Margaret J. Kelly, Daughters of Charity

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Executive Director

Vincentian Center for Church and Society

St. John's University

Margaret John Kelly, DC, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, is the Executive Director of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society. Sister Margaret lectures and publishes in the area of governance and ethics, and held faculty and administrative positions at St. Joseph College, Labouré College and St. John's University. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Catholic Health Services of Long Island and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, and is presently an advisor to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Social Development and World Peace. Sister holds a Ph.D. from St. John's University.

A native of Strafford, Pennsylvania, Sister earned her undergraduate degree at St. Joseph College in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and her master’s and doctoral degrees in English at St. John’s University. She has held faculty and administrative positions at St. Joseph College, Laboure College, and St. John’s University where she currently serves as Executive Director of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society. Sister Margaret John has held leadership positions in her community, the Daughters of Charity, and in several professional organizations. She also serves on the boards of several service organizations.

Academic Background

Ph.D. from St. John's University

Research Interests

Food for Thought

Catholic universities will be particularly attentive to the poorest and to those who suffer economic, social, cultural or religious injustice. This responsibility begins within the academic community but it also finds application beyond it.

Pope John Paul II, Ex Corde Ecclesiae (40)