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Thomas More College Welcomes Two New Visiting Fellows

Thomas More College is pleased to announce that Meghan M. Schofield and Matthew B. Edholm will be joining the Thomas More College faculty as Visiting Fellows for the 2023–2024 academic year.

Ms. Schofield is a PhD candidate at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She was the Co-Director of Formation at the Language & Catechetical Institute in Gaming, Austria before returning to the U.S. to teach and pursue her doctorate. Her publications include the ROOTED: Theology of the Body curriculum for middle school students, as well as “The Little Way of Gardening: Discovering Permaculture” (Humanum, Summer 2016).

“As I join the faculty of Thomas More College, I look forward to contributing to, as well as receiving from, the richness of its academic community,” Ms. Schofield commented. “Having been an educator for nearly a decade, I find that conversation outside the classroom is just as valuable as inside it. At TMC, the human scale of the student body is conducive to a more holistic approach to the education of our students. Faculty involvement in campus events and liturgy provide a natural and integrated setting for us all to pursue the truth together. I find this to be a great strength of TMC, and it is one of the reasons I was drawn to the College.”

Mr. Edholm is a PhD candidate at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He served as a Combat Engineer for the U.S. Army before diving into an academic career with a focus on medieval studies and history. His publications include “Re-examining Hrabanus Maurus’s letter on incest and magic” (Early Medieval Europe 31.2 (2023) 252–73).

“My family and I are thrilled to be joining the TMC community,” stated Mr. Edholm. “We first became aware of TMC while in St. Andrews, and we immediately thought of how wonderful it sounded. I am especially excited to contribute to a college that emphasizes language and literature in a traditional liberal arts curriculum, all while prioritizing the life of faith and fidelity to Rome.”

Thomas More College is looking forward to welcoming the contributions of Ms. Schofield and Mr. Edholm to our common life this year. “There is a particular richness to seeking the intellectual life in a community setting,” Ms. Schofield remarked in closing. “At TMC, we pursue the liberal arts, which truly are the ‘freeing arts,’ for they open a unique possibility in the exchange of ideas and ideals. The permission to pursue these lines of inquiry can unlock something powerful in the human spirit, and they have the ability to transform every aspect of living.”

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