Sr. Angela Ann Zukowski, MHSH, D.Min., is Director of the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives and a Professor in Department of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton. She is also an instructor for the School of Education Graduate online program and has been involved with distance education for many years, currently using internet and digital technologies. Her current work in this area is the Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) online courses in English and Spanish. Dr. Zukowski serves as an international consultant addressing topics related to communications and education and gives workshops, seminars and lectures around the world. She serves on several boards related to Catholic education, including the Catholic Leadership Academy Planning Committee (the United States), Board of Governors of CREDI (Catholic Religious Eudcation Developnent Initiative) and as animator for Mary Queen of Peace (five schools/parishes which merged) as a consultant for cultivating a Beatitude Culture within the school, families and local neighborhood communities. Dr. Zukowski is a Marianist Education Associate (MEA), and has been teaching at UD for more than 34 years.