Marc A. Pugliese is Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of Theology and Religion at Saint Leo University. His research interests include fundamental theology, process theology and philosophy, God and Trinity, Hindu-Christian comparative theology, and interdisciplinary. He is author of The One, the Many and the Trinity(The Catholic University of America Press); co-author of Beyond Naivete: Ethics, Economics and Values (University Press of America); and co-editor of Seeking Common Ground: Evaluation & Critique of Joseph Bracken’s Comprehensive Worldview(Marquette University Press), Teaching Interreligious Encounters (Oxford University Press), and Process Thought and Roman Catholicism: Challenges and Promises (Rowman & Littlefield, forthcoming). He is co-founder and co-chair of the Religious Conversions Unit in the American Academy of Religion, has been a Luce Foundation Fellow, has been a faculty member of Saint Leo University’s Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies, and is a faculty expert in religion for Saint Leo University’s Polling Institute.
Each essay in this symposium inspired by Beyer’s volume constitutes an important contribution to the ongoing discourse about the ways corporatized higher education impacts academia in the U. S. today, especially the missions of religious institutions of higher learning.