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Graduate Faculty

Dr. John Cappucci, Associate Professor and Graduate Chair (

Dr. John Cappucci is the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Assumption University and the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Religion and Conflict. In this role, John focused on academic revitalization, partnerships, community engagement, and targeted fundraising. These efforts have increased Assumption University’s profile in the past years. John’s dedication was recognized by his fellow principals and presidents leading to his selection as Chair of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities in Canada (ACCUC) in 2022. Prior to his selection as Chair, John served as Vice-Chair from 2020 to 2022. John holds a Ph.D. from Carleton University; a Master of Arts from Queen’s University in Kingston; and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Windsor. John also has an active research agenda with refereed publications in Contemporary JewryCanadian Jewish StudiesFieldwork in ReligionJournal of Muslim Minority Affairs, and the Journal of Shi’a Islamic Studies. His research has also been discussed by local and regional media. In addition to his research record, John also have taught courses from across the social sciences resulting in top teaching scores. He has also served on graduate committees mentoring a future generation of academics.

Courses Taught: Capstone in Catholic Studies (Spring 2023), Directed Readings in Catholic Studies (Winter 2023), and Foundations of Catholic Thought (Fall 2022)


Dr. Bridget Campion, Assistant Professor ( 

Dr. Bridget Campion is a Catholic moral theologian and bioethicist, whose most recent appointment is as an Assistant Professor in the graduate Catholic Studies Program at Assumption University. She has designed and taught various courses in moral theology and bioethics at the University of St. Michael’s College Faculty of Theology, Regis College, and St. Augustine’s Seminary. For many years she was a bioethicist and researcher with the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute, and she continues to contribute to the CCBI Bulletin. Dr. Campion has worked as a clinical ethicist in hospitals in Toronto and continues to practise as a health care ethics consultant, researching, writing, and lecturing about issues in bioethics. Her current interests include social justice and health care, particularly the social determinants of health and their effects on the wellbeing of individuals and communities. Dr. Campion is the mother of four grown children and recently returned to South Niagara where she was born and raised.

Course Taught: Catholicism and Social Justice (Winter 2023)


Dr. Adam Iannetta, Assistant Professor (

Dr. Adam Iannetta is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate Diploma in Catholic Studies at Assumption University. Originally from Windsor, Dr. Iannetta successfully completed his Doctorate in Musical Arts and Master of Music Literature and Performance from Western University. He also holds an Honours Bachelor of Music (Distinction) and Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor. He has taught for the Catholic school system at both levels. In addition to his teaching, Dr. Iannetta is an accomplished musician with experience from opera and oratorio to musical theatre and jazz. He also serves as the general manager for the Windsor Classica Chorale, Windsor’s premier chamber choir.

Course Taught: Capstone in Catholic Studies (Spring 2023)