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Dr. Michael McKale

Michael McKale

Title: Professor of Religious Studies, Director of the Institute for Ethics, Director of the Religion in Mexico Program,
School: Arts & Letters
Academic Department: Philosophy and Religious Studies
Phone: 814-472-3396
E-mail: mmckale@francis.edu
Office Location: St. Joseph Hall 201


  • B.A., University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley 
  • PhD., Graduate Theological Union/University of California at Berkeley


Michael is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Christian Ethics, the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, and the Consortium for Educational Resources in Islamic Studies. Dr. McKale has published more than 40 articles on various ethical, political, and theological topics. He has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to study World Religions, and has twice received a Saint Francis University Excellence in Education Grant.

His primary interests are in the area of World Religions, Contemporary Catholicism, Social Ethics, Justice-Peace, and Human Relative, Religion in Mexico, Catholicism in Latin America, Religion in America, Sports and Ethics, Catholic Social Teachings, Contemporary Islam, Religion and Personality, Business and Society, and Ethical Issues and Globalization.

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