The endowed Chair of Carmelite Studies and Center for Carmelite Studies are sponsored by the Carmelite Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary (PCM). The Chair is responsible for the leadership of the Center, assisted by an Advisory Council jointly appointed by the Dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies (TRS) and the Prior Provincial of the PCM Province. The Advisory Council is composed of up to three members proposed by the PCM Prior Provincial and three members from the TRS faculty, as determined by the Dean.

The current holder of the endowed Chair of Carmelite Studies is Rev. Steven Payne, OCD, Ordinary Professor of Theology. 

Managing Director of the Center for Carmelite Studies is Br. Daryl Moresco, O.Carm.

The current Prior Provincial of the Carmelite Province of the Most Pure Heart of Mary is Very Rev. Carl J. Markelz, O.Carm.

The current members of the Advisory Council are:

  • Prof. Keith J. Egan, T.O.Carm.
  • Rev. Prof. John Welch, O.Carm.
  • Rev. Elias O'Brien, O.Carm.
  • Rev. Prof. Raymond Studzinski, OSB
  • Prof. Susan Timoney (Advisory Council chair)
  • Prof. Susan Wessel