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Eugene J. Halus Jr., Ph.D., Joins History Faculty of Immaculata University

Immaculata University announces that Souderton, PA, resident Eugene J. Halus, Jr., Ph.D., has joined the faculty of the History/Political Science Department.
Throughout his teaching career, Dr. Halus has taught at many higher education institutions including, most recently, as an assistant professor at Wesley College in Dover, DE. He also taught political science courses at Ohio University, Saint Joseph´s, Holy Family, and LaSalle universities, and Neumann College. In addition to his teaching career, Dr. Halus served as a political analyst for WLOH Radio in Ohio, and was an investigator for the General Accounting Office for the United States Government. From 1995 to 1996, he was a researcher for the New Immigrants Project, a part of the Life Cycle Institute of the Catholic University of America. He spent three years in various positions with the GeriMed Corporation. In 1989, he began his professional career as a parliamentary aide for Senator Joseph O´Toole in the Senate of the Republic of Ireland.
In 2004, he published two book reviews on various historical issues for the South Carolina Historical Magazine. He has also written several op-ed pieces for various newspapers including the Souderton Independent and the Lancaster Eagle Gazette. With his varied knowledge, Dr. Halus has written articles on topics such as German-Americans of Northeast Philadelphia and Resurgent Ethnicity: Reconsidering Ethnicity, Whiteness, and Assimilation; At Frankford We Stand!: The Mobilization of Euro-American Ethnic Consciousness in Philadelphia Neighborhoods and Changes in City Government; and Fair Housing/Fair Lending.
To keep current in his profession, Dr. Halus retains memberships in several organizations including the American Political Science Association, the Northeastern Political Science Association, and the Pennsylvania Political Science Association.
Currently, he is a reviewer for the University of Nebraska Press. He is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha and Pi Alpha Theta honor societies. In 1986, he received the Eagle and the Cross Award from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In 1985 and 1986, he received the Urban League´s Good Citizenship Award. Dr. Halus is an asset to the community and is currently involved in the Souderton-Telford Revitalization Committee. From 1997 to 2000, he was committeeman for the 35th Ward, 2nd Division, Philadelphia, PA. He spent three years as an outreach volunteer for the Philadelphia Committee for the Homeless. Dr. Halus is also currently involved in urban and environmental planning projects in Montgomery County, PA, and Cape May, NJ. In Cape May, he is involved in the replanting of a maritime forest, which is the first ever in the history of New Jersey.
Receiving a Bachelor of Arts from LaSalle University, he graduated with a double major from the department of History and Political Science. Dr. Halus earned his Master´s of Art and his Ph.D., from the Department of Politics of the Catholic University of America.
Immaculata University, a Catholic, coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

z:word: release: Gene Halus Joins History Faculty
8.31.2006