Mara Kelly-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

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

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  

Publications

Book: 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
"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"
National Poetry Anthology. Agoura, Ca.: National Poetry Press, 1979
Office Location:
Kirby Hall, Room 321
Contact Phone:
(201) 559-6198
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Education

Ph.D., Fordham University
M.A., Fordham University
B.A., University of Massachusetts at Boston
College of Mt. St. Vincent, Elizabeth Seton College, Manhattan College, Mercy College, Adjunct (1982-1988)

Positions Held

Felician College, Assistant Professor to Professor (1993-present)
Iona College, Instructor (1990-1993)
Iona College, Adjunct (1988-1990)
Mt. St. Joseph Academy, Teacher (1978-1979)