Kerry Cronin earned her B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from Boston College and is currently a doctoral candidate in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, working in the area of moral reasoning research. She is the Associate Director of the Lonergan Institute at Boston College and the Faculty Fellow in BC’s Center for Student Formation. For the past 17 years, she has taught in Boston College’s interdisciplinary Perspectives Program (offering courses in the “Great Books” tradition). Additionally, she works extensively with undergraduates in retreat programs 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 emerged as a relationships guru of sorts, 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 Fairfield and Case Western universities, among other schools. The title of a talk she gave in February 2011 at Boston College summarizes her direct approach: “10 Reasons Why You’re Not Dating and What to Do About It.”
Hanging Out and Hooking Up: The Case of the Lost Social Script of Dating of College Campuses (Princeton University, November 2014)