Dr. Matthew Bagot is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Spring Hill College specializing in social ethics. He completed his Ph.D. at Boston College in 2010 and will present papers on Catholic social teaching and global democracy at academic conferences in Bangalore, India and New York City this spring. He is the recipient of Spring Hill's Edward B. Moody,S.J. "Teacher of the Year" award for 2013-14.
Matthew Baugh, SJ, is a Jesuit scholastic and Assistant Professor of Political Science and Law at Spring Hill College. He has a doctorate in political science from Oxford University and a law degree from Yale University and has studied philosophy and theology at the University of Toronto as part of his ongoing formation as a Jesuit. In addition to his work in the classroom, he assists with the spiritual formation of students, staff, and faculty at Spring Hill.
Dr. Timothy Carmody is a Professor of Theology at Spring Hill College since 1989 and currently the Director of Graduate Programs in Theology and Ministry. Dr. Carmody is a graduate of The Catholic University of America and a long-time member of the Catholic Biblical Association. His book, Reading the Bible (Paulist Press 2004), is a well-used textbook in college courses and Bible study groups. He is also the author of The Gospel of Mark: Question by Question (Paulist Press 2008).
A native of Miami, Fr. Mark Lewis graduated from Spring Hill College and entered the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus. He completed a Ph.D. in History at the University of Toronto, with a thesis on the Jesuit College in Naples. After serving as director of the Jesuit Historical Institute in Rome for six years and one year as director of the Institute of Catholic Studies of John Carroll University, he returned to Spring Hill College, where he taught History for three years. While attending the Thirty-Fifth General Congregation of the Society of Jesus in the spring of 2007, he was named provincial of the New Orleans Province. His term of office will end in July, 2013.
Though his specialty is the poetry of T. S. Eliot, Stayer has published broadly on such topics as rhetoric, music, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and twentieth-century poetry. He recently published a rhetoric textbook, Think About It: Critical Skills for Academic Writing (Cengage 2013), written with co-authors John Mauk and Karen Mauk. Stayer is currently editing a volume, T. S. Eliot, France, and the Mind of Europe (Cambridge Scholars, forthcoming) and is finishing another book manuscript, Becoming T. S. Eliot: The Rhetoric of Voice and Audience in Inventions of the March Hare. His personal essays have appeared in such venues as The Hudson Review and The Jesuit Post. A professional singer, he has performed with the choruses of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He joined the Jesuits in 2003, was ordained a priest in 2013, and is currently Assistant Professor of English at John Carroll University.
Fr. Christopher Viscardi, S.J., completed his doctorate in theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, in the area of spirituality. His dissertation was a study of the conversion theology of Jonathan Edwards, the New England Puritan and spiritual leader, generally considered America’s greatest theologian. Since 1979 Fr. Viscardi has been at Spring Hill College, where he is currently chair of the department of theology. Over the past few years he has been working on a history of the Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity of Spring Hill College, from 1830 to the present, based on his sabbatical research in the Jesuit archives in Rome, Paris, New Orleans and Spring Hill College. It will be a case study in the religious history of the American South.