ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — Six prominent figures in Franciscan education have been named to the Franciscan Institute Research Advisory Council at St. Bonaventure University.
The Council, established as part of the reorganization of The Franciscan Institute, will provide strategic direction with regard to research possibilities and potential publications and foster the engagement of an international network of Franciscan scholars in the ongoing work of the Institute.
Appointed to the Council were:
In May, Dr. Timothy J. Johnson of Flagler College was named chair of the Council. A Senior Fulbright Scholar, Johnson holds a doctorate from the Gregorian University. He serves as senior theology co-editor for the journal Franciscan Studies and has authored numerous journal articles and book chapters on liturgy, spirituality and theology.
“The Research Advisory Council will provide important leadership for the Franciscan Institute as it charts the future of research and publication,” said Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D., university president. “We are delighted that such an outstanding body of working scholars could be assembled to provide direction to this internationally recognized academic center of our university.”
Br. Gary Maciag, O.F.M., is the director of operations for the Franciscan Institute. He was appointed May 1. He will coordinate initiatives of the Research Council and facilitate its work with resident faculty and the Institute’s press.
At present, the Institute continues its “Bonaventure Texts in Translation Series” coordinated by Fr. Robert Karris, O.F.M. Fr. Michael Cusato, O.F.M., is authoring a number of historical studies with a grant from the university.
Fr. David Flood, O.F.M., and Dr. Jean-François Godet-Calogeras complete the Institute’s roster of resident scholars.
For more information on the The Franciscan Institute, visit www.sbu.edu/franciscaninstitute.
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