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Inside the Core we say farewell to Greg Floyd, Ph.D.  

Gregory Floyd

Gregory Floyd, Ph.D.

Inside the Core we are both sad (for us) and happy (for him) to announce that Core Fellow Gregory Floyd, Ph.D., will be leaving Seton Hall for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Boston College.

Professor Floyd has been in the Core since 2016, remaining a wonderful part of the Core family. A beloved teacher, he also is also an active scholar, with many journal articles to his credit and two books, both edited volumes: Cor ad Cor Loquitur: Modern Culture and the Catholic University (Seton Hall, 2021) and The Catholic Reception of Continental Philosophy in North America (University of Toronto Press, 2020).

Floyd has also been deeply involved in Seton Hall’s mission in countless other ways. Among them is serving as Director of the Catholic Studies Center, in which capacity he has worked very closely together with the Core to plan events, host speakers, etc. Floyd also serves as Director of the Lonergan Institute as well as article reviewer for the Journal of Continental Philosophy of Religion. He also serves as the editor of The Lonergan Review, and he has co-chaired, with Fr. Brian Muzas, the Committee on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

He has also been a key planner and collaborator for the Scholars’ Forum in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, sharing the unique distinction of having presented on his own book, The Catholic Reception of Continental Philosophy in North America in the series in March of 2021 and also introducing his father, Gregory Floyd of Assistant Director of the Center for Diaconal Formation at Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology, who presented on his book, Unforgettable: How Remembering God's Presence in Our Past Brings Hope to Our Future in March of 2023.

Professor Floyd is one of the faculty who are part of the Rome Connection, where sixty students are experiencing Core II in Rome, exploring sites linked with Core texts and experiencing service learning in the communities of Rome. When Floyd and the others return, an Inside the Core piece will focus on their experience. Floyd was also one of the professors who participated in the first season of CORECast, in which he and a student were interviewed in a podcast about a Core text, in this case, Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. (See Inside the Core from a few weeks ago to learn more about this exciting project). Overall, Floyd is one of the most engaged and giving members of the Seton Hall Core community. It has been a pleasure to work with him these many years, and we in the Core wish him all the best and much happiness as he returns to his alma mater, Boston College.

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