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Tom GroomeThomas Groome
Professor of Theology and Religious Education
School of Theology & Ministry 
Ed.D. Columbia Teachers College
Ph.D. Columbia University/Union Theological Seminary


General issues of church, theology and religious education; Catholic education. Author of the books What Makes Us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life and Educating for Life: A Spiritual Vision for Every Teacher and Parent. Author of textbooks, including a series titled Coming to God, used in elementary and secondary religious education.


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Fr. O'KeefeJoseph O'Keefe, SJ

Professor, Lynch School of Education
Director, Center for Ignatian Spirituality

Catholic schools in America; global Catholic education; urban education. Appointed by the US Secretary of Education to the National Assessment Governing Board, representing non-public schools.

(617) 552-8426
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Patricia Weitzel-O'NeillPatricia Weitzel-O'Neill
Executive Director
Roche Center for Catholic Education
Lynch School of Education
PhD, St. Louis University

Former superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Washington; Catholic schools.



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