Adjunct Lecturer, Theology Department

  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Experience
  • Publications
  • Service

Courses Taught

  • THEO100:  First Year Seminar:  The American Dream
  • LHES 241:  Global Solidarity Leadership Seminar:  Trip to Haiti

Educational History

  • Master of Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA, 2003.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, magna cum laude, DePere, WI, 2001.

Professional Experience

  • Director, Center for Social Concerns, Gannon University, June 2006-Present



 “Charity is the Best Response to a Broken World:  A Review of Morality in Social Life,” The National Catholic Reporter, November, 2010.

“Fasting from Authority and its Reverse Miracles: A Review of In the Absence of God:  Dwelling in the Presence of the Sacred,” The National Catholic Reporter, May, 2010.

“A Catholic Look at Evangelicals:  A Review of Holyland USA:  A Catholic Ride Through America’s Evangelical Landscape,” The National Catholic Reporter, February 2007.

“Sacramentality, Sanctity, Self-Discovery:  A Review of Becoming Who You Are:  Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints,” The Merton Seasonal, Summer 2007.

“A Tale of Redemption Set in Italy:  A Review of The Devil’s Advocate,” The National Catholic Reporter, February 2006.

“The Most Impressive Books of the Year,” The Social, February 2006.

“Getting to Grace from all the Wrong Places:  A Review of Parched:  A Memoir,” The National Catholic Reporter, May 2005.

“The Heart of Haiti:  A Review of  Mountains Beyond Mountains:  The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World,” The National Catholic Reporter, January, 2005.

“A Spiritual Orphan,” in God Within:  Our Spiritual Future as Told by Today’s New Adults, 2001.  Reprinted with permission in U.S. Catholic, 2003.


  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Committee, Chair
  • Loftus Lecture on Catholic Thought and Action Committee, Co-Chair
  • Erie-GAINS Committee, Member
  • Mission and Identity Council, Member