The Academic Advisory Council consists of eminent academics from a range of backgrounds who act as consultors for IACS, advising on emerging topics and areas of interest, supporting projects and acting as ambassadors for the Institute in their communities.

David Albertson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Religion, University of Southern California

Scott Appleby, Ph.D.
Professor of History and Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame

Dominic F. Doyle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Theology and Ministry, Boston College

Daniel Finn, Ph.D.
William E. & Virginia Clemens Professor of Economics and Liberal Arts Professor of Theology, College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University

Rev. Kevin T. FitzGerald, S.J., Ph.D.
David Lauler Chair for Catholic Health Care Ethics, Georgetown University

Dana Gioia
Judge Widney Professor of Poetry and Public Culture, University of Southern California

Roberto Goizueta, Ph.D.
Margaret O’Brien Flatley Professor of Catholic Theology, Boston College

Bernard McGinn, Ph.D.
Naomi Shenstone Donnelley Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago Divinity School

Ernesto Rossi
European Publisher and Entrepreneur

Peter Steinfels, Ph.D.
Co-founder of the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture Former journalist at The New York Times and editor of Commonweal Magazine

Jan E. Stets, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology and Director of the Social Psychology Research Laboratory, University of California, Riverside

Charles Taylor
Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Philosophy, McGill University

Patrick Whelan, M.D., Ph.D.
Lecturer in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School Lecturer in Immunology, USC Keck School of Medicine Associate Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital