CARA's staff includes those working on-site at our offices in Glover Park, Washington, DC, as well as those working off-site in the United States and elsewhere. Our staff is interdisciplinary. We have the combined skills, knowledge, and experience to conduct any type of social science research and consulting for our clients. On-site staff with doctorates are faculty members at Georgetown University.
Washington, DC Staff
Rev. Thomas P. Gaunt, SJ, Ph.D. is CARA's Executive Director. He Has a Ph.D. in City Planning with experience as a Pastor and Diocesan Director of Planning and Research.
Sr. Thu T. Do, LHC, Ph.D. is a Research Associate. She has a Ph.D. in Higher Education.
Felice Goodwin leads CARA's Communications and Development. She has a B.S. in Business and Marketing.
Mark M. Gray, Ph.D. is Director of CARA Catholic Polls (CCP) and a Senior Research Associate. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science.
Michal Kramarek, Ph.D. is a Research Associate. He has a Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies.
Connie Neuman is a Research Assistant. She has a B.A. in Communications.
Jonathon L. Wiggins, Ph.D. is Director of CARA Parish Surveys and a Research Associate. He has a Ph.D. in Sociology.
Washington, DC Visiting Researchers
None at this time.
Off-site Researchers and Staff
Sr. Margaret Mary Ajebe-Sone Dione, SST, M.Ed.
Sr. Hellen Bandiho, STH, has a E.D. in Education.
Sr. Mary E. Bendyna, OP has a Ph.D. in Government.
Julie Bourbon, Master's in Pastoral Studies. Editor of The CARA Report.
Sr. Joan Chisala, B.ED. in Education.
Sr. Florence Emurayeveya, EHJ has a M.A. in Education.
Rev. Stephen Joseph Fichter has a Ph.D. in Sociology with experience as a Pastor.
Mary Ellen Fise has a J.D. and an M.A. in Church Ministry.
Mary L. Gautier, Ph.D. is a Senior Researcher Emeritus and has a Ph.D. in Sociology.
Prakit Hirankarn has an M.B.A.
C. Joseph O’Hara has a Ph.D. in Sociology.
Sister Aloysia Sebueng Makoae, SNJM has a Ph.D. in African Languages
Sr. Bibiana M. Ngundo, LSOSF has a Ph.D. in Religious Studies.
Paul M. Perl has a Ph.D. in Sociology.
Sr. Patricia Wittberg, SC has a Ph.D. in Sociology.