Team Members

Joseph Capizzi, Ph.D.

Executive Director, The Institute for Human Ecology | Professor of Moral Theology, The Catholic University of America

Expertise: Social Ethics, Moral Theology, Law and Religion

Stephen P. Higgins, J.D.

Managing Director of The Institute for Human Ecology

Former Legislative Director and Chief Counsel in the United States Senate.

Beatriz Lopez-Bonetti

Media Fellow for The Institute for Human Ecology

Director of Public Relations for the Busch School of Business and Economics.

William L. Saunders, J.D.

Director of the Program in Human Rights, The Institute for Human Ecology | Of Counsel | Americans United for Life | Chair of Religious Liberties Group, The Federalist Society | President, The Fellowship of Catholic Scholars

Expertise: Bioethics, Religious Liberty, Human Rights

Emmett McGroarty, J.D.

IHE Director of Research and Planning

Expertise: Education Policy, Federalism Issues

Claes G. Ryn

Professor of Politics | The Catholic University of America | Founding Director, Center for the Study of Statesmanship

Expertise: Ethics and Politics, Politics and the Imagination, The Historical Consciousness, Epistemology, Moral and Cultural Sources of Peace

Jeanne Marie Leo

Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant Mrs. Leo is an Administrative Assistant with the IHE. Previously she served the IHE as a Senior Research Associate. Mrs. Leo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Theology from the Catholic University of America, where she served first-year women as a Student Minister and worked as a writer in the Office […]

Jessica Jones

Administrative Assistant

Will Deatherage

Digital Content Producer