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Phyllis Zagano

Phyllis Zagano, an internationally known expert in Catholic Studies, joined Hofstra University in 2002. She is the author or editor of 22 books in religious studies, including Holy Saturday: An Argument for the Restoration of the Female Diaconate in the Catholic Church (Crossroad, 2000), winner of a First Place Book Award from the Catholic Press Association, and the College Theology Society Annual Book Award (2002). She has published hundreds of articles and reviews in popular and refereed journals, and for five years hosted a monthly talk show on the National Public Radio affiliate station, WBUR-FM.

Her work has been variously translated into Bahasa Indonesian, Czech, Italian, and Spanish. The Spanish translation of her best-selling book On Prayer: A Letter for My Godchild won a 2004 Catholic Press Association Book Award. Dr. Zagano is a founding co-chair of the Roman Catholic Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion, and a member of the American Catholic Philosophical Association, the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, the College Theology Society, and the Catholic Theological Society of America. She has taught at Fordham, Boston and Yale Universities, and worked as a researcher for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. Her biographical listings include Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who of American Women, and Who's Who in America.

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