Editor’s Note This article is based on a presentation that the author made as part of a May 21, 2014, symposium on student life issues, entitled “Striving for Excellence as Student Life Leaders,” sponsored by The Cardinal Newman Society. Student life leaders at Catholic colleges and universities across the nation face the challenge of caring […]
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About Rev. Sean Sheridan
Rev. Sean Sheridan, T.O.R., J.D., J.C.D., was installed as the tenth president of Franciscan University on October 10, 2013, a position that he assumed on June 1st of that year. Father Sheridan had previously served as assistant professor in the School of Canon Law at The Catholic University of America from 2009 until he joined Franciscan University’s Theology Department as a professor in fall 2012. He serves as book review editor for The Jurist (CUA Press), the only canon law journal published in the United States, and his scholarly articles have been published in The Jurist, Journal of Catholic Higher Education, and other academic journals. Father Sheridan has given presentations at The Catholic University of America School of Canon Law, and in June 2012, he addressed Catholic bishops at a symposium offered by a committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He advises religious communities and Catholic universities as a canonical consultant, and began serving as judge of the Diocesan Tribunal for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, PA, in 2012. Before he entered the Franciscan Third Order Regular, Father Sheridan graduated in 1985 with a bachelor of science in pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, working as a pharmacy training manager from 1984 to 1990. In 1990, he earned his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and spent the next 10 years as a practicing attorney in Sacramento and Pittsburgh, focusing on healthcare litigation, primarily representing hospitals and physicians. The Cresson, PA, native entered the Franciscan Third Order Regular in 2000 and made his solemn profession of vows in 2005. He was ordained to the priesthood in December 2006.