Robert M. Hamma is the author of nine books and numerous articles on spirituality and family life. He retired in 2016 as vice president and editorial director at Ave Maria Press. Hamma earned a master’s degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame and a master of divinity degree from Immaculate Conception Seminary. He previously worked as an editor at Paulist Press, a hospital chaplain, and in parish ministry. He and his wife, Kathryn Schneider, have three grown children and live in Granger, Indiana.