School of Education & Human Services
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professorship
In May 2010, President Thomas H. Powell names Dr. Caroline Eick as the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor. This professorship is awarded to a faculty member of the School of Education and Human Services who devotes significant efforts to promote Catholic education and to prepare educators for Catholic schools.
Dr. Eick’s scholarship includes paper presentations on Catholic education at peer-reviewed national conferences such as the American Educational Research Association and the American Educational Studies Association; panel lectures and ongoing research on Catholic youth and the role of Catholic schools in U.S. and international education. Dr. Eick’s course Globalization and Education devotes significant attention to the role of Catholic schools in the U.S. and in the French Cameroon. Her most recent lecture, entitled: "Catholic Schools and the Common Good" was presented as part of a panel organized through Educators for Justice and sponsored by the Center for Catholic School Excellence entitled: “The Catholic Church and the Educational Commitment to the Poor.”
Dr. Eick’s efforts as St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professor will focus on institutionalizing the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Lecture Series. The purpose of the lecture series is to examine the role of Catholic education in the development of educational systems more broadly and in the nurturing of democratic relationships in the United States and abroad.
Finally, Dr. Eick also intends to begin a historical inquiry into the changes and adaptations of urban Catholic Schools from turn of twentieth century into the new global era. She is interested in directing an oral history project that collects the oral histories of principals, teachers, students and parents who attended the many urban schools that recently closed—toward the production of a history of Catholic Education in the Baltimore area.