Sister Paula Jean Miller, FSE, S.T.D.



Sister Paula Jean Miller is Professor of Moral and Historical Theology at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida. She holds an S.T.D. from John Paul II Institute, Washington, D.C.

Cosmic Semiosis: Contuiting the Divine, guest-edited by Susan Petrilli and John Hittinger, Four Ages Special Issue, The American Journal of Semiotics, Semiotica 178–1/4, 2010. – Article

The Spousal Bond, a chapter in the book The Foundations of Religious Life Revisiting the Vision, Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious, Ave Maria Press, May 2009 – Book Chapter

Person-in-Time: an eschatological sign, edited by Karen Haworth, Semiotics 2009: The Semiotics of Time, , The American Journal of Semiotics, Vol. 25.3, 2009. – Article

Three-cornered Relations: Liberation from Monadic Existence, edited by John Deely and Leonard Sbrocchi, Semiotics 2008: Specialization, Semiosis, Semiotics, Ottawa, Canada: Legas Publishing, 2008. – Article

Technology and Theology of Earthly Realities in M. D. Chenu, Chicago Studies, Fall/Winter 2001, Vol 40:3. – Article

Why Canonize Saints? The Catholic Answer, Spring, 2001. – Article

Francis: Seal of the Living God"  The Cord, March/April 2001. – Article

The Theology of the Body: A New Look at Humanae Vitae,  Theology Today, January 2001 – Article

The Body: Science, Theology and Humanae Vitae,  Logos, A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Summer 2000. – Article

Members of One Body: Prophets, Priests and Kings: An Ecclesiology of Mission, Alba House, New York, 1999 – Book

New Approaches to Seminary Field Education Practicums,  NCEA Seminary Journal, Winter Issue, January 1998. – Article

Marriage: The Sacrament of Divine-Human Communion, Franciscan Press, Quincy, IL, 1996 – Book




Sister Dorothy Prokes, FSE, Ph.D.



Sister Dorothy Prokes was the foundress of the CREative ACTing method of education. She earned a Ph.D. from New York University. Sister Dorothy died in December 2016 in Pocatello, Idaho.

A Roadmap to Education: The CRE-ACT Way, University Press of America, Lanham, MD, 2009 – Book




Sister Mary Timothy Prokes, FSE, Ph.D.



Sister Mary Timothy Prokes holds a doctoral degree in Theology from the Institute of Christian Thought, University of St. Michael's College, Toronto. She is a well-known lecturer on Body Theology and the effects of virtual reality.

Still and Still Moving, Restlessness: Gift and Challenge (US Pub.: Xulon Press, 2016). – Book

Theological Lessons of the Abuse Crisis, address given at the 2015 Anglophone Conference, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. – Address

The Feminine Vocation in Pope John Paul II’s Mulieris Dignitatem, in Ave Maria Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 1, Fall, 2009, pp. 77 – 99. – Article

Mary, Mediatrix: Exemplar for the Contemporary World, in Mary at the Foot of the Cross--VII: Acts of the Seventh International Symposium on Marian Coredemption, 2008, pp. 143 - 165. – Article

The Christian Anthropology of Vatican II and Virtual Reality, in Kenneth Whitehead ed., After Forty Years: Vatican Council II's Diverse Legacy, 2007, pp. 55 - 71. – Article

Virtual Reality and the Significance of Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body, in Indian Journal of Family Studies, Vol. 4, No. 3, December, 2006, pp. 59 - 74. – Article

Real of Virtual: Theologically, Does It Matter? in Computers, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality: Social, Moral, Philosophical and Theological Implications, 2005, pp. 94 - 112. – Article

At the Interface: Theology and Virtual Reality, Fenestra Books, Tucson, AZ, 2004 – Book

How Does the Immaculate Conception Relate to Every Human Conception? in Donald H. Calloway ed. The Immaculate Conception in the Life of the Church, 2004, pp. 45 - 66. – Article

The Body: Precious Sacramental or Processed Artifact? The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Spring 2003, pp. 139-162. – Article

Convergence of Trinitarian Mutuality and Technological Truth in The Family of the Future, 1998, pp. 47 - 64. – Article

Toward A Theology of the Body, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, 1996 – Book

Mutuality, The Human Image of Trinitarian Love, Paulist Press, 1994 – Book

Woman and Man: War or Synergy? in The Canadian Catholic Review, Vol. 4, No. 5, May, 1986, pp. 7 - 14. – Article




Sister Damien Marie Savino, FSE, Ph.D.



Sister Damien Marie Savino is the Dean of Science and Sustainability at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has a Ph.D. in Civil (Environmental) Engineering from The Catholic University of America, and Masters degrees in Theology and Soil Science.

Loss of Creation and its Recovery through Aquinas and Bonaventure, co-authored with John P. Hittinger, New Blackfriars, Volume 97: Issue 1067, pp. 5-21 (Jan. 2016).  Available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nbfr.12161/full. – Article

Creation: And God Saw That It Was Good, writer for a six-part documentary series produced by Salt and Light Television (2015). Study guide and videos available at: www.saltandlighttv.org/creation. – Documentary

“Nature, Soil, and God: Soils and the ‘Grammar of Nature,’” a chapter in the book, Jesus Christ: The New Face of Social Progress, Peter Casarella, ed. (W.B.Eerdmans, 2015). – Book Chapter

Facilitating Social-Ecological Transformation of a Vacant Lot on an Urban Campus: the Houston-Congolese Connection, Cities and the Environment (CATE), Volume 8: Issue 2, Article 4 (2015). Available at: http://digitalcommons.lmu.edu/cate/vol8/iss2/4. – Article

Atheistic Science: The Only Option?, Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Fall 2009, Vol. 12:4. – Article

The Contemplative River: The Confluence Between People and Place in Ecological Restoration VDM Verlag: Saarbrucken, Germany, 2008 – Book




Sister Lucia Treanor, FSE, Ph.D.



Sister Lucia Treanor is a Senior Affiliate Professor of the Department of Writing of Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sister Lucia received her Ph.D. from City University of New York.

Introduction to Broken Mary by Kevin Matthews, edited by Sister Lucia Treanor, FSE.  Boston: Beacon Press, 2016. – Book Introduction

Treanor, Sister Lucia, FSE.  “What Professors Bring to Commencement.” The Chronicle of Higher Education.  13 May 2012.  Online.  Reprinted in The Chronicle Report (14 May 2012) and Academe Today (17 May 2012). – Article

Treanor, Sister Lucia, FSE.  Palindromic Structure in the Pardoner’s Tale.'”  Michigan Academician: Papers the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters XLI.1 (2012): 53-67. – Article

Treanor, Sister Lucia, FSE. Symmetrical Patterning in Franciscan Writings of the Late Middle Ages: a study in the palindromic structure of language, Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, Ltd., 2011. – Book

Rev: Mary Douglas’s Thinking in Circles: An Essay in Ring Composition, The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 67.2, Spring 2009, pp. 254-56. – Article

Rev: James Shapiro’s 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, Early Theatre 10.1, Spring 2007, pp. 163-66. – Article