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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Professorship

University President Thomas H. Powell recently appointed Angela Mucci, assistant professor of education, 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.

“St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was a great witness for not only Catholic education, but also the faith,” said Mucci. “I look forward to continuing my teaching, scholarship, and service in the spirit of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.”

Mucci teaches special education courses at the Mount and earned her B.A. in Special Education from the University of St. Francis, as well as her M.A. and Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of South Florida. Her dissertation, titled: Guided by the Spirit: Understanding Student Behavior and Theological Philosophy Through the Lens of Secondary Catholic School Teachers, examined secondary Catholic school teachers perceptions and responses towards challenging behavior. While completing her master’s degree, she was a special education teacher of second- and third-grade students with emotional or behavioral disorders.

Her research interests include disability and Catholic social teaching, inclusive education in Catholic schools, and teacher education.

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