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

 David A. Burnett

David A. Burnett
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M.A. Criswell College
B.A. Criswell College

Concentration Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity
Areas of interest Early Jewish and Christian deification and angelomorphic traditions, Pauline apocalypticism and mysticism, early Jewish mediatorial figures and the origins of Christology

 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, Second Temple Jewish literature, theological ethics and practical reasoning
Dissertation Ethical Functions of Deuteronomic Allusions in Early Judaism
Director Joshua Ezra Burns

 Eric DeMeuse

Eric J. DeMeuse
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M.A. Villanova University
B.A. Hillsdale College

Concentration Historical Theology
Areas of interest Ecclesiology, early modern theology and scholasticism, Reformation
Dissertation The Unity and Missional Catholicity of the Church: The Ignatian Ecclesiology of Francisco Suárez, S.J.
Director
Ulrich L. Lehner

 Dallas Flippin

Dallas Flippin

M.A. McAfee School of Theology of Mercer University
B.A. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Concentration Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity
Areas of interest Gospels, narrative criticism, ecological hermeneutics 

 

Taynia-Renee Franche d. Laframboise
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M.T.S. University of Notre Dame
B.A. Marquette University

Concentration Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity
Areas of interest Theological anthropology in Scripture, ritual and material agency in the ancient world, patristic exegesis

 Hannah Grubbs-Oeschle

Hannah Grubbs-Oechsle

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

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

 Kirtsen Guidero

Kirsten Guidero

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

Concentration Systematic Theology
Areas of interest Deification, pneumatology, ecumenism
Dissertation "Filled with the Fullness of the Gifts of God": Towards a Pneumatic Theosis
Directors D. Stephen Long and Susan K. Wood, SCL

 Jonathan Heaps

Jonathan Heaps
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S.T.M. Boston University School of Theology
M.A. Boston College
B.A. North Park University

Concentration Theology and Society
Areas of interest Twentieth-century Catholic philosophy, problems of divine and human agency, philosophy and theology of history
Dissertation The Ambiguity of Being: Medieval and Modern Cooperation on the Problem of the Supernatural
Directors Robert M. Doran, S.J., and Danielle K. Nussberger

 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

 Nathaniel Kidd

Rev. Nathaniel Ogden Kidd

M.Div. Nashotah House Theological Seminary
B.A. Colorado College

Concentration Historical Theology
Areas of interest Patristics, angelology and demonology, Christianity, Judaism, and Islam in late antiquity
Dissertation Imagining Demons in Jerusalem: John of Damascus and the Consolidation of Classical Christian Demonology
Director Marcus Plested

 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 accounts, comparative mythology, reception of creation and mythological motifs in Second Temple Judaism

 Brandon W. Koble

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

Concentration Historical Theology
Areas of interest Post-reformation era Christological controversies

 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

 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

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 Deification and grace, Trinitarian theology, Bernard Lonergan

 Hans Moscicke

Hans M. Moscicke

M.A. Wheaton College (Illinois)
B.A. Moody Bible Institute

Concentration Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity
Areas of interest New Testament Gospels, Second Temple Judaism, early Christian interpretation of Scripture
Dissertation The New Day of Atonement in the Gospel of Matthew
Directors Andrei A. Orlov and Michael Cover

 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 Gospel studies, historical Jesus, orality and literacy

 

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

 

Nicholas Roumas

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

Concentration Systematic Theology
Areas of interest Mimetic theory, Orthodox theology

 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

 Wesley Sutermeister

Wesley Sutermeister

Th.M. St. John’s School of Theology
M.Div. Ashland School of Theology
B.A. The Ohio State University

Concentration Systematic Theology
Areas of interest Theological anthropology, Karl Rahner, liberation and Black theology
Dissertation The Liberation of Vision: Incarnating a Radical Sense of Justice
Directors Joseph Ogbonnaya and Robert L. Masson

Luke Togni

Luke Togni
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M.A. Dalhousie University
B.A. University of King's College

Concentration Historical Theology
Areas of interest St. Bonaventure and Franciscan scholasticism, Pseudo-Dionysius in his patristic and Neoplatonic contexts
Dissertation Bonaventure's Franciscan Reception of Dionysian Hierarchy
Director Wanda Zemler-Cizewski

 Dominic Zappia

Dominic Zappia

M.Div. Samford University
B.A. California Baptist University

Concentration Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity
Areas of interest Gospel of John, synoptic gospels and Acts, narrative criticism
Dissertation Confessing Characters: Coming to Faith in the Gospel of John
Director Julian V. Hills