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Books

2019-02-21: Transformative Partnerships: The role of agencies, church and religious institutes in promoting strategic, social and sustainable change in Africa Wakahiu, J. Paulines Publications Africa

2015-11-01: Voices of Courage: Historical, Socio-cultural, and Educational Journeys of Women Religious in East and Central Africa Wakahiu, J. (Editor), Gichure, P. (Editor) & Njageh, A. (Editor) African Sisters Education Collaborative

Presentations

2020-06-05: ASEC COVID-19 Stakeholder Engagement Survey Presentation Karimi, K. & Lopatofsky T. Virtual

2020-02-28: Changing the Narrative: The Workshop Series - Round Table Presentations Karimi, K. & Lopatofsky, T. Marywood University “Changing the Narrative” Workshop Series Scranton, PA

2020-01-21: Exploring nontraditional leadership training on Catholic sisters’ self-efficacy and latent potential for sustainable leadership skills in Africa south of the Sahara. Karimi, K. Marywood University Dissertation Defense Marywood University, Scranton, PA

2019-11-01: Developing global citizenship through international service learning experiences in sub-Saharan Africa Mudge, J., Loughlin, C., Ohotnicky, S. and Valdez, K. Marywood University's Third Annual CONQUER Leadership Conference Marywood University, Scranton, PA

2019-10-01: Session authors meet critics for the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) publication, Migration for Mission. Herrmann, J. and Karimi, K. the Society for Scientific Study of Religion Conference St. Louis, MO

2019-05-01: Empowering Catholic sisters to address social and human development challenges in Africa: A non-traditional leadership development approach. Mudge, J., Akruvala, S., Luppino, B., Karimi, K. and Valdez, K. Manuscript accepted for publication.

2019-04-16: The percieved impact of a post-secondary education program on Kenyan Catholic sisters' understanding of their lives as women religious: A case study Lopatofsky, T. Marywood University Graduate Research Symposium Marywood University, Scranton, PA

2019-03-28: The percieved impact of a post-secondary education program on Kenyan Catholic sisters' understanding of their lives as women religious: A case study Lopatofsky, T. Marywood University Dissertation Defense Scranton, PA

2019-03-20: Catholic sisters: An intersectional approach to human development Valdez, K. & Lopatofsky, T. Global Status of Women & Girls Conference Newport News, VA

2019-02-25: The percieved impact of a post-secondary education program on Kenyan Catholic sisters' understanding of their lives as women religious: A case study Lopatofsky, T. Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC) Las Vegas, NV

2018-11-14: African Sisters Education Collaborative: Building global sisterhood through holistic cross-cultural collaboration for education access in Africa Akruvala, S., Chukwunenye, A., Shaver, R. & Warrick, N. Consortium for the study of leadership and ethics in education (CSLEE) 23rd Annual Values and Leadership Conference Houston, TX

2018-10-28: The power of sisterhood: Evaluating the impact of African Catholic sisters Lopatofsky, T. & Mudge, J. American Evaluation Association Conference Cleveland, OH

2018-10-26: Redefining leadership roles among women religious in Africa in the 21st century Herrmann, J. & Karimi, K. Society for Scientific Study of Religion Conference Las Vegas, NV

2018-09-26: Collaborating to educate women religious in Africa: The role of tailored higher education in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through ministry Akruvala, S., Lopatofsky, T., Mudge, J. & Shaver, R. International Conference on Sustainable Development New York, NY

2017-10-05: Promoting leadership and ethics in sub-Saharan Africa: Meeting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals through education Chukwunenye, A., Herrmann, J., Lopatofsky, T. & Shaver, R. Consortium for the study of leadership and ethics in education (CSLEE) 22nd Annual Values and Leadership Conference Los Angeles, CA

2017-09-26: Deconstructing leadership to foster systemic change Akruvala, S., Karimi, K., Luppino, B. & Mudge, J. Human Sciences Institute Conference Salt Lake City, UT

2017-05-01: Women Religious in Africa: Perspectives of Post-Secondary Education in Consecrated Life (Pilot Study) Lopatofsky, T. Marywood PhD Qualitative Research Methods Course Scranton, PA

2017-04-30: Opportunity for the periphery: Using technology to deliver higher education in Africa Wakahiu, J., Shaver, R. & Lopatofsky, T. United States Distance Learning Association Conference Indianapolis, IN

2017-04-10: Deconstructing leadership to reconstruct communities: Implementing a servant leadership development program with women religious in sub-Saharan Africa Karimi, K., Luppino, B. & Mudge, J. Wilkes University and King's College Women's and Gender Studies Conference Wilkes-Barre, PA

2017-04-10: Embracing diversity of women religious in sub-Saharan Africa: The role of tailored higher education in achieving the sustainable development goals through ministry Akruvala, S., Lopatofsky, T., Shaheen, K., Shaver, R. A. & Wimmer, H. Wilkes University and King's College Women's and Gender Studies Conference Wilkes-Barre, PA

2016-03-05: Perceptions and Experiences of Distance Learning for Women Religious in East and West Africa: Case of the HESA Program Wakahiu, J. & Shaver, R. Comparative and International Education Society Vancouver, Canada

2016-03-03: Identifying constraints and support systems in leadership development for women religious in Africa Christiansen, S. & Christiansen, J. Global Status of Women & Girls Conference Newport News, VA

2016-03-03: Changing communities through empowered leaders: Evaluating the impact of a leadership development program for women religious in Africa Mudge, J. & Shaver, R. Global Status of Women & Girls Conference Newport News, VA

2016-03-03: Collaborative partnerships to provide educational access to women religious in Sub-Saharan Africa: The case of the Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) project Shaver, R. & Wakahiu, J. Global Status of Women & Girls Conference Newport News, VA

2015-11-09: Examining Effectiveness of Online Distance Learning Model: Perceptions and Experiences of Female Students Studying in a Hybrid Online Bachelor's Program via a Partnership between an American and African University Wakahiu, J. & Shaver, R. American Evaluation Association Conference Chicago, IL

2015-03-08: Reflections on “Ubuntu”: Experiences Teaching African Catholic Sisters Cabral, G. Comparative and International Education Society Washington D.C

2014-10-30: Overcoming barriers: Building women leaders in Africa via distance learning education Wakahiu, J. Sixteenth International Leadership Association Global Conference San Diego, CA

2014-05-28: Colonized and colonizing: Religious life in Africa. God has begun a great work in us: The embodiment of love in contemporary religious life and new ecclesial movements Wakahiu, J. Sixtieth Annual Convention, College Theology Society South Bend, IN

2014-02-07: Sustainable leadership: Lessons and implications of a leadership development program for women religious in Africa Wakahiu, J. & Salvaterra, M. Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC) Las Vegas, NV

2013-09-09: Mentoring: A model of cultivating leadership competencies in Kenyan women leaders Wakahiu, J. Advancing Women Leadership Journal

Press Mentions

2020-07-24: African Sisters Education Collaborative: Transformation Through Empowerment Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia (OSF) Good News (Vol 23.2, Summer 2020) Aston, PA

2020-06-04: Who Do People Trust For Coronavirus Info? In Zambia, It's Nuns On The Radio Baskar, P. NPR Washington, D.C.

2020-05-18: Catholic Sisters Continue to Serve in Africa Fedele, A. SDG Philanthropy Platform

2020-02-11: Home Is Where The Heart Is Gillern, K. Holy Cross High School Dunmore, PA

2020-01-24: Uganda Hosts ASEC Staff Training and Celebrates 20th Anniversary Driciru, M. Association of Member Episcopal Conferences in Eastern Africa (AMECEA) News Blog Uganda

2020-01-06: Improving nutrition, reducing poverty and creating jobs in Ghana Fedele, A. SDG Philanthropy Platform

2019-11-14: CHC, SSJs Celebrate 20th Anniversary of ASEC Dolan, K. Chestnut Hill College News Center Philadelphia, PA

2019-10-22: Q & A with Sr. Draru Mary Cecilia, creating educational opportunities for sisters in Africa Herlinger, C. Global Sisters Report

2019-07-29: OVER TWO MILLION SERVED! The African Sisters Education Collaborative Rupell, C. OneWith Magazine of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Spring/Summer 2019, pp 14-18.

2019-07-29: ASEC 2019 Service Learning Project: Ghana Rupell, C. OneWith Magazine of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, Spring/Summer 2019, pp 19-21.

2019-07-03: The African Sisters Education Collaborative: Why It Matters Reich, J. Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia Blog

2019-06-25: How to Avoid Random Acts of Marketing Evans, M. The Profit Without Worry Podcast, Episode 86

2019-04-07: Leap of Faith - Service brings Ugandan nun to Scranton Heaney West, C. The Sunday Times, Scranton Times Tribune

2019-02-22: Sisters Fight HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa Fedele, A. SDG Philanthropy Platform

2019-02-07: African sisters mark launch of book about work of women religious Achiego, R. Global Sisters Report

2018-10-16: Catholic Sisters Fighting Corruption and Injustice Fedele, A. SDG Philanthropy Platform

2018-08-31: Healthcare and Education for Disabled Children Fedele, A. SDG Philanthropy Platform

2018-08-31: Africa: Addressing Poverty through Field Trips Fedele, A. SDG Philanthropy Platform

2018-08-20: To Africa and Back: A Tale of Two Sisters Dicciani, K. Chesnut Hill College News Center Philadelphia, PA

2018-08-01: Sustainable Agriculture: Ending Hunger in Africa Fedele, A. SDG Philanthropy Platform

2018-08-01: Zambia: A Small Rural Health Center with Big Impact Fedele, A. SDG Philanthropy Platform

2018-08-01: Help and Hope for Homeless Boys in Kenya Fedele, A. SDG Philanthropy Platform

2017-12-01: President's Message: All Are Precious in God’s Sight Munley, A. Marywood University Magazine (Winter '17-'18) Scranton, PA

2017-12-01: Hilton Foundation Grant Expands Education Program to Nine African Countries Marywood University Magazine (Winter '17-'18) Scranton, PA

2017-10-03: Service Trip to Kenya scheduled for spring Ryan, B. The Woodword, Marywood University Scranton, PA

2017-07-20: Catholic sisters: Champions of sustainable development Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC), University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

2017-06-02: ‘Hopes shattered' as Francis' South Sudan trip postponed Herlinger, C. NCR Online

2017-04-07: Off to Africa Lange, B. Chesnut Hill College Connections Philadelphia, PA

2017-03-25: 95 African Sisters Earn Their Degrees Through HESA Byrne, E. Marywood University Scranton, PA

2017-02-27: In South Sudan, Catholic sisters are beacons of faith, hope, love. Wakahiu, J. Global Sisters Report

2017-02-13: Sharing voices of African sisters Lidman, M. Global Sisters Report

2016-12-07: Being of Service — At Home and Around the World Lange, B. Chesnut Hill College Connections Philadelphia, PA

2016-11-21: Catholic Sisters Discuss Sustainable Development in Africa at Nairobi Convening Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC), University of Southern Californi Los Angeles, CA

2016-10-28: Conference Discusses Role of Catholic Sisters in SDG’s Adinda, P. Catholic Information Service for Africa (CISA) Nairobi, Kenya

2016-10-27: Sisters in Africa discuss efforts to protect environment, address climate change Lidman, M. Global Sisters Report

2016-10-25: A dream coming true: Mobilizing African sisters for systemic change Madueke, E. Global Sisters Report

2016-10-24: Sisters of Africa gather with spiritual hearts to focus on UN development goals DeGeorge, G. Global Sisters Report

2016-10-17: Catholic Sisters in Africa Explore Means of Engaging in UN Sustainable Development Goals at Nairobi Convention Onyalla, D. Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM / SCEAM) Accra, Ghana

2016-10-16: Partners Join the Catholic Sisters Initiative team in Nairobi, Kenya to Discuss Sisters’ Role in Sustainable Development Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Agoura Hills, CA

2016-10-01: Catholic Sisters in Africa: Strong, Vital and Taking on Global Challenges McNally, T. Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC), University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

2016-07-13: Sisters' leadership development initiative training (SLDI) Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate in Gulu (LSMIG) Uganda

2016-05-12: Pope Francis says panel will study whether women may serve as deacons Povoledo, E. & Goodstein, L. The New York Times New York, NY

2016-05-05: UISG Plenary Assembly 2016: "Care of the Planet, World issues, Relgious Life and Soldarity" Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate in Gulu (LSMIG) Uganda

2016-04-05: Q&A with Sr. Mary Owusu Frimpong, bringing health care to the margins Lidman, M. Global Sisters Report

2016-03-29: Dormitory expansion in Tanzania is slow but keeps girls in school Lidman, M. Global Sisters Report

2016-02-01: Staff Spotlight: Sister Kathryn Miller's Work in Africa Continues to Inspire Gallagher, M. Chesnut Hill College Connections Philadelphia, PA

2016-01-28: Sharing voices of sisters in Tanzania and Kenya Lidman, M. Global Sisters Report

2016-01-01: Catholic sisters, champions of sustainable development goals Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate in Gulu (LSMIG) Uganda

2015-11-20: Sisters in Africa discuss: Anticipating Pope Francis’ visit Lidman, M. Global Sisters Report

2015-11-02: Catholic Sisters Lead the Way in Africa Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC), University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

2015-10-16: Voices of Courage: New Publication on Catholic Sisters in Africa Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst (GHR) Foundation GHR Foundation

2015-09-21: Handing the Pen to African Sisters Lidman, M. Global Sisters Report

2015-09-06: Students have unforgettable experience at Bigwa School in Tanzania Gallagher, M. Chesnut Hill College News Center Philadelphia, PA

2015-09-01: Students Have Unforgettable Experience at Bigwa School in Tanzania Gallagher, M. Chesnut Hill College Connections Philadelphia, PA

2015-06-12: Collaborating for Impact in Zambia Bohmer, L. Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Agoura Hills, CA

2015-02-04: A Pragmatist’s View of Religion Miller, D. Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC), University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

2014-10-29: Not just facts and figures: Accounting is empowerment Lidman, M. Global Sisters Report

2014-10-13: Thanks to Hilton, Sisters are trooping back to School! Kabugu, V. National Mirror

2014-06-11: Marywood University enters into partnership with the Kisubi Brothers University College, Uganda Marywood University Scranton, PA

2014-04-08: Foundation embodies hoteliers admiration for religious, says grandson Catholic News Service The Catholic Sun Phoenix, AZ

2014-02-07: CUEA Seek to Empower African Sisters through Higher Education Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) AMECEA News Blog

2014-01-22: 2014 Site Visit to Kenya Sichol, M. Marywood University Scranton, PA

2013-11-21: College Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Catholic University College of Ghana Chestnut Hill College News Center Philadelphia, PA

2013-08-28: Shining a light on Catholic Sisters Nassif, R. Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Agoura Hills, CA

2010-10-01: An Incredible Generosity of Spirit Dougherty, R. Chestnut Hill College Magazine (Fall 2010) Philadelphia, PA

Publications

2020-06-04: Leaders’ Perspective of Nontraditional Leadership Skills Development Karimi, K. The Journal of Applied Professional Studies (JAPS), Summer 2020, Issue 1

2020-06-04: Understanding Systemic Exclusion Through Nontraditional Leadership Karimi, K. Journal of Applied Professional Studies (JAPS), Summer 2020, Issue 1

2020-06-04: Exploring the Impact of Nontraditional Leadership Training on Catholic Sisters’ Self-Efficacy and Latent Potential for Sustainable Leadership Skills Development in Africa South of the Sahara Karimi, K. The Journal of Applied Professional Studies (JAPS), Doctoral Dissertation Marywood University, Scranton, PA

2020-05-31: ASEC COVID-19 Impact Report, Stakeholder Engagement Survey Draru, M.C., Karimi, K. & Lopatofsky, T. Scranton, PA

2020-03-29: Promoting social justice in Africa through the education and training of Catholic sisters Akruvala, S., Hermann, J., Lopatofsky, T., Mudge, J. & Shaver, R. Papa R. (eds) Handbook on Promoting Social Justice in Education. Springer, Cham.

2019-10-31: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Catholic Sisters Strategic Initiative Strategy 2018–2022 Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Agoura Hills, CA

2019-10-01: Special Report on International Women Religious in the United States Karimi, K., DeFelice, M., Gaunt, T., Gautier, M. Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), Georgetown University Washington, DC

2019-03-28: The percieved impact of a post-secondary education program on Kenyan Catholic sisters' understanding of their lives as women religious: A case study Lopatofsky, T. Doctoral Dissertation Marywood University, Scranton, PA

2019-01-01: Contributions of women religious in Africa as virtuous leaders. Akruvala, S., Warrick, N., Chukwunenye, A., Luppino, B., Valdez, K. and Kelley, V. Manuscript accepted for publication.

2018-05-01: A Case Study: Catholic Sisters in Nigeria Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC), University of Southern California Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

2018-04-30: Catholic Sisters Initiative In Transition, 3rd Annual Measurement, Evaluation and Learning Report, Executive Summary Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) University of Southern California Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Los Angeles, CA

2018-04-01: Special Report on Science and Religion in Catholic High Schools Emurayeveya F. & Gray, M. Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), Georgetown University Washington, DC

2017-10-01: A Case Study: Catholic Sisters in Zambia Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC), University of Southern California Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

2017-10-01: A Case Study: Catholic Sisters in Uganda Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC), University of Southern California Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

2017-06-01: Special Report on Women Religious in Africa Ngundo, B. & Wiggins, J. Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), Georgetown University Washington, DC

2017-01-31: Sisters Serving the World, Measurement, Evaluation and Learning Report for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Catholic Sisters Initiative Strategy Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC), University of Southern California & Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Los Angeles, CA

2017-01-01: Sisters Serving the World (Executive Summary) Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC), University of Southern California Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

2015-10-31: Building the Global Sisterhood, Measurement, Evaluation and Learning Report for the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Catholic Sisters Initiative Strategy Center for Religion and Civic Culture University of Southern California Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Los Angeles, CA

2015-10-01: Building the Global Sisterhood Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC), University of Southern California Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Los Angeles, CA

2015-09-01: Perception and Experience of Distance Learning for Women: Case of the Higher Education for Sisters in Africa (HESA) Program in West Africa Wakahiu, J. & Shaver, R. Journal of Education & Social Policy

2014-01-01: Efficacy of online distance learning: Lessons from the Higher Education for Sisters in Africa Program Wakahiu, J. & Kangethe, S. European Journal of Research and Reflection in Educational Sciences (EJRRES)

2014-01-01: Development of mentor leaders for community building: A case study of women religious in Africa Zaffino, G. & Keller, D. American Journal of Strategic Leadership

2013-12-01: Making a Difference: Role of women religious in bridging Democratic Leadership in Africa Wakahiu, J. Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics

2013-08-01: Using technology to educate women religious in Africa Clauss, K., Wakahiu, J. & Salvaterra, M. American International Journal of Social Science

2012-04-01: Sustainable Leadership: Lessons and implications of a Leadership Development Program for women religious in Africa Wakahiu, J. & Salvaterra, M. The Journal of Pan African Studies

2011-02-23: Evaluation of the effectiveness of an initiative to develop leadership among women in Africa: A case study Wakahiu, J. Doctoral Dissertation Marywood University, Scranton, PA

2011-01-01: Capacity Building: A Phenomenological Study of the African women perceptions and experiences in the leadership training program Wakahiu, J & Keller, D. Advancing Women Leadership Journal

2009-01-01: Developing leaders among women religious in Africa Salvaterra, M., Wakahiu, J., Farr, J. & Zaffino, G. Educational Leadership: Global Contexts and International Comparisons (pp. 245-271)

Internal

2020-04-27: 2020 ASEC Advisory Board Meeting Mudge, J. & Lopatofsky, T. Virtual

2019-05-02: 2019 ASEC Board Meeting Mudge, J. ASEC Board Meeting Scranton, PA

2019-05-01: 2019 ASEC Advisory Board Meeting Mudge, J. & Lopatofsky, T. ASEC Advisory Board Meeting Scranton, PA

2019-01-01: HESA Program Overview Shaver, R. ASEC Staff Meeting Accra, Ghana

2019-01-01: HESA Evaluation Overview Lopatofsky, T. ASEC Staff Meeting Accra, Ghana

2019-01-01: SLDI Overview Hermann, J. ASEC Staff Meeting Accra, Ghana

2018-07-10: The Art of Storytelling Fedele, A. & Laporte, Z. Virtual

2018-06-19: HESA Faculty Meeting Lopatofsky, T. & Shaver, R. Chestnut Hill Partners Meeting Philadelphia, PA

2018-06-01: HESA Faculty Meeting Lopatofsky, T. & Shaver, R. Rosemont Partners Meeting Philadelphia, PA

2018-06-01: SLDI Hermann, J. SLDI Partners Training Uganda & Ghana

2018-06-01: SLDI Program Evaluation Overview Mudge, J. SLDI Partners Training Uganda & Ghana

2018-05-10: HESA Faculty Meeting Lopatofsky, T. & Shaver, R. Marywood Partners Meeting Scranton, PA

2018-04-25: HESA Evaluation Report Lopatofsky, T. ASEC Advisory Board Meeting Scranton, PA

2018-01-01: Scholarship Program & Service Learning Mudge, J. ASEC Staff Meeting Livingstone, Zambia

2018-01-01: SLDI Program Overview Hermann, J. ASEC Staff Meeting Livingstone, Zambia

2018-01-01: HESA Program Overview Shaver, R. ASEC Staff Meeting Livingstone, Zambia

2018-01-01: ASEC Evaluation Overview Mudge, J.; Lopatofsky, T. ASEC Staff Meeting Livingstone, Zambia

2018-01-01: Database and Evaluation Manual Mudge, J. ASEC Staff Meeting Livingstone, Zambia

2017-08-08: HESA Faculty Meeting Lopatofsky, T. & Shaver, R. Marywood Partners Meeting Scranton, PA

2017-06-08: HESA Faculty Meeting Lopatofsky, T. & Shaver, R. Chestnut Hill Partners Meeting Philadelphia, PA

2017-04-24: HESA Evaluation Report Lopatofsky, T. ASEC Advisory Board Meeting Scranton, PA

2017-02-24: HESA Faculty Meeting Lopatofsky, T. & Shaver, R. Rosemont Partners Meeting Philadelphia, PA

2017-01-01: HESA, Scholarship & Service Learning Shaver, R. ASEC Staff Meeting Tanzania

2016-10-31: Getting Our Story Out Fedele, A. Virtual

2016-06-08: HESA Faculty Meeting Shaver, R. Marywood Partners Meeting Scranton, PA

2016-04-26: HESA Faculty Meeting Shaver, R. Chestnut Hill Partners Meeting Philadelphia, PA

2016-04-12: HESA Evaluation Report Christiansen, S. ASEC Advisory Board Meeting Scanton, PA