Stephen M. Koeth, C.S.C.

Field: United States
Advisor: Rebecca Kobrin
Year: 2012

Stephen is a doctoral candidate in the field of U.S. History focusing on twentieth-century political and religious history, especially post-war American Catholicism. Born and raised on Staten Island, New York, Stephen graduated from The University of Notre Dame in 1999 with a degree in history and theology. In 2006 he earned the Master of Divinity from Notre Dame and was awarded the Shumaker Award for Excellence in Preaching. He was ordained a Catholic priest for the Congregation of Holy Cross in April of the following year. After several years of parish ministry in Portland, Oregon, Stephen completed an MA in History at The Catholic University of America in 2012. His research has been published in the Journal of Church and State and U.S. Catholic Historian.


“‘The Mental Grandchildren of Monsignor John A. Ryan:’ George G. Higgins, John F. Cronin, ┬áS.S. and the Role of the National Catholic Welfare Conference in Post-War American Politics,” U.S. Catholic Historian 33:1 (Winter 2015): 99-136

“The Strength and Limits of American Catholic Confidence: Fr. John F. Cronin, S.S. and His Political Friendship with Richard M. Nixon, 1947-1960,” The Journal of Church and State 56:4 (Autumn 2014): 711-731