University of Saint Joseph
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117-2764
Wayne Steely, Ph.D.
Diana Valencia, Ph.D.
Mark Zelinsky, Ph.D.
Kevin Callahan, Ph.D.
Reverend Joseph Cheah
Mary Whitney, Ph.D.
International Programs and Students
USJ’s elective, “Social Justice in the City of Hartford,” is a service-learning course that examines the social and political dimensions of the Gospel and Catholic social teaching and how they can be lived within the particular context of the city of Hartford. Benjamin Peters, Ph.D., associate professor of Religious Studies, explores issues of economic, political, …
While the anger and grief from the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School killings in 2012 are unabated, individuals and communities around the world are channeling their energy to honor those we lost, including Rachel D’Avino, a former Applied Behavior Analysis student at USJ. Having completed her coursework, Rachel was a teaching assistant at the School …
The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) hosted its annual Buckley Lecture on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Sponsored by the University’s Theology and Religious Studies Program, the lecture featured presenters Mary Lou Connor ’83 and Chris Doucot, who discussed ways of seeking shalom with our wealth and our neighbors. Connor, a USJ alumna with decades of …
National Nutrition Month is a nutrition and information campaign that focuses on the importance of making informed food choices, developing healthy eating habits, and embracing physical activity. Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this campaign is celebrated annually in March. The University of Saint Joseph’s (USJ) School of Health and Natural Sciences share …
Since its founding in 1932, the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) has remained dedicated to providing a rigorous education that prepares students for successful careers after graduation. Many of these careers, which span a wide range of fields, were recently named to U.S. News and World Report’s “25 Best Jobs of 2018” list, demonstrating USJ’s …
The University of Saint Joseph ranked in the top 10 of the Best Colleges in Connecticut for 2017-2018. College Consensus, a school ranking publisher, notes it “averages the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores from around the web to produce a unique College Consensus rating …
The Ethics of Silence: An Interdisciplinary Case Analysis Approach, by Nancy Billias, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy. Book Talk and Signing, March 23, 2018 from 6-7:15 p.m. This volume is an interdisciplinary exploration of the modalities, meanings, and practices of silence in contemporary social discourse. How is silence treated in different cultures? In a globalized world, how is silence …