Staff at the Institute
Casey Beaumier, S.J., is the director of the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies. He holds a Ph.D. in United States religious history from Boston College and focused his dissertation on the development of Jesuit education in the 20th century. At Boston College, Fr. Beaumier teaches in the Capstone Program and lives in Fenwick Hall, where he serves as mentor and spiritual director for students, seminarians, women religious, and priests.
Fr. Casey Beaumier's curriculum vitae
Robert A. Maryks is an associate director of the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, where he works as the editor of Jesuit Sources. He studied at the University of Warsaw and at the Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Naples before earning his Ph.D. in history from Fordham University. Dr. Maryks is also an associate professor in the History Department at Boston College. He has extensively published on various aspects of the history of the Jesuits. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Jesuit Studies, of Brill's book series of Jesuit Studies, and of Boston College Jesuit Bibliography.
Robert Maryks's curriculum vitae
Seth Meehan is an associate director of the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, where he supports the director in the growth and promotion of digital materials, publication development, and promoting historical research of the Jesuits and their mission at Boston College. He received his master's and doctorate degrees in history from Boston College. His work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, the Catholic Historical Review, Archivum Historicum Societatis Iesu, and Boston College Magazine.
Seth Meehan's curriculum vitae
Claude Pavur, S.J., an associate editor, specializes in the translation of Latin documents relating to the Society of Jesus. His graduate degrees are in scripture, philosophy, and classics. At the Institute he has produced English editions of the famous Jesuit plan of studies from 1599 (the Ratio Studiorum, 2005), Ribadeneira's life of Ignatius (2014), and the Latin texts in the first Jesuit pedagogy reader (2016). His recent overview of the historiography of Jesuit pedagogy is available at Brill's Jesuit Historiography Online. Other interests of his include Jesuit education and formation, classical humanism, and Latin pedagogy. He has been a member of the Society of Jesus since 1973.
Mark Kotsopoulos is an assistant director of the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies for marketing and programming, where he promotes the Institute's publications, events, and mission through print and online advertisement. He also serves as the project manager for the Ever to Excel program. He received his B.A. in communication from Saint Anselm College and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Higher Education at Boston College in the Lynch School of Education.
Sean McLaughlin is the fiscal and operations administrator for the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies. He received his M.T.S. with focus in church history from the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and his B.A. in philosophy from Fordham University. At Fordham he was also a student of the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies.
2017-2018 graduate assistants
Kat Clarke is a graduate assistant for the Institute of Advanced Jesuit Studies. She is currently pursuing a Dual Degree in Social Work (MSW) and Theology and Ministry (MA) at the Boston College Schools of Social Work and Theology and Ministry. She received her B.A. in English from Boston College.
Andrew Craig is a graduate assistant at the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies. He is in his first year of study for the M.A. in Theology and Ministry program at Boston College. He received his B.A. in Secondary Education and English from Boston College. His primary concentrations are in youth and young adult ministry and education, as well as combining art, music, and ministry.
Molly Crawford is a graduate assistant with the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies. She is currently pursuing her M.T..S degree with a concentration in systematic theology at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. She earned her B.A. in Theology from Fordham University and a certificate in America Catholic Studies from the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies.
Louis Maltese is a ThM student in the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. His thesis work is in political theology and focuses on the theme of exile and the early Church in the east. He earned his Joint Masters in Philosophy and Theology at Boston College, and his B.A. in Philosophy at Portland State University's Honors College.
Karley Petersen is a graduate assistant with the Institute of Advanced Jesuit Studies. She is currently in her second year pursuing her M.T.S. degree with a focus in theological ethics at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. She completed her B.A. at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN with majors in Biology and Religion, and minors in Chemistry and Vaccinology.
Mitchell Stevens is a ThM student in the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He focuses on Greek Patristic theology from the 5th–9th centuries, particularly the virtue ethics tradition. He is working on a ThM thesis concerning John Chrysostom and his understanding of the ethical life of Christians. Mitchell serves as an assistant editor of the Boston College Jesuit Bibliography: The New Sommervogel Online and manages the international network of correspondents who collect records for that bibliography. He also assists in the editing of essays for the Journal of Jesuit Studies.