Basilio G. Monteiro

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Associate Professor and Chair

Division of Mass Communications
College of Professional Studies

St. John's University

Basilio G. Monteiro is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Division of Mass Communication in the College of Professional Studies at St. John’s University and a Senior Vincentian Research Fellow. He earned a Ph.D. at The Union Institute and University (Ohio) in Mass Communication and Media Studies. His areas of particular research interest are international communication and development, media and public policy, and the theology of communication. In addition to his undergraduate courses, in 2010 he began teaching in and directing the newly approved Master of Science in International Communication program. Dr. Basilio is involved in several associations of Catholic and International Communicators.

Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Social Anthropology of Communication, The Union Institute and University, OH

Research Interests

  • Role of communication and information technologies in sustainable development
  • Theology of communication

Affiliation with the Center

Senior Vincentian Research Fellow,
Class of 2005

"Teaching is a privileged and sacred mission, which provides me occasions to touch and transform the lives of the students for the better and introduce them to the larger world of a compassionate universe."

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)