Overview of achievements & qualifications

Distinguished 30-year career in higher education engaging students in the learning process through effective undergraduate instruction, curriculum development and delivery, and establishment of best-practice institutional structures. Transparent and collaborative leader skilled in fostering inclusion and creativity, building consensus among faculty, and marshaling resources toward historic change. Endowed professor with exemplary record of teaching and scholarship, including publications, reviews, presentations, and consultancies.


Professional experience

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               Associate Dean of Faculty, Saint Mary's College

​               2006 - present



Lead curriculum development and administration for all new, revised, and/or proposed academic courses and programs in collaboration with the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Registrar, and Curriculum Committee Chair. Provide oversight and direction for Directors of Writing Proficiency Program, Writing Center, Justice Education Program, and Office of the Associate Dean of Faculty staff.  Serve on several College committees as voting ex officio member including Academic Administrators, Academic Affairs, Academic Standards, Curriculum, and Rank & Tenure.



               Aquinas Chair in Catholic Theology, Saint Mary's College

​                   2006 - present



Teach course on theology of Saint Thomas Aquinas as one of College’s six endowed professorships. Interface with local print and electronic media outlets to discuss issues regarding Catholic theology and ethics.



               Professor of Religious Studies, Saint Mary's College

                   1987 - present



Deliver classroom instruction, lectures, and integrated learning opportunities for courses in Catholic Social Thought, introduction to Religious Studies, philosophical theology, and theological ethics.


  • Full Professor (2002 - present)

  • Chair, Department of Religious Studies (1996-2002)

  • Associate Professor (1993 - 2002)

  • Assistant Professor (1987 - 1993)




Princeton University


Doctor of Philosophy, Religion Department                                                                                    1986  




Princeton University

Master of Arts, Religion Department                                                                                                1984  




University of Notre Dame


Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Philosophy and Theology                                                       1982

  • Graduated summa cum laude

  • 3.96/4.00 GPA

  • Received highest undergraduate award in both majors

2010 - present

2010 - present

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