We’re the committee that steers the Moral Injury Project; we are an interdisciplinary, cross- campus collaborative of students, staff, and faculty working to address and raise awareness about moral injury. We are situating ourselves in a broader context of acknowledging moral injury, both as activists working towards understanding, and facilitators working towards healing.

We are chaplains, professors, administrators, students, researchers, artists, veterans, and military family members; we are sufferers and survivors of moral injury; we are practitioners of various arts, faiths, spiritualities and other forms of dialogue involved in addressing moral injury.


Eileen E. Schell, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Writing and Rhetoric at Syracuse University and the co-founder of the Syracuse Veterans Writing Group. Read more

Peg Stearns is the Director of Financial Aid at University College and the Veterans Resource Center at Syracuse University. Read more

Jennifer Jeffery is an Academic Advisor at the IVMF’s Veteran Career Transition Program (VCTP). Read more

Ginny Yerdon is an Administrative Assistant and Event Coordinator at Hendricks Chapel. She was recently recognized for 20 years of service at Syracuse University. Read more

Pamela Johnson, Ph.D., L.M.S.W. is an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University. Read more

Mary Hudson, HPs is a Pagan Chaplain at Syracuse University. Read more

Jennifer Reddy is the Assistant Director and Veteran Coordinator at LeMoyne College. Read more

Timothy Nortz is an Assistant Chaplain at Syracuse University and the Veterans Administration, and a US Army veteran. Read more

Amber Pitoniak is an MSW student and Graduate Research Assistant at Syracuse University. Her background in psychology and neuroscience, along with several family members who are veterans, facilitated her research in moral injury.

Andrew H. Miller is the Moral Injury Project Coordinator, and former U.S. Army Captain. Read more

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Susan B. French is a community volunteer, activist and educator.

Sam P. Clemence is the Interim Dean of Hendricks Chapel

Rev. Tiffany L. Steinwert, Ph.D., currently Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life at Wellesley College, was our leader at Hendricks Chapel for our project’s first year of existence (2014-2015).