EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Daniel J.M. Cheely
Executive Director and Perry Family Scholar of History, Religion & Culture, PRRUCS
Director, Collegium Institute
Associate Director for Administration
Associate Director of Fox Leadership International
Administrative assistant of the Leadership Hall Programs
FACULTY SENIOR AFFILIATES
John J. Dilulio, Jr.
Faculty Director, PRRUCS
Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society, University of Pennsylvania
Melissa J. Wilde
Associate Faculty Director, Program for Empirical Studies and Surveys
Associate Professor of Sociology and Associate Director of PRRUCS Program for Empirical Studies and Surveys, University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania
Professor of Anatomy and Paleontology, University of Pennsylvania
John W. Fantuzzo
Albert M. Greenfield Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania
Marci A. Hamilton
Robert A. Fox Leadership Program Professor of Practice, University of Pennsylvania
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
Beth S. Wenger
Moritz and Josephine Berg Professor of History and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Professor and Chair of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania
Samuel K. Atchison
Social Policy Analysist, Program Development Administrator, Commentator
Assistant Professor of Church and Community Ministries, Baylor University
Professor of Philosophy, Villanova University, and Director of CI Medical Humanities
PRRUCS Senior Affiliate for Legal Humanities, University of Pennsylvania
William J. Byron, SJ
University Professor of Business and Society, St. Joseph’s University
Editor-in-Chief, Dappled Things Magazine
Director, Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance
Janice Tzuling Chik
Research Associate, Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University
Luis Cortés, Jr.
Founder, President, CEO, Esperanza
E.J. Dionne, Jr.
Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Editor-in-Chief, the Forward
Beverly D. Frazier
Assistant Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Fox Family Pavilion Distinguished Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
Vice President, External Relations, Focus on the Family
W. Wilson Goode, Sr.
Director, Amachi, Inc.
Assistant Professor of Practice, Global Studies, Duke University
Director Emerita of the CI Medical Humanities Program
David R. Hodge
Professor, School of Social Work, Arizona State University
Charles L. Howard
University Chaplain and University Vice President for Social Equity & Community, University of Pennsylvania
Student Advising and Wellness Director, Paideia Program, University of Pennsylvania
A. Robert Jaeger
President, Partners for Sacred Places
Associate Director and Distinguished Senior Fellow, Fox Leadership International, University of Pennsylvania
Director of the CI Philosophy of Finance Project, and Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
President, Children’s Scholarship Fund Philadelphia
Founder, Drug Policy Alliance, and C2G2 Member
Assistant Professor, Misericordia University
Assistant Professor of Government, Cornell University
Sociologist, Commentator, Editor and Author
President and Executive Director, Project H.O.M.E.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, Duquesne University
Ronald J. Sider
Distinguished Professor of Theology, Holistic Ministry & Public Policy, Palmer Theological Seminary
Assistant Professor of Physics, University of the Sciences, and Director of the CI Magi Project
Joseph P. Tierney
Executive Director and Senior Scholar, Fox Leadership International, University of Pennsylvania
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Managing Director, The Rock Creek Group
Tevi D. Troy
President of the American Health Policy Institute
Richard M. Valelly
Claude C. Smith ’14 Professor of Political Science, Swarthmore College
Founder of Public Square Strategies, LLC
Catherine E. Wilson
Associate Professor and Chair of Public Administration, Villanova University
Assistant Professor of Comparative Theology, Villanova University
Resident Scholars, Fellows, and Programming Affiliates
John Peter DiIulio
James N. Perry Scholar of Philosophy, Politics, and Society
Dr. J.P. DiIulio received his BA in political science from Penn, and his MA and PhD in politics from Princeton University. His research interests include modern political thought, ethics, action theory, and the history of philosophy. His first completed monograph has been provisionally titled, “Completely Free: The Moral and Political Vision of J.S. Mill.” His next research project engages the moral philosophy of G.E.M. Anscombe. Prior to returning to Penn, Dr. DiIulio served as the Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Princeton University. Now in addition to serving as the James N. Perry Scholar of Philosophy, Politics, and Society in Penn’s Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society, he is also Senior Fellow at the Penn Partnership for Effective Public Administration and Leadership Ethics and Perry-Hager-La Ruffa Scholar-in-Residence with PRRUCS.
John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow
Terence Sweeney, Ph.D. holds a doctorate in philosophy from Villanova University where he was a Theology-Philosophy Fellow. His scholarly work centers on Augustine, medieval thought, and philosophical theology in the Continental tradition. His dissertation was on Augustine and the ethics of participative community. His work has been published in the International Journal of Philosophy and Theology, Heythrop Journal, the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophy and Theology, and Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture. He has also written for First Things, America Magazine, Public Discourse, Comment Magazine, and Church Life Journal. Dr. Sweeney coordinates programs based around the Anscombe Archive, the Legal Humanities Project, and the Faith & Civic Life initiative. He is the Editor-at-Large of the NEH-funded Genealogies of Modernity Project.
Ammar Plumber is Managing Director of the Philosophy of Finance Student Fellows Cohort of the Collegium Institute in collaboration with the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society. He is currently developing an interactive student fellowship on the philosophy and history of money and its relationship to the common good. Ammar has graduated from the University of Pennsylvania twice: in the spring of 2022, he completed a Master of Behavioral and Decision Sciences; and in the spring of 2020 he completed his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Philosophy. He also helps conduct research and programming on the Collegium Institute Anscombe Archive at the University of Pennsylvania.
Resident Program Affiliate
Emmie Brown is Program and Operations Coordinator at Collegium Institute and Resident Program Affiliate at PRRUCS. She assists with the design and execution of extracurricular seminars, student fellowship programs, conferences, and special events offered by CI in collaboration with PRRUCS. Emmie holds a BA in Philosophy and minors in European History and Orthodox Thought & Culture from Eastern University’s Templeton Honors College, where she graduated in 2018. Prior to her current role, she spent a year as a Research Assistant at IESE Business School’s Manhattan Campus, where her work focused on the business models, technology, and political effects of the changing news industry.
Resident Program Affiliate
José Perez-Benzo is Managing Director of the Young Catholic Leaders Initiative at the Collegium Institute in collaboration with the Program for Research on Religion and Urban Civil Society. He founded the Young Catholic Leaders Initiative to help high school students in the greater Philadelphia area grow in their faith and live out that faith in the public square in service for the common good. He also helps design and teach Collegium seminars for undergraduates and graduate students, as well as spearheading the NEH-funded Anscombe Archive digitization project. José received his bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton in 2017 and his Master of the Liberal Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2022.