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Bro. Robert J. Sullivan, C.F.X. Lecture Series

Presented by the center for mission and research

The Brother Robert J. Sullivan, C.F.X. Lecture Series features individuals whose lives align with the mission and values that are at the center of the St. John’s community. Watch this video to learn more about Brother Sullivan, the educator, and the creation of this speaker series. Thank you to the members of the Brother Robert J. Sullivan, C.F.X. Lecture Series Committee for their continued support: Joe Timmins '77, Matt Donahue '77, Rod MacLellan '76, Steve Pfaff '77, and Kevin Harrington '77.

Danielle Wood, Ph.D., Space Engineer, Educator, and Scholar

Danielle Wood is taking the lead on bringing space technology back to Earth. The Director of MIT’s cutting-edge Space Enabled Research Lab, Wood takes the tools that typically orbit us, and applies them to projects advancing social good on our home planet—whether that’s improving water sources for African teens, or preventing the next famine. Her talks break down the most complex, cosmic technologies to show us how, with the practice of innovation and a little entrepreneurial spirit, they can be used to improve humanity.

The Brother Robert J. Sullivan, C.F.X. Lecture series is funded in part by the Brother Robert Sullivan, C.F.X. Fund, an endowed fund at St. John’s Prep. If you wish to make a donation to the Brother Robert Sullivan, C.F.X. Fund to help support the lecture series, please click here

About Brother Sullivan 

"Brother Robert Sullivan, C.F.X. is one who is noted by many former students. As dean of students in the early 1960s and a member of the faculty in the 1970s and 1980s, Brother Sullivan was 'captivating and inspirational.' Undoubtedly, he possessed a style all his own and was particularly adept at reaching his students with a direct gesture, a steady glare and a reserved authority which was understood by all. A man with an accomplished academic record, Brother Sullivan had a special intuition and knowledge that transcended ethics, philosophy, psychology, and physics. His style was intimidating at times, but it allowed him to reach us, to encourage us and more importantly, to add to our own God-given ability, 'a sense of excellence'." –Rod MacLellan '76

The Brother Robert J. Sullivan, C.F.X. Endowment Fund was established to support a lecture series that brings distinguished scholars and speakers to St. John's each year. The expansion of the program includes opportunities for students to meet and engage with academics and leaders in fields that reflect Brother Sullivan's wide-ranging interests.

Past Speakers