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Sister Marie Hubert Kealy, IHM, Selected for Irish Education 100

Sister Marie Hubert Kealy, IHM

Sister Marie Hubert Kealy, IHM

Sister Marie Hubert Kealy, IHM, Ph.D., emerita professor of English at Immaculata University, has been selected for the 2013 Irish Education 100, a tribute to the enduring Irish success in education, especially at the university level.  The Irish Voice, an Irish weekly newspaper published in New York City, provides a listing of the leading figures in education across the United States with Irish blood.  An awards ceremony, by invitation only, will be held on Wednesday, December 18, at the residence of the Irish Consul General, Noel Kilkenny, in New York City.

Teaching at all levels of education, Sister Marie Hubert began teaching in the English Department of Immaculata University in 1976.  During the mid-1990s, she was in charge of the Irish Studies Program at Immaculata University and started the Irish Studies Lecture Series in 1989 which was eventually turned into a minor in Irish Studies.  She is a member of the American Conference for Irish Studies and served as an officer for the Mid-Atlantic Region from 1997-1999.

As an accomplished author, Sister Marie Hubert has written extensively on Irish-related themes including a book, Kerry Playwright: Spirit of Place in the Plays of John B. Keane in 1993; a chapter dedicated to John B. Keane in the book Irish Playwrights 1800-1990: A Research and Production Sourcebook from 1997; and she wrote the Preface for Performance and Textual Imaging of Women on the Irish Stage, 1820-1920 in 2006.

“I am honored and grateful for the recognition and for the attention given to Irish Studies at Immaculata,” commented Sister Marie Hubert on being selected to the Irish Education 100.

Immaculata University is a Catholic, coeducational institution of higher education, located on the Main Line between Malvern and Exton, 20 miles west of Philadelphia.