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Paul Schervish

director, Philanthropy Center, Boston College

Paul G. Schervish is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center on Wealth and Philanthropy (CWP) at Boston College, and National Research Fellow at the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy, and to the John Templeton Foundation. Schervish was appointed a Fulbright Scholar for the 2000-2001 academic year at University College Cork in the area of research on philanthropy. He has been selected five times to the NonProfit Times annual Power and Influence Top 50, a list which acknowledges the most effective leaders in the non-profit world. He received a bachelor's degree in classical and comparative literature from the University of Detroit, a Masters in sociology from Northwestern University, a Masters of Divinity Degree from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Schervish has published in the areas of philanthropy, the sociology of money, the sociology of wealth, labor markets, unemployment, biographical narrative, and sociology of religion. He presented the 2008 Annual Lecture for the Lake Family Institute on Faith and Giving which is published as *Receiving & Giving as Spiritual Exercise: The Spirituality of Care in Soul, Relationship, and Community*. He is completing work on Wealth and the Will of God: Discerning the Use of Riches in the Service of Ultimate Purpose (Forthcoming 2009) and *The Moral Biography of Wealth and the New Physics of Philanthropy*. Schervish is the editor of and contributor to *Wealth in Western Thought: The Case for and against Riches* (1994). He is principal editor of *Care and Community in Modern Society* (1995) and the principal author of *Taking Giving Seriously *(1993) and *Gospels of Wealth: How the Rich Portray their Lives* (1994).