The process for appointing a new permanent Director of the Institute continues to unfold as an open collaboration between Regis College and the LRI Governing Board. In the meantime, it seemed best not to rush things, and the LRI Board is very pleased to announce that Eric Mabry has been named Interim LRI Director for one year, beginning August 1, 2016.
As the first doctoral candidate partially supported by an LRI Research Assistantship, Eric is a success story for the partnership between the Institute and Regis College. His four years on the ground as first assistant to the outgoing Director, Jeremy Wilkins, give him a unique familiarity with the day-to-day operations of the Institute. Eric has been a regular participant at various scholarly events like the West Coast Methods Institute at Loyola Marymount, and Lonergan on the Edge at Marquette. He has established a reputation for meticulous scholarship and thoughtful questions. An excellent Latinist, Eric was also a valuable collaborator in the preparation of the Collected Works edition of Lonergan’s Incarnate Word. Eric’s appointment signals the LRI’s ongoing commitment to the highest scholarly standards, and we are pleased he has agreed to be a bridge to the future.
The LRI Board and Regis continue to work together openly toward the joint appointment of a permanent Director.