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  • Peter A. DePergola II, Ph.D., MTS

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    Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities
    | 413-265-2421
    Department(s): Bioethics and Medical Humanities, MBA Program, Religious Studies, Philosophy

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    Residency, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Fellowship, Tufts University School of Medicine Advanced Training, Harvard Medical School

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  • Darcy Dumaine

    Administrative Assistant
    | 413-265-2575
    Department(s): Religious Studies

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  • Michael McGravey, PhD

    Director of the Institute of Pastoral Studies (ITPS), Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
    | 413-265-2581
    Department(s): Religious Studies

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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
    | 413-265-2590
    Department(s): Religious Studies

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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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