Jane Deren serves as a senior fellow with Education for Justice, a project of Center of Concern. Previously she taught social justice at Georgetown Visitation High School in Washington, D.C. She is the author of best-selling Center of Concern workbooks Catholic Social Teaching and Human Rights and Celebrate Jubilee and Justice!, both of which have earned recognition as important catechetical resources by educators. Jane taught in Catholic schools in Philadelphia before she received her doctorate in 1977 from Temple University, where she also served as a faculty member. While working in Washington D.C.-based national social profit organizations during the 1980s, she developed a variety of national popular educational programs for adults. Before joining Center of Concern, Jane was with the University of Maryland, where she taught and directed a statewide graduate-level program for educators.