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  • Peter DePergola, Ph.D., MTS

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    Shaughness Family Chair for the Study of the Humanities; Associate Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities; Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies; Director, Ethical Leadership and Bioethics and Medical Humanities Programs; Executive Director and Fellow, St. Augustine Center for Ethics, Religion, and Culture
    depergolap@elms.edu | 413-265-2421
    Department(s): Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Religious Studies, Philosophy

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    Dr. Peter DePergola is the Shaughness Family Chair for the Study of the Humanities, Associate Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Director of the Ethical Leadership and Bioethics and Medical Humanities Programs, and Executive Director and Fellow of the St. Augustine Center for Ethics, Religion, and Culture at Elms College. He serves concurrently as Chief Ethics Officer, Senior Director of Clinical Ethics, Chief of the Ethics Consultation Service, and Chair of the Ethics Advisory Committee at Baystate Health. Dr. DePergola holds secondary academic and research appointments at University of Massachusetts Medical School, Sacred Heart University, the American Academy of Neurology, and TEDMED.

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  • Michael McGravey, Ph.D.

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    Director of the Institute for Theology and Pastoral Studies (ITPS), Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
    mcgraveym@elms.edu | 413-265-2581
    Department(s): Religious Studies, First Year Seminar Instructors

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    Dr. McGravey earned his doctorate in systematic theology from Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA). He holds a master’s degree in theology and religious studies from Villanova University and a bachelor’s from Gannon University. Prior to his experience at Duquesne, he served as a member of the Religious Studies department at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School in Philadelphia. His dissertation explored the connections between post-secularism, Continental Philosophy, and ecclesiology, relying on the philosophical writings of Jean-Luc Marion and Gianni Vattimo. Michael has published several book reviews in the field of religious studies and political theology.

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  • Reverend Mark Stelzer, S.Th.D.

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    College Chaplain, Associate Professor of Humanities, Special Assistant to the President for Catholic Identity
    stelzerm@elms.edu | 413-265-2590
    Department(s): Religious Studies, Philosophy

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    Father Mark Stelzer is a native of the Diocese of Springfield and was ordained to the priesthood in 1983. He joined the Elms adjunct faculty in 1986 and has concurrently served in several pastoral and leadership positions on the diocesan level. From 1999 to 2003 Father Stelzer served as director of the Springfield Catholic Healthcare Chaplaincy. He now serves as college chaplain and associate professor of humanities. In addition to his responsibilities at the college, Father Stelzer ministers as an on-call chaplain at Baystate Medical Center and the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center in Chicopee.

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