Panelists & Moderators
Vice Provost for Faculty, Professor, Department of Psychology
Dr. Vaidya is a Professor of the Department of Psychology, Georgetown University and an investigator at the Children’s Research Institute, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC. Her graduate training is in Developmental Psychology from Syracuse University and her post-doctoral training is in Cognitive Neuroscience from Stanford University.
Professor Vaidya is a cognitive neuroscientist with a research program focused upon characterizing the functional neural architecture of adaptive mechanisms during the life span. Further, her studies investigate how these adaptive mechanisms differ across individuals, particularly with respect to genetic functional polymorphisms of the dopamine system. Her research involves multidisciplinary methods, comprising behavioral, neuropsychological, and structural and functional brain imaging. Studies include normally developing children and adults as well as those with developmental disorders such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
John J. DeGioia is the 48th President of Georgetown University. For nearly four decades, Dr. DeGioia has worked to define and strengthen Georgetown University as a premier institution for education and research.
A graduate of Georgetown, Dr. DeGioia served as a senior administrator and as a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy before becoming president on July 1, 2001. He continues to teach an Ignatius Seminar each fall, which is part of a program offering first year students the opportunity to encounter unique courses of study inspired by the Jesuit educational theme of cura personalis (“care for the whole person”).
Provost and Executive Vice President (Main Campus)
Robert M. Groves is the Gerard J. Campbell, S.J. Professor in the Math and Statistics Department as well as the Sociology Department at Georgetown University where he has served as the Executive Vice President and Provost since 2012.
Groves is a Social Statistician, who studies the Impact of Social Cognitive and Behavioral Influences on the quality of Statistical Information.
His research has focused on the impact of mode of data collection on responses in sample surveys, the social and political influences on survey participation, the use of adaptive research designs to improve the cost and error properties of statistics, and public concerns about privacy affecting attitudes toward statistical agencies.
He has authored or co-authored seven books and scores of peer-reviewed articles. His 1989 book, Survey Errors and Survey Costs, was named one of the 50 most influential books in survey research by the American Association of Public Opinion Research. His book, Nonresponse in Household Interview Surveys, with Mick Couper, received the 2008 AAPOR Book Award. His co-authored book, Survey Nonresponse, received the 2011 AAPOR Book Award. He served as the Director of the US Census Bureau between 2009-2012.
Groves serves on several boards and advisory committees including the National Research Council Board of the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Pew Research Center Board, the Population Reference Bureau, the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research, and the Statistics Canada Advisory Committee. He is an elected member of the US National Academy of Sciences, of the Institute of Medicine of the US National Academies, of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and of the International Statistical Institute.
Mark Bosco, S.J.
Vice President and General Counsel Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Rev. Mark Bosco, S.J., Ph.D., was appointed Vice President for Mission and Ministry, beginning on August 1, 2017. He also holds an appointment as a Professorial Lecturer in our Department of English. In this role, Fr. Bosco shares the Catholic and Jesuit tradition of education and spirituality with faculty, students, staff, parents and alumni through seminars, presentations, immersion programs and retreats. Fr. Bosco oversees robust campus ministry programs on four campuses and a dynamic pastoral care program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.
A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Fr. Bosco came to Georgetown from Loyola University Chicago, where he was a tenured faculty member in both the Department of Theology and the Department of English. He also served as Director of The Joan and Bill Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage (CCIH) at Loyola Chicago.
Fr. Bosco brings to our University an extraordinary understanding of our Catholic and Jesuit tradition and the way it influences and strengthens all that we do. As Director of the CCIH, he led a wide variety of symposia, lectures, film series, and conferences designed to deepen scholarly research and provide opportunities for conversation on the Catholic intellectual tradition and how that tradition can be “explored, communicated, and renewed” in meaningful ways.
As a scholar, Fr. Bosco focuses much of his work on the intersection of theology and art—specifically, the British and American Catholic literary tradition—and has published on a number of authors, including Graham Greene, Flannery O’Connor, and theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar. He is the author or co-editor of three books and nearly 20 articles and book chapters, and has taught classes on a wide range of topics, including the Catholic Literary Tradition, Sacramental Theology, Theological Aesthetics, Art and Religious Imagination, and 20th Century American and British Literature. He is also the producer, director, and writer of “Flannery O’Connor: Acts of Redemption,” a feature-length documentary under discussion with PBS/American Masters.
Prior to joining the Loyola Chicago University community in 2003, Fr. Bosco taught at the University of San Francisco and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. He obtained his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies in Theology and Literature from the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley and his M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.
Benefits Services Officer and Adjunct Lecturer, SCS for Project Management, Sports Industry Management and Human Resource Management MPS Programs. Instructor for Jesuit Worldwide Learning
Mike Fanning is a project manager with 35 years of management experience in the public and private sectors. In addition to teaching in the Project Management and Sports Industry Management programs at Georgetown and managing projects for the Office of Faculty & Staff Benefits where he serves as Benefits Service Officer, he holds appointments as an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Southern California and at Indiana Wesleyan University. He also teaches sports project management, ethics and Bridge to Learning courses for Jesuit Worldwide Learning to students from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, Malawi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo who live in refugee camps.
His current research focus and experiential learning activities include a feasibility analysis for a “Plow to Plate” project by Chef Jose Andres’ World Central Kitchen in the Dominican Republic, business analysis and requirements elicitation for implementation of the proposed FEED Act, implementation of the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA) within federal agencies, and developing soccer analytics for DC United.
Following positions at the White House and the Washington Post, Mike served as the environmental chief of staff and as the senior environmental executive for the U.S. Postal Service and was Project Director for the project initiation, planning, testing and deployment of the national Bio-Detection System at 275 sites after the 2001 anthrax attacks.
He managed the environmental, energy, emergency preparedness, response, and recovery programs and established his agency’s first Project Management Office. Mike also ran the federal mail irradiation program and maintained liaison with the White House, Congress, state and local regulators and first responders. During his tenure, the Postal Service received 40 White House “Closing the Circle” awards for environmental excellence and won the national “Climate Champion” award from the Climate Registry.
Mike earned his B.A. in Government and Sociology from Georgetown University, his M.S. in Environmental, Safety and Health Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology and studied crisis management and risk communications at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He became a Project Management Professional (PMP) in 2003, won the U.S. Postal Service’s Project Manager of the Year award in 2004, earned a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt in 2010 and a certificate in Agile Project Management from Villanova in 2019.
He holds four patents in emergency and environmental management.
Professor of the Practice and Executive Director of The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS)
Eddie Maloney is the executive director of The Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS), a professor of the practice of narrative literature and theory in the Department of English, and the founding director of the Program in Learning, Design, and Technology. He holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in English Literature and a Master’s Degree from Syracuse University in English and Textual Studies.
As Executive Director of CNDLS, a research center on teaching, learning and technology, he helps to define Georgetown’s strategy to advance teaching and learning practices at the University, including developing innovative approaches to technology-enhanced learning, learning analytics, and fulfilling the Jesuit mission of teaching to the whole student.
As a professor in the Department of English, he teaches courses on modernism, postmodernism, critical and narrative theory. He has a particular interest in the works of James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Samuel Beckett, Vladimir Nabokov, and Jorge Luis Borges, and he has published on Joyce and others, as well as on issues related to narrative theory, film studies, and hypertext fiction.
As founding director of the Program in Learning, Design, and Technology, he works with students to engage in a critical study of higher education through the lenses of learning, design, technology, and analytics. His book (with Josh Kim), Learning Innovation and the Future of Higher Education, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in February 2020.
Director of Faculty Initiatives and Teaching Professor, Department of English
Maggie Debelius is the Director of Faculty Initiatives at CNDLS and a Professor in the English Department. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University and an M.A. from Georgetown. She works with departments across the university on curriculum design, writing assessment, and faculty development.
She is the co-author (with Susan Basalla) of So What Are You Going to Do with That?: Finding Careers Outside Academia (University of Chicago, 2007 and 2014) and a frequent speaker on graduate education. In addition, she publishes work on composition pedagogy, writing assessment, and Writing Centers. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate level courses on writing pedagogy and Victorian literature.
Senior Associate Director for Inclusive Teaching and Learning Initiatives, CNDLS
Joselyn is Associate Director for Inclusive Teaching and Learning Initiatives at CNDLS where she started working while completing her master’s degree in Communication, Culture, and Technology at Georgetown University. Her interest in teaching and pedagogy developed from her experiences teaching in Japan and in the DC area. Through Joselyn’s early teaching experiences, she cultivated a particular interest in the relationship between cognitive and affective learning.
Joselyn works on a wide variety of CNDLS projects including the Doyle Faculty Fellows program, which works with GU faculty infusing themes of difference and diversity in their courses, and the Engelhard Project, which works with faculty bringing issues of mental health and well-being into their courses. Joselyn also leads workshops in CNDLS’ Apprenticeship in Teaching program, supports faculty with course assessment and evaluation, and is involved with the development of Georgetown’s first MOOCs.
Mun Chun (MC) Chan
Assistant Teaching Professor, Doyle Faculty Fellow (Integration of Inclusive Pedagogy Fellowship) (2017-2018); Doyle STEM Faculty Fellow at CNDLS (2018-2019).
STEM teaching professor advocating for contextual comprehension and scientific literacy in Biology and Non-Major Sciences. Interested in incorporating a social-engagement and empathy-building syllabus into content-intensive courses. Subject specialization in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, and General Science Education. Involved in primary biomedical research for 15 years prior to career in teaching.
Vice President for Institutional Diversity & Equity
Rosemary Kilkenny, Georgetown University’s first Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity, was appointed to this position effective April 1, 2006 by John J. DeGioia, PhD., President. In announcing Rosemary’s appointment, Jack expressed his confidence and support of Rosemary, as he stated his desire for Georgetown to be a model in higher education for diversity and inclusivity.
Rosemary Kilkenny got her start in the Affirmative Action arena by asking the Dean at her Graduate School at the time, Kent State University, why she was one of only nine Black full-time graduate students. The Dean responded by challenging Rosemary to develop a national program to increase the representation of Black graduate students. Her tremendous success in this bold effort led Kent State University to appoint her as Assistant Dean for graduate recruitment. Rosemary quickly moved to the position of Assistant Director of Human Resource Utilization, followed by an appointment as Interim Director of Affirmative Action. The State University of New York at Albany lured her away from Kent State University and appointed her as their Director of Affirmative Action Programs. Following a three-year stint at SUNY, Timothy Healy, late President of Georgetown hired Rosemary as his Special Assistant for Affirmative Action Programs. She has represented Georgetown on matters of employment discrimination, educational equity, Title IX, other issues of Affirmative Action, faculty recruitment, conflict resolution, and Local, Small, Disadvantaged Business Development.
Rosemary has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Affirmative Action, Howard Road Academy and National Child Research Center respectively. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Discovery Creek Children’s Museum of Washington, D.C. She is an active participant in community affairs and campus activities. She has given many seminars on such topics as Cultural Diversity, Sexual Harassment, and Legal Issues in Affirmative Action to name a few topics on which she has presented at national, regional, and on campus venues. She was one of five Americans invited to Faith University, Istanbul, Turkey to give a presentation at an international conference on social justice in higher education. Her talk was very well received and covered by the national press in Turkey.
Rosemary received her Jurisdoctorate from Georgetown University Law Center; and her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Kent State University.
Vice Provost for Research
Dr. Billy Jack is Vice Provost of Research and Professor of Economics. He is also director of gui2de, the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation, which conducts empirical field-based research to assess the impact and effectiveness of development interventions. Previously he held positions on the Joint Committee on Taxation of the US Congress, the IMF, the Australian National University, and the University of Sydney. He holds a BSc in mathematics and physics from the University of Western Australia, and an MPhil and DPhil in Economics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
Vice Provost for Education
Rohan Williamson is a professor of finance and the Bolton Sullivan and Thomas A. Dean Chair of International Business in the McDonough School of Business. A member of the McDonough faculty for nearly 20 years, Williamson has played an integral role in the growth and development of the school, serving as Interim Dean, a member of the Academic Leadership Council, as area coordinator for finance for two terms over nine years, and as chair of the MBA Curriculum Design Committee and the McDonough School of Business Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Additionally, Williamson has served on numerous university committees, including the McDonough Committee on Rank and Tenure, the McDonough School of Business Dean Search Committee, the Graduate School Dean Search Committee, the University Mid-Career Working Group, and on the university-wide Diversity Committee, which published the motivating document for Georgetown’s diversity initiatives.
His research has appeared top academic journals, as well as practitioner-oriented publications. Williamson also has written several book chapters and presented his work at conferences and seminars around the world. Williamson was the recipient of the 1999 Michael Jensen Prize for the best paper published in the Journal of Financial Economics in the areas of Corporate Finance and Organizations and the 2003 William Sharpe Best Paper Award in the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis. His research is widely read and highly influential, as evidenced by his number of citations, ranking 169th of over 300,000 authors listed on the Social Science Research Network. He has received the Georgetown University Junior Faculty Research Fellowship, the McDonough School of Business Research Award, and has been a Dean’s Research Fellow since 2003. Additionally, during his tenure leading the Finance Area, Georgetown was recognized as the number one undergraduate business school for finance by Bloomberg Businessweek.
Active in his community, Williamson is the founder and former chairman of the board of UNITY Youth Development, Inc., a 501c(3) nonprofit organization that has impacted the lives of more than 1,000 youth through scholastic, cultural, and recreational activities in Silver Spring, Maryland, and surrounding communities. He also is the chairman of the board of Zion Community Enterprise, Inc., a nonprofit community development corporation focusing on the Washington metropolitan area. Williamson serves on the Board of Directors of TIAA Bank, where he is a member of the audit, credit and executive committees and the chair of the Risk Management Committee.
Williamson earned a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton, an MBA from Clark-Atlanta University, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. He also is the parent of a 2014 and a 2018 graduate.
Professor, McDonough School of Business and Chair of Main Campus Executive Committee
Professor Soule’s teaching and research draws upon his business career (CPA & CFO) and his training in moral philosophy. He publishes in areas where morality intersects management, corporate strategy, and regulatory policy. And he teaches courses on managerial ethics, corporate social responsibility, and leadership.
Professor, Georgetown University Medical Center and President of Faculty Senate
Susan Mulroney, Ph.D., is a tenured Full Professor in the Department Pharmacology & Physiology. Dr. Mulroney’s areas of expertise include: sex differences in diabetic renal disease; genetic expression of growth factors in renal development; mechanisms of acupuncture action in chronic stress. She is the co-author of the textbook, Netter’s Essential Physiology (Mulroney and Myers).