Life Fellows

2018-2019 University Life Fellows

Paul Blaschko is a postdoctoral fellow, having recently received his PhD in philosophy from Notre Dame. His research is in action theory and epistemology, and his teaching focuses on dimensions of personal responsibility.


Kristin Collier is an assistant professor of Internal Medicine, on faculty at the University of Michigan Medical School. She currently serves as the Director of the Medical School’s Program on Health, Spirituality and Religion. Her research focuses on medical education, narrative medicine and spirituality/religion in education and patient care.


Therese Scarpelli Cory is a professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame where she specializes on medieval philosophy, Thomas Aquinas, and theories of cognition and personal identity.
Bill Mattison is professor of Moral Theology at the University of Notre Dame and the Senior Advisor of Theological Formation for the Alliance for Catholic Education. His teaching and research focuses on fundamental moral theology, virtue ethics, and the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas.  He also works in the areas of Scripture and ethics, marriage and family, and science and morality.  
Ernest Morrell is a professor Literacy Education and the Director of the Center for Literacy Education in the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame. His research focuses on critical education theory, social movement theory, English education, and African diaspora. 
Mary O’Callaghan is a public policy fellow at the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame.  Her work is concerned generally with ethical issues and policy questions related to individuals with disabilities, with a particular focus on prenatal diagnosis and disability-selective abortions. 
Sr. Damien Marie Savino, F.S.E. is a Franciscan Sister of the Eucharist and the Dean of Science and Sustainability at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She specializes in questions of science and theology, integral ecology, and ecological restoration.
Clemens Sedmak is professor of Social Ethics in the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame. He specializes in Catholic Social Tradition, social ethics, as well as theories of justice and philosophy of religion.