Meet Our Staff

Who we are and how you can contact us

Doug McMahon, Jr.

Douglas McMahon Jr.
Director of the Center for Spiritual Life and Chaplain
mcmahodh@eckerd.edu
Wireman Chapel
727.864.8587

Libby Shannon

Libby Shannon ’05
Director of the Office for Advocacy and Gender Justice and Associate Chaplain
shannoeh@eckerd.edu
Wireman Chapel
727.864.8907

Rabbi Ed Rosenthal

Rabbi Ed Rosenthal
Executive Director Suncoast Hillel/Campus Rabbi
rosente@eckerd.edu
Brown Hall
727.864.8012

Father Stephan Brown

Father Stephan Brown
Catholic Campus Ministries
brownst@eckerd.edu
727.864.8470

The Director of the Center for Spiritual Life and Chaplain is primarily concerned with the spiritual lives of students and, along with the Associate Chaplain, is a pastor to the entire Eckerd Community. The Chaplain directs the Student Coordinators program. A generous endowment from the late Mr. Jack Eckerd supports through stipend and program funding this group of student leaders who provide spiritual life programming on campus.

The Center for Spiritual Life is overseen by the Director of the Center for Spiritual Life and Chaplain, whose responsibilities include the programs of the Center. Among other tasks, the Director of the Center for Spiritual Life and Chaplain administers The Center’s popular lecture series, relates to local churches and faith-based organizations, especially the Presbyterian Church (USA), to whom the college is related by covenant, and maintains programs that connect students with religious bodies off campus.

The Coordinator of the Colloquy leads the Faculty Fellows in selecting topics and preparing for discussions.

The Catholic Campus Minister and the Campus Rabbi address the needs of Eckerd Catholic and Jewish communities, respectively.

Colloquy

Meet the faculty fellows

Davina Lopez

Davina Lopez
Professor of Religious Studies, Colloquy Coordinator

Jared Stark

Jared Stark
Professor of Literature and Comparative Literature

Heather Vincent

Heather Vincent
Associate Professor of Classics