Shannon Ambrose is an associate professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Saint Xavier University. She teaches courses in freshman writing, the first-year seminar and British literature. Her academic work focuses on early Irish monastic literature and manuscripts.
Fr. John Boivin is an associate pastor of Holy Name Cathedral Parish in Chicago. A native of the Southside, he was ordained in 1976. In addition to serving at four siburban parishes, he has also worked with the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (13 years) and the Office for Ethnic Ministries (6 years).
Father Louis John Cameli was born in Chicago Heights, Illinois on July 16, 1944. He attended high school and college in the seminary system of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He pursued his studies in theology at the Gregorian University in Rome where he received his licentiate in theology in 1970 and a doctorate in theology with a specialization in spirituality in 1975. After his ordination in Rome (December, 1969), he was assigned to Our Lady of the Angels parish in Chicago. Later, after completing his doctoral studies, he was an associate pastor at St. Gertrude's parish in Franklin Park, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Beginning in 1975, Father Cameli was on the faculty of Mundelein Seminary of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois. In addition to his responsibilities as professor of spirituality, Father Cameli also served as director of spiritual life and as dean of the ecclesiastically recognized faculty of theology. In November, 1996, Cardinal Bernardin appointed Father Cameli as director of ongoing formation of priests in the Archdiocese of Chicago and director of the Cardinal Stritch Retreat House, Mundelein, IL. In February, 2002 he received the John XXIII award from the National Organization for the Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy (NOCERCC) for his contributions to the continuing education and ongoing formation of priests. In 2005, he was appointed pastor of Divine Savior Parish in Norridge, Illinois. In October, 2006, he received the NCEA Seminary Department's John Paul II Seminary Leadership Award. In March, 2009, Cardinal Francis George appointed Father Cameli his delegate for Christian Formation and Mission with residence at Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago.
He has published books: Ministerial Consciousness, 1975; Stories of Paradise: Classical and Modern Autobiographies of Faith, 1978; Mary's Journey, 1982 and A Sense of Direction, 1986. He is a co-author of two volumes (grades five and six) of the catechetical series Faith First (Resources for Christian Living, 1999) and a theological consultant for the entire project as well as for the revised edition, Faith First Legacy Edition. Other books include Going to God Together: A Spirituality of Communion, 2002; a revised version of Mary's Journey, 2003; Exploring Our Catholic Faith: A Spiritual Guide for Believers and Seekers, 2006, a program for adult faith formation; The Devil You Don't Know: Recognizing and Resisting Evil in Everyday Life, 2011; Bread of Life: Exploring the Presence of the Eucharist in Our Lives, 2012 and Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality: New Paths to Understanding, 2012. Monographs in collaboration with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops include Spiritual Direction for Priests: The Rediscovery of a Resource, 1976 and Spiritual Formation in the Catholic Seminary, 1984. He served as principal writer and general editor of the USCCB document The Basic Plan for the Ongoing Formation of Priests (2001). His articles have appeared in Chicago Studies, The Priest, and America. His topics center on theology and spirituality. Father Cameli has also served as a retreat director for priests' retreats and as a presenter for priests' convocations in the United States, Canada and New Zealand.
Margaret (Meg) Kelly Carroll is a professor of Education at Saint Xavier University, teaching courses in special education and instructional methods. A frequent conference and staff development presenter, she also acts as a consultant for several Chicago area public and private elementary and middle and high schools. She has published dozens of articles as well as monthly newsletters for parents, and a number of books, including What Did You Do at School Today? A Guide to Schooling and School Success, available from Amazon.com. A winner of outstanding teacher awards, Dr. Carroll offers two presentations at this year's Bishop Gorman Institute. She will address administrators on Universal Design for Learning (UDL) with emphasis on how administrators must lead. She will cover Differentiation across the curriculum for classroom teachers.
Phyllis Cavallone-Jurek is currently the principal of St. Therese Chinese Catholic School, a Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of Chicago, focused on Chinese language, culture and STEM initiatives. Cavallone-Jurek helped lead St. Therese to a 2011 U.S. Department of Educational National Blue Ribbon Winner, a 2012 School of Distinction Middle School Mathematics Finalist and one of four 2012 Leader of Year Winners – Tech & Learning Magazine. She helped create a nurturing and academically stimulating environment for over 300 children. A former high school and college mathematics instructor, she has also been involved in the review of four middle school mathematical textbooks, and she is a frequent presenter and project manager for grants in the area of mathematics, science and technology instruction. Ms. Cavallone is currently involved in initiatives which support Just and Fair Assessment Practices, Singapore Mathematics Principles, International Educator Exchanges and is a licensed facilitator for educators regarding Common Core Mathematics.
Bishop Gorman is Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus in the Archdiocese of Chicago. He holds a master's degree in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University, Chicago. He also holds S.T.S. and S.T.B. theology degrees from Saint Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, IL. Dean Beverly Gulley, Ph.D. of Saint Xavier University's School of Education founded the Bishop Gorman Institute in his name in 2004. Bishop Gorman, a well-known leader in Catholic education, continues to provide support and encouragement to the Institute's goal of providing outstanding professional development opportunities for educators from Catholic Schools. He will say Mass for attendees at this year's Institute.
Dr. Hardy is a professor of mathematics and the coordinator of Mathematics Education at Saint Xavier University. He teaches mathematics courses for pre-service elementary teachers and methods courses for pre-service secondary teachers. In addition, he conducts research in the area of teachers' beliefs and professional development.
Mary Acker Klingenberger is the president of Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School. In her role, she focuses on strategic planning, advancement, alumnae relations, enrollment and financial issues for the entire campus. A 1975 graduate of Mother McAuley, Mary obtained a B.A. from Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, and holds a master's of business administration from DePaul University. Prior to returning to McAuley, Klingenberger served as director of Gift Planning at Hinsdale Hospital. Previously, she was a regional president for Harris Bank of Hinsdale. Mary currently serves on the board of King-Bruwaert House, a retirement community. She is a member of St. Isaac Jogues parish in Hinsdale.
Amanda López is an assistant professor of history at Saint Xavier University. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. She specializes in history of Mexico and Latin America and also teaches classes in world history and historical methods.
Eileen Quinn Knight is a professor in the School of Education at Saint Xavier University. She is a math specialist who has provided extensive instructional support in Catholic as well as public schools. She teaches courses in the Secondary Education and Curriculum & Instruction (online) programs. She serves on the Board of Education of Mother McAuley High School, and is a member of the Golden Apple Selection Committee.
Dr. Marcheschi holds an M.A. in Theatre from the University of Minnesota, an M.Div. from Loyola University/Chicago, and aD.Min. from the University of Saint Mary of the Lake Seminary. Mundelein, IL. Currently, he is executive director of University Ministry at Saint Xavier University. He is founder and director of the Anawim Players, a national performing arts group. Dr. Marcheschi has hosted TV and radio programs, authored books, newsletters, and a collection of stories and poetry. He also has presented at many local and national conferences and co-hosts a morning radio program on Relevant Radio.
Xavier Perez is an assistant professor of Criminal Justice at Saint Xavier University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). His research interests address two broad areas of study: Criminology and Latino(a) crime. Specifically, what distinguishes Latinos(as) from other ethnic/racial groups in America.
Julie Reinhart is an associate professor in Saint Xavier University's School of Education and is a coordinator for the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Education Center. She has over twenty years experience in the field of instructional technology and is widely published. She has trained many teachers in the effective use of technology and pedagogy to revolutionize teaching in math and science. She currently teaches courses in technology as well as in Curriculum & Instruction at the University and is proficient in delivery of online instruction. She frequently provides professional development in her areas of expertise to educational personnel and has presented at professional conferences. She is co-presenting with Suzanne Snaidauf at this year's Bishop Gorman Institute.
Dr. Tamara Korenman teaches in a variety of undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in teacher education, supervises student teachers and collaborates with school partners. She emphasized the importance of reading, writing, speaking and listening in content classrooms and promotes explicit teaching of strategies to enhance students' literacy skills. Dr. Korenman is a leader and an active member of a number of school, university and community-based committees. She explores, promotes and advocates conditions to maximize the efficiency of learning experiences for all students.
Dominic A. Pacyga received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1981. He is the author or co-author of five books, including his latest, CHICAGO: A BIOGRAPHY (2009). He is the recipient of both the Oskar Halecki Award and the Miecislaus Haiman Award from the Polish American Historical Association. Pacyga has also won the Excellence in Teaching Award from Columbia College in 1999 and 2011. During the 2013-2014 academic year he taught at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland on a Fulbright Fellowship.