Diego Munoz, FSC, Ph.D.
This essay is adapted from the third and final keynote address to participants of the Second Annual Symposium on Lasallian Research. The author connects the twentieth-century emergence of structures for scholarly work within the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools to the developing twenty-first century dialogue about the nature of Lasallian research. The author describes the structures, agenda, and other resources available from within the institute to provide Lasallian researchers with the formation and networking opportunities that will empower them to dismantle barriers to interdisciplinary and multi-institutional research. Identified barriers include language diversity, physical distance, and the intransigent nature of the kinds of problems Lasallian research must study in order to fully comprehend and live out the Lasallian Educational Mission in contemporary societies.
Catholic higher education; Higher education research; Lasallian; Lasallian research; Research methodology;
About the Author
Diego Muñoz, FSC, Ph.D.
Diego Muñoz, FSC, Ph.D., is from Caracas, Venezuela. He did his formation in Lagos de Moreno and in Caracas. He graduated in Education, Biological Science, and has a master’s degree in Educational Research and a doctorate in Education. He specialized in political pedagogy. Currently, he is the Coordinator of the Lasallian Research and Resources Service in Rome. His research includes the cultural history of the Institute in the twentieth century, Lasallian Pedagogy, and digitalization of the La Salle Museum and Archives in Rome.