Elena G. Procario-Foley, PhD
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Chair, Department of Religious Studies
Brother John G. Driscoll Professor of Jewish-Catholic Studies
Iona College Department of Religious Studies
715 North Ave.
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Phone: (914) 637-2744
Fax: (914) 633-2248
Monday and Wednesday: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Appointments generously scheduled.
PhD Systematic Theology: University of Chicago, 1995.
MA Divinity: University of Chicago, 1985.
BA Theology and Philosophy, summa cum laude: Fordham University, 1985.
Departmental Information and Courses
Procario-Foley teaches Iona's core course in Religious Studies, RST 101Religon in the Contemporary World, RST 207 Theological Renewals, RST 336, The Catholic Church Today: Issues and Challenges, RST 401 Images of Jesus throughout History, RST 402 Christian Sacramental Theology, and RST 409 "Jesus and Judaism." She has also developed the study abroad course to Auschwitz: Memory and Reconciliation: The Churches and the Holocaust
Dr. Procario-Foley's early research focused on the christology of Flemish Dominican theologian Edward Schillebeeckx. She is interested in the various branches of systematic theology, their conversations with both pastoral practice and Christian feminism, and Catholic theology after Vatican II. Procario-Foley currently focuses work in the field of Jewish-Catholic relations. She is the immediate past chair of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations.
Professional Affiliations, Offices and Boards
Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA)
June 10, 2011 Elected to the Board of Directors for a two-year term (June 2011 - June 2013)
June 2010 - June 2013: Appointed Member of Leadership Team, Topic Session Christ. I resigned my appointment in June 2011 when I was elected to the Board of Directors.
June 2007 - June 2010: Elected Member of Leadership Team, Consultation on Christianity and Judaism/Interreligious Studies (Chair of team, 09-10)
June 2001 - June 2003: Chair, Nominations Committee
Fall 2000 - June 2001: Member, Nominations Committee
June 1999 - June 2002: Co-Chair, Women's Seminar in Constructive Theology
June 1997 - June 1999: Steering Committee Member of Women's Seminar in Constructive Theology
College Theology Society (CTS)
June 2010 - June 2011: Local Coordinator of National Convention
June 2005 - June 2009: Board, National Secretary for the Society
June 2003 - June 2005: Member, Awards Committee
June 2000 - June 2003: Convener of the Contemporary Theologies Section
Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations (CCJR)
Nov 2006- Nov 2011, Chair
2005-2006 Board Member
Christian Scholars Group on Christian-Jewish Relations (CSG)
Work Group in Constructive Theology
Invited member 2005 to the present.
Member of Planning Committee 2006
American Academy of Religion (AAR)
Manhattan College Holocaust Resource Center (renamed: Manhattan College Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Center in Fall 2011)
Board Member 2008- present
Stimulus Foundation/Paulist Press
Board Member 2007- Present
Phi Beta Kappa, 1985
Alpha Sigma Nu, 1985
Phi Kappa Phi, 1984