• 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 Edge.com, 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