John J. Dilulio, Jr.
John J. DiIulio, Jr. is the Frederic Fox Leadership Professor of Politics, Religion, and Civil Society at the University of Pennsylvania. He directs Penn's Fox Leadership Program for undergraduates, and also its religion research program. He grew up in Philadelphia and was the first member of his family to attend college. He majored in Economics at Penn and received his Ph.D. in Government from Harvard University. After teaching at Harvard, he spent thirteen years at Princeton University as a professor of politics and public policy. Over the last quarter-century, he has won several major academic and teaching awards including the 2010 Ira Abrams Memorial Award and the 2010 Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. He has also chaired his academic association's standing committee on professional ethics.
Outside academic life, he has developed programs to mentor the children of prisoners, provide literacy training in low-income communities, reduce homicides in high-crime police districts, and support inner-city Catholic schools that serve low-income children. He has been a research center director at the Brookings Institution, the Manhattan Institute, and Public/Private Ventures. During his academic leave in 2001-2002, he served as first director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.
He is the author, co-author, and editor of over a dozen books and several hundred articles. His most recent publications include Godly Republic: A Centrist Blueprint for America's Faith-Based Future (University of California Press, 2007), and American Government: Institutions and Policies (with James Q. Wilson; Wadworth-Cengage, 12th edition, 2010).
Dr. Dennis DeTurck holds the Robert A. Fox Chair, is the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and a professor of mathematics who has authored more then fifty papers on partial differential equations and differential geometry, is managing editor of the American Mathematical Society's "Contemporary Mathematics" book series. He has long been a distinguished and dynamic presence in undergraduate education at Penn. This renown stems in part from his own superb teaching, which has been recognized by a host of honors including the SAS Ira Abrams Award, the University's Lindback Award, and the Mathematical Association of America's Haimo Award for Distinguished Teaching.