Distinguished Guest Speakers 2017-09-16T19:19:25+00:00

Distinguished Guest Speakers in US-RC Seminary Science Courses

Many of the seminary faculty who received our course development grants enriched the student experience by inviting distinguished guests speakers to their courses. These individuals offered insights in their fields of expertise — among them anthropology, astronomy, biology, medicine, sociology, and psychology.

Learn more about nine of these guests speakers below; move your cursor over or click on a photo for more information.

Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Biology, Providence College

Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D.

Guest speaker in:

Emergence of the Image: Human Evolution from Scientific, Philosophical and Theological Perspectives

Notre Dame Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, New Orleans, Louisiana

What Does Science Prove? Topics at the Intersection of Science and Religion

Borromeo Seminary, Wickliffe, Ohio

Click here to learn more about Dr. Austriaco.

Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Ph.D.

Director, Vatican Observatory, Castel Gondalfo (Italy) and Tucson, Arizona

Guy Consolmagno, S.J., Ph.D.

Guest speaker in:

Catholicism in an Evolving World

Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, Texas

Only Wonder Comprehends

Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, Cincinnati, Ohio

Click here to learn more about Br. Consolmagno.

Michelle Francl, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Chemistry, Bryn Mawr College; Adjunct Scholar, Vatican Observatory

Michelle Francl, Ph.D.

Guest speaker in:

Darwin and Naturalism

Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, Maryland

Click here to learn more about Dr. Francl.

Agustín Fuentes, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame

Agustín Fuentes, Ph.D.

Guest speaker in:

Liturgical Piety: Anthropological Foundations of Catholic Worship

Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, California

Aaron D. Kheriaty, M.D.

Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Irvine

Aaron D. Kheriaty, M.D.

Guest speaker in:

Theology of Marriage and Human Sexuality

St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, California

Click here to learn more about Dr. Kheriaty.

Andrew Newberg, M.D.

Director of Research, Marcus Institute of Integrative Health; Physician, Jefferson University Hospital

Andrew Newberg, M.D.

Guest speaker in:

The Transfigured Brain:
The Relationship between Brain Science, Ritual and Mysticism

Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, Wickliffe, Ohio

Click here to learn more about Dr. Newburg.

William Newsome, Ph.D.

Vincent V.C. Woo Director, Stanford Neurosciences Institute; Harman Family Provostial Professor, Stanford University

William Newsome, Ph.D.

Guest speaker in:

What Does Science Prove? Topics at the Intersection of Science and Religion

Borromeo Seminary, Wickliffe, Ohio

Click here to learn more about Dr. Newsome.

Matt J. Rossano, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Psychology
Southeastern Louisiana University

Matt J. Rossano, Ph.D.

Guest speaker in:

Integral Anthropology: Evolution in Dialogue with Catholic Theology and Philosophy

St. Joseph Seminary College, St. Benedict, Louisiana

Click here to learn more about Dr. Rossano.

Christian Smith, Ph.D.

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology; Director, Center for the Study of Religion and Society, University of Notre Dame

Christian Smith, Ph.D.

Guest speaker in:

Fundamentals of Science at the Foundations of Faith

University of Saint Mary of the Lake/ Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, Illinois

Click here to learn more about Dr. Smith.