Maureen K. Day, PhD
Maureen K. Day, PhD, is the Assistant Professor of Religion and Society at the Franciscan School of Theology and Research Fellow at the Center for Church Management at Villanova University. Committed to young adult ministry, Maureen Day is a member of the Alliance for Campus Ministry, an advisory group to the USCCB’s Secretariat on Catholic Education. With training in both theology and the social sciences, her teaching and research areas include Catholicism, family, social ethics and religion in American civic life. Her writings on American Catholic life appear in both Catholic and academic publications, including an edited collection on vocational discernment among young adult Catholics (Paulist Press) as well as a forthcoming book on American Catholic civic engagement (NYU Press). She has provided her expertise to the Church at both the diocesan and national level, recently co-authoring the report for the USCCB’s 2017 National Study of Catholic Campus Ministry. Her current work includes her role as principal investigator in the 2018 qualitative study of Catholic campus ministers (funded by the USCCB and Religious Research Association) and a diocesan-wide study of Latino Catholic stewardship (funded by Villanova University’s Center for Church Management).