Fellows

Our Mission

The Society of St. Sebastian is an association of scholars and other professionals in various disciplines who see their intellectual work as an expression of the service that they owe to God and community. In addition to academic and professional concerns, the Society was founded primarily to give the corporate witness of its members to the Culture of Life. Aware of the duty that Catholic scholars and professionals have to serve the whole community of faith, the members of the Society wish to give whatever witness and assistance they can to promoting the Culture of Life.

Fellowships

Our goal is to form a true fellowship of scholars and professional activists who wholeheartedly accept and support that life begins at conception and that we are made in the image of God and imbued with Natural Law and this reality ought to be reflected within the civil law.

 

This fellowship of our members will provide an opportunity for qualified scholars and professional activists to share their special competencies and interests and enlist such competencies in disciplinary and interdisciplinary research.


The expertise and experience of our members will help facilitate communication in support of the Culture of Life through publications, individual and shared scholarly work, lectures, conferences, and the like.

Academic Fellow

 

 

You will be awarded an Academic Fellow if an article you submitted is accepted for publication in the Society of St. Sebastian’s quarterly journal, Bioethics in Law & Culture. You will be recognized as an Academic Fellow of the Society for your scholarly contribution and may identify yourself as such.

 

You will be awarded a Public Policy Fellow if legislative testimony you submitted is accepted for publication in the Society of St. Sebastian’s quarterly journal, Bioethics in Law & Culture. You will be recognized as a Public Policy Fellow of the Society for your contribution to public policy and may identify yourself as such. 

 

You will be recognized as a Fellow if you contribute at least two articles to the weekly column, Sebastian’s Point. You may identify yourself as a Fellow of the Society for your contributions.

Public Policy Fellow

Fellow

Society of St. Sebastian 2020 Fellows

Academic Fellows:

 

Skylar Covich, Ph.D.

National Committee

American Solidarity Party

Catherine Glenn Foster, M.A., J.D.,

President/CEO

Americans United for Life

David Franks, Ph.D.

Chairman

Massachusetts Citizens for Life

Chris Maska, J.D.

Vice President/General Counsel

Texas Alliance for Life

Steve Meyer, S.T.D.

Assistant Professor

University of St. Thomas (HOU)

Michael New, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

Catholic University of America

Jonathan Saenz, J.D.

President

Texas Values

Public Policy Fellows:

 

Caitlyn Dixson

Executive Director

Iowa Right to Life

Nicole Hudgens

Bradley Kehr, J.D.

Rebecca Kiessling, J.D.

President

Save the One

Paul Linton, J.D.

National Pro-Life Author & Consultant

Tessa Longbons

Charlotte Lozier Institute

Rachel Morrison, J.D.

Joe Pojman, Ph.D.

Executive Director

Texas Alliance for Life

Bernadette Tasy, M.A.

Students for Life Action-California

Deanna Wallace, J.D.

Communications Officer

Louisiana Attorney General’s Office

 

Fellows:

 

Katie Breckenridge

Operations Manager

Them Before Us

Deirdre Cooper

Policy Analyst

Texas Alliance for Life

Fred Deutsch, D.C.

President

South Dakota Right to Life

Ingrid Duran

State Legislative Director

National Right to Life

Myrna Maloney Flynn

President

Massachusetts Citizens for Life

Maria Gallagher

Legislative Director

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

Amy Gehrke

Vice President of Advancement & Development

Wisconsin Right to Life

Jacqueline Harvey Abernathy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Tarleton State University

Therese Hessler

President

Ashlar Government Relations

Mary Kate Knorr

Executive Director

Illinois Right to Life

Jennifer Popik, J.D. 

Federal Legislative Director

National Right to Life

Jalesia McQueen, J.D.

Co-Founder

Embryo Defense

Sarah St. Onge

National Pro-Life Author

Jessica Stanton, J.D. 

Public Affairs Specialist 

Oregon Right to Life

Heather Weininger

Executive Director

Wisconsin Right to Life

Kyleen Wright

President

Texans for Life Coalition

Society of St. Sebastian 2019 Fellows

Academic Fellows:

 

Ashleen Bagnulo, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science, Texas State University

 

Dorinda Bordlee, JD

Vice President & Senior Counsel

Bioethics Defense Fund

Kody Cooper, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Political Science and Public Service, University of Tennessee- Chattanooga

 

Catherine Glenn Foster, MA, JD

President & CEO

Americans United for Life

Chris Maska, JD

Vice President & General Counsel

Texas Alliance for Life

Nik Nikas, JD

President & General Counsel

Bioethics Defense Fund

 

 

Public Policy Fellows:

 

Evangeline Bartz, JD

Corporate Counsel & Vice President of Operations

Americans United for Life

Ingrid Duran

State Legislation Director

National Right to Life

Nancy Elliott

Executive Director

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, USA

 

Therese Hessler

Associate Director

Maryland Catholic Conference

Jennifer Lahl

President

Center for Bioethics and Culture

Rachel Morrison, JD

Litigation Counsel

Americans United for Life

 

Deanna Wallace, JD

Communications Officer

Louisiana Attorney General's Office

 

 

Fellows:

Deirdre Cooper

Policy Analyst

Texas Alliance for Life

Fred Deutsch, DC

President

South Dakota Right to Life

 

Maria Gallagher

Legislative Director

Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

 

Lori Kehoe

Board Member

National Right to Life

 

Rebecca Kiessling, JD

President

Save the One

Steven Meyer, STD

Assistant Professor

University of St. Thomas (Houston)

 

Jennifer Popik, JD

Federal Legislative Director

National Right to Life

Heather Weininger

Executive Director

Wisconsin Right to Life