Dr. Tom Hunt to Present at the National Catholic Educational Association Convention

Image of cover of Praeger HandbookDuring the first week in April, Tom Hunt, Ph.D., will attend the National Catholic Educational Association 2013 Convention and Expo in Houston, Texas to present a session pertaining to his most recently published book, The Praeger Handbook of Faith-Based Schools in the United States, K-12. 

Dr. Hunt served as co-editor with James Carper of the University of South Carolina for this two-volume work, which provides a historical overview of faith-based schooling in the United States as well as a comprehensive review of each current faith-based school tradition in the nation. The handbook addresses critical issues common to faith-based schools, including state and federal regulations and school choice.

Dr. Hunt will give a general overview of the book and comment on the chapter that he wrote, entitled "Catholic Schools in the United States from Colonial Times to Vatican II." Four University of Dayton faculty members will then present on the chapters that they authored:

  • Ms. Susan Ferguson (with Ms. Regina Lloyd), "University Consortium for Catholic Education"
  • Dr. George Lisjak (with Brother John R. Habjan, S.M.), "Catholic School Sponsorship"
  • Dr. John White, "Catholic Independent and Unaffiliated Schools" and "Catholic Bishops' Conferences in the United States"
  • Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, "The Threshold of New Catholic and Faith-Based Learning Environments: The Advance of the Digital Culture"

Dr. Hunt has published 26 books with his 27th release scheduled for Fall 2013. The Praeger Handbook is his 11th book published with Carper.

Dr. Hunt and Additional Publications

Image of cover of The Heart of the ChurchDr. Tom Hunt, distinguished historian and Fellow in the Center for Catholic Education at the University of Dayton, continues to publish his research on the topic of Catholic education. His most recent publications include The Praeger Handbook of Faith-Based Schools in the United States, K-12 (2012) and At the Heart of the Church: Selected Documents of Catholic Education (2012).

Through Dr. Hunt's collaboration and consultation with the School of Education & Allied Professions faculty members and partners, research and scholarship related to the work of and in Catholic education continues to flow. Dr. Hunt's networking and strong relationships with editors and authors contributed to the publication of Dr. Connie Bowman, Dr. Rachel Collopy and Mr. Dave Taylor's article "The Educational Achievement Gap as a Social Justice Issue for Teacher Educators" in the September 2012 issue of Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice.

Dr. Hunt promises much more to come, as he continues to mentor and nurture excellence through research and scholarship among faculty and partner schools.