|Joan Lane, together with her husband, the late Ralph Lane, Jr., founded
the Lane Center in 2004. Generous benefactors to USF and other local
charities, the Lanes have supported Peace Review, an
international journal on social justice, the Ralph and Joan Lane Essay
Prize, and several conferences and events focused on Catholic social
thought. Ralph Lane taught in the sociology department at USF from
|Kimberly Connor attended Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania where she received a B.A. in English in 1979. In 1981 she earned an M.A. in Literature and Theology at the University of Bristol, England, and completed her graduate studies at the University of Virginia, receiving a Ph.D. in Religion and Literature in 1991.
is the Director of University Ministry, USF Julia
previously served as the Assistant Director of the Joan and Ralph Lane
Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought.
|Lilian Dube is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Theology and Religious Studies Department at the University of
San Francisco. In 1999, she made history as
the first Black woman to earn a D.Th. from Stellenbosch University,
founded in 1866. In 2006, she joined
the University of San Francisco where she teaches courses in Feminist
Theology from the Third World, African Theology, Religion, &
Sexuality and Theology in HIV/AIDS Contexts. She developed a month-long
Service-Learning program in Zambia that explores some key drivers
of the AIDS Epidemic and has led the program since 2010.
|Mike Lehmann is professor emeritus in the economics department, and
founder of the USF Faculty Association. He teaches economic history and
principles of economics and is the author of the best-selling Irwin Guide To Using The Wall Street Journal.
He was part of the faculty leadership team that established the Lane
Center and served as the first chair of its advisory committee.
|Lois Lorentzen is professor of social ethics in the department of
theology and religious studies and director of the Religion and
Immigration Project (TRIP )
funded by the Pew Charitable Trust. She is the acting faculty director
of the Catholic Studies and Social Thought program during the Spring of
2007. She is the author of many publications on immigration,
environmental ethics, bioethics, gender and religion.
|Gerdenio Manuel, S.J., Ph.D. is director of the St. Ignatius Institute, Professor of Psychology and Prefect of Studies for the California Province of the Jesuits. Fr. Manuel's areas of scholarship include coping with stress and traumatic life events and the relationship of psychology, faith, and religious life.
|Shirley McGuire is professor of psychology. Her areas of expertise are
children's social and personality development, twin/sibling
similarities, and juvenile delinquency. She is the director of the
Twins, Adoptees, Peers, and Siblings Study (TAPS )
based at USF. Shirley serves as president of the USF LGBTQ Caucus and
co-directed the Communities in Conversation project with the Lane
|Marjolein Oele is assistant professor of philosophy. She has a Masters
Degree in Philosophy from the University of Amsterdam and received her
Ph.D. in 2007 from Loyola University Chicago. Her primary interests are
in Ancient Philosophy and 20th Century Continental Philosophy, and she
has published articles in both areas.
|Mark Miller is an Assistant Professor of systematic theology
at USF. His interests focus on anthropology, soteriology, political
theology, Trinity, and Christology.
|Mark Potter is the Provincial Assistant
for Social Ministries with the California Province of the Society of
Jesus. He has previously served as the Chair of Board of Directors at
the Jesuit Volunteer Corps: Southwest and as the Assistant Director for
the Center for Service & Action at Loyola Marymount University.