Fellows of the 2002 Class

James O'Keefe's picture
  • Ph.D., Police Science and Administration, Sam Houston State University

Associate Professor

  • Policing a free society: restorative justice and the relationship of criminal justice and social justice.

"The Vincentian Fellows Program promotes academic interactions that are truly interdisciplinary and based in reason, intellectual rigor, and faith.As a result, my commitment to and ability to study, practice, and teach justice have been profoundly enhanced."

St. John's University

Rafael A. Javier's picture
  • Ph.D., ABPP Clinical Psychology, New York University
Rafael A.

Clinical Professor of Psychology

  • Advancing our understanding of the extent to which social economic status and cultural and ethnic backgrounds impact on the cognitive and emotional development of children and adopted children
  • The study of the impact of violence exposure on children and adults in the multicultural context

"Being a part of the many discussions with other Fellows and the different conferences sponsored by the Center creates an atmosphere that encourages the scientific consideration of issues of class and culture poor persons as important to our academic pursuits."

St. John's University

Rafael Javier is a Clinical Professor, Psychology and Director of the Psychological Services Center at St. John's University.   He holds a B.A. from Herbert H Lehman College, received his M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University, and is a graduate of NYU's post-doctoral program. Dr. Javier is a tenured professor of psychology and has presented extensively on evaluation and treatment with particular emphasis on linguistic and cultural issues. His most recent publication is Personality Development and Psychotherapy in our Diverse Society:  A Source Book .

Ann L. Goldweber's picture
  • J.D., Law, University of Wisconsin School of Law
Ann L.

Professor for Clinical Education, Director of Clinical Education and the Elder Law Clinic

  • Interdisciplinary collaboration as a challenge to the traditional limits of the attorney’s professional role
  • Advocacy for economic justice for the Queens senior community

"As a Vincentian Fellow, I have learned about the resources and talents of others on our campus.This has allowed me to work collaboratively to help clients solve their problems with a more holistic approach."

St. John's University

Grace Ibañez-Friedman's picture
  • Ed.D., Educational Administration and Supervision, Rutgers University

Associate Professor

  • The development of teachers who work effectively in urban settings and with high-risk students (0 years-6th grade)
  • Inclusion education and special needs
  • Parent engagement strategies
  • The integration of the arts into academic education

"Being selected as a Vincentian Fellow launched both a period of reawakening and personal examination. Surrounded by such solid and caring scholarpractitioners, it is hard not to be moved into action and advocacy when examples abound at our collective table of how to alleviate the human condition by doing what you do anyway

St. John's University

Food for Thought

A Catholic university is called to become an evermore effective instrument of cultural progress for individuals as well as for society. Included among its research activities, therefore, will be a study of serious contemporary problems in areas such as the dignity of human life, the promotion of justice for all, the quality of personal and family life, the protection of nature, the search for peace and political stability, a more just sharing in the world’s resources and a new economic and political order that will better serve the human community at a national and international level.

Pope John Paul II,
Ex Corde Ecclesiae (32)