Contact Us & Research Acknowledgements

Project Leadership

Project Director Rev. Richard Ryscavage, S.J., Director, Center for Faith and Public Life & Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, Fairfield University
Project Manager Melissa Quan, Associate Director, Center for Faith and Public Life & Director, Service Learning, Fairfield University
Administrative Coordinator Michael Canaris, Ph.D.; Adjunct Professor, Religious Studies, Fairfield University 

Social Research Team

Kurt Schlichting, Ph.D., Professor, Sociology & Anthropology & E. Gerald Corrigan Chair in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Fairfield University (Research Director)
TerryAnn Jones, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, Fairfield University
Suzanna Klaf, Ph.D., Associate Director, Center for Academic Excellence, Fairfield University
Philip Nyden, Ph.D., Professor, Sociology and Director for the Center of Urban Research, Loyola University Chicago
Maria Guzman, M.A., Senior Researcher, Center for Urban Research & Learning, Loyola University Chicago
Laura Nichols, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, Santa Clara University Legal Research Team
Ana Siscar, Esq., Fairfield University (Legal Research Coordinator)
Mary Bird, J.D. Director of Public Service Programs; Coordinator, Street Law Program, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Cynthia Mertens, J.D., Professor of Law, Santa Clara University

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