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Faculty & Staff

Teresa Delgado, Ph.D.

Teresa Delgado

Chair, Religious Studies Department
Professor, Religion and Ethics
Program Director, Peace and Justice Studies


Office: Spellman Hall, Second Floor
Phone: (914) 633-2682
Email: tdelgado@iona.edu
Degrees: Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary
MPhil, Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary
MA, Systematic Theology, Union Theological Seminary
BA, Religion and Women's Studies, Colgate University

Dr. Teresa Delgado teaches courses at the intersection of theology and ethics. Her research interests and scholarship engage the experiences of marginalized peoples to articulate a constructive theological/ethical vision. She has published on topics ranging from diversity in higher education, transformational pedagogies, constructive theology and ethics, and justice for racial/ethnic/sexual minoritized persons. Dr. Delgado's book, A Puerto Rican Decolonial Theology: Prophesy Freedom, was published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2017. She is currently working on a manuscript in sexual ethics, titled Loving Sex: Envisioning a Relevant Catholic Sexual Ethic.
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Alexander R. Eodice

Alexander R. Eodice

Chair, Philosophy Department
Professor of Philosophy

Office: Spellman Hall, Second Floor
Phone: (914) 633-2324
Email: aeodice@iona.edu
Degrees: Ph.D., Fordham University
MA, Fordham University
BA, Fordham University
Certificate, Managerial Leadership in Education, Harvard University

Dr. Alex Eodice regularly teaches courses in introductory and moral philosophy, philosophy of law, and philosophy of mind. His on-going research interests include the role of coercion in law, the problem of consciousness, and free will and determinism.
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Mary Hagerty, Ph.D.

Mary Hagerty

Assistant Professor Political Science & International Studies
Office: 45 Beechmont Drive
Phone: (914) 633-2696
Email: mhagerty@iona.edu
Degrees: Ph.D., SUNY Albany
MA, SUNY Albany
BS, Cornell University

Dr. Mary Hagerty teaches introductory courses in American government and upper-level courses in state and local politics, public administration and public policy. Her research interests include public sector labor relations, third party politics in New York State, conflict resolution/non-violent resistance movements, and the roles of gender, race, and ethnicity in American politics. Dr. Hagerty worked for the New York State Legislature, and coordinates full-time, professional student internships in Albany and Washington, D.C.


Tricia Mulligan, Ph.D.

Tricia Mulligan

Associate Provost for Strategic Academic Initiatives

Associate Professor, Political Science & International Studies

Office: 45 Beechmont Drive
Phone: (914) 633-2429
Email: tmulligan@iona.edu
Degrees: Ph.D., Political Science, George Washington University
MA, Political Science, University of Wisconsin
BA, Political Science and Spanish, College of the Holy Cross

Dr. Tricia Mulligan teaches courses in international relations; comparative democratization; U.S. foreign policy; politics of development; international law and organizations; human rights; and environmental politics. Her current research focuses upon comparative democratization in post conflict countries with an emphasis upon the development of stable and responsive political institutions. She received the 2011 Presidential Teaching Award to develop and implement programs and initiatives to internationalize the curriculum. Most recently, she worked with Iona students in a partnership with the Cairo-based Soliya Connect program, to provide a distance learning opportunity in real time for American and Middle Eastern university students.


Carl Procario-Foley, Ph.D.

Director, Mission and Ministry
Office: LaPenta Student Union, Second Floor
Phone: (914) 633-2632
Email: cprocario-foley@iona.edu
Degrees: Ph.D., Fordham University
Master of Theological Studies, Catholic Theological Union
BA, St. John’s University

Dr. Carl Procario-Foley teaches courses on religion in contemporary society and theology of service.

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Susan D. Toliver, Ph.D., CFLE

Susan D. Toliver

Professor of Sociology
Office: Driscoll Hall
Phone: (914) 633-2595
Email: stoliver@iona.edu
Degrees: Ph.D., Sociology, University of California at Berkeley
Master’s, Higher Education Administration, University of Maryland, College Park

Dr. Susan D. Toliver specializes in the areas of multicultural diversity; family, especially work-family intersections; race and ethnic relations; sociological theory; and sex and gender studies. She has written about and researched U.S. families, particularly African American families, multicultural organizational development and other subjects.
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Jeanne Zaino, Ph.D.

Jeanne Zaino

Professor of Political Science
Office: 45 Beechmont
Phone: (914) 633-2252
Email: jzaino@iona.edu
Degrees: Ph.D., Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MPO, University of Connecticut, Roper Center for Public Opinion Research
MA, Public Opinion, Policy and Research, University of Connecticut, Storrs

BA, University of Connecticut, Storrs

Dr. Jeanne Zaino teaches courses in American government, voting, elections, public opinion, political parties, presidency, congress, the courts, civil liberties, constitutional law and research methods. Her areas of specialization are in public sector, government, and media and entertainment. Her experience includes extensive work with public policy building in federal and local state government and higher education entities.
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Course spotlight

Catholicism in the Contemporary World: Peace and Social Justice

This course introduces students to the concepts of peace and social justice from a religious perspective, particularly through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.   Often, this course becomes the catalyst for students who want to further their study of peace and social movements, inspiring them to take the next step toward the Peace and Justice Studies minor.