Her most recent publication (2007) is Communicatio Socialis: The Challenge of Theology and Ministry in the Church published by Kassel University (Germany). Other publications include: Medias, chance pour l’ evangeile written with Pierre Babin published in Paris (2000) and translated/published into English by Loyola Press entitled The Gospel and The Internet (2002). Her book Voices of Courage: An International Profile of Women in Catholic Communications (2001) has been translated into Slovakian and other languages (2003). She writes a regular column, "Trends in Technology" in MOMENTUM Journal (NCEA Publication) and is the Executive Editor of the University of Dayton Catechist Formation Series published by Peter Li, Inc. The program is now into its twentieth year (2012). Her recent publication is a chapter in The Praeger Handbook of Faith-Based Schools in the United States, K-12 (2 vols.) ABC-Clio. August 2012. The chapter is entitled “The Threshold of New Catholic and Faith Based Learning Environments: the Advance of the Digital Culture. She continues to write numerous articles for international publications.
Zukowski gives workshops, seminars and lectures around the world. She serves as an international consultant on the application of new digital media resources for ministry and leadership. Her workshops range from designing new digital methodologies for learning, transformational leadership, nurturing dialogue skills and spiritual formation in a digital era. In September 2012 she will be addressing the Asian Bishop in Communications and Seminary Rectors in Bangkok. In January she will be speaking at a Clergy Symposium and a Catechetical Conference in Dubai (Arabia).
During the busy lifetime of Sister Angela Ann Zukowski there has been a revolution in the role of women in the family, in social institutions, and in the corporate culture. Unique has been the challenge of women’s role within the Catholic Church, due, primarily to its history of patriarchy and hierarchy.
Zukowski’s current research is in designing prototypes for interactive e- learning for Catholic education, adult faith, lay ecclesial leadership and catechist formation through the VLCFF and the University of Dayton’s online graduate programs. She is particularly interested in the influence, or impact that the digital culture is having on new ways of being human in the 21st century. A special research interest is building on the work of Fr. Pierre Babin, OMI (with whom she was associated for twelve years in Lyon, France) for re-imagining his Symbolic Way in the light of the digital culture.
In 2001 she received the Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice Medal from Pope John Paul II in Rome. In 2004, she received the Distinguished Communicators Award for 2004 from the Salesian Guild. In 2005, she received the Honorary Prize of Julian Kulenty presented during the National Catholic Film Association Conference held in Warsaw, Poland. In 2009, received the NCEA National Catholic Schools Board Award for her contribution for working with Catholic School Boards in the US. During the 2010 NCEA Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota (4/10) Zukowski received the Emmaus Award from the NPCD Association for her international and national work with Catholic education, faith formation and innovative online learning. On May 9, 2012, the NCCL (National Conference of Catechetical Leaders) presented Zukowski with their highest honor of the NCCL Life Time Achievement Award for excellence in adult faith formation via distance learning. November 9, 2012, she will receive the National Catholic Lay Leadership Award in Philadelphia.
ROBERT J ZUKOWSKI
10/30/1943 - 2/11/1969