CDU faculty chair Matthew Bunson, PhDDr. Matthew E. Bunson is Faculty Liaison for CDU. He is also Senior Contributor for EWTN, including work with its TV, radio, print, and publishing divisions, including the National Catholic Register where he holds the title of Senior Editor.

Dr. Bunson is also a senior fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and is the author or co-author of over fifty books including: The Encyclopedia of Catholic History, The Pope Encyclopedia, We Have a Pope! Benedict XVI, The Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages, and the Encyclopedia of Saints. He served as general editor of Our Sunday Visitor's Catholic Almanac and the editor of The Catholic Answer Magazine for Our Sunday Visitor. His book, Pope Francis (2013, Our Sunday Visitor), was the first English-language biography of the new pontiff and won the biography of the year from the Association of Catholic Publishers. His Encyclopedia of American Catholic History (2014, Our Sunday Visitor) won reference book of the year from the Catholic Press Association.

During the 2005 and 2013 papal interregnums and conclaves, Dr. Bunson served as a special consultant to USA Today and appears as a guest on many television and radio programs, including MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, Catholic Answers, and Relevant Radio. Aside from his PhD in Church History from the Graduate Theological Foundation, he holds a Bachelor's degree in History, two Master's degrees in Theology with specializations in Pastoral Theology and Church History, and a doctorate in Pastoral Theology.

For CDU, Dr. Bunson has created and taught many courses and seminars. He led a three part series on the history of the Catholic Church in America, and he has also addressed The Crusades and the Inquisition and other important Church related historical topics. All of these courses and seminars have been well received.
 

President

President
Marianne Evans Mount, Ph.D. Marianne Evans Mount became president of Catholic Distance University in 2008. She has served in a variety of leadership positions since the founding of CDU in 1983 as a catechetical...
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Director of Program Development and Strategy

Director of Program Development and Strategy
Suzanne Robinson, MA Currently the Director of Program Development and Strategy, Suzanne Robinson has previously served as special projects manager, course development editor, and registrar. Suzanne collaborates...
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Academic Dean

Academic Dean
Peter Brown, Ph.D. Peter received a BA from Yale University and a MA in Theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville. In addition to being a middle school teacher and an adjunct instructor at CDU,...
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Dean of Catechetical Programs

Dean of Catechetical Programs
Sr. Mary Margaret Ann Schlather, SND Sr. Mary Margaret Ann Schlather is a Sister of Notre Dame from the Chardon, Ohio, Province and the Dean of Catechetical Programs for CDU. Sister is an experienced...
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Faculty Liaison

Faculty Liaison
Dr. Matthew E. Bunson is Faculty Liaison for CDU. He is also Senior Contributor for EWTN, including work with its TV, radio, print, and publishing divisions, including the National Catholic Register where...
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