The Research Fellow Program has been established to create opportunities to engage in scholarship and research on the the relationship of Catholic social thought and business.  The John A. Ryan Institute supports researchers specifically from the Opus College of Business of the University of St. Thomas as well as Non-Resident Fellows. 

This collaboration between Catholic Studies and the Opus College of Business creates conditions for St. Thomas to enhance the mission-driven character of its business education. The fellowship opportunity enhances the Catholic mission of the Opus College of Business by fostering the unity of knowledge and the integration of the curriculum.  

The Opus Research Fellowship provides a two-course release for the year, allowing the Ryan Fellow the time to work on the important relationships and practices of Catholic social thought and business and to contribute to the living tradition of the Church. Besides research, the fellows consult with and advise the Ryan Institute on integrating Catholic social thought with business research and education.

Learn more about our Opus Research Fellows:

Dr. Jeanne Buckeye

Dr. Kenneth Goodpaster

Dr. Robert Kennedy

T. Dean Maines

Dr. Susan Marsnik

Dr. Rosemarie Monge

Dr. Brian Shapiro


Learn more about our Non-Resident Research Fellows:

Fr. Peter Klasvogt, Germany

Dr. Ann Marie Klein, Chicago