Alesha Seroczynski is a Research Associate at the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She moved into this position after five years in administration, most recently as Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at Bethel College, Indiana. Alesha also served as Director of Research at Indiana’s largest community mental health center where she facilitated over a dozen research projects. Winner of the 1999 Distinguished Graduate Student Scholar Award at the University of Notre Dame, she has published and presented at several international venues, including the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Psychiatry Research, the Association for Moral Education, the Association for General and Liberal Studies, and the American Occupational Therapy Association. Her graduate training in developmental and counseling psychology also included clinical work with ADHD and aggressive adolescents. Long-standing literary, philosophical and theological interests led Alesha to pursue some post-graduate study of several great thinkers, including Aristotle, Aquinas, Pascal, W. James, C. S. Lewis, and Peter Kreeft. Papers that emerged from these studies were presented at several national conferences, including Baylor’s forum on the Christian Mind and Imagination in 2006. Conceptualizing and developing Reading for Life has enabled Alesha to integrate her clinical training with great books in a new and unique intervention for at-risk youth.