Julie Byrne holds the Monsignor Thomas J. Hartman Endowed Chair in Catholic Studies and serves as associate professor in the Department of Religion at Hofstra University.

Before coming to Hofstra in 2006, Byrne taught at Duke University from 2004 to 2006 and Texas Christian University from 2000 to 2004.

She is the author of O God of Players: The Story of the Immaculata Mighty Macs and her writing has appeared in CNN.com, Newsday, and other publications.

Last Updated: July 19, 2017