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Dr. Rosemary Juel Bertocci

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    Position: Department Chair

    Department: Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Office: Scotus 225A

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    814.472.3013

    About Dr. Rosemary Juel Bertocci

    Education

    • B.A. Carnegie-Mellon University
    • M.A. Saint Vincent Seminar
    • Ph.D., Systematic Theology - Duquesne University

    Biography

    Dr. Bertocci has taught at Saint Francis since 1993. Over the years, she has been honored with various awards for excellence in teaching. Dr. Bertocci is responsible for both introductory and upper level courses. Her primary interests are encouraging happy marriages, eliminating poverty, promoting social inclusion, and caring for creation. Dr. Bertocci invites students to take the step from theory to action, from theological analysis to personal appropriation and commitment. Dr. Bertocci invites students to appropriate Francis and Clare of Assisi’s values and Pope Francis’ teachings, principally as they relate to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

    Dr. Bertocci is also a professor in the Environmental Studies Department.

    Dr. Bertocci has served as SFU’s Chi Chapter advisor of Delta Epsilon Sigma, a national, Catholic honor society devoted to academic excellence and service for over fifteen years, and currently she is president of the DES national executive committee.

    Dr. Bertocci and her husband Dr. Francis Rohlf, Coordinator of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Mount Aloysius College, have lead service-learning programs in Mexico, Honduras, and Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, the epicenter of the HIV-AIDS pandemic, Jamaica, and Guyana.

    Drs. Bertocci and Rohlf have collaborated in areas such as, teaching on "Compassionate Capitalism: Integrated Philanthropy and the U.N. Millennium Development Goals," for Leadership Alle-Kiski Valley, lecturing on "Values and Ethical Issues in Theology, Science, and Technology" in the Netherlands, and securing a grant from the Center for Theology and the Natural Science’s (CTNS) Science and Religion Course Program, funded by the John Templeton Foundation. Their publications include: "A Lonerganian Kritik of the Evolutionary Sciences and Religious Consciousness: The Isomorphism of Structures, Activities, and Analysis" (Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies, Vol. 20:1), "Pedagogy for Medical Ethics in Practice: A Reasonable Approach for Health Care Practitioners," (Perspective on Physician Assistant Education, Vol. 16:1), “‘Till Death Do Us Part?’: Marriage in Light of the Evolutionary Sciences,” International Journal of Philosophy and Theology, Vol 2, No 3.