playwright John B. Keane
  • Brought many Irish performers to Seton Hall University to perform in Celtic Theatre productions, including Marie Kean, Anna Manahan (winner of a Tony Award for Beauty Queen of Lenane) and Ray McAnally (starred in The Mission and My Left Foot).
  • Recipient of two grants from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities
  • Created two Signature 3 Core Courses

Office Phone
(973) 275-2788


Office Location
Room 20
Fahy Hall


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