North American Committee

Below are the members of the North American Regional Committee. PIease follow the links to each member's forum author page.

Anna Floerke Scheid of Duquesne University (PA), Co-Chair

Anna Floerke ScheidAnna Floerke Scheid, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Theology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Her teaching and research attends especially to ethics related to violent conflict and peacebuilding, as well as African theologies of inculturation, critical race theory, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.  She is the author of Just Revolution: A Christian Ethic of Political Resistance and Social Transformation (Lexington Books, 2015).  Her essays appear in Horizons, the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, andTeaching Theology and Religion, and she blogs regularly for Political Theology Today.  

Tobias Winright (USA), Co-Chair

Tobias Winright

Tobias Winright (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame; M.Div., Duke University) holds theHubert Mäder Endowed Chair in Health Care Ethics in the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics and is Associate Professor of Theological Ethics in the Department of Theological Studies, both at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. He possesses previous professional experience in law enforcement (both corrections and policing) and lay ecclesial ministry (youth and campus ministry). His scholarly interests include Christian bioethics, fundamental moral theology, social ethics, political theology, just war theory, just policing, capital punishment, and ecology. He has coauthored, co-edited, and edited five books, including Can War Be Just in the 21st Century? Ethicists Engage the Tradition (Orbis 2015), Green Discipleship: Catholic Theological Ethics and the Environment (Anselm Academic 2011), and After the Smoke Clears: The Just War Tradition and Post War Justice (Orbis 2010). In addition, he has authored numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of the Society of Christian EthicsStudies in Christian Ethics, the Ecumenical Review, and Criminal Justice Ethics, as well as chapters in several books. He is co-editor of the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, associate editor of Health Care Ethics USA, and was book review editor for the journal, Political TheologyProfile

Victor Carmona of Oblate School of Theology (TX)

Victor CarmonaBefore attending Notre Dame and joining Oblate School of Theology, Dr. Carmona worked with the Mexican Catholic Conference of Bishops and the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. He also taught at the Jesuit University in Tijuana, Mexico. In these and other settings Dr. Carmona served the pastoral needs of immigrants, the health and education needs of communities marked by urban poverty, and the academic needs of US and Mexican students. Since October 2015, he serves as a member of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Committee for the United States Province of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Dr. Carmona specializes in Christian immigration ethics and theologies of migration. His ongoing research assesses the criteria U.S. immigration policy uses to distribute permanent residency visas.

William O'Neill, SJ of the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (CA)

William O'NeillWilliam O’Neill, S.J. is a member of the Society of Jesus and associate professor of social ethics at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, and a visiting professor at the Jesuit School of Theology, “Hekima” in Nairobi. He received his doctorate from Yale in 1988.  His writing include The Ethics of Our Climate: Hermeneutics and Ethical Theory and book chapters and journal articles addressing questions of human rights, social reconciliation, restorative justice, refugee and immigration policy, and the Church and public reason.  He has worked with refugees in Tanzania and Malawi and done research on human rights in South Africa and Rwanda.  He likewise serves as Catholic Chaplain at the Federal Woman’s Prison in Dublin CA.

Christine Firer Hinze (USA)

Christine Hinze

Christine Firer Hinze is a professor and Co-Director of The Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies
 at Fordham University. Profile


Bryan Massingale (USA)
Bryan Massingale

Bryan Massingale, Professor of Theological Ethics at Marquette University, received his doctorate from the Accademia Alphonsium (Rome).  He teaches courses on Catholic Social Thought, African American religious ethics, liberation theologies, and racial justice.  His research focuses on stigmatized populations and the impact of religious faith as both a cause of social injustice and a resource for social transformation.  His current research projects explore the contribution of Black religious radicalism to Catholic theology, the notion of "cultural sin" and its challenge to Catholic theological ethics, and the intersections of race and sexuality in Catholic faith and practice.  He is the Past Convener of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium and a former president of the Catholic Theological Society of America. Profile

Chris Vogt (USA)
Chris Vogt

Christopher P. Vogt is Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at St. John’s University (NY).  He teaches in the department of theology and in an interdisciplinary M.A. program in Global Development and Social Justice at St John’s University in New York City.  His current research explores connections between virtue ethics and Catholic Social Thought, and how theological understandings of the church/world relationship affect the field of moral theology.  In addition to writing for an academic audience, he is a contributor at

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