JWWG Roster

Just Wage Working Group Roster of Participants


The Just Wage Working Group first met in the fall 2016 semester. The following individuals have participated.



Dan Graff, Director, Higgins Labor Program, Center for Social Concerns, and Professor of the Practice, History

Clemens Sedmak, Professor of Social Ethics, Keough School of Global Affairs, and Advisor in Catholic Social Tradition, Center for Social Concerns


Current Members:

Judith Benchaar, Administrative Assistant, Higgins Labor Program

Brett Beasley, Associate Director and Concurrent Assistant Teaching Professor, Management and Organization

Anna Blackman, Research Fellow, Center for Social Concerns 

Kevin Christiano, Associate Professor, Sociology

Judy Fox, Director, Economic Justice Clinic, and Clinical Professor, Law

Michael Hebbeler, Director, Student Outreach and Advocacy, Center for Social Concerns

Charlice Hurst, Assistant Professor, Management and Organization 

Eve Kelly, Academic Advisor and Assistant Professional Specialist, First Year of Studies

Connie Snyder Mick, Associate Director and Academic Director, Center for Social Concerns, and Co-Director, Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

Thomas Stapleford, Associate Professor and Department Chair, Program of Liberal Studies and History & Philosophy of Science

Anna Scartz, undergraduate student (Anthropology '20)

Ann Marie Thornburg, Ph.D. Candidate, Anthropology


Student Researchers:

Eliza Harris, undergraduate student (History '20)

Emily Merola, undergraduate student (Economics '20) 

Alexia Zolenski, undergraduate student (Biochemistry and History '22)


Center for Social Concerns Staff: 

Tara Horvath, Assistant Director, Finance and Administration 

Julie Mardini, Student Worker, Higgins Labor Program 

Lisa Matejka, Director, Finance and Administration 

Katie McCauley, Assistant Director, Communications 

Paula Muhlherr, Senior Administrative Assistant, Catholic Social Tradition

William Purcell, Director, Catholic Social Tradition; Co-Director, Catholic Social Tradition Minor

Rev. Kevin J. Sandberg, C.S.C., Leo and Arlene Hawk Executive Director

JP Shortall, Director, Communications and Advancement

Cindy Voll, Lead Coordinator, Communications


Past Members:

Mariana Candido, Associate Professor, History (2016-17)

Sofia Carozza, undergraduate student (Neuroscience & Theology '19), and officer, ND Students for Worker Justice (2016-17)

Christine Cervenak, Associate Director, Center for Civil and Human Rights (2016-18)

Emily Clements, undergraduate student (Chemical Engineering '18) (2016-18)

Lucy Collins, undergraduate student (Economics and History '19) (2017-18) 

Barbara Fick, Associate Professor Emeritus, Law (2016-18)

Joseph P. Kaboski, David F. and Erin M. Seng Foundation Professor, Economics (2016-17)

Katie Luotto, undergraduate student (History ‘17), and officer, Student Worker Participation Committee (2016-17)

Cindy Lee, student (BSAccounting '18; MS Accounting '19) (2017-19) 

Margaret Pfeil, Faculty Joint Appointment, Theology and Center for Social Concerns (2016-17)






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Upcoming Events

September 2021

Information Session | ISSLP 2022 (In-Person and Virtual)
Sunday, September 26, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

October 2021

Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Refugees
Friday, October 1, 2021 - 12:00pm
Information Session | ISSLP 2022 (In-Person Only)
Monday, October 4, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
What to do with my Ph.D.? Community Engagement Career Paths
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 7:00pm
The Social
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Information Session | Catholic Social Tradition Minor
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Information Session | ISSLP 2022 (In-Person and Virtual)
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Application Close | ISSLP 2022
Monday, October 25, 2021 - 12:00am to 11:45pm

November 2021

Labor Café First Friday
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Dignity and Justice Workshop
Friday, November 12, 2021 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Higgins Labor CLASSics | Blue Collar (1978)
Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 3:00pm

December 2021

Signs of the Times Brown Bag Lunch Series | Housing
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm
Labor Café First Friday
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm