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Andrew AbelaAndrew V. Abela, Ph. D.

As Provost and Senior Vice President of The Catholic University of America, Dr. Andrew Abela oversees the academic life of the University’s twelve schools as well as its libraries, research institutes, and the Catholic University of America Press. Dr. Abela was the founding dean of Catholic University’s Busch School of Business and Economics. His research on marketing ethics, Catholic Social Doctrine, and internal communication, has been published in several academic journals, including the Journal of Marketing, the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, the Journal of Business Ethics, and the Journal of Markets & Morality, and in two books. 

With Dr. Joseph Capizzi, Dr. Abela co-authored A Catechism for Business (Catholic University Press, 2014), which is now in its second edition and has been translated into Italian and Spanish. He is the winner of the 2009 Novak Award, a $10,000 prize given by the Acton Institute for “significant contributions to the study of the relationship between religion and economic liberty.”

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Abela spent several years in industry as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble, as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and as Managing Director of the Marketing Leadership Council of the Corporate Executive Board. 

Dr. Abela holds a B.Sc. from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Switzerland, and a Ph.D. in Marketing and Ethics from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia. A native of the island of Malta, he and his wife, Kathleen, live in Great Falls, Virginia with their six children.