I am a visiting assistant professor of theology at CSB/SJU.
It's been wonderful! The faculty and administration have been very welcoming, and the students are as outstanding as ever. The setting and community are warm and inviting, and I hope to do my part helping all students feel that way about our institutions.
I earned my B.A. in chemistry and theology from CSB/SJU, my M.A. in theology from the SOT and my Ph.D. in theology from Boston College.
I graduated from the SOT in 2009 (CSB/SJU in 2007), and I had chosen the SOT as a kind of discernment period. At that time I was deciding whether to pursue medical school or theology, and I did the M.A. to help me decide. That experience won me over in a big way, and here I am.
My field of study is systematics, and I work specifically on the connection between liturgy and justice. In this vein, most of my research interests are in liturgical/sacramental theology, the church's social teaching, theological anthropology and ecumenism.
It's a fantastic experience, and one that can be intensely enriching, academically, personally and spiritually. Keep an open mind, don't be afraid of intense study and be willing to listen — a lot — to both your classmates and professors. Education can be far more potent the more one is open to its potential sources.
If prospective or current students would like to contact me, I'd welcome a conversation via email or in person. Community happens within conversation.