Ryan ("Bud") Marr has served as the Director of NINS and Associate Editor of the Newman Studies Journal since September of 2017. He is the author of To Be Perfect Is to Have Changed Often: The Development of John Henry Newman's Ecclesiological Outlook, 1845–1877 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), and has also contributed essays to Newman and Life in the Spirit (Fortress Press, 2014), Learning from All the Faithful (Pickwick, 2016), and The Oxford Handbook of John Henry Newman (Oxford University Press, 2018). Before moving to Pittsburgh, Dr. Marr taught for three years at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA. His research interests include the life and writings of John Henry Newman, ecclesiology, and the reception of Vatican II. Bud, his wife Rachel, and their six children are learning to say “yinz” (2nd person plural) and have fully embraced pierogies as an essential component of a balanced diet.