S. Suzanne E. Franck, C.S.J., Ph.D.

S. Suzanne E. Franck, C.S.J., Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Director

Religious Studies BK LI
Academic Advisement Center LI


Long Island

  • 631.687.1496
  • O'Connor Hall, Room N302


Ph.D., Contemporary Systematic Theology, Fordham University, 2003

M.Phil., Contemporary Systematic Theology, Fordham University, 2000

M.A., Theology, Seminary of Immaculate Conception, 1988

M.A., Science and Education, Queens College, 1982

B.S., Environmental Science, St. John's University, 1978


Since 1995, S. Suzanne Franck has been an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies and Director of Academic Advising for SJC Long Island.

S. Suzanne teaches courses in social justice, Christology, quest for God, religion and ecology and Christian scripture. S. Suzanne also served as associate dean at St. Joseph’s College for five years.

She has attended several conferences, including internationally, on theological and environmental issues. S. Suzanne attends the Catholic Theological Society of America Conference where, in 2007, she delivered her paper, “The Bishops’ Ecological Pastorals: Foundation for an Ethics of Ecological Interrelation.” She also attended the 2004 Parliament of World's’ Religions in Barcelona, Spain as a Non-Government Organization United Nations representative.

Additionally, S. Suzanne has presented papers at NACADA on “Changing the College Advising Model” and “Transfer Student Adventures and the Non Traditional Experience.”

Committed to serving the Long Island community for decades, S. Suzanne is trained in grief counseling, having served as the director of the Rainbows Program. She has also worked as a pastoral minister for a parish in the Diocese of Rockville Centre and worked in hospice providing personal and spiritual care for the terminally ill.

S. Suzanne is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Catholic Theological Society of America, the Catholic Theology Society and the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).

Scholarly & Professional Interests

Researching climate change from a theological perspective

Study of Native American influence on care of creation

Select Publications

Suzanne Franck, C.S.J., "Sophia Wisdom and Climate Change" in Confronting the Climate Crisis, ed. Jame Schaefer, Marquette University Press, 2011 "Ecological Crisis and the Bishops' Letters" presentation CTSA, 2005


"Be still, and know that I am God." 
— Psalm 46:10