Since its inception in 2003, the National Institute for Newman Studies has become the foremost center in North America for the study of the works, life, and influence of John Henry Cardinal Newman.
Kevin Mongrain, Ph.D., Director
Kevin Mongrain earned a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Yale University in 1999. In addition to his research on the thought of John Henry Newman, he has published a book and several articles on the thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar. Before coming to the National Institute of Newman Studies Dr. Mongrain taught theology at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and Great Books in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame. You can contact Dr. Mongrain at KMongrain@ninsdu.org.
Damon McGraw, M.A.R., Executive Research Fellow
Damon McGraw was born and raised in northern Virginia outside of Washington, D.C. He has a B.A. cum laude in Philosophy from Cedarville University and an M.A.R cum laude concentrating in the History of Christianity from Yale University Divinity School. He did his doctoral work in Theology at the University of Notre Dame, and he is now completing his dissertation on Newman’s critical reception and mature appropriation of the Christian apocalyptic tradition. Damon taught Theology courses at the University of Notre Dame, and he has given lectures and presentations on Newman in a variety of academic settings, such as the Catholic Theological Society of America, the American Academy of Religion, and the American Catholic Philosophical Association. He has recently been named a member of the Board of Directors of the Newman Association of America. Damon enjoys exercising, dining, traveling, and watching film with his wife, Angela Miller McGraw, during his free time. You can contact Damon at DMcgraw@ninsdu.org.
Mary Jo Dorsey, PhD, Knowledge Manager
Dr. Mary Jo Dorsey is a Pittsburgh native who has lived and worked in Las Vegas, NV, and New York City. She earned a BS from Carlow University and a Master's degree (1990) and a PhD (2008) in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Pittsburgh. She has studied the information-seeking behaviors of library and Internet users, noting the many different paths to information. She has lectured and presented papers on the inevitable shift from the physical library to the digital library. She has taught graduate courses in library and information sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Mary Jo enjoys Broadway theater, traveling, sudoku, spending quality time with family, friends, and her dog, Bella. You can contact Mary Jo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mia McIntyre, Administrative Assistant
211 North Dithridge Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 681-4375
Fax: (412) 681-4376
The National Institute for Newman Studies is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is governed by a Board of Trustees. A Supporting Council assists with fundraising and operational needs. The staff consists of a Director, an Executive Research Fellow, and an Executive Assistant.