Team Members

Marianne Evans Mount, PhD


Marianne Evans Mount became president of Catholic Distance University in 2008. She has served in a variety of leadership positions since the founding of CDU in 1983 as a catechetical institute offering paper-based correspondence courses.

Suzanne Robinson, MA

Vice President

Suzanne Robinson was promoted to vice president in 2017 after holding a number of positions of increasing responsibility at CDU including course author and instructor, registrar, course development editor, special projects manager, and director of program development and strategy.

Peter Brown, PhD

Academic Dean

Peter has published book reviews and articles, as well as given lectures on scripture and theology.

Sister Mary Margaret Ann Schlather, SND

Catechetical Programs Dean

Sr. Mary Margaret Ann Schlather is a Sister of Notre Dame from the Chardon, Ohio, Province and the Dean of Catechetical Programs for CDU.

Matthew E. Bunson, PhD

Faculty Liaison

Dr. Matthew E. Bunson is Faculty Liaison for CDU. He is also Senior Contributor for EWTN, including work with its TV, radio, print, and publishing divisions, including the National Catholic Register where he holds the title of Senior Editor.