Curriculum Vitae


Director, Integritas Institute for Ethics

School of Catholic Thought

St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center

700 S. Morgan

Chicago, IL 60607




University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Business Innovation Services, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training (in progress), 2012 – .

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, Kellogg Management Institute Certificate, September 2006-May 2007. 

Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, MLE Certificate, June 8 - 20, 2003.

University of Illinois at Chicago (May,1992) Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis, Urban Planning and Policy. Specialization in housing policy and real estate finance, program evaluation, microcomputer applications, and theories of social choice. Dissertation: Housing Policy and Common Sense: An Inquiry and a Method.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Real Estate Development, Cambridge, MA. Summer 1984. Class in risk analysis using microcomputers.

Realtors Land Institute training in Subdivision Development, Naperville, IL, 1985.

Loyola University, Chicago, Feb. 1973-May 1974, M.A., Counseling Psychology, concentration on communication skills, human relations, and organization development. Led communications skills class groups, mental health internship.

Niles College, Loyola University, Chicago, 1969-Jan. 1973, B.S., Psychology.

Kennedy-King College, Summer, 1971.  Course in education of the exceptional child.

Quigley North (now Archbishop Quigley Seminary ), Chicago, 1965-1969. VP senior class; IL State Scholar; Nat. Hon. Soc.; Award for Excellence in English (highest English grades); Yearbook literary editor; Varsity baseball.


Director, Integritas Institute for Ethics, School of Catholic Thought, St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center at UIC, Chicago, IL, 2015-.

Acting Dean, 1999-2000.  Associate Dean, 1999-2015.  Assistant Dean, UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA), 1996-1999.  

            Research Assistant Professor, Survey Research Laboratory, 2009-2010.

Research Assistant Professor Emeritus, 2015-.  Economic Development Planner (Senior) 1994-2015, and Research Assistant Professor, 1994-2008, 2010-2015, Center for Urban Economic Development (UICUED), University of Illinois at Chicago.  

Acting Director, 2004-7, Acting director and initiating investigator, 1998-2001, Great Cities Urban Data Visualization Lab, funded as a recurring campus lab, 1998. 

Director (founding), Reynold Hillenbrand Institute; Asst. Professor of Philosophy, Social Science, Regional Planning, Policy, and Management; Niles College Seminary (now St. Joseph College Seminary) of Loyola University, Chicago, 1992-4.

Founder of the Gang Ministry Research Project, a national effort, in cooperation with Rev. Greg Boyle, SJ, of Los Angeles. (Niles Campus closed,1994; Hillenbrand Institute moved to University of St. Mary of the Lake, 1994).

Quality Manager, LithoTech, Inc., Oak Park, IL, 1991-2.

Six month contract for start-up management of total quality program, involving change agency, staff training, operations management, develop custom software, Deming methods.

Vice President, Albert J. Schorsch Jr. Realty, Inc., 1984-1989, 1991.

Managed financial, personnel, and information operations for over $8 million in single family residential construction in Chicago, Deerfield, and Lake Forest. Wrote numerous information and scheduling computer programs. Appeared before planning commissions and municipal board. Past Licensed Real Estate Salesperson with over $3 million in sales.

Treasurer and MIS, Schorsch Development Corporation, 1985-89.

(The Schorsch family has been active in Chicago area real estate since 1911, and were the original developers of the Schorsch Irving Park Gardens [placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the US Department of the Interior in 2004;], Schorsch Village, Merrimac Gardens, Schorsch Forest View, Cumberland Terrace, Catherine Courts neighborhoods on the Northwest Side of Chicago).

University of Illinois, Chicago, School of Urban Planning and Policy, research and teaching, 1983-86,88-90.

Duties: Taught Microcomputer classes for five quarters, also evaluation of student case studies in doctoral level Advanced Methods of Policy Analysis. Wrote microcomputer curriculum, School of Urban Planning and Policy, 1988. On loan to City of Chicago, Department of Planning, principal author of report, The Future of the Maxwell Street Market, 1989.

St.Ignatius College Prep, faculty, religious studies, 1980- 1982. Named "Educator of the Year" at St. Ignatius, 1982. (1076 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago,       IL 60608).

Friendship House, Catholic Interracial Apostolate, editor of publications and staff coordinator, 1976- 1980. Editor, Community Magazine, 1976-78, and Friendship House Notes, 1979 (700 S. Morgan, % JPII Center, Chicago, IL 60607).



For firm Community Development Strategies, (a) program evaluation for Neighborhoods Inc. of Battle Creek, MI, recipient of $25 million Kellogg Foundation grant for five-year neighborhood housing effort; (b) report to John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Davis-Bacon Act, Putting Public Housing Residents to Work Fixing Public Housing: The Prevailing Need Meets the Prevailing Wage, 1993, (c) Worker-based Community Rebuilding Strategies: Linking Rides to Jobs to Housing in Chicago's North Lawndale (also for MacArthur), 1992.

Invited as "Urban Poverty Fellow" to the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy Studies and the Center for the Study of Urban Inequality forums on housing policy, 1993.

Wrote scheduling program for printing firm LithoTech, Inc., 1990.

Affirmative marketing strategy, Academy Square housing development, in cooperation with the Leadership Council of Metropolitan Open Communities, 1984.

Participant, Jewish-Catholic Dialogues with American Jewish Committee and Archdiocese of Chicago, 1984-1985.


Planning and Policy Publications:

Principal author of the public document, prepared in cooperation with the Urban Land Institute, Lambda Alpha Land Economics Society, and the American Institute of Architects: The Future of the Maxwell St. Market, report of the Chicago Department of Planning, 1989-90.

"Demolition as a housing strategy," Chicago Tribune, 2/12/91

"Don't gamble with future of Chicago," Chicago Sun-Times, 4/18/92.

Review of book, Sharing Geographic Information by Harlan J. Onsrud and Gerard Rushton, in Journal of Planning Education and Research, 15(3):246-247, Spring, 1996.

"A cycle of ball court problems," Chicago Tribune, 7/15/00.

"Preserve bungalows--but don't go too far," Chicago Sun-Times, 10/9/00.

Co-editor with Prof. Ugo Buy, report on NSF-sponsored "Foundations of Electronic Government in America's Cities, an Interdisciplinary Workshop,"  March 8-9, 2001.


Planning and Policy Conference Papers and Presentations:

Growing as a University Research Center Leader and Manager,” A presentation on center management and leadership skills During the 2014 meeting of the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations held at the University of Illinois at Chicago, 3/7/14.

"Managing Public-Private Compromise: The Case of HUD's Step-Up Program, a Davis-Bacon Understanding Among Organized Labor, Local Housing, and Federal Agencies," a paper given at the 16th Research Conference, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Chicago, Illinois, October, 1994.

"Toward Unity in Public Economics: a Theoretical Framework for Reconciling the Public Choice and Chicago Political Economy Schools," a paper given to the 1992 Meeting of the Public Choice Society, New Orleans, March, 1992.

"Formalizing Common Sense in Policy Analysis, Management, and Planning: a Method for the Public Problem-Solving Arts," a paper given at the 13th Research Conference, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Bethesda, October 25, 1991.


Planning and Policy Research:

Co-edited with Prof. Ugo Buy, NSF workshop supplemental report on "Foundations of Electronic Government in America's Cities, an Interdisciplinary Workshop,"  March 8-9, 2001.   

Learning Illinois Project, 1996-7, coordinator. 

Acting Principal Investigator, the UIC Neighborhoods and NonProfits Network, a $452,000 Dept. of Commerce NTIA-TIIAP project to connect organizations to the Internet through the resources of UIC, 1994-96:  UIC-NNNet Lessons Learned.


Catholic Publications:

Reflections on “Catholic thoughts on war,” Cardinal Newman Quarterly, 1(3):3,9-10, April 4, 2002.

Quality of life, UIC, and the Catholic contribution, Full Circle: Quarterly Newspaper of the John Paul II Newman Center, 7(1), Fall, 2000

How wrestling went way from Quigley, Quigley Alumni Newsletter, 9(3):8-9, Spring, 1999.

A gripping story of a saint's life, review of The Life of Thomas More, by Peter Ackroyd, The New World, 107(9):20, March 7, 1999.

Catherine de Hueck Doherty, unsigned article in Initiatives: in Support of Christians in the World, newsletter of the National Center for the Laity, Spring, 1999.

The house that friendship built, Salt of the Earth, 17(4):19-20, July/August, 1997.

Catholic schools make the best antipoverty investments, U.S. Catholic, 62(6):22-26, June, 1997.

Biography of the 'baroness' puts fiction to shame, review of They Called Her the Baroness: the Life of Catherine de Hueck Doherty, by Lorene Hanley Duquin, The New World, 104(20):17, May 17, 1996.

Fr. Furfey, The Catholic Worker, LIX(7):7, October-November, 1992.

"Uncommon Women and Others": memoirs and lessons from radical Catholics at Friendship House. U.S. Catholic Historian, 9(4):371-386, Fall, 1990.

The challenge of prayer, Haversack: a Franciscan Review, 7(2):6-7, December, 1983.

A proposal: urban language learning in Chicago Catholic high schools, outline and defense of a workable plan for bilingual workshops, Community, 40:4-5,8, 1983.

Community Magazine, feature articles, editorials, and reviews, 1976-1980.

Review of Strannik, by Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Community, 37(3):66, 1978.

Friendship House today: reflections, Community, 37(3):57-61, 1978.

A visit to Madonna House and to Catherine de Hueck Doherty, Community, 37(3):56, 1978.

Review of The Dispossessed, by Ursula K. Le Guin, Community, 37(2):34, Winter, 1977.

Fall TV preview, The Other Side: A Magazine of Christian Discipleship, 13(2):32, 1977.

Review of The Gospel of Peace and Justice, Joseph Gremillion (ed.), Community, 36(4), Summer, 1977

Some TV shows we’d like to see, Community, 36(3):26, Spring, 1977.

World citizen, Garry Davis: an interview, Community, 36(2), Winter, 1976

Dayspring: letters for friends on Christian practice, three untitled essays in three circular letters, 1975-1976.

The living Niles and the dying Niles,Loyola Phoenix Magazine, 1(2):14, February 28, 1972.


Catholic Conference Papers:

Community Organizing and Social Change in Light of Caritas in Veritate,” a paper given at the conference “The Summons of Freedom: Virtue, Sacrifice, and the Common Good,  Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, Notre Dame University, November 13, 2009.

Msgr. Reynold Hillenbrand: a Reassessment,” a paper submitted to the Spring meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association (April 17-18, 2009), LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA


“Building Our Homes and Businesses without Silence on Life: Integrating Catholic Commitment on Life and Love into Parish-Initiated

or Parish-Supported Local Development,” a paper given at the conference on The Family: Searching for Fairest Love, Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, Notre Dame University, November 7, 2008.



Courses Taught:

(UIC, 1983-) Ethics and leadership in planning, Computers and planning, Advanced methods of policy analysis (teaching assistantship), workshops on spreadsheets and GIS; (Niles/Loyola, 1992-4) Formal logic, Philosophy of the city, Philosophy of social science, Philosophy: ethics in society, Philosophy of human nature, Politics, Sociology of the street gang; (St. Ignatius College Prep, 1980-2) Social Justice, Ethics, World religions, Introduction to Catholicism; (Loyola U., 1974) graduate student trainer, communications and change agent skills.

Public Service Committees/Presentations/Panels:

Chicago Electronic Commerce Initiative, participant, 1995-2001.
Policy Research and Action Group (PRAG), community access to technology working group, member, 1996-2001. Various related presentations.
Assisted Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and Chicago Public Schools in CPS grant applications for technology, 1996-8.
Advisory Council, Illinois Community Mosaic,1997-8.
Panelist, for U.S. Dept. of Commerce "Networks for People: TIIAP at Work" conference, Washington, D.C., 10/28/97.
CTC/Net conference advisory committee, 1998.
Participant, Cook County Assessor's Tax Policy Forum 1998-2000.
Numerous presentations to public and private organizations on information and telecommunications policy and strategy.


Member, Our Lady of Victory School, advisory board under development, 2012-4

Chair, Academy of St. Priscilla Board of Specified Jurisdiction, 2009-12

President, Friendship House Board, 1982 to present.
Founding President and subsequent board member, ShabbonaPark Advisory Council, Inc., 1990 to 2000.
Founding President, Friends of Quigley North, Inc., 1989-99.
Hillenbrand Institute, 1994-2000.
Development Council, Benedictine Sisters of Chicago, 1995-9.
National Center for the Laity, 1995-2000.
Integritas Institute, 1997-2004, 2012-

School of Catholic Thought, 2011-.


American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1987-89, 1999-2005

American Catholic Historical Association, 2009-2011
American Institute of Certified Planners, 1994-2012

American Planning Association, 1984-2012
American Weil Society, 2011-13

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management 1990-1998

Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity, 2015-
Econometric Society, 1988-1991
Illinois GIS Association, 1998-9

National Catholic Bioethics Center, 2015-
Urban and Regional Information Systems Association, 1999-2002

UIC and U of Illinois University Committees:

Administrative Information Technology Services Committee, 2000-1
Catholic Studies Steering Committee, 2002-3
Committee of Assistant and Associate Deans, 1996-
Deans' Council, 1999-2000
East Side Space Planning Committee, 2001-4.   East Side Space Management Committee, 2004-

Provost's GIS Task Force, 2000-
Senate Subcommitee on Buildings and Grounds, 1998-, Chair, 2000-
Senate Support Services Committee, 2000-. Chair, 2007-08, Co-Chair 2010-
Space Economy Working Group, 2003-2004
Space Request Decision Criteria Subcommittee, 2005.

UIC Campus Master Plan Implementation Committee, 2012-15

UIC Research Advisory Committee, 2007-2010.
UIC Research Advisory Council, 2005-2010.
UIC Business Continuity Planning Group, 2010.
UIC Chancellor's Task Force on Sustainability, 2007-2010.
UIC Chancellor’s Committee on Sustainability and Energy, 2010-5, Transportation Subcommittee.
UIC HR Advisory Council, 2009-15

UIC Human Capital Strategy Planning and Implementation Team, 2014-15, Co-Chair

UIC IT Governing Council-Administration Subcommittee, 2011-15

UIC IT Governing Council-Research Subcommittee, 2013-15

UIC IT Rate and Funding Working Group, 2014-15

UIC Ready Tabletop Exercise Planning Team, 2014.  Evaluator
UIC Task Force—Information Technology at UIC, 2010-2011
UIH Ethics Committee, 2015-

Vice Provost’s Faculty Affairs Committee, 2008-2010

U of Illinois Administrative Review, Team 3, Governmental Relations and University Relations, 2012-4.

U of Illinois Business Process Advisory Group (BPAG) for Business Process Improvement Shared Services, 2012-15

UI Council Advisory Group, Advance Illinois Project, 2012-13
Several ad-hoc confidential, administrative, technical, and search committees. 

Faculty Moderator

UIC Circle Cycle Club, 2006-7

Professional Certifications

AICP, American Institute of Certified Planners, 1994-2012
CRA, Certified Research Administrator, Research Administrators Certification Council, 2008-.


2015, Jim Marek Alumni Appreciation Award, UIC CUPPA Alumni Association

2011, Award of Merit, University of Illinois at Chicago

2009, Archbishop James E. Quigley Distinguished Alumnus Award, Quigley Alumni Association
2005, University of Illinois Alumni Association, Lighting of the Flame, Official UIC Torch Bearer, 12/29/05
2005, Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence Award (CAPE), University of Illinois at Chicago
1998, Award for Extraordinary Service, UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
1982, Outstanding Educator, St. Ignatius College Prep, Chicago
1969,  Excellence in English, Quigley Seminary North, Chicago


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