tHIRTEENTH Annual Pro-Life Science and Technology Conference
Saturday, September 24th, 2016
The University of Dayton's John F. Kennedy Memorial Union
300 College Park Dayton, OH 45469
All biographies current at time of conference.
Hugh Owen is currently the director of the John Paul II Institute of Christian Spirituality and the founder and director of the Kolbe Center for the Study of Creation in Mt. Jackson, Va. For the past 15 years, Owen has dedicated his life to the service of the Church as a writer, editor, teacher, and lecturer. He has written numerous books and articles on Catholic and secular topics. For 13 years, he served as the director of religious education for St. John Bosco Parish in the Diocese of Arlington, Va.
Owen is the son of Sir David Owen, who was an Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations and a Secretary General of International Planned Parenthood Federation. Hugh Owen became a convert to the Catholic Church in 1972 at the age of 18 while attending Princeton University.
He graduated with honors with a B.A. in history from New York University, and received a M.S. in education in supervision and administration from Bank Street College of Education in New York City. He also obtained a permanent license to be a principal or superintendent of schools in the State of New York. Between 1977 and 1991, Owen worked in education, serving as a teacher and administrator in several independent schools, a school evaluator for the Middle States Association, and an executive committee member for the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.
Jeff Koloze, PhD
Technical Aspects of a Pro-Life Bibliography
Dr. Jeff Koloze is president and founder of Koloze Consultants, a firm devoted to assisting faculty and students “to conduct research on the life issues for presentation and publication.” Although officially retired from a teaching career that began in 1989, he continues to teach communications, English, and other humanities courses on a parttime basis at Catholic Distance University, Lorain County Community College, Notre Dame College, and Walsh University.
His most recent fulltime teaching position was as associate professor of English at the Cleveland Campus of South University, where he was appointed as a Curriculum Scholar in 2013. His most recent administrative position was as campus college chair for the College of Humanities, the College of Natural Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences from 2005-2011 at the Columbus, Ohio Campus of the University of Phoenix. In 2009, he was appointed as one of twelve senior research fellows for that university.
Dr. Koloze’s primary research interest is the presentation of the right-to-life issues of abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia in literature. He has presented more than 50 papers before academic and professional organizations on these topics, most recently at the American University of Rome (2015), Fordham University (2014), Harvard University (2010 and 2012), Ryerson University (Toronto, 2009), the University of Notre Dame (2011), and the University of San Francisco (2013). He is the author of An Ethical Analysis of the Portrayal of Abortion in American Fiction: Dreiser, Hemingway, Faulkner, Dos Passos, Brautigan, and Irving (Edwin Mellen, 2005) and Testament to a Niagara Obsession (Spare Change Press; Ten Leaves Poetry Series, 2014).
Dr. Koloze invites colleagues and students to join him on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter and to consult the University Faculty for Life blog (http://uffl.org/blog). His email address is DrJeffKoloze@att.net.
2004 Logical Fallacies in the Literature on Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research
2005 Educational Resources on Cloning for Contemporary Students
2006 Investigation of the success of the prolife service LifeSiteNews.com
2007 Newman’s The Idea of a University and Engineering Programs in Today’s Universities
2010 Terminology to Assault Human Life and Life Affirming Responses
2014 Technology Meets Rhetoric: A Rogerian Methodological Review of the Visual Rhetoric of Websites and Social Media Vehicles Concerned with the Life Issues
2015 Life Affirming Technology in Modern Art
Walter S. Moss has been a pastor for 22 years, but has served in ministry for a total of 39 years. He is currently the chaplain for Forty Days for Life and a Pro-Life Ambassador. He is associated with the National Black Pro-Life Coalition and works with many youth groups throughout Ohio to promote spiritual growth and positive attitudes. He also operates a prison ministry at the Stark County Jail and at Ohio’s state prisons.
Pastor Moss has served on the Founding and Advisory Board of what is now the Pregnancy Support Center of Stark County and Northeastern Ohio. He has also served on the Advisory Board of Stark State College, spoken as a motivational speaker to diverse groups, and traveled to Caribbean and African nations for mission work. He is currently the president of the IMA.
Moss attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio and was a founder of the Gospel Voices of Faith choir. He graduated in 1977 and received a Master’s Degree in Theology from Jacksonville Theological Seminary in 2003. He has received a plethora of community awards, including the Path Finder Award from McKinley High School, the Stark NAACP Humanitarian Award, and awards from the Stark County Pregnancy Support Center and the Stark County Social Workers’ Network.
Michele Chadwick is currently executive director of ICU Mobile. Before joining the organization almost three years ago as its operations director, she held leadership and consulting roles in health care administration, as well as in manufacturing and distribution. Chadwick has been active in her community, church, homeschool, and other organizations, serving both in leadership positions and on boards.
Chadwick attended St. Mary’s College at the University of Notre Dame, graduated from Texas Christian University, and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Bioethics from Trinity International University. She is a member of several organizations, including Bioethics of Northeast Ohio.
Sallie Wilson, D.O., retired in June of 2015 from the Kettering Medical Center as an anesthesiologist. After receiving her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1982, she completed her internship and residency at Grandview Hospital in Dayton in 1983 and 1985, respectively. She is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiologists.
During her career, Dr. Wilson volunteered as a faculty member at Wright State University’s School of Medicine from 1985-1989 and at Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine from 1987-1999. She has also served as a Board Examiner for the American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists and helped the organization with its annual meetings.
Dr. Wilson currently sits on the Oakwood Board of Health and is working to reduce suicide. She is a board member of the Central Ohio Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and a founding member of SAVE US Dayton (Suicide Awareness and Voices for Education, Understanding, and Support). She is also on the Mission Team at the Fairmont Presbyterian Church.
Dennis Michael Sullivan, M.D., is a professor of pharmacy practice at the School of Pharmacy and director of the Center for Bioethics at Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. He also assists area hospitals with medical ethics, serves as an adjunct professor of ethics at Wright State University’s School of Medicine, and frequently speaks on bioethics at churches, medical schools, and conferences. In fact, he has presented at LifeTech conferences every year from 2005 to 2011 and served as master of ceremonies in 2012.
Dr. Sullivan received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland. After serving as a surgeon in the U.S. Army at Fort Campbell, Ky., he spent 12 years as a missionary for Baptist MidMissions in Haiti, the West Indies, and the Central African Republic. He came to Cedarville University in 1996.
His many articles on human personhood and other topics have appeared in Ethics and Medicine and other journals. He is a diplomate for the American Board of Surgery, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Medical Association, the Christian Medical Association, and the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity.
2005 Stem Cells: Moral Analogies and Ethical Analysis
2006 Terri Schiavo The Real Story
2007 Embryonic Stem Cells from Non-Destructive Sources: A Way Out of the Ethical Quagmire?
2008 Ethics and the Embryo: ORTL DVD Project - Keynote Address
2009 Ohio Efforts to Ban Cloning
2010 Hybrid Humans: What's at Stake
2011 Changing Horizons of Stem Cell Research
Anna Allgaier has been working full time for Students for Life of America since graduating from Purdue University in 2015 with a B.S. in Social Work and a B.A. in English. While in college, she worked in marketing and outreach at Matrix Lifecare Center in Lafayette, Ind. It was during college that Allgaier finally stopped watching the fight from the sidelines and began putting her pro-life beliefs into action in public. She was involved in Purdue Students for Life for four years, and served as its president during her senior year. While president, Allgaier doubled her chapter’s on-campus events, hosted its first student banquet, launched a Pregnant-on-Campus campaign, and led the club in changing hearts and saving lives at Purdue.
Allgaier is passionate about the ProLife movement and excited to work at empowering her generation to become strong advocates and leaders for life. She believes that by working together, a culture of life can be spread and abortion will be abolished in her lifetime!
Denise Mackura is currently president of the Human Family Research Center. She has also served as senior legislative counsel for Americans United for Life, executive director of the Thomas More Pro-Life Law Center, and director and general counsel of Ohio Right to Life and the Life Legal Defense Fund.
In her professional career, not only has Mackura maintained a private law practice, but she also has established a free legal clinic on the west side of Chicago, directed government-relations programs for non-profits, and taught government, political science, and economics at the college level. She has served as legal counsel to the Ohio House Reference Committee and as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Individual Rights & Civil Liberties Section Counsel. She has also served on the boards of Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, the National Lawyers Association, and St. Joseph School (Chicago).
Mackura received her Juris Doctor degree in 1977 from the Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University and is licensed to practice law in Ohio and Illinois, as well as before the U.S. Supreme Court.
2004 Using Demographics as a Strategic Tool to Save Babies
2007 Legal History of Supreme Court Cases Affecting Abortion and “Reproductive Freedom”
2013 What Stops Victory? An Analysis of the Cultural, Economic and Political Realities of Abortion in the United States
2014 Feminism’s Role on the Road to Legalizing Abortion