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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: Foundations of Catholic Thought (Fall 2022) and Directed Readings in Catholic Studies (Winter 2023)



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)