McFaul, Thomas R. 1941–

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McFaul, Thomas R. 1941–

PERSONAL: Born October 27, 1941, in Rockford, IL; son of Carson E. (a barber) and Dorothy (a factory worker; maiden name Thalaker) McFaul; married, wife's name Shirley (deceased, 2002); married April 19, 2003; wife's name Sally; children: Kim McFaul Chiappetta, Bradley F. Ethnicity: "Euro-American." Education: Northern Illinois University, B.A. (sociology), 1964; Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley, CA, M.Div. (first in class); Boston University, Ph.D., 1972; North Central College, Naperville, IL, B.A. (Spanish), 1998; College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL, certificate in travel and tourism, 1998. Religion: Protestant. Hobbies and other interests: Aerobic fitness, music, film, art, travel, humor.

ADDRESSES: Home—4 Ridge Ct., Bolingbrook, IL 60440. Office—College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer. Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH, instructor and sociology department chair, 1970–72; Mount Union College, Alliance, OH, assistant professor, 1972–74; University of Houston, Clear Lake, TX, assistant professor, 1974–76, associate professor, 1976–81, professor, 1981–82, acting dean, 1980–81, director of programs in human sciences, 1978–82; University of Baltimore, professor, 1982–85, dean of Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts, 1982–84, assistant provost, 1984–85; George Williams College, Downers Grove, IL, professor and senior vice president for academic and student affairs, 1985–86; North Central College, Naperville, IL, professor of ethics and religious studies, 1986–2003, director of graduate programs, 1986–95, coordinator of cultural events, 1995–2003, acting dean, 1998–99, professor emeritus, 2003–; College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL, professor of philosophy and religious studies, 2004–.

MEMBER: Pi Gamma Mu (lifetime member).

AWARDS, HONORS: Danforth Foundation fellowship, 1967–68; Piper Professor Award for teaching excellence, University of Houston, 1976; Dissinger Award for teaching, North Central College, 1999.


(Editor) The Future of Global Economic Disparities, Joint Strategy and Action Committee (New York, NY), 1985.

(Editor) The Future of Global Nuclearization, Joint Strategy and Action Committee (New York, NY), 1985.

Transformation Ethics: Developing the Christian Moral Imagination, University Press of America (Lanham, MD), 2003.

Contributor to Handbook of Futures Research, edited by Jib Fowles, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1978. Contributor of articles to periodicals, including Journal of Religion, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Religion in Life, Teaching Sociology, Sociology and Social Research, Planning for Higher Education, Case Currents, Liberal Education, Christian Century, Visions, and Religious News/Trends. Also contributor of book reviews to periodicals, including Choice, Sociological Analysis, Religious Studies Review, and Visions.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Peace, Prosperity, and Justice in the Emerging Global Village.

SIDELIGHTS: Thomas R. McFaul told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is to express the truth. My influences are persons who have a similar passion—from all walks of life and perspectives. My writing process involves daily discipline and continuous learning for personal and professional growth. My inspirations come from the great thinkers in the Eastern and Western traditions."