Bege Dauda, Ph.D., is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Saint Joseph's University's Institute for Clinical Bioethics. He is an Associate Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Global Health. He completed his Ph.D. in Biomedical Science in 2015 at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics and Law, Katholieke University (KU) Leuven, Belgium. His dissertation addressed the ethical aspects of biomedical research in developing countries, with an emphasis on benefit sharing in the conduct of health research. Prior to his doctoral study, Bege obtained an Erasmus Mundus Master of Bioethics from KU Leuven and a Master in Public Health from Umea University, Sweden. Bege also has an interest in the ethics of sample sharing and transfer as well as capacity building in research in Low and Middle Income Countries.
Nathaniel Blanton Hibner, Ph.D., is director of ethics for the Catholic Health Association of the United States. In this role, he provides research and suggested implementation of the church's moral tradition for CHA member organizations in areas of clinical and organizations ethics. Together with CHA's senior director of theology and ethics, Nathaniel creates educational and formational programming on moral theology and its relationship to current topics for the Catholic health ministry.
Prior to joining CHA in 2017, Nathaniel earned his Ph.D. from the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University, where he researched organizational ethics, bioethics and Catholic health care ethics. He also taught an undergraduate course on Foundations in Health Care Ethics. He earned a bachelor's degree in political science and theology and a master's degree in theological studies from Boston College. He also has a master's degree in health care ethics from Saint Louis University.
Brian M. Kane is senior director of ethics for the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA). Dr. Kane serves as a resource for CHA members, including theologians, ethicists and executives within the ministry, as well as CHA staff and other individuals and groups with shared interests.
He is responsible for developing programs and materials on clinical and organizational ethics and assisting in promoting Church relations between the ministry and individual bishops, as well as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). He is editor of Health Care Ethics USA and writes a regular column for Health Progress.
Prior to joining CHA in September 2019, Dr. Kane was dean of the division of liberal arts and social sciences, and director of international academic affairs at DeSales University, Center Valley, Penn.
In his role at DeSales, Dr. Kane managed the academic programs of one of five divisions, and was responsible for negotiating, assessing and maintaining the academic international partnerships of the university. He was also legal representative to Italy and the Vatican and served as representative to the Salesian communities in Arusha, Tanzania; Bangalore, India; and Guwahati, India.
In addition, he was consultant to the ethics program at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Allentown, Penn., where he conducted clinical ethical consults, advised on polices regarding bioethics, assisted with ethics education, and served on the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
Dr. Kane writes and lectures on issues in bioethics, health care and Catholic moral teaching. Publications include The Blessing of Life: An Introduction to Catholic Bioethics (Rowman and Littlefield, 2011); and Just War and the Common Good: Jus ad Bellum Principles in Twentieth Century Papal Thought (Catholic Scholars Press, 1997). Articles include “Pacifism” for the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought (Scarecrow Press, 2008); and, for the National Catholic News Service, “Patriotism” (January 2002), “Is Just War Impossible?” (November 2001), "Vacations and Spirituality" (August 2001), "New Catholic Marriage Traditions" (June 2001), and "GenX Catholics" (October 2000).
Dr. Kane received his bachelor of arts degree in English literature, peace studies and religious studies from Manhattan College (1983); his master of theological studies degree in social ethics from Boston University (1985); and his doctorate in Catholic moral theology from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisc. (1994).
Michael Kates was born in Montreal, Canada, and received his B.A. and M.A. from McGill University and his Ph.D. from New York University.
His main research interests are in political philosophy and normative business ethics, and he is currently writing on the topic of exploitation and labor justice.
Prior to joining the Department of Philosophy at Saint Joseph's University, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethics at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business and a Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in the Program in Political, Philosophy, and Law at the University of Virginia. In Spring 2017, he was a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at MIT.
Dr. Michael Naughton is the director of the Center for Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota, US) where he holds the Koch Chair in Catholic Studies and is a full professor in the department of Catholic Studies. He also taught in the College of Business for over 20 years. Author, co-author and co-editor of 12 books and monographs and over 60 articles, his most recent book is Getting Work Right: Labor and Leisure in a Fragmented World (2019). His next book is called What We Hold in Trust: Rediscovering the Purpose of Catholic Higher Education (due out November 2020, The Catholic University of America Press, coauthors Don Briel and Ken Goodpaster). He serves on multiple boards including as board chair for Reell Precision Manufacturing, which has plants and offices in the US, Europe and Asia and the board of trustees at the University of Mary.
Dr. Tim Swift is a Professor of Strategic Management and the Director of the Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Center for Business Ethics in the Haub School of Business at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He brings together 14 years of senior management experience with a doctoral degree in Strategic Management. He completed his doctoral studies at Temple University in 2008.
Prior to coming to academia, Dr. Swift gained senior management experience in the telecommunications and high-tech industries. He worked in over 20 countries during his industrial career, and held director-level positions in finance, marketing, corporate strategy and consulting services. While at AT&T, Tim participated in the Leadership Continuity Program, a development program for high-potential management candidates.
His research focuses on technology and innovation management and social justice. His publications include articles in top-ranked academic journals such as Strategic Management Journal and Research Policy.