Find below: Bill Schmitt’s resume/CV.

Here, an updated list of recent multimedia content by Bill:

Links to print and multimedia content, past and present

MOST RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS          (as of 5-31-24)

Editorial Consultant (regular writer-editor/contributor)

The Tablet and DeSales Media Group—multimedia news in Brooklyn Diocese, samples of work

News feature: “Way of Martyrs” 10-24-23

Commentary: “Guardian Angels: Looking Up to Working-Class Heroes” 9-30-23

Front-page news feature: “Jesuits Look Back on their Fateful History” 7-20-23

Book Review: “Priest’s Word to the Wise: Love to Study, Study to Love”               12-3-22

-see page B3 in this PDF: Theology as Prayer by Father John Cush

See all Tablet stories by Bill (More than a dozen stories in the past year)

The Evangelist—multimedia news in the Diocese of Albany, NY, recent samples of work

New York State Eucharistic Congress news report: “Game-Changer” 10-28-23

Eucharistic Pilgrimage news feature: “Way of Martyrs” 10-28-23

Radio / Broadcast / Podcast Appearances

Guest, Son Rise Morning Show-Weaponized Guilt - 39 min mark 5-30-24

Guest, Son Rise Morning Show-Papal AI Followup - 1 hr 9 min mark 5-14-24

Podcast, Interviewing AI expert Fr. Philip Larrey - embedded in Substack 5-8=24

Guest, Son Rise Morning Show-Pope Assesses AI - (video) 1 hr 24 min mark 1-26-24

Guest, Son Rise Morning Show-Defining Authentic-(video) 1 hr 49 min mark 1-10-24

Accordionist, PBS Experience Michiana 2023 Holiday Show (13 min. mark) 12-28-23

Host, Words of Peace and Goodness Show - Christmas interview on WOPG 12-20-23

Guest, Son Rise Morning Show: “Wonder as I Wander” - 1 hr 45 min mark 12-20-23

Guest, Church Life Today podcast (Notre Dame) - 2018 (reposted at OSV) 11-19-23

Guest, Son Rise Morning Show: “Pop Culture Catechism”-1 hr 8 min mark 11-17-23

Guest, Son Rise Morning Show: “Baby Boom thru Gen Z”-1 hr 24 min mark 11-3-23

Guest, Al Kresta Show: “Guardian Angel—Working Class Hero”-21-min mark 10-3-23

Guest, Son Rise Morning Show: “Polling and Error”-at 2 hour 42 minute mark 9-5-23

Guest, Son Rise Morning Show: “Entertainment Culture”-at 1 hr 40 min mark 8-21-23

Guest, Son Rise Morning Show—find interview at 1 hr 40 min mark 5-22-23

Guest, Son Rise Morning Show: “AI” – find interview at 23 min mark                  4-21-23

Guest, Son Rise Morning Show: “Generation Gap”  -- at 1 hr 23 min mark - 3-15-23 find audio of 3-15-23 program under “Recents”

Guest, Son Rise Morning Show: “World Communications Day” – 1 hr 50 min 1-26-23 find audio of 1-26-23 program under “Recents”

Co-host, interviewer, WOPG Albany NY Catholic Radio: The “God Talk” Series - listen to Bill and a panel discussing in everyday experiences of God Summer 2023

Shownotes writer/host emeritus, That’s So Second Millennium "-Nature & Nature’s God-episode 147 of science-faith podcast, co-interviewer, (text by Bill) 6-30-23

Blog Posts / Online Publications

Magis Center Blog The Magis Center is led by Fr. Robert Spitzeer, SJ. Latest posts:

“‘Pope Francis and a ‘Theology of the Disembodied’ 5-25-24

We Seek Authenticity—But What is Real?4-23-24

“We Need a Little Advent, Right This Very Minute” 12-8-23

“The Pop Culture Catechism and Spotlight Evangelization” ……. 11-8-23

other example, Let Gaslighting Illuminate Our Need for Truth” 1-12-23

see all Magis posts by Bill))

“Phronesis in Pieces” publication & resources (2xmonthly) at

for example, “Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Numbing” commentary 8-16-23

“”my blog, celebrating 10th anniversary – August and prior posts  8-16-23


Books Published:

Authored two books published by the University of Notre Dame Press

Edited book published by St. Augustine’s Press

Self-published book on Pope Francis and Journalism

Articles published in:

The New York Times


Notre Dame Magazine

The Tablet (editor/freelancer) and several other Catholic diocesan newspapers

Secular Franciscan Order journal The Cord

The blog (Orange Co., CA)


Produced blog for ten years (ongoing)

Published “Phronesis in Pieces” for two years plus at (ongoing)

Oversaw and reported news blog for ND’s Institute for Educational Initiatives

Blogged regularly for ND’s McGrath Institute for Church Life

Broadcasting and Podcasting:

Co-host of podcast on science/philosophy/faith (2018-2023): That’s So Second Millennium.

Interviewed on several podcasts, including ND’s McGrath Institute for Church Life

On both sides of the microphone multiple times at Redeemer Radio, Fort Wayne-South Bend

Frequent interviewee on programs of the EWTN radio network, especially Son Rise Morning Show on 350 stations

Appearances on PBS station in South Bend, IN

Website Design/Management

ND’s Institute for Educational Initiatives

ND’s Master of Divinity Degree website

Curriculum Vitae


16 Stoneledge Drive, Apt. 1, Troy, NY 12182

574-276-0340 | |


M.P.A., 1981, Princeton University, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs

B.A., 1978, Fordham University, Communications/Journalism, Summa Cum Laude

[Certificate, 2006, Education for Ministry, Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend]

[Certificate, 1994, Georgetown University Certificate in Theological Studies Program]


Multimedia Consultant, Independent Journalist, 2017-present, written/audio content

Communications Manager and other staff posts, 2003-2017, University of Notre Dame

Senior Editor, Chemical Week magazine, 1998-2003, NYC

Managing Editor, D.C. Bureau Chief, 1986-89/1993-98, Cahners Business Info, NYC

Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Washington Letter, 1989-1992, Washington, D.C.

Senior Editor, Economics Editor, McGraw-Hill Inc., Metals Week, 1981-1985, NYC

ACADEMIC POSITIONS (Adjunct Appointments):

“Writing and Rhetoric,” Humanities Dept., 2020–21, three semesters, Holy Cross College

“Multimedia Journalism,” American Studies, 2008, University of Notre Dame

“Intro to Journalism,” Communications Dept., 2001 (spring/fall), Fordham University

“Intro to Mass Communications,” Journalism Dept., 1999-2002, Long Island University


Telling Stories That Matter, by Marvin O’Connell (2020: editor, St. Augustine’s Press)

When Headlines Hurt: Do We Have a Prayer? (2018: self-published monograph)

Words of Life: 50 Years of the Hesburgh Library (2013: U. of Notre Dame Press)

Football Weekends at ND: Snapshots & Traditions (2008: U. of Notre Dame Press)


Full-time editor and freelance writer, The Tablet, Diocese of Brooklyn (2021-2022)

Online content writer, podcaster, Purdue University College of Engineering (2018-2020)

Multimedia content writer, McGrath Institute for Church Life, U. of Notre Dame (2018)

McGrath ICL, Magis Center,, Substack, WOPG-FM, writer/on-air presenter

Podcast co-host, “EncounterPoints” and “That’s So Second Millennium” (2017-2022)

Deputy Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus, Council 14164 , Troy, NY (2022)

Member, American Marketing Association, Society of Professional Journalists (2022)

Experience Summary

William G. Schmitt

16 Stoneledge Dr., Apt. 1, Troy, N.Y.  12182 | 574.276.0340 |

Writer-Editor in Public Affairs / Multimedia Consultant

Creative, Collaborative, A Resource for the Future

Recent Professional Accomplishments

OnWord Collaborative Communications                                                    2017-present

Independent Journalist/Author in Education, Journalism, Christian Communication

            Full-time editor and freelance writer, The Tablet, Diocese of Brooklyn, NY (2021-2022)

Author of books (U of Notre Dame Press 2008,2016); Book editor (St. Augustine’s Press 2020)

Self-published book, When Headlines Hurt, thought-leadership in journalism (2018)

            Adjunct Professor of English, Holy Cross College (2020-2021); adjunct, Notre Dame, Fordham)  

            Frequent guest on radio/podcasts, commenting on Catholic communications, public affairs, values

            Regular content contributor, McGrath Institute for Church Life, U. of Notre Dame

            Regular blogger at, personal site for communication values commentary

            Regular news & feature writing, Today’s Catholic, Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend

Consultant: Writing, Editing, Strategic Marketing Communications

            Purdue University: Numerous writing assignments with College of Engineering

University of Notre Dame: Planned, researched, wrote annual reports, news releases

            Media outreach advisor and writer on retainer, Good Counsel Homes Inc., NYC

Editing & strategic collaborations with publishers on ongoing projects, NY, South Bend

Marketing writer and advisor; member, board of directors, The Music Village.

Radio and Podcast Co-Host/Co-Producer

            Assistant producer/Volunteer Staff, WOPG Catholic Radio, Albany, NY (2022)

On-air co-host for programs and segments, Redeemer Radio, 95.7 FM, South Bend.

            Podcast co-host & co-producer, “That’s So Second Millennium,”

            Podcast co-host and co-producer, “EncounterPoints,”

Music Educator and Performer

            Faculty, The Music Village, non-profit school and community center, accordionist

            Faculty, Forever Learning Institute, non-profit, “Introduction to the Accordion”

University of Notre Dame                                                                                 2003-2017

Communications Manager, Manager for Client Services, Office of Public Affairs             Website content manager and creator, Institute for Educational Initiatives (ACE).

            Writing and editing stories about K-12. Planned/wrote/oversaw annual reports.       

            Office of Public Affairs and Communications; strategic teamwork in “Agency ND.”

Print/digital products for diverse units and stakeholders. Pitching stories to media.

Kellogg Institute for International Studies. Annual report, PR, scholar collaboration.

Long-form articles for Notre Dame Magazine. Writing on business, science, people.


Magazine Senior Editor                                                                                      1998-2003

            Chemical Week:  writing, editing, personnel supervision; environment/ethics coverage.

Managing Editor, Washington Bureau Chief, Reporter                1986-1989; 1993-1998  

         American Metal Market newspaper on global industry; Cahners Business Information.

Associate Editor                                                                                                  1989-1992

            The Kiplinger Washington Letter: reporting, editing, analyzing policy in federal agencies.

Senior Editor, Economics Editor                                                                      1981-1985 

            Metals Week: newsletter, analysis of international business, regulation; McGraw-Hill.        

Copy Editor, Reporter                                                                                  1978-79; 1981

            The Yonkers Herald Statesman and other Gannett newspapers: general-interest stories.

Adjunct Professor of Journalism (prior to 2020 adjunct appointment)          1999-2008

         Developed syllabus and taught Multimedia Journalism, University of Notre Dame.

            Intro to Journalism, Mass Media: Long Island University, Fordham University, NY.


MPA, Princeton School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University.

            Received Master in Public Affairs degree ’81; interned at Thee New York Times.

BA, Fordham University.

            Received degree ’78; Communications major; summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

Additional Education:

●       Certificate in Theological Studies. Georgetown University, 1994.

●       Certificate, Education for Ministry, Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, 2006.

Current Participation in Communities & Organizations

American Marketing Association. Member of the Michiana chapter.

Knights of Columbus. Member of Council 553, former officer; current chair, parish team.

Secular Franciscan Order. Lifetime-professed 2001. Former fraternity minister-president.

The Music Village. Board member, non-profit center. Musical arts, community, teaching.

Samples of Writing: Multiple Media, Diverse Products

Notre Dame Lawyer (several stories in spring 2008 issue begin on p. 10 of this pdf).

ND Echoes: Feature stories on ND alumni: Haiti development, Global Explorers service.

Notre Dame Magazine articles and blog posts from 2008 to 2018 –see online archive.

Notre Dame Science (stories in autumn 2013 issue begin on p.2 of pdf).

Websites initiated with my collaborations: Congregation of Holy Cross and “Gameday”.


Who’s Who in America. Selected to be among the biographies: 2010-2016.

National Outstanding Professional Member. Society of Professional Journalists: 1995.

William G. Schmitt

Resume part II—Accomplishments and Links


●       Seasoned mark-comm specialist: an array of content for U. of Notre Dame.

●       Multimedia consultant: hosting, producing  podcasts for Purdue U. (2019-20).

●       Content manager & creator: array of digital media for schools, others (2003-20).

●       Specialized news: business, science, government, education (1981-2020).

●       Team member: skills & values that advanced many media projects (2003-20).

●       Adjunct faculty, four colleges: instructing students, classroom/distance-learning.

●       Author, thought-leader: three published books, public/media appearances.

●       Engaged in Catholic faith: content generation, service work reflecting values.


Writing and Editing for Digital Content

Series of stories researched and written about innovations in Catholic schools

International Scholar Presents Research on Islam and Democratic Governance

“What I’m Reading” blog post written about Rev. Robert Spitzer for Notre Dame Magazine

Online newsletter story about Boston College’s Carroll School of Business event in Dublin

Performed all editing and content management functions for IEI website

Strategic Writing and Editing for Diverse Outreach in Print/Online Media

“People stories” about adventure and service written for ND alumni newsletter

Article written largely for donors to new campus, appeared in ND Magazine

Online newsletter story about BC’s Carroll School benefactors event in Dublin

Online stories/news releases about academic research, archived at research.nd

Radio/Podcast/Blog Outreach as Author and Thought-Leader

Development, hosting, production of podcast series for Purdue University College of Engineering

Long-time blogging at OnWord Communications home site, contributor to high-profile blogs

Hear links to  thought-leadership: author, interviewer, interviewee, podcast host and speaker

Academic Content

Annual Reports for U of Notre Dame, Kellogg Institute, ACE, McGrath Institute

AP-TIP IN Program for Advanced Placement Test Prep, director’s script for video

President’s tuition announcement letter (2008) ; Institute’s Online Strategic Plan


Communications Manager at University of Notre Dame;  newsroom manager, project director

Collaborative concept development/content management:  key websites, podcasts, messaging

Known as a connection-maker among diverse stakeholders: coordinated strategy, ideas, brands

Combining instincts of educator, brand  journalist, multimedia

Links to print and multimedia content, past & present (continued)

Multimedia Content by Bill Schmitt


(up to December 2022) (see list of 2023 at top of this page)

Editorial Consultant (regular writer-editor/contributor: The Tablet and DeSales Media Group—multimedia news in Brooklyn Diocese, samples of work

“Vaya con Dios”: Hispanic Saints of the Diocese centerfold feature (pp 14-15)                   (9-17)

See all Tablet stories by Bill (More than a dozen stories in the past year)

Podcast co-hosting and Radio appearances

WOPG-FM “Thanksgiving Music” Host/Producer for 40-min show               11-24-22

Guest on Son Rise Morning Show: “Gaslighting” – at 1 hr 23 min mark        12-7-22

Guest on Son Rise Morning Show: “Politics & Thought” – at 1 hr 23 min      11-4-22

“That’s So Second Millennium Podcast”  (A look back: 2018-2022)              11-21-22

“That’s So Second Millennium Podcast”  (Guest: Paul Seungoh Chong)      10-17-22

            Above: eps. 145 & 146; Bill and Dr. Paul Giesting co-hosted this series on science/religion

Blog posts / Online Publications

New on Substack (2x/month): “Phronesis in Pieces– at            

            “Fresh Phronesis: Illuminated by Gaslighting”                                                                 11-30-22

              “50 Ways to Love Your Leader”                                                                                             11-28-22

              “The Abstract Arts: Framing Reality”                                                                            10-28-22

OnWord – blog commentary on Catholic communications and public affairs

“Illuminated by Gaslighting”: The Word of the Year                                                      11-30-22

Publishing: Book Author and Editor

Book reviewed in latest monthly issue of Minnesota Catholic Servant                         October issue

Book edited by Bill: Telling Stories That Matter: Memoirs & Essays, Marvin O’Connell

ACCOMPLISHMENTS CONTINUED         (Spring – Summer 2022)

Editorial Consultant (regular writer-editor/contributor: The Tablet and DeSales Media Group—multimedia news in Brooklyn Diocese, samples of work …)

Pew Research Report Sparked Eucharistic Revival - The Tablet           June 23, 2022

Blog posts published by The Magis Center                                                                                 July 28, 2022

“The Teacher and the Call to Catechize”                            May 3, 2022

“A Consecration That Speaks to Mary—and to Us”         April 8, 2022

Podcast co-hosting and Radio appearances

Podcast interviewing Matt Swaim for That’s So Second Millennium         July 31:

Interviewed by Matt Swaim re: Real Presence, Son Rise Morning Show July 15:                                    At 1:19:00 mark

Another recent radio interview by Matt Swaim, May 31              At 1:20:00 mark

Hear my monthly podcasts interviewing guests about science/religion/education:

Samples:       TSSM Chris Bell, May 31 “Lessons from a Pro-Life Lifetime” 

                        TSSM Louis Albarran, June 30 “Faith and Hispanic Students”

                        TSSM Matthew Cloud, 10/2021 “Cyber-learning &Business”    

Consulting and other activities in Catholic communications/outreach

Facilitated production and publishing of op-ed by pro-life champion Chris Bell:                  Published by The Tablet July 2

Guest lecturer for “Saints and Scholars” students, Holy Cross College program:

Notes for June 28 lecture, published in OnWord blog

Elected as “Inside Guard” (2022-2023) for Knights of Columbus Council 14164:

Council home page

Member, Catholic Media Association; Society of Professional Journalists; American Marketing Association; Our Lady of Victory Parish, Troy NY

Ongoing commentaries on Catholic communications and culture

Continuing new Substack publishing project, “Phronesis in Pieces” newsletter:

See the subscription newsletter on pursuit of virtuous wisdom in everyday life at

Continuing OnWord blog, commenting on communications, culture, media, etc.:

See the blog, with several years of commentary – Also, see archived CV, resume

ACCOMPLISHMENTS CONTINUED      (March 15 – May 31, 2022)

Writing, Editing, Publishing, College Instruction

Editorial Consultant (regular writer-editor/contributor: The Tablet and DeSales Media Group—multimedia news in Brooklyn Diocese, samples of work …)

Six Months After Tragedy, Waukesha Regroups   (May 25)

Our Lady of …”  – Pictorial Feature on Parish Names   (May 23)

Women’s History Month feature:  Women Saints of the Diocese   (March 23)

Our Lady of Knock: A Guide for Irish Catholics in NYC   (March 13)

Blog Posts Published: Essays posted by Magis Center (Rev. Robert Spitzer, SJ)

“The Teacher and the Call to Catechize”  (May 3)

Russia: “A Consecration That Speaks to Mary—and to Us”   (April 8)

Substack Publication Launched: Begun in April, several newsletters now posted

“Phronesis in Pieces” – in pursuit of practical wisdom  (

Blogging at Blog on communication, values, and faith—in 9th year

Takeaways from World Communications Day 2022   (May 27)

National Teacher Appreciation Day and Threat of “Can’techesis”   (May 3)

College Presentation Scheduled: Fourth year of presentations on communications

“Saints & Scholars” program – invited as lecturer, June 2022, Holy Cross College

Marketing-Communications and Development of Radio, Podcast, and Video Content

Co-host of Ongoing Podcast: Interviewer on science and Christian values

“That’s So Second Millennium” – posted Episode 140 in series on current topics

Appearances on radio programs and podcasts

Guest, “Son Rise Morning Show”: Latest of numerous radio/podcast interviews

World Communications Day 2022   (May 31: Advance to segment at 1 hr 20 min)

Views on Russia/Ukraine Consecration   (April 5: Hear at 1 hr  4 min mark)

ACCOMPLISHMENTS CONTINUED (Nov. 15, 2021 – March 15, 2022)

Writing, Editing, Publishing, College Instruction

Editorial Consultant (regular writer-editor/contributor): The Tablet and DeSales Media Group – multimedia news in Brooklyn Diocese; samples of work …

“The Mysterious Saint: Will He Be Our Valentine?”  Feb. 10, 2022

Black History Month feature: “Impact of Sidney Poitier & ‘Amen’”  Feb. 17, 2022

Black History Month feature: “Jackie Robinson – A Brooklyn Icon”  Feb. 24, 2022

“Just-War Theory and Catholic Peace Values”  March 3, 2022

Book editor, “Telling Stories That Matter: Marvin O’Connell” (published 2021). Book was reviewed in “The Imaginative Conservative” magazine  December 2021

Writer for website of Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education. Personal profile of a multidisciplinary-studies graduate  (posted in 2021).

Writer for “Today’s Catholic,” diocesan newspaper for Fort Wayne-South Bend. Newsbrief: Turn to “Around the Diocese” – “Pastor Honored”  Jan. 7, 2022

Appearances on broadcast programs and podcasts

Co-host of podcast, “That’s So Second Millennium,” see website (new episodes):

Interview with Rev. Robert Spitzer, SJ, Magis Center  Dec. 20, 2021, ep. 135

Interview with Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, writer/speaker  Jan. 31, 2022, ep. 136

Conversation with co-host Giesting about Francis Bacon   Feb. 28, 2022, ep. 137 

Appeared on TV program as musician and board member for South Bend’s non-profit The Music Village. Featured on “Experience Michiana” show. 

Performed accordion for holiday show on PBS in South Bend   (Dec. 23, 2021)

Co-producer of news content for radio/online: Volunteer at WOPG Albany, NY.

Produced coverage of recent talk, using Audacity software – a segment for Albany’s Catholic radio station accompanied by this website content. (March)

Podcast producer/interviewer in two episodes focused on the School of Materials Engineering in Purdue University’s College of Engineering.

Samples from the “Sounds Like the Future” podcast series produced for Purdue, describing engineering research for general audiences (recently found from 2020)

Commentary featured on “Son Rise Morning Show” – on EWTN radio’s national network. Interview on Pope Francis’ 2022 World Communications Day message. (Advance audio to 1 hour - 37-minute mark.)

Catholic values that can improve communication(Jan. 24, 2022)

Commentary featured on “Franciscan Dave” podcast, with David Seitz, OFS, host.

Interviewed on Catholic values in journalism and civic society  (Nov. 13, 2021)

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ACCOMPLISHMENTS  CONTINUED                     (June – Nov. 15, 2021)

Writing, Editing, Publishing, College Instruction

Editorial Consultant (full-time editor): The Tablet multimedia news in Brooklyn Diocese – writing, editing, print/online planning (Aug. – Dec.); sample of work …

“Saints of Brooklyn” … concept & compilation (pp 18-19)

“Nativity Fast for Catholics and Orthodox” … reporting and writing (Dec. 3, 2021)

Blog post author for Magis Center: Virtuous Communications  (Sept. 8, 2021)

“Between the Lines, Young Writers Reveal Hope” – based on recent experience of three semesters as an adjunct professor teaching writing at Holy Cross College

Marketing-Communications and Development of Radio, Podcast, and Video Content

Co-production, co-hosting: “On the Beat” weekly podcast/radio show with MNC 95.3 FM (South Bend) – samples of spring-summer program about local music:

Interviewed as subject of news story: St. Joseph County Senior Living

Profile of a local musician in August 2021 issue … see page 4 of PDF

Appearances on radio programs and podcasts

Co-host, interviewer: “That’s So Second Millennium” podcast (Oct. 5)

Episode 133: Cyber-security, featured Prof. Matthew Cloud of Holy Cross College

Interviewed on podcast: “Communication and Holiness of Life” and my book When Headlines Hurt: Do We Have a Prayer? … interviewed by David Seitz in his series for the Secular Franciscan Order   (Nov. 13)

Interviewed on podcast: “Communication and Journalistic Responsibility” …part of the “Faith in Action” series on Catholic Radio Indianapolis   (June 4)


ACCOMPLISHMENTS CONTINUED     (January – May 31, 2021)

Writing, Editing, Publishing, College Instruction

Feature stories for Purdue’s College of Engineering posted—Used a student’s story to alert potential applicants that a distinctive engineering program can lead to MBA studies and a law degree. Feb. 16, 2021

Interviewed on University of Notre Dame’s “Ethics and Culture Cast” podcast—Conversation with host Ken Hallenius on the 2020 book Telling Stories That Matter, promoted memoirs I edited for a local publisher. Feb. 18, 2021

News and people-profile stories for Today’s Catholic weekly content—Expanded audience’s knowledge of Black Catholics’ concerns by profiling a deacon who won an award as a role model in South Bend’s Black community. April 12, 2021

Continued personal blog about news, media, community, and conversation—Extended the “” blog, now online for several years, with timely reflections to promote group interactions that can heal our polarized society.

Completed third semester (Spring 2021) teaching writing as an adjunct professor—Taught honors-level course, “Writing and Rhetoric,” at Holy Cross College; stressed effective essays, good grammar, impactful multimedia communication.

Marketing-Communications and Development of Radio, Podcast, and Video Content

Weekly appearances on MNC Radio show about The Music Village—Diligent collaboration with the 95.3 FM team, plus ongoing content planning, helped lead to weekly schedule of TMV content. Includes on-air informational role, ongoing.

Co-hosting podcast about science, religion, and culture, now with 126 episodes—Continued collaboration with Notre Dame Ph.D. Paul Giesting on all areas of planning, production, and on-air interviewing for “That’s So Second Millennium.” Latest interview is with Stephen Barr, Ph.D., president, Soc. of Catholic Scientists.

Co-produced videos for The Music Village, where I am on the board of directors—Advanced the marketing of instruction and other services provided by a nonprofit dedicated to building community through music. Performed portions of concerts.

Appearances on radio programs and podcasts

Interviewed on national Catholic radio about papal statement –Spoke on “Son Rise Morning Show.” Go to audio, scroll to 1 hr 40 min mark. Presented timely coverage of just-released message about journalism and values. Jan. 25, 2021

Interviewed on international webcast of popular public speaker –In-depth dialogue with Deacon Harold Burke-Sievers on values and media. Jan. 13, 2021

Interviewed on national Catholic radio about building truth and trust—Spoke on Teresa Tomeo program in connection with World Communications Day. Go to podcast archive and scroll to 39 min 10 sec mark. May 14, 2021


Writing, Editing, Publishing

Feature stories for Purdue’s College of Engineering posted—Materials science research gives high school teacher a transformative path for his STEM students

News story on Guadalupe celebrations at University of Notre Dame—posted by Today’s Catholic diocesan newspaper, Dec. 2, 2020

Fourth book release—as Editor of the late historian Marvin O’Connell’s Telling Stories That Matter: Memoirs and Essays. St. Augustine’s Press (December 2020)

Editing of book manuscripts for St. Augustine’s Press (founded 1996)—recent collaboration and mark-comm: scholars in history, theology, political philosophy

Podcasts, Blogs, Videos, Presentations

Podcast co-host, “Encounter-Points”—third season of discussions on Catholic resources for evangelization; with Ken Hallenius, continuing 2021

Podcast co-host, “That’s So Second Millennium”—More than 100 episodes, interviewing and discussing science/religion/society; with Dr. Paul Giesting

Blog, “OnWord”—fifth year of commentary on society, journalism, conversation, and faith; a homepage for thought-leadership and career background information

Co-produced Christmas music video—my performance for the residents of Holy Cross House senior residence, Notre Dame, IN, December 2020

Co-produced a music-video sampler of my accordion performance—Christmas, 2020

Performance with “Potawatomi (Park) Jammers” aired on MNC 95.3 FM radio show (South Bend, IN); assisted planning of “Christmas Special”—Dec. 24, 2020

Half-hour interview on “The Sandwich Generation”—weekly program on Redeemer Radio + podcast, “The Family that Plays Together…,” Dec. 22. 2020

Interviewed on Catholic Radio re: Pope Francis encyclical –discussion with anchor Matt Swaim, “Driving Home the Faith,” Oct. 6, 2020 (at 1 hr- 17 min mark)

Interviewed on Catholic Radio about Alex Trebek, game-playing, and faith—discussion with anchor Kyle Heimann for broadcast + podcast, Nov. 17, 2020

Global Engineering Programs and Partnerships at Purdue University published Bill’s latest feature story on an outstanding student—“rocketeer” Emily Endicott.

Eighth podcast episode was produced and posted for the Purdue College of Engineering, representing the founding contributions which anchor a prestigious interview series (now called “Purdue Engineering Podcast”) still in production. Listen to the podcast, for which Bill served as concept developer, producer, and host during a consulting project that spanned more than half a year.

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