Skip navigation

IONA College Logo | Go to Home Page

Research & Publications 

Creative Work (fiction)

  • Pale Gods (novel) Permuted Press. [Paffenroth]

Edited Series

  • Augustine in Conversation: Tradition and Innovation. J. Doody and K. Paffenroth, General Editors. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. Series begun 2004. [Paffenroth]

Edited Volumes

  • Augustine and Science. Co-edited with A. Goldstein and J. Doody. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012. [Paffenroth]
  • Augustine and Psychology. Co-edited with S. Dixon and J. Doody. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012. [Paffenroth]
  • The Undead and Theology. Co-edited with J. Morehead. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock,2012. [Paffenroth]
  • Augustine and Social Justice, Kim Paffenroth and Teresa Delgado, eds. (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014) [Paffenroth and Delgado]
  • Associate Editor, Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society, 2009-present; two editions per year; published by Cambridge University Press [Procario-Foley]


  • Jesus Is Lord, Adult Bible Studies (Cokesbury, 2012) [Walker]
  • Mary Perkins Ryan: Educating to a New Vision of Church, (Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, March 28, 2013) [Heekin]

 Articles & Essays

  • “Friendship.” In The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine (forthcoming) 531-533. [Paffenroth]
  • "Dead in the Water...Again," in Reinterpreting Virtues and Values in the U.S. Public Sphere: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness in Twenty-first Century United States, Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Rosemary Carbine and Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, eds. (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) Forthcoming [Delgado]
  • "A Delicate Dance: Utilizing and Challenging the Sexual Doctrine of the Catholic Church in Support of LGBTIQ Persons" in More Than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church, vol. 1: Voices of Our Times, ed. Christine Firer Hinze and J. Patrick Hornbeck II (Bronx, New York: Fordham University Press, 2013) Forthcoming [Delgado]
  • “Marriage Beyond Procreativity: Solidarity between LGBTIQ Catholics and their Catholic Heterosexual Allies” in Queer Christianities, Kathleen Talvacchia, Mark Larrimore and Michael Pettinger, eds. (New York: New York University Press, 2014) Forthcoming [Delgado]

Book Reviews

  • Eternal Consciousness, by John S. Dunne. Augustinian Studies (submitted). [Paffenroth]
  • The Gospel of Judas: On a Night with Judas Iscariot, by Marvin Meyer. Catholic Biblical Quarterly (submitted). [Paffenroth]
  • New Testament Theology: Extending the Table, by J. M. Isaak. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 74.4 (October 2012) 818-819. [Paffenroth]
  • Augustine and the Fundamentalist’s Daughter, by Margaret R. Miles. Pastoral Psychology (August 2012) 1-3. [Paffenroth]

Book Jacket Endorsements

  • Alan L. Berger, Trialogue and Terror: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam after 9/11, (Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2012). [Procario-Foley]
  • Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook, Pilgrimage The Sacred Art Journey to the Center of the Heart (Woodstock, Vermont: Skylight Paths Publishing, 2013) [Procario-Foley]

Conference, University, or Community Lectures

  • “Attention Must Be Paid: Experiencing Death of a Salesman as a Student, Audience Member, and Teacher.” Annual Meeting of the Association for Core Texts and Courses, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, April 2013. [Paffenroth]
  • Colgate University (Hamilton, NY):  Guest lecturer at Colgate University's Women's Center, "Women's Studies Then and Now," September 16-17, 2012. [Delgado]
  • American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, (Chicago, IL): Women and Religion Section and Feminist Theory and Religious Reflection Group and Latina/o Religion, Culture, and Society Group and Liberation Theologies Group; Panel presentation, "Mentor, Madrina: The legacy of Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz," November 18, 2013. [Delgado]
  • American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, (Chicago, IL): Ethics Section, Theme: Reinterpreting Virtues and Values in the U.S. Public Sphere: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness in Twenty-first Century United States; Panel presentation, "Dead in the Water: The Economic Crisis, the New Slavery and the American Dream," November 19, 2013. [Delgado]
  • American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, (Chicago, IL): Bible in Racial, Ethnic, and Indigenous Communities Group, Theme: Latino/a Theology and the Bible; Panel presentation, "On Strays and Domesticity: Catholic Sexual Ethics outside the Biblical Gate," November 19, 2013. [Delgado]
  • Society of Christian Ethics Conference (Chicago, IL):Co-Convener (with Dr. Kate Ott), Ethics and Sexualities Interest Group; Moderator, Plenary Address with Dr. George Tinker (Iliff School of Theology) and Dr. Traci West (Drew University Theological School) January 3 - 6, 2013. [Delgado]
  • The Ursuline School (New Rochelle), Peer Leadership Program, Presenter, "Peacemaking 101: How to Organize for Peace and Social Justice in the Internet Age," February 11, 2013. [Delgado]
  • American Medical Students Association, National Sexual Health Scholars Program, Panel presenter for national webinar on "Sexuality, Culture and Religion," February 26, 2013. [Delgado]
  • Iona Preparatory School (New Rochelle), Sophomore Class Retreat Organizer, Facilitar and Presenter on “The Meaning of Calling and Vocation,” February 27, March 6/13/20, 2013 [Delgado]
  • Iona Preparatory School (New Rochelle), Organizer and presenter, Lenten Prayer Service, March 27, 2013. [Delgado]
  • Graduate Theological Union (San Francisco), Guest lecturer via Skype, "Intersections of Latina Feminist and Womanist Theology and Spirituality," April 2, 2013. [Delgado]
  • Union Theological Seminary (New York): "Latina God Talk: A Panel on Latin@ Spirituality," Friday, April 26th. [Delgado]
  • Catholic Theological Society of America Annual Meeting (Miami, FL), Panel presenter, "On Strays and Domesticity: On Catholic Sexual Ethics outside the Normative House" June 6-9, 2013. [Delgado]
  • “The Great Work:  Thomas Berry and Marguerite Bourgeoys in Dialogue” Program for CND Canadian Associates June 15-17, 2012 [Deignan]
  • “The Great Work:  Thomas Berry and Marguerite Bourgeoys in Dialogue” Program for English Canadian Mission Conference of the CND June 20 – June 29, 2012 Howe Island, Canada [Deignan]
  • Thomas Merton Society of Canada “Thomas Merton in Rome” Study Tour, Teacher and Animator, July 1- 14, 2012 Rome, Italy [Deignan]
  • “The New Story and the Great Work” An Eco-Retreat for the Congregation of Christian Brothers, Teacher and Animator, July 22 - 31, 2012 Ontario, Canada [Deignan]
  • Oct. 12, 2012, “Vatican II and the Synagogue’s Continuing Importance to the Church,” plenary lecture for Georgetown University’s national commemoration, Vatican II After Fifty Years: Dialogue and Catholic Identity. [Procario-Foley]
  • February 14, 2013, “Catholic Thinking on Jews and Judaism,” for the Voice of the Faithful, Bridgeport, CT. [Procario-Foley]
  • January 10, 2013, “The Decree on Ecumenism: Whatever Happened to Interreligious Dialogue” for the Voice of the Faithful, Bridgeport, CT. [Procario-Foley]
  • April 10, 2013, “Keeping the Spirit of Vatican II: Opening the Windows Wider, ” a full day of lectures given for the Leadership Council of the Federation of Sisters of St. Joseph, South Hampton, NY [Procario-Foley]
  • May 8, 3013, “Holy Envy: Vatican II and Engaging the Religious Other,” for the Upper Room, New Rochelle, NY [Procario-Foley]

Session Chaired

  • Gospels Section, Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Baltimore, MD, March 2013 [Paffenroth]
  • Moderator of the session “The God of Jesus Christ” for the University of Notre Dame’s conference The Theology of Cardinal Walter Kasper: A Celebration of his Life and Work; Cardinal Kasper is present for this celebration of his life and work throughout the conference. [Procario-Foley]


  • Finalist, Bram Stoker Award, 2012 [Paffenroth]
  • Br. William Cornelia Distinguished Faculty Award [Delgado]
  • The First Annual Thomas Berry Great Work Award given by the Environmental Consortium of Colleges and University [Deignan and Brown]

Student-Related Research, Advocacy, Support, and/or Achievements

  • Sophomore, Miranda Kriss, presented at the student conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses  [Paffenroth]
  • Four first year students (Nicole Gallagher, Mackenzie Humann, Tom McNulty, and Natalie Ziskin) presented at the North American Undergraduate Conference in Religion and Philosophy [Paffenroth]
  • Met with representatives of Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D) at her White Plains office with Jay Wegimont (Class of 2013) and Matt Southworth (Friends Committee for National Legislation) to lobby for greater emphasis on appropriation of funds from defense budget to state department toward diplomacy and peacemaking. [Delgado]
  • Freshman Advisor [Procario-Foley]
  • Freshman Learning Community (interdisciplinary) Faculty [Procario-Foley]
  • At student requests participated in Democracy Matters Panel on the Presidential Election
  • Preventing Interpersonal Violence Workshop: Training and Presented to two sets of freshmen advisees)[Procario-Foley]

Grants Applied for or Received

  • Louisville Institute for the Study of American Religion, First Book Grant for Minority Scholars, awarded March 2011 and extended to July 2013.  [Delgado]

Co-/Extra-Curricular Programs Created for/with Students and/or the Public at Iona

  • Jose Limon Dance Company performance of "There is a Time" - moderator of post-performance discussion, sponsored by Fine and Performing Arts Department and Arts Council (Iona College) [Delgado]
  • International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies, Moderator - session on “Social Justice, the Oppressed and Marginalized” (Iona College) [Delgado]
  • Women's Studies Program "And It's Only Tuesday" lecture, "From Sexual Violence to Loving Sex: Envisioning Christian Sexual Ethics through Latina Experience" (Iona College) [Delgado]
  • Counseling Center "Love Shouldn't Hurt" program, Featured presenter, "A Journey Toward Healing: One Woman's Story of Survival and Triumph Over Acquaintance Rape" (Iona College) [Delgado]
  • Student Development Diversity Committee, Black History Month Program, Co-moderator (with Professor LaThell Sebastian Smith) "Black in Latin America" (Iona College) [Delgado]
  • Peace and Justice Studies Program in collaboration with Marketing Department, International Business Club, Marketing Club, Students for Peace, “Creating Change through Chocolate:  Social Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability and the Madecasse Story,” with Joe Salvatore, Marketing Director of Madecasse (Iona College) [Delgado]
  • Fine and Performing Arts Department production of Phaedra, moderator of post-performance discussion (Iona College). [Delgado]
  • Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Faculty representative for Open House Event (Iona College) [Delgado]
  • Multiple Programs for 2012-2013 Iona Spirituality Institute  and The Thomas Berry Forum for Ecological Dialogue at Iona [Deignan and Brown]
  • Public Programs of the Driscoll Professorship in Jewish-Catholic Studies AY12-13 [Procario-Foley]:
    • Thomas Merton and Abraham Joshua Heschel: Partners in Prayer, Peace, and Interfaith Dialogue, Guest Lecturer: Dr. Mary Christine Athans, B.V.M. Ph.D. [Deignan, co-sponsor with ISI]
    • Faith in the Public Square: Jewish and Catholic Perspectives on Religion and Voting, Guest Lecturers:  Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, president of the National Center for Jewish Learning and Leadership and Dr. Nicholas Cafardi, J.D., J.C.D., Duquesne University
    • The Other Peace Process--Interreligious Dialogue in the Service of Peace
      Guest lecturers:  Rabbi Dr. Ron Kronish, Director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI) and Kadi Iyad Zahalka, Kadi of Jerusalem
    • Kristallnacht Commemoration
      Presenters: Music Amici and Survivor Judith Goldstein
    • Healing After Violence: Approaches of Different Faith Traditions, Guest Lecturers: Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski, Skirball Institute and Dr. Lisa Cataldo, Ph.D., Fordham University
    • The Holocaust, the Covenant and Religious Responsibility: Reflections on Christian-Jewish Witness, Guest Lecturer: Rabbi Eugene Korn,of the Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation in Israel, North American Director
    • Coalition for Mutual Respect Interfaith Seder
    • The Arc of Holocaust Memory after 9/11:  The Cases of Berlin and New York City, The William H. Donat Shoah Commemoration; Guest Lecturer: Dr. James E. Young, Director, Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies - University of Massachusetts Amherst


  • The Ursuline School (New Rochelle), assisted with the development of an anti-bullying policy for the all-girls Catholic high school, with an emphasis on incorporating Catholic Social Teaching, a culture of empathy and principles of restorative justice. [Delgado]
  • American Academy of Religion Conference (Chicago, IL), conducted interviews for Religious Studies Department faculty position. [Delgado and Procario-Foley]
  • Iona Preparatory School (New Rochelle), Leadership Development Retreat, Don Bosco Retreat Center, Guided Meditation facilitator. [Delgado]
  • Fund for Theological Education, 2013 Consultation on Doctoral Education, Workshop facilitator and consultant, "Mentoring" (Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, IN) [Delgado]
  • Assessment Summit [Procario-Foley]
  • Admissions open house presentations, [Delgado and Procario-Foley],
  • Admissions Open House presentations [Procario-Foley];
  • CPR/AED Training with Speech Communications Department [Procario-Foley]
  • “Confronting the Holocaust at Auschwitz,” guest lecturer teaching 5 sections of 8th grade social studies for Albert Leonard Middle School, New Rochelle, NY [Procario-Foley]
  • “Confronting the Holocaust at Auschwitz,” guest lecturer teaching 5 sections of 8th grade Language Arts for Albert Leonard Middle School, New Rochelle, NY [Procario-Foley]
  • Freshman placement scheduling [Procario-Foley]