Catherine Ruth Pakaluk is Assistant Professor of Economics at Ave Maria University and Founder-Director of the Stein Center for Social Research at Ave Maria University, an interdisciplinary institute for advanced studies in social science and social thought. In July she joins the faculty in economics at The Catholic University of America. Her primary areas of research include Catholic social thought, political economy, economics of education and religion, and family studies. Dr. Pakaluk is the 2015 recipient of the Acton Institute’s Novak Award, a prize given for “significant contributions to the study of the relationship between religion and economic liberty.” Dr. Pakaluk earned her doctorate in economics at Harvard University (2010). Pakaluk is also a widely-admired writer and sought-after speaker on matters of culture, education, social science, the vocation of woman, and the work of Edith Stein. She resides Maryland with her husband Michael, seven children, and they look forward to welcoming their eighth child in October.
Dr. Catherine Pakaluk