|Professor William E. May, Ph.D.|
Arlington, VA – Theology scholar, author and professor, William E.
May, Ph.D., will address the 15 candidates for graduation from
the Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) on May
The graduation will be held at 2:00 pm in
the Crypt Chapel at the Basilica of the National Shrine
of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.
Professor May will
be the commencement speaker at the event, which will be
the Institute’s 10th graduation. He will also receive an Honorary
Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from IPS.
Professor May is
a former IPS visiting faculty member, and currently is a
Senior Research Fellow of the Culture of Life Foundation and
emeritus Michael J. McGivney Professor of Moral Theology at the
John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family
at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
he is the author and co-author of many books, among
them Catholic Sexual Ethics; Humanae Vitae: A Defense; An Introduction
to Moral Theology; Marriage: The Rock on Which the Family
is Built; and Catholic Bioethics and the Gift of Human
Life. He is also the author of more than 200
articles in such journals as The Thomist, Anthropotes, Scripta Theologica,
Annales Teologici, and Linacre Quarterly.
"We´re honored and proud to have
our former visiting faculty member address our graduates at this
year´s commencement,” said IPS President Fr. Charles Sikorsky LC. “Dr.
May is a tireless defender of the dignity of the
human person in all of its stages, a prominent voice
speaking for the most vulnerable among us."
The graduating students are
candidates for a Master of Clinical Psychology Degree (M.S.), and
will be joined by two candidates for a Doctor of
Clinical Psychology Degree (Psy.D.) who will participate in the ceremony
but will not receive their degrees until August 2011.
addition, the recipient of the Student Services Leadership Award will
be announced during commencement. This award is voted on by
the faculty, students and staff to recognize a student who
has demonstrated excellence in the areas of leadership and service
to their peers and the IPS community.
For more information about
the May 19th IPS commencement activities, please contact Student Services
Coordinator Nancy Flynn at or 703.416.1441 ext. 127.