Dr. Mara Zukowski

Associate Dean of Humanities/Associate Professor
Religious Studies
Kirby Hall 319
Phone: 201.559.6198Ext. 6198
Email: ZukowskiM@felician.edu

Academic Accomplishments:
  • PhD in Systematic Theology, Fordham University
  • MA in Biblical Studies, Fordham University
  • BA in English and Religious Studies, University of Massachusetts at Boston
Positions Held:
  • Associate Dean for Humanities, A&S, Felician University
  • Professor of Religious Studies, Felician University
Field(s) of Interest/Expertise
  • Death and Dying
  • Scripture
  • Morality
Courses Taught at Felician University:
  • FYE 100 First Year Experience
  • RELS 102 Introduction to the First Testament
  • RELS 103 Introduction to the Second Testament
  • RELS 105 Contemporary Moral Issues
  • RELS 201 Christology
  • RELS 205 Varieties of Religious Experience
  • RELS 310 Moral and Spiritual Dimensions of Health Care
  • RELS 401 Death, Dying, and Religion
  • CORE 320 Christianity and the Human Quest for Relatedness
  • CORE 400 Franciscan Vision: Self, Service and Society
  • RELED 503 MS/DL Religious Education Through the Scriptures
  • RELED 505 MS/DL A Comprehensive Approach to Moral Education
  • NURS 550 Ethical and Legal Dimensions of Nursing
Publications/Research
  • 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
  • “Vatican II”
  • Encyclopedia of Multiculturalism, Supplement. Marshall Cavendish Corp., 1997.
  • Book: The Role of Tradition in Modern Ecclesiological Problems
  • (Bethesda, Md.: Catholic Scholars Press, 1998.)
  • Book Review: Scandal: The Catholic Church and Public Life
  • By Angela Senander for Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Spring/Summer 2016.
  • Book Review: Is God Still at the Bedside?
  • By Abigail Rian Evans for Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Spring/Summer 2012.
  • Book Review: Reason, Faith, and Tradition: Explorations in Catholic Theology
  • By Martin Albl for Saint Mary’s Press, January, 2007.
  • Book Review: The Ethics of Intervention: Six Hard Cases
  • By Daniel Lee for Rowman Littlefield Publishers, January, 2004.
  • Book Review: Navigating Right and Wrong
  • By Daniel Lee for Rowman Littlefield Publishers, January, 2003
  • Book Review: Magic and Loss: Death and Dying in World Religions
  • For Addison Wesley Longman, Pub., March, 2001.
  • Why Believe?
  • By Eileen Flynn for Sheed & Ward Publishers, 2000. (Quote from my review of appears on the back cover of the book.)