Rev. Ronald Nuzzi
Contact InformationRev. Ronald J. Nuzzi
Senior Director, ACE RISE
107 Carole Sandner Hall
Department/affiliationAlliance for Catholic Education
B.A., Saint Gregory Seminary
M.A., Athenaeum of Ohio
M.A., Ursuline College
Ph.D., University of Dayton
Catholic schools, leadership theory, spirituality, multiple intelligence theory, inclusion, educational policy
C. Albert Koob, OPraem, Merit Award (NCEA; 2013)
Ohio College Admissions Officers’ Association Award
Catholic Press Award
Nuzzi, R. Chapter on Catholic schools in the United States, in Global Perspectives on Catholic Religious Education in Schools. (Eds. Buchanan & Gellel). Springer, 2015 (forthcoming).
Nuzzi, R. Striving for Balance, Steadfast in Faith: The Notre Dame Study of U.S. Catholic Elementary School Principals. Co-authored with Frabutt, Jim, and Holter, Anthony. 2012
Nuzzi, R. Building Assets: The Strategic Use of Closed Catholic Schools. Co-authored with Frabutt, Jim, and Holter, Anthony. 2012
Nuzzi, R. No Greater Work: Meditations on Church Documents for Educators. Co-authored with Frabutt, Jim, and Holter, Anthony. 2010
Nuzzi, R. Faith, Finances, and the Future: The Notre Dame Study of U.S. Pastors. Co-authored with Frabutt, Jim, and Holter, Anthony. 2008
Nuzzi, R. “Catholic Identity,” in Catholic Schools Still Make A Difference, Washington, DC: National Catholic Educational Association, 2002.
Nuzzi, R. “Documents on Catholic Education,” in Handbook of Research on Catholic Education. (Eds. Thomas Hunt, Ellis Joseph, & Ronald Nuzzi). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.
Nuzzi, R. “Spirituality & The Teaching of Religion,” in Handbook of Research on Catholic Education. (Eds. Thomas Hunt, Ellis Joseph, & Ronald Nuzzi). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.
Nuzzi, R. Gifts of the Spirit: Multiple Intelligences in Religious Education. Washington, DC: National Catholic Educational Association, 1999. ISBN 1-55833–236-7. Second edition.
Father Ronald Nuzzi, Ph.D., is a priest of the Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio and currently serves as the senior director of the ACE RISE (Renewing Identity, Strengthening Evangelization) initiative. He previously was founding Senior Director of ACE's Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program. Ordained in 1984, Father Nuzzi has a long record of service to Catholic education at every level, including teaching in parish schools, high school administration, university teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels, and university administration.
A nationally known speaker and author, Fr. Nuzzi has written extensively about the multiple intelligence theory in Catholic education, the spirituality of leadership, and inclusion in Catholic schools. His book,Gifts of the Spirit: Multiple Intelligences in Religious Education, was published by the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA). Nuzzi has conducted two separate research tours at the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education and has provided original translation of church documents pertaining to the history of Catholic schooling.
From 1998 to 2008, he served as editor of the research journal, Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice. His research interests are focused on school leadership issues that help to hasten the revitalization of U.S. Catholic schools. Books including the two-volume encyclopedia Catholic Schools in the United States and Handbook of Research on Catholic Education were edited by Father Nuzzi along with Thomas C. Hunt and Eillis A. Joseph. In a book to be published in 2015, Global Perspectives on Catholic Religious Education in Schools, he is the author of a chapter on U.S. Catholic schools.