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Ryan McLaughlin, Ph.D
Chairperson: Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology

Annunciation Center Upper Level

Phone: (973) 290-4371

Religious Studies and Philosophy

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Student Profile: Katie Blevins, '19

Katie Blevins, '19, was homeschooled until she began attending Saint Elizabeth University in 2015. Her mother, a strong proponent of alternative education, also earned her bachelor's from SEU in 1991.

"I was always familiar with the University because my curriculum in high school featured books my mom had read in Dr. Margaret Roman's English classes," recalls Blevins, who is an extremely accomplished student. "And now, I'm working for Dr. Roman in the honors program."

Read Katie's Story

Program Offerings

The Religious Studies and Philosophy Program offers many distinct degree and non-degree opportunities at the undergraduate level. At the core of our courses of study is attention to ultimate concerns, reflective thought, critical analysis, and integration of knowledge. We seek to develop women and men who are skilled critical thinkers and responsible moral agents with a hunger for meaning, self-realization and fulfillment as social contributors.

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Faculty and Staff

Fr. Joseph Farias, MA, DLitt.

Visiting Assistant Professor
(973) 290-4379
Annunciation Center 315

Ryan McLaughlin, Ph.D.

Chairperson and Director of Graduate Theology
(973) 290-4371
Annunciation Center 310

Anthony Santamaria, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President and Dean of Academic Operations
Professor of Philosophy
(973) 290-4338
Santa Rita Hall 405

Sr. Alice Swartz, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
(973) 290-4370
Annunciation Center 310