Matt Malone, S.J., is the 14th and youngest editor in chief in America's history. Fr. Malone began his tenure as editor in chief on October 1, 2012. He served for two years as an associate editor, from 2007-2009, when he covered foreign policy and domestic politics. He was the recipient of the 2006 first place Catholic Press Association award for essay writing. Earlier in his career, Fr. Malone served as deputy director of MassINC, an independent political think tank, and co-publisher of CommonWealth, an award-winning review of politics, ideas and civic life. His work has appeared in numerous national and international publications.
Fr. Malone entered the Society of Jesus in 2002. He was ordained a priest on June 9, 2012 by Edward Cardinal Egan, archbishop emeritus of New York. Fr. Malone received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He holds a M.A. from Fordham University, a Bachelor of Divinity (Hons. 1st class) from Heythrop College and the University of London and a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology (summa cum laude) from the Catholic University of Louvain. He was a founding member of REMUS (Religion, Mimesis and Society), an interdisciplinary research group at Heythrop College dedicated to the thought of Rene Girard.
Fr. Malone's Twitter i.d. is @Americaeditor.