Listed below are the publications and presentations of the faculty members in our department for the academic year. These contributions reflect the faculty's commitment to professional growth and development, as well as the desire to share with others the results of our individual and collective work. It is hoped that this service to the academic community will further the mission of DeSales University to provide a Catholic education in the tradition of Christian Humanism.
Larry Chapp, Ph.D. (Associate Professor - Systematic Theology / Department Chair)
- Appearance on The O'Reilly Factor (Fox TV), 9/2/03, to address the question of combating secularism in American society
- Appearance on Paula Zahn Now (CNN), 2/16/04, to address the draft report of the Catholic Church Abuse Study
- Appearance on The O'Reilly Factor (Fox TV), 4/15/05, to address the question of the political campaign of Sen. John Kerry
- Interview on WDEO-990 AM radio (Detroit), 4/27/04, to address the Catholic faith in political campaigns
Rev. Thomas F. Dailey, O.S.F.S., S.T.D. (Professor - Biblical Theology)
- Serves on the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Spirituality
- "The Salesian Tradition of the Little Virtues" -- a series of retreat conferences for the Religious Sisters of Mercy in Alma (MI) on July 31 to August 6, 2003.
- "Jane de Chantal: A Saint in the Shadows" -- a presentation to the Serra Clubs of Bethlehem and Forks of the Delaware (PA) on August 26, 2003.
- "John Paul II and the World Day of Communications" -- panel presentation in a symposium on social communications, recognizing the 25th anniversary of the papal election of John Paul II, at DeSales University on October 18, 2003.
- "Leonie de Sales Aviat: A New Saint for a New Millenium" -- presentation to the Serra Club of Allentown (PA) on November 5, 2003.
- "The Legacy of Oblate Education" -- a presentation for the Board of Directors of the Salesianum School (Wilmington, DE) on November 9, 2003.
- "The Mysteries of Light for Religious Life in a Salesian Perspective" -- a series of retreat conferences for the Sisters of the Visitation of Holy Mary in Mobile (AL) on November 16-21, 2003.
- "John Paul II as Saint-Maker" -- a presentation to the annual breakfast of the Holy Name Society of St. Anthony parish (Easton, PA) on January 11, 2004.
- "Close Encounters of the First Kind!" -- a presentation to the President's Council at DeSales University, on February 26, 2004.
- "The Little Virtues in the Introduction to the Devout Life" -- a guided reading/presentation for a discussion group at St. Jane Frances de Chantal parish (Easton, PA) on May 10, 2004.
- "Do You Mind? The Anthropological Question Underlying Bioethical Discussions" -- a paper presentation (with Fr. Peter Leonard, OSFS) at the international conference of the Metanexus Institute on Science and Religion at the University of Pennsylvania on June 7, 2004.
- "The First Question for Bioethics" -- presentation to the Lehigh Valley chapter of Legatus (Allentown, PA) on June 11, 2004.
- "The 'Youthful' Legacy of Pope John Paul II" -- presentation to the Holy Name Society of Our Lady of Pompeii parish (Bethlehem, PA) on June 13, 2004.
- "On a Spiritual Note" -- series of commentaries published in On The Boards, the playbill for the ACT ONE theatre program at DeSales University.
- "Pope has preached that life's drama can end happily" -- The Morning Call newspaper, 10/16/03
- "Despite the holiday hustle, try to learn to be still" -- The Morning Call newspaper, 11/28/03, and The Catholic Week diocesan newspaper (Mobile, AL)
- "Controversial film must be a personal experience, too" -- The Morning Call newspaper, 2/4/04
- "25 Years of passionate concern for humanity" -- The Morning Call newspaper, 3/8/04
- "True passion revealed in spiritual friendship" -- The A.D. Times newspaper, 3/11/04
- "Catholic Church right to question what Kerry believes" -- The Morning Call newspaper, 5/4/04
- "Beholder's eye getting more critical, panel says" -- Science & Theology News, June 2004
- "Medication trends considered in society's first circle talk" -- Science & Theology News, Jan 2004
Rodney Howsare, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor - Systematic Theology)
- "Against the Theological Prejudices of the Age." In Eliza Buzzi (ed.), A Generative Thought: An Introduction to the Works of Luigi Giussani (McGill-Queen's Press, 2003), pages 133-142.
Brian Kane, Ph.D. (Associate Professor - Moral Theology; Director of Marriage & Family Studies program)
- "Courts May Call It Marriage But It Won't Be One" -- an op-ed piece in the "Viewpoints" series from the Catholic News Service (August 2003)
- "Catholic Ethics at the End of Life" -- presentation at the Fall 2003 Clergy Conference of the Ukranian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia, November 4, 2003.
Gregory Kerr, Ph.D. (Associate Professor - History of Philosophy) [on sabbatical leave, Fall 2003]
- Serves on the editorial board for Vera Lex (the International Natural Law Journal)
- Invited commentator on "Marcel and the Recovery of Philosophy in Our Time" (by Peter Redpath) for the Gabriel Marcel Society meeting at the 2003 International Meeting of the American Maritain Association, at the University of Chicago (IL), October 16-19, 2003.
Stephen Loughlin, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor - Medieval Philosophy)
- Serves as coordinator of The Aquinas Translation Project
- Serves as an associate editor for Catholicae Veritatis
John G. Pappas, M.A. (Adjunct Instructor - Philosophy)
- Invited participant in a Liberty Fund colloquium on "Individual Freedom and Human Destiny in the Political Thought of Dante Alighieri," at Duke University in Durham (NC), 20-23 November 2003.
Rev. Alexander T. Pocetto, O.S.F.S., Ph.D. (Retired Professor - Spiritual Theology)
- Serves as Regional Director (Philadelphia/Allentown) for the DeSales Spirituality Center
- Serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Burn Prevention Foundation of Eastern PA
- Director of faculty/staff in-service day at the Salesianum School (Wilmington, DE), November 10, 2003.
- "The Courage to Be Human: A Spirituality for the Imperfect" -- days of recollection given at Monacy Manor (Bethlehem, PA) on March 20, April 17, and April 18, 2004.