About Us

Our Mission

The Dominican Studies website is intended to serve as a resource for those interested in learning more about Dominican education, the Dominican charism, and how the Dominican charism might best be served throughout our institutions of higher education in the United States. 

To fulfill this mission, dominicanstudies.org will house an online library of resources collected by our various institutions around the topics of Dominican identity, history and spirituality, and the goals and methods of Catholic higher education, particularly in the area of liberal arts and as connected to the 1991 encyclical Ex Corde Ecclesiae. Library entries will each include an abstract to aid in their use as resources for training and the library itself will include suggested resource lists for various training situations. For example, we hope to offer a short, self-paced course on the fundamentals of Catholic higher education in the Dominican tradition for new employees as well as advanced courses existing for faculty and staff who want to explore our tradition on a deeper level.

The website will also foster an ongoing discussion of best practices to engage students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni/ae and members of the broader community of  Dominican Colleges and Universities in furthering the mission. Included in this effort will be an electronic journal to support the work of the Dominican Family engaged in Higher Education.

Collaborating Entities

Dominican Studies is produced and edited collaboratively by several institutions of higher learning affiliated with the Order of Preachers in the United States of America. If you would like to join in this collaborative ministry, send an email to contact@dominicanstudies.org

Mission and Identity Centers at Dominican Universities:

Ohio Dominican University The Center for Dominican Studies
at Ohio Dominican University
Dominican University

The Siena Center
at Dominican University

Providence College The Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies
at Providence College

Other Dominican Universities:

Dominican College (Orangeburg, New York)
Molloy College (Rockville Center, New York)
Caldwell College (Caldwell, New Jersey)
Siena Heights University (Adrian, Michigan)
Mt. St. Mary College (Newburgh, New York)
St. Thomas Aquinas College (Sparkill, New York)
Barry University (Miami Shores, Florida)
Edgewood College (Madison, Wisconsin)
St. Catherine College (St. Catherine, Kentucky)
Dominican University of California (San Rafael, California)
Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
  Albertus Magnus College (New Haven, Connecticut)