Curriculum Vitae

CURRENT POSITION

Assistant Professor, Catholic Systematic Theology
St. Mary’s College of California

EDUCATION

Marquette University, Department of Theology, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Ph.D, Religious Studies
Specialization: Systematic Theology
Dissertation Title: “Theo-Poetics: Figure and Metaphysics in the Thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar”  (successfully defended March 23, 2012)
Directors: Dr. D. Stephen Long; Dr. Danielle Nussberger
Board: Father Robert Doran, S.J.; Dr. Ralph Del Colle

M.A., Theology, 2008
Specialization: Systematic Theology

Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, Ohio
B.A., History and Theology, 2006

PUBLICATIONS

Translator: “Evening” and “The Bowl of Roses” by Rainer Maria Rilke. Inventory (Oct 2012).

Book Review: Paul F. Bradshaw and Maxwell E. Johnson. The Eucharistic Liturgies: Their Evolution and Interpretation. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012 in Catholic Books Review: http://catholicbooksreview.org/2012/bradshaw.htm.

With Father William Kurz, S.J., “Biblical Reflections on Co-Creating with the Redeemer” Science, Faith, & Human Fertility: The Third Conference on Ethical Fertility Health Management. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette, 2012.

Paper Response: John Dadosky, “Ecclesia de Trinitate: Ecclesial Foundations from Above,” The Marquette Lonergan Project,” http://www.lonerganresource.com/conference.php?8 Lonergan Resource. Published December 2011.

Book Review: A Key to Balthasar: Hans Urs von Balthasar on Beauty, Goodness, and Truth. By Nichols, Aidan. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011 in Catholic Books Review (2011): http://www.catholicbooksreview.org/2011/nichols.htm.

Book Review: Aesthetic Revelation: Reading Ancient and Medieval Texts After Hans Urs von Balthasar. By Bychkov, Oleg V. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America, 2010 in Nova et Vetera 9.4 (2011): 1114-1117.

Paper Response to Danielle Nussberger, “Doing Catholic Systematic Theology in a Multi-religious World,” Lonergan Resource: http://www.lonerganresource.com/conference.php?5. Published November 2010.

” ‘The end is where we start from’: T.S. Eliot and an Interpretation of Robert Doran’s Work.” Lonergan Resource: http://www.lonerganresource.com/conference.php?4. Published October 2010.

“Kenosis at the Foot of the Cross: Phil 2:5ff as the Hermeneutic Key to Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Mariology,” article, Marian Studies 59 (2008).

Book Review: Ressourcement: A Movement for Renewal in Twentieth Century Catholic Theology. Ed. Gabriel Flynn and Paul D. Murray. New York: Oxford, 2012 in Nova et Vetera (in press).

Book Review: Adrian Pabst, Metaphysics: The Creation of Hierarchy. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2012 in Nova et Vetera (upcoming).

Theo-Poetics: Figure and Metaphysics in the Thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar. Submitted for review with University of Notre Dame Press.

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

“Converting and Straining Language: Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Theological Grammar of Holy Saturday,” CTSA (upcoming June 2013).

“Digital and Jesuit: Marquette’s Mission in the Digital Humanities,” Conversations Across the Humanities (upcoming April 19, 2013).

“Poetic or Contradictory: Understanding Hans Urs von Balthasar and Holy Saturday, Upper Midwest Regional SBL (upcoming April 6, 2013).

“ ‘The High Priest in the Holy of Holies’: The Christian Liturgy and the Book of Hebrews,” Marquette Scripture Project (April 18, 2012).

“The Beautiful Art-Metaphysic: Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Dante,” Upper Midwest Regional SBL (March 31, 2012).

Paper Response: John Dadosky, “Ecclesia de Trinitate: Ecclesial Foundations from Above,” The Marquette Lonergan Project (November 3, 2011).

“The Morality of Poets: Holiness and Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Theology of Poetry,” New Wine, New Wineskins (July 30, 2011).

“The Lesser Saints: Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Theology of Poets,” College Theology Society (June 4, 2011).

“The Reign of Poetic Imagination: Scripture and the Christian Poet” Upper Midwest Regional SBL (April 1, 2011)

Paper Response: Danielle Nussberger, “Doing Catholic Systematic Theology in a Multi-religious World,” The Marquette Lonergan Project (November 4, 2010)

” ‘The end is where we start from’: T.S. Eliot and an Interpretation of Robert Doran’s Work,” Lonergan on the Edge (September 19, 2010)

“Kenosis at the Foot of the Cross: Phil 2:5ff as the Hermenuetic Key to Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Mariology,” Upper Midwest Regional SBL (2010)

Paper Response: “The Sacraments and Sacrifice,” Marquette/Loyola Graduate Student Colloquium (2010)

“Hans Urs von Balthasar, Bernard Lonergan, and the Liturgy,” Marquette/Loyola Graduate Student Colloquium (2009)

RELATED ACTIVITIES

Library Digital Media Studio Coordinator (current)
Organizer, Marquette Scripture Project (2011-present)
Editor, AnGST Underground (2010-present)
Board member, Lonergan Society of Marquette University (2010 – 2012)
Board member, Association of Graduate Students in Theology (2009 – 2011)
Student Navigator, Raynor Memorial Libraries, teaching library technology (2008-2011)
President, Graduate-Faculty InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (2010 – 2011)
Technology supervisor, Lonergan on the Edge Conference (2009-2011)
Instructor, Digital Media Studio, Raynor Memorial Libraries (2011)
Junior Editor, Foundations in Wisconsin (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
President, Hans Urs von Balthasar Reading Group (2008 – 2010)
Committee member, Marquette-Loyola Colloquium (2009)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Adjunct Professor, “Theo 2300: Quests for God, Paths of Revelation,” Marquette University. (Spring 2013). Two sections.

Adjunct Professor, “Theo 2300: Quests for God, Paths of Revelation” Marquette University. (Fall 2012). Two sections.

Guest Lecturer, “Theo 85502: Major Figures: Hans Urs von Balthasar,” for Dr. Danielle Nussberger, Marquette University (2011)

Guest Lecturer, “Theo 2110: New Testament Selected Books,” for Fr. William Kurz, S.J. Marquette University (2010)

Guest Lecturer, “Liberation Theology and Catholic Social Teaching,” for Fr. Dean Brackley, S.J., Marquette University (2010)

Guest Lecturer, “Theo 2300: Quests for God, Paths of Revelation,” for Dr. Danielle Nussberger, Marquette University (2008)

OTHER TEACHING EXPERIENCE

“Beauty and the Cross: Christianity and the Re-invention of the Beautiful,” St. John’s Lutheran Church, Brookfield, WI (2012)
“Mary, the Mother of God: Reflections from a Roman Catholic,” St. John’s Lutheran Church, Brookfield, WI (2012)
“Catholic Ecclesiology,” 4-week parish adult education summer course, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Crystal Lake, IL (2009)
“The Virgin Mary,” 8-week parish adult education summer course, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Crystal Lake, IL (2008)
“The Nicene Creed,” 8-week parish adult education summer course, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Crystal Lake, IL (2007)

LANGUAGE ABILITY

Reading Knowledge:

German
French
Latin
Italian

Working Knowledge:

Spanish
Greek
Hebrew

QUALIFYING EXAM QUESTIONS

Metaphysics in the Thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar, under Dr. Danielle Nussberger
The Incarnation: History, Critiques, von Balthasar, and Barth, under Dr. D. Stephen Long
The Liturgy and Ethics, under Dr. M. Therese Lysaught
St. Thomas Aquinas and the Sacraments, under Dr. Mark Johnson
Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament, under Dr. Deirdre Dempsey

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

American Academy of Religion
Catholic Theological Society of America
Society of Biblical Literature