Margaret Melady, has a rich background in university teaching and administration, corporate management, and global communication. Dr. Melady served as president of The American University of Rome, Italy. She is a former member of the faculties of George Washington University, Washington (DC), the State University of New York in Oswego and is professor emeritus at Dubrovnik International University in Croatia where she taught speech, public relations and media communication. As Director of Corporate Communications of United Illuminating, a public utility company, Dr. Melady was responsible for external and internal communications including advertising and media relations. At Chesebrough-Pond’s, Dr. Melady directed a nation-wide program in state governmental affairs. Currently, Dr. Melady serves as Vice President of the Federal Association of the Order of Malta and Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of Catholic Distance University. Dr. Melady received a bachelor’s degree from the College of New Rochelle, a master’s degree from Seton Hall University and a doctorate in social science from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy. She is the author of six books on political and cultural studies, including her book, The Rhetoric of Pope John Paul II, published by Praeger.