• The CSJ Institute seeks to promote research efforts that promote the achievements of our sister-scholars, and that advance our commitment to issues of social justice.

    With grant support from the Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph ( a team composed of three undergraduate researchers and our assistant archivist investigated the work of Sr. Mary Gerald Leahy, CSJ, Ph.D., a biochemist who served at Mount Saint Mary’s College throughout several decades. Her research on the Aedes Aegypti mosquito continues to receive attention as scientists try to stop the current Zika virus.

    CSJ Poster SymposiumIn summer of 2016, the CSJ Institute announced its inaugural research award to Sister Darlene Kawulok, CSJ, D.Min., Chair of Religious Studies. Sr. Darlene's project will engage an undergraduate research assistant in archival research of the Mount's 90-year history to uncover the untold stories and achievements of many of our Sisters. The research will lead to proposed visual designs that bring this history to life for our campuses. Results of the project will be on display at the academic symposium in the April 2017.