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Robert Ludwig, PhD is an experienced educator and scholar. He earned his MA and PhD in theology from The Aquinas Institute of Theology (now at St. Louis University), and studied political theology in Germany at Tubingen. His dissertation on theology and politics in America focused on Jesuit peace activist Daniel Berrigan and the Catholic Peace Movement during the Vietnam War. He was “Theologian in Residence” at the University of Colorado (Boulder) from 1972-1979, where he taught Religious Studies and organized academic symposia, lecture series, and conferences on theology and culture. He led a distance-learning graduate program at Loyola University In New Orleans from 1982-1989 at the Loyola Institute for Ministry, and was director of the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola Chicago from 2004-2012. His award-winning book, “Reconstructing Catholicism for a New Generation” (Crossroad, 1995) includes a penetrating exploration of the challenges facing humanity due to environmental degradation, and an exposition of the insights of Thomas Berry and Teilhard de Chardin for reconstructing Christian spirituality for a sustainable future. At Holy Names University, Dr. Ludwig oversees the revision of the programs in Culture and Spirituality and the development of adult learning modalities to make the program more accessible to adult learners.