Our Mission

As an independent journal for the Mount St. Mary’s University community, The Brownson Record seeks to promote the Catholic vision of the human person in the modern world. Through earnest reflection on the True, the Good, and the Beautiful, we constantly seek to understand the Mount’s institutional vocation as a university at once Catholic and American. Consistent with the Mount’s undergraduate mission, we aim to nourish a culture in which issues of political, social, and religious life are encountered with rigorous intellectual and moral standards.

The Editors

Gavin Hamrick, C’24
Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief

Gavin Hamrick is a junior pursuing a major in philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE) and a minor in data science. When he’s not loitering in the philosophy department, he can be found back home hiking New England trails.

Mary Lawler, C’23
Editorial Board Member

Mary Lawler is a senior pursuing a major in philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE) and minors in theology and data science. She likes to switch up where she sits in class in order to broaden her perspective, a critical end of the academic life.

Jack Daly, C’25
Editorial Board Member

Jack Daly is a sophomore pursuing a major in English. In between trying to meet his deadlines, he enjoys finding the oldest books in the library.

Faculty and Alumni Advisors

Joshua Brown, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Theology

Alejandro Cañadas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics

Msgr. Michael Heintz, Ph.D.
Seminary Academic Dean

Joshua Hochschild, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy and Director of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program

John Larrivee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics

Harry Scherer, C’22