Event Details:
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 pm Central

Join us and Chicago-area alumni and friends for a Zoom presentation with Dr. Michael Hahn, PhD program director, Character and Virtue Education, and Br. Robert Smith, FSC PhD senior vice president for University Initiatives and special advisor to the President and executive director of the Hendrickson Institute for Ethical Leadership.   


Prior to joining Saint Mary’s, Dr. Hahn was an instructor at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University for four years. He also taught at Cathedral High School in Saint Cloud, Minn., and Saint Benedict’s Preparatory School in Newark, N.J.  Dr. Hahn has given numerous academic presentations and his writing has appeared in the Journal of Catholic Higher Education, The American Benedictine Review, America, and Commonweal. His teaching and research interests include the reception of Vatican II, practical ecclesiology, synodality as it has emerged in the teaching of Pope Francis, and the future of American Catholic higher education in the United States.

A Saint Paul native and 1976 graduate of Saint Mary’s, Brother Robert’s many roles at the school’s Winona campus include associate professor and chair of the Theology Department, associate dean for the School of Education, vice president of mission, and director for the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching. He also served as Dean of Christ the Teacher Institute for Education at the Saint Mary campus in Nairobi, Kenya. He previously served as vice president for academic affairs at Bethlehem University in Bethlehem, Palestine.  He also served as chief academic officer of the University and vice president of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs.