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Before coming to Franciscan University, Dr. Anne Hendershott served
as professor of urban studies and the chairman of the Politics,
Philosophy, and Economics Program at The King’s College in New York.
Prior to that she spent 15 years at the University of San Diego as the
director of urban studies and chair of the Department of Sociology, as
well as a year at Princeton University as the James Madison Fellow for
During her long and distinguished career as a sociologist, she has
specialized in the study of the politics of abortion and its relation to
religion. Her articles have appeared in publications such as The Wall
Street Journal and National Review, and her books include The Politics
of Abortion, Moving for Work, and The Reluctant Caregivers.
A native of Waterbury, Connecticut, Dr. Hendershott received her BA
and MS degrees from Central Connecticut State University and her PhD in
sociology from Kent State University. She is married and the mother of
two grown children.
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Dr. Stephen Krason joined the Franciscan University faculty in 1986,
after serving for three years as Eastern Director of the
Intercollegiate Studies Institute. In 1992, he co-founded the Society of
Catholic Social Scientists and since that time has served as its
president and chairman of the Board of Directors, as well as publisher
of its scholarly journal, The Catholic Social Science Review.
A prolific author, Krason’s books include The Transformation of the
American Democratic Republic; Abortion: Politics, Morality, and the
Constitution; Liberalism, Conservatism, and Catholicism; Preserving a
Good Political Order and a Democratic Republic; and The Public Order and
the Sacred Order. He also edited or co-edited numerous books, including
Parental Rights: The Contemporary Assault on Traditional Liberties; The
Recovery of American Education; and the two-volume Encyclopedia of
Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy.
Krason holds both a JD and PhD in political science from the State
University of New York at Buffalo, as well as an MA in theology from
Gannon University. He and his wife, Therese, live in the Steubenville
area and have four grown children.
Over the past two decades, Dr. Benjamin Wiker has taught courses in
philosophy, theology, history, the history and philosophy of science,
the history of ethics, the Great Books, Latin, and even mathematics at
Marquette University, St. Mary’s University (MN), Thomas Aquinas College
(CA), as well as Franciscan.
His 11 books include Answering the New Atheism, Ten Books That
Screwed Up the World, A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences
Reveal the Genius of Nature, Moral Darwinism: How We Became Hedonists,
Architects of the Culture of Death, The Mystery of the Periodic Table,
and Politicizing the Bible with Scott Hahn.
Wiker holds a BA in political philosophy from Furman University, and
an MA in religion and a PhD in theological ethics, both from Vanderbilt
University. He lives with his wife, Teresa, and their seven children
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