Maurice “Mo” Guernon is a free-lance writer and consultant who is currently working on a biography of Pope John Paul I. Guernon has published hundreds of essays and stories in various periodicals and online.
A former newspaper reporter and Rhode Island syndicated columnist (“Looking Askance”), he also taught Ethics and Government courses at secondary schools and was an instructor at Bristol Community College and a visiting lecturer on the media, politics, and grassroots organizing at the Robert A. Taft Institute of Government at Rhode Island College.
As Director of Communications Services for Quest Design Group, he authored speeches , campaign and business plans, polling studies, newsletters, and advertising/public relations plans for political, corporate, and non-profit clients.
His service to the Church has included serving as a member of the Diocese of Providence Catholic Schools Public Relations and Marketing Committee, marketing consultant to St. Brendan’s School in Riverside, RI and St. Mary’s School in Pawtucket, RI. He was also a grant-writing consultant to St. Mary’s Church in Providence and a curriculum consultant to the Greater Woonsocket (RI) Catholic Regional Schools.
Guernon also served as a member of the Glocester and Foster-Glocester School Committes and continues to act as an Alumni Admissions Ambassador for the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also a member of the URI Alumni Association.
Guernon earned his B.A. in English and History from the University of Rhode Island and his Ed.M. in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy from Harvard University. He also completed graduate studies at Boston College, Providence College, and Providence-in-Europe (Pietrasanta, Italy).
He and his wife, Elizabeth Kelley-Guernon, live in northwestern Rhode Island. They have three grown children.