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Faculty Research

The Department of Catholic Studies faculty at Seton Hall University are actively engaged in interdisciplinary research and have won a variety of prestigious awards including Fulbright and Humboldt Research scholarships and grants.

Awards & Grants

  • Dr. Ines A. Murzaku, Professor and Founding Chair of the Department of Catholic Studies, received the following grants and fellowships:
    • Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, 2012-2013
    • Dumbarton Oaks Harvard University Translation grant, 2012
    • Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, University of Münster, 2011-2012
    • Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada, 2009-2011


  • Dr. Alan Delozier, University Archivist and Adjunct Associate Professor of Catholic Studies, has published:
    • "A Review of Reading Places, Literacy, Democracy, and the Public Library in Cold War America - By Christine Pawley," American Communist History 13, 2015, 207-209.
    • "American Irish in Service to Community & Country: A Vocational and New Jersey Perspective," in The Irish-American Experience in New Jersey and Metropolitan New York, Cultural Identity, Hybridity, and Commemoration, eds. Marta Mestrovic Deyrup and Maura Grace Harrington, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2014, 93-118.
    • "Miracle on High Street. The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J." (Review), The Catholic Historical Review 98, January 2012, 165-166.
    • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark, Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2011.
    • "The Archives & Special Collections Center at Seton Hall University: Diversity in Religious Archives," Metropolitan Archivist 17, Summer 2011, 8-9, 33.
  • Dr. Nancy H. Enright, Associate Professor of English and Catholic Studies and Coordinator of Signature II: Journey of Transformation, has published:
    • "Cupid and Psyche," Mythic Circle 34, 2012, 21.
    • "C. S. Lewis' Till We Have Faces and the Transformation of Love," Logos 14, Fall 2011, 92-115.
    • "Book Review of The Ring and the Cross, Christianity and the Lord of the Rings editor Paul E. Kerry," VII: An Anglo-American Literary Review 28, 2011.
    • "Dorothy Day" and "George Bernanos," Thirties in America, Salem Press, 2011.
  • Dr. Paul M. Haffner, Adjunct Professor of Catholic Studies, has published:
    • The Tiara and the Test Tube: The Popes and Science from the Medieval Period to the Present, Leominster: Gracewing, 2014.
    • "Reflection on the Akathist Hymn," Inside the Vatican, December 2013, 60.
    • "St. Edmund of Abingdon," Inside the Vatican, November 2013, 61.
    • "Feast of Our Lady of Victories," Inside the Vatican, October 2013, 60-61.
    • "St. Michael the Archangel," Inside the Vatican, August-September 2013, 60.
    • "Our Lady, Mother of Divine Grace," Inside the Vatican, June-July 2013, 60.
    • "Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament," Inside the Vatican, May 2013, 60-61.
    • "Our Lady of Africa," Inside the Vatican, April 2013, 96.
    • "Easter Sunday," Inside the Vatican, March 2013, 96-97.
    • "Our Lady of Grace," Inside the Vatican, February 2013, 64-65.
    • "The Espousals of the Blessed Virgin Mary," Inside the Vatican, January 2013, 60.
    • "The Christmas Novena," Inside the Vatican, December 2012, 60-61.
    • "All Souls' Day," Inside the Vatican, November 2012, 60-61.
    • "Blessed John Henry Newman," Inside the Vatican, October 2012, 60-61.
    • "The Transfiguration of the Lord," Inside the Vatican, August-September 2012, 60-61.
    • "St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church," Inside the Vatican, June-July 2012, 60.
    • "Feast of Our Lady of Pompei," Inside the Vatican, May 2012, 60.
    • "Holy Week 2012," Inside the Vatican, April 2012, 60-61.
    • "St. John Ogilvie, S.J. (d. 1615)," Inside the Vatican, March 2012, 60-61.
    • "Ash Wednesday," Inside the Vatican, February 2012, 60-61.
    • "St. Anthony of the Desert," Inside the Vatican, January 2012, 60-61.
    • "St. Thomas of Canterbury," Inside the Vatican, December 2011, 60-61.
    • "St. Cecilia," Inside the Vatican, November 2011, 60-61.
    • "Our Lady of Pilar," Inside the Vatican, October 2011, 60-61.
    • "Day of Prayer for Creation," Inside the Vatican, August-September 2011, 60-61.
    • "Feast of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus," Inside the Vatican, June-July 2011, 60-61.
    • "May, the Month of Our Lady," Inside the Vatican, May 2011, 60-61.
    • "St. Isidore of Seville: Patron Saint of Information Technology," Inside the Vatican, April 2011, 92.
    • "St. David. The Patron Saint of Wales," Inside the Vatican, March 2011, 44-45.
    • "St. Ansgar (Oscar): A medieval saint recounts a mystical dream," Inside the Vatican, February 2011, 44-45.
    • "St. Hilary of Poitiers: Bishop and Doctor of the Church," Inside the Vatican, January 2011, 44-45. 
  • Dr. Ines A. Murzaku has published:
    • (Ed.) Monastic Tradition in Eastern Christianity and the Outside World, A Call to Dialogue, Eastern Christian Studies 19, Leuven: Peeters' Press, 2013.
    • "Introduction: Ἐμοὶ γὰρ τὸ ζῆν Χριστὸς Eastern Monasticism's Quest for Holiness" in Monastic Tradition in Eastern Christianity and the Outside World: A Call to Dialogue, Eastern Christian Studies Series, ed., Ines A. Murzaku, Leuven: Peeters' Press, 2013, 1-25.
    • "Orientalis Fulgidissima Gemma in Romani Pontificis Tiara Inserta –The Monastery of the Mother of God of Grottaferrata's Invitation to East-West Unity," in Monastic Tradition in Eastern Christianity and the Outside World: A Call to Dialogue, Eastern Christian Studies Series, ed., Ines A. Murzaku, Leuven: Peeters' Press, 2013, 103-128.
    • "Heu Quid Agant in Albania? Travelers', SOE Agents' and Catholic Missionaries' Bitter and Meager Victories," in Albania and the Balkans: Essays in Honour of Sir Reginald Hibbert, ed. James Pettifer, Cornwall: Elbow Publishing, 2013, 71-95.
    • "Mussolini's Albania: The Failed Experiment to Equipoise Albania's Religions," in Foschungsstand und Zukunfts perspektiven der Albanologie, Albanische Forschungen, Wiesbaden: Verlag Harrassowitz, 2012, 311-340.
    • "The Vocation I Choose to Follow," Vocations, 1 (1) Summer 2010, 61-67.

Speaking Engagements

  • Dr. Anthony Carlino, Adjunct Professor in the Department of Catholic Studies and the College of Nursing at Seton Hall University and attending physician at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ, made the following presentations:
    • "Reflections on Physician Formation," Medical Humanities Lecture Series, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ, April 2012.
    • "Advanced Directives: How to Stay in Control of Your Preferences," Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Scotch Plains, NJ, March 2011 and April 2012.
    • "Medical Humanities Distilled," Medical Humanities Lecture Series, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ, May 2010.
  • Dr. Joseph T. Maloy, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Catholic Studies, made the following presentations:
    • "Variation of Peak Tailing in Partition Chromatography," with Nicole Charles, Antonio Macaluso and Raffi M. Manjikian, Pittcon 2013, Philadelphia, PA, March 18, 2013.
    • "Finite Difference Studies of Capacity Factor Variation in Adsorption Chromatography," with Nicole Charles, Antonio Macaluso, Pittcon 2012, Orlando, FL, March 12, 2012.
    • "Finite Difference Simulation of Adsorption Effects in Partition Chromatography," with Fei Hao and Antonio Macaluso, Pittcon 2011, Atlanta, GA, March 15, 2011.
    • "Finite Difference Studies of the Relationship between Peak Tailing and Capacity Factor in Partition-Adsorption Chromatography," with Nicole Charles, Antonio Macaluso, 2011 Eastern Analytical Symposium, Somerset NJ, November 14-17, 2011.
  • Dr. Ines A. Murzaku was invited by the Government of the Republic of Macedonia to participate in the UN and UNESCO Third World Conference on Dialogue among Religions and Civilizations on May 10-12, 2013.

    She has also made the following presentations:
    • "The Role of Religion in Active Peace Building," Universal Peace Federation's special consultation, "Jerusalem and the Holy Sites: A Call for Peace at a Time of Crisis,"  Jerusalem, Israel, January 11-13, 2015.
    • "The Spiritual Metropolis: Educating for Peace and Inter-religious Dialogue," plenary session on the role of civil institutions in maintaining interethnic and interreligious peace in metropolitan areas, the Ministry of the Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Moscow on October 30, 2014.
    • "The Role of Religion in Peacebuilding," Universal Peace Federation's special consultation, "The Prospects for Dialogue and Reconciliation in Syria: The Role of Religion in International Relations," Amman, Jordan October 11-13, 2013.
    • Keynote address, Ecclesial Context of Grottaferrata, Heythrop College, University of London, 2 June, 2012.
    • Istituto Nazionale per la Storia del Movimento di Liberazione in Italia, Università degli Studi di Milano, Impero fascista, civiltà cristiana e nuovo ordine europeo (1936-1943), Milan, Italy, October 3-5, 2012.
    • Chair, Panel Discussion, "Transnational Borders," The Association for the Study of Nationalities Annual World Convention, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, April 19-21, 2012.