Current Doctoral Students

 Veronica Arntz

Veronica Arntz

M.A. Augustine Institute
B.A. Wyoming Catholic College

Concentration Historical Theology
Areas of interest Eucharistic theology of St. Thomas Aquinas, ecclesiology, nature, grace, and humanity's knowledge of God

 Peter Battaglia

Peter Battaglia
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Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary
B.S. Liberty University

Concentration Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity
Areas of interest Early Christian hermeneutics and biblical interpretation, Greek linguistics, second-century patristic literature

Jason Bermender

Jason Bermender
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M.A. Franciscan University of Steubenville
B.Phil. Pontifical Lateran University
B.A. Franciscan University of Steubenville

Concentration Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity
Areas of interest Old Testament, exorcism in the Bible, demonology
Dissertation Exorcising in the Spirit: Exorcistic Figures in the Israelite Tradition
Director Andrei A. Orlov

 Patrick L. Bowman

Patrick L. Bowman

Th.M. St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
M.A. St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
M.Div. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
B.S. University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Concentration Historical Theology
Areas of interest Theology of repentance in early Christianity, Epistle to the Hebrews, ecumenism and intra-Christian conversion

 Stephen Calme

Stephen Calme

M.T.S. Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
M.Ed. University of Notre Dame
B.A. Boston College

Concentration Systematic Theology/Theological Ethics
Areas of interest Conversion, kenosis, racial justice 

 Paul Cizek

Paul Cizek

M.Div. Duke Divinity School
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison

Concentration Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity
Areas of interest Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Jewish literature of the Second Temple period, theological ethics and practical reasoning
Dissertation Ethical Functions of Deuteronomic Allusions in Early Judaism
Director Joshua Ezra Burns

 Hannah Grubbs-Oechsle

Hannah Grubbs-Oechsle

M.T.S. Anderson University
B.A. Anderson University

Concentration Theological Ethics
Areas of interest Virtue theory, moral psychology, ecological ethics and embodiment

 

Megan Heeder

M.T.S. Boston College School of Theology
M.A. University of Notre Dame
B.A. University of Notre Dame

Concentration Systematic Theology
Areas of interest Theological aesthetics, moral theology, healthcare ethics

 Jason Hitchcock

Jason Hitchcock

M.A. University of Chicago Divinity School
M.A. Wheaton College (Illinois)
B.A. Wheaton College (Illinois)

Concentration Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity
Areas of interest New Testament, Gospel of John, formation and influence of the Pauline literary corpus
Dissertation Finding Paul in the Fourth Gospel: John 8 and the Reception of the Apostle to the Gentiles
Director Julian V. Hills

 Sara Hulse

Sara Hulse

M.T.S. Pontifical John Paul II Institute at the Catholic University of America
B.A. DeSales University

Concentration Systematic Theology
Areas of interest Henri de Lubac and Nouvelle Théologie, theological anthropology, Trinitarian theology
Dissertation Person and Society: The Trinitarian Anthropology of Henri de Lubac
Director Susan K. Wood, SCL

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson

M.A. Saint Louis University
B.A. DeSales University

Concentration Historical Theology
Areas of interest Development of the early Church, Marian doctrine and devotion, material culture and theological belief

 Gary P. Klump

Gary P. Klump

M.A. Marquette University
M.A. Augustine Institute
B.A. Franciscan University of Steubenville

Concentration Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity
Areas of interest Israelite and ancient Near Eastern creation mythology, theology of the Bible, faith and reason in the natural and social sciences
Dissertation “Now I Will Recall the Works of God”: Allusion and Intertextuality in Sirach 42:15–43:33
Director Joshua Ezra Burns

 Brandon W. Koble

Rev. Brandon W. Koble
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S.T.M. Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne
M.Div. Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne
B.A. Purdue University

Concentration Historical Theology
Areas of interest The mystical union, Reformation and Post-reformation Christology, St. Augustine

 Christopher Krall

Rev. Christopher Krall, S.J.

M.St. University of Oxford
M.A. University of Toronto
S.T.L. Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
M.Div. Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
B.A./B.S. Boston College

Concentration Theology and Society
Areas of interest Systematic theology of Thomas Aquinas and Bernard Lonergan, neuroscience studies of consciousness and imagination
Dissertation The Human Person Fully Alive: The Transformation of the Body, Brain, Mind, and Soul of Humanity in the Encounter with the Divinity
Director Robert M. Doran, S.J., and William E. Cullinan

 Edmund Lazzari

Edmund Lazzari
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Ph.L. Catholic University of America
Ph.B. Catholic University of America
M.A. St. Joseph’s Seminary and College, Dunwoodie
B.A. St. Bonaventure University

Concentration Systematic Theology
Areas of interest Special divine action, philosophical nature in theology, Thomas Aquinas and speculative theology

 Chris Lilley

Chris Lilley
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M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary
B.A. Bethel University

Concentration Theology and Society
Areas of interest Thomas Aquinas, theology, evolution, and the natural sciences, issues concerning divine providence, determinism, and freedom
Dissertation The Dignity of Natural Agency: Aquinas on Divine Providence and Secondary Causes
Director Jame Schaefer

Archie R. MacGregor

Archie R. MacGregor

M.Litt. University of St Andrews
B.A. University of St Andrews

Concentration Historical Theology
Areas of interest European social and intellectual history (1500–1800), Reformation and Counter-Reformation, marriage and ethics
Dissertation The Disputationes of Tomás Sánchez, S.J., and the Development of Marital Theology and Practices after Trent
Director Mark F. Johnson

 Israel McGrew

Israel McGrew

M.T.S. University of Notre Dame
B.A. Concordia University Irvine

Concentration Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity
Areas of interest Hebrew Bible, wisdom literature, Johannine literature
Dissertation Where is Wisdom? Privileging Perspectives in the Book of Job
Director Joshua Ezra Burns

Cecille M. Medina Maldonado 

Cecille M. Medina-Maldonado
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M.A. Loyola University Chicago
B.S. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Concentration Systematic Theology
Areas of interest Bernard Lonergan, the Trinity, bioethics and medical ethics

 Cathy Melesky Dante

Cathy Melesky Dante

M.Div. Washington Theological Union
M.S.W. Springfield College

Concentration Theology and Society
Areas of interest Conversion and human change, pschyological effects of prayer

 Daniel Mueller

Daniel Mueller

Th.M. Asbury Theological Seminary
M.A. Asbury Theological Seminary
B.Th. Ozark Christian College

Concentration Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity
Areas of interest Synoptic Gospels and Acts, critical spatial theory, Jewish literature of the Second Temple period 

 

Patrick J. O'Kernick

M.A. Villanova University
B.A. University of Scranton

Concentration Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity
Areas of interest Parables, synoptic Gospels, literary criticism
Dissertation Moved with Compassion: Parables in Luke and the Transactional Quality of Reading
Director Julian V. Hills

 Jane Sloan Peters

Jane Sloan Peters
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M.T.S. Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
M.A. University of Notre Dame
M.Ed. University of Notre Dame
B.A. University of Notre Dame

Concentration Historical Theology
Areas of interest Thomas Aquinas's reception of Greek patristic sources, Christology of the Fifth and Sixth Ecumenical Councils, the gifts of the Holy Spirit
Dissertation Greek Patristic and Byzantine Exegesis in the Works of Thomas Aquinas, 12611274
Director Marcus Plested

 Tikhon Pino

Tikhon Alexander Pino
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M.T.S. Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
B.A. Catholic University of America

Concentration Historical Theology
Areas of interest Byzantine theology, paleography, metaphysics
Dissertation Being and Naming God: Essence and Energies in St. Gregory Palamas
Director Marcus Plested

 Kyle Potter

Kyle Douglas Potter
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M.T.S. University of Notre Dame
M.Th. University of Oxford
B.A. Georgetown College (Kentucky)

Concentration Systematic Theology
Areas of interest Ecclesiology, sacramental theology, ecumenism

 Caroline Redick

Caroline Redick
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M.A. Lee University
B.A. Lee University

Concentration Theological Ethics
Areas of interest Political theology, pneumatology, moral sources
Dissertation Solidarity in the Spirit: Toward an Agapic Ethic of Social Transformation
Directors Danielle K. Nussberger and Conor M. Kelly

 

Nicholas Roumas

M.T.S. Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
B.S. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Concentration Systematic Theology
Areas of interest Eastern Orthodox theology, theologies of redemption, Girardian mimetic theory
Dissertation Imitation and Redemption: An Approach to Soteriology through Girardian Mimetic Theory
Directors Robert M. Doran, S.J.

 Corey Stephan

Corey Stephan

M.T.S. Boston College School of Theology and Ministry
B.A. University of St. Thomas (Minnesota)

Concentration Historical Theology
Areas of interest Patristics, medieval and Byzantine theology