Mara Zukowski, Ph.D. Professor of Religious Studies

Field of Interest

My areas of research interest include:  Thanatology, scripture, social justice and Franciscan theology.

Courses Taught at Felician College

Undergraduate

FYE 100 Freshman Seminar
RS 102 Introduction to the First Testament
RS 103 Introduction to the Second Testament
RS 105 Contemporary Moral Issues
RS 201 Christology
RS 205 Varieties of Religious Experience
RS 310 Moral and Spiritual Dimensions of Health Care
RS 401 Death, Dying, and Religion
CO 320 Christianity and the Human Quest for Relatedness
CO 400 Franciscan Vision: Self, Service and Society

Graduate

RS 503 MS/DL Religious Education Through the Scriptures
RS 505 MS/DL A Comprehensive Approach to Moral Education
NU 550 Ethical and Legal Dimensions of Nursing

Publications

Dimensions of Death Through a Catholic Lens
(Buford, Ga: LAD Custom Publishing, 2013.)
The Role of Tradition in Modern Ecclesiological Problems
(Bethesda, Md.: Catholic Scholars Press, 1998.)
The Fourth Commandment
in book titled, Living the Ten Commandments as a Catholic Today edited by Mathew Kessler , Liguorian Publishers, May, 2009
The Fourth Commandment
Liguorian, February, 2008.
The Synoptic Gospels
Masterplots II: Christian Literature. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2007.
Fr. James Porter
Great Lives from History: Notorious Lives. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2007.
Sexual Molestation Scandal Rocks the Catholic Church
Great Events from History: the 20th Century: 1971-2000. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2007.
The Subversiveness of the Marginalized Women of Scripture: Models of Faith and Action for 21st Century Women
Gender Issues. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Periodicals Consortium ( Rutgers University), Fall 2005.
Jews for Jesus
The Seventies in America. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2005.
Limited War
Ready Reference: Ethics (second edition). Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2003.
Hospice
Encyclopedia on Aging. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1999.
Death in Families
Ready Reference: Family Life. Marshall Cavendish Corp., 1998.
Catholics for a Free Choice
Ready Reference: Women's Issues. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1997.
Conscience
The Encyclopedia of Modern Social Issues.. Marshall Cavendish Corp., 1997.
MADD
Ready Reference: Women's Issues. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1997.
The Silent Scream (anti-abortion film)
Ready Reference: Women's Issues. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1997.
Vatican II
Encyclopedia of Multiculturalism, Supplement. Marshall Cavendish Corp., 1997.
MADD
Ready Reference: American Justice. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1995.
Sterilization and American Law
Ready Reference: American Justice. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1995.
Death and Dying
Ready Reference: Ethics. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1994.
Untitled
Poetry Anthology. Agoura, Ca.: National Poetry Press, 1979.
Office Location:
Kirby Hall 321
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-6198

Education

Ph.D., Fordham University
M.A., Fordham University
B.A., University of Massachusetts at Boston

Positions Held

Felician College, Assistant Professor to Professor (1993-present)
Iona College, Instructor (1990-1993)
Iona College, Adjunct (1988-1990)
College of Mt. St. Vincent, Elizabeth Seton College, Manhattan College, Mercy
College, Adjunct (1982-1988)
Mt. St. Joseph Academy, Teacher (1978-1979)