I’ve always been an avid student and am very much focused on lifelong learning. In my elementary school years at St. William’s School (now Sts. Robert and William), I had stimulating teachers who implanted this mindset, and I think it was back in Grade 6 that my desire to teach college was born.
I currently teach theology at Notre Dame College. I also coordinate the Eastern Churches Seminar (one of three such groups in the US) and, with Sr. M. Kathleen Glavich, just completed a theology text on world religions’ responses to ultimate questions (soon to be published by the Professors Choice Division of St. Mary’s Press). For many years I also taught music appreciation courses and directed the college choir.
The NDC community of my students and very generous, committed colleagues! Within our diverse NDC population are many first-generation college students eager to discover their real potential, acquire the necessary skills to advance in a career, and also make their family proud of them. In theology, I love helping students to wrestle with life’s “big questions” and (re-)discover God as well as their best selves in the process.
As a member of the NDC faculty, I help carry forward an almost 100-year-old tradition of educating students in the liberal arts to develop their sense of personal, professional, and global responsibility. Theology is a core component of our liberal arts curriculum that empowers students to discover the Sacred in their life circumstances, clarify their beliefs and values, develop their truest selves, and ultimately live a life that matters. Facilitating this emergent-adult faith-formation is one way to proclaim God’s goodness and help students realize God’s unconditional love and provident care.
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