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About Harlan Stelmach

Harlan Stelmach's graduate work in the field of ethics began at Harvard University where he received his masters degree. He completed his doctoral work at the Graduate Theological Union in 1977 in an interdisciplinary program in ethics and social science. A post-doctoral visiting scholar stay at the Haas School of Business in Berkeley contributed to one of his specialties in business ethics. He was the director of the Center for Ethics and Social Policy in Berkeley for five years. He teaches courses in moral philosophy, social science, religion and Big History.
Dr. Stelmach joined the faculty of Dominican in 1997. He is past president of the Board of the Marin Interfaith Council, co-founder and board member for The Center for the Common Good.
Dr. Stelmach is married to Madelyn, a retired physical therapist. They have two grown children, Amy and Megan, and five grandchildren. In his limited spare time he enjoys photography, history of regional architecture, garden "sculptures" and sports memorabilia.

Positions

2001 Present Professor, Dominican University of California Department of Religion and Philosophy
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19982001 Adjunct Faculty/Core Faculty (Associate Professor), St Mary's College ‐ Schools of Arts & Sciences and Extended Education
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19972001 Adjunct Faculty, University of San Francisco
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19972001 Adjunct Faculty, Dominican College of San Rafael
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19892001 Principal, Stelmach Associates
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January 2000May 2000 Visiting Associate Professor, University of California - Berkeley
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19922000 Co-Founder/Board Member, Center for the Common Good
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19921996 President/CEO, Vesper Society
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June 1995August 1995 Consultant, World Council of Churches
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19891992 Director/President, Vesper International
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19881989 In-residence Associate Professor, Graduate Theological Union
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19881989 Associate Dean, Graduate Theological Union
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19861989 Founder, Bay Area Ethics Consortium
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19831989 Executive Director, Graduate Theological Union ‐ Center for Ethics and Social Policy
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19821988 Adjunct Professor, Graduate Theological Union
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19801983 Associate Professor, University of San Francisco
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19771980 Adjunct Professor, University of San Francisco
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19711978 Director/Co-Founder, Information Services on Latin America, Inc.
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19721977 Editor/Founder, Community for Religious Research and Education
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19741976 Instructor, Graduate Theological Union
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19741976 Instructor, Holy Names College
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19701973 Associate Staff, North American Congress on Latin America
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June 1970August 1970 Lecturer, Graduate School of Ecumenical Studies, Switzerland
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19701970 Intern/Assistant, World Council of Churches
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Honors and Awards

  • Honoree, International Association of Sufism’s Annual Dinner, San Rafael, CA (November 2011)
  • Hall of Fame Inductee, Oceanside High School, Oceanside, California, (2008)
  • Community Leaders Mission to Israel, two-week study trip sponsored by San Francisco Jewish Community Relations Council for twenty leaders from government, business and community groups (1996)
  • Moral Leadership in Public Life Award, The Center for Ethics and Social Policy (1987)
  • Ford Foundation Research Grant to study "new religions," with Drs. Charles Glock and Robert Bellah, University of California, Berkeley, (1971-75)
  • Rockefeller Fellowship, Fund for Theological Education, (1967-68)

Education

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19821983 Post Doctoral Study, University of California - Berkeley ‐ Walter Haas School of Business
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19701977 Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union and San Francisco Theological Seminary ‐ Religion and Society
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19691970 Certificate, Graduate School of Ecumenical Studies, Ecumenical Institute; Bossey, Switzerland ‐ Joint program with the University of Geneva and the World Council of Churches on the "Future of the Ministry."
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19671970 M.T.S., Harvard University ‐ The Divinity School
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19631967 B.A., Whittier College ‐ International Affairs and Latin American Studies
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Contact Information

Dominican University of California
50 Acacia Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901

415.482.3582

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