Dr. Kerry Cronin

Kerry Cronin, PhD is the Associate Director of the Lonergan Institute at Boston College and the Faculty Fellow in BC’s Center for Student Formation. For over 20 years, she has taught in the Boston College interdisciplinary Perspectives Program, a Philosophy and Theology program in the “Great Books” tradition. Additionally, she works extensively with undergraduates in retreat programs at BC and is a regular speaker on college campuses, addressing topics of student culture and formation.

Since April 2004, when she led a panel discussion on campus titled “Take Back the Date,” Cronin has been speaking to packed student audiences on such topics as “The Imperfect Art of Dating,” “Dating 101,” and “Sex and the Single Student.” She has also taken her message off campus, delivering talks at over 70 colleges and universities. The title of this 2011 talk summarizes her direct approach: “10 Reasons Why You’re Not Dating and What to Do About It.”

Most recently she was featured on the 2018 documentary “The Dating Project.” Her message is relevant not only to college students but to singles of all ages who find themselves wondering how to navigate the current dating crisis in today’s culture. She will be joining us for a frank discussion on current cultural trends and how we can help restore relationships in a technologically-driven society.


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