For the academic year 2016/2017, I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology at Caldwell University (New Jersey), and I am the instructor for a course with Seton Hall's Center for Diaconal Formation. In 2015, I defended my dissertation entitled, "John Henry Newman's Theology of History: The 'Theological Imaginary'," which was supervised by Prof. Dr. Terrence Merrigan and Prof. Dr. Johan Leemans of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), and was written in the Research Unit, Systematic Theology and the Study of Religions. My research focuses not only on Newman, but also on the relationships between history, theology, development, and theological imagination. I have published several articles regarding Newman and/or these relationships. In addition, I have an avid interest in mystical theology and contemplative traditions. In this vein, I have researched figures like Gregory of Nyssa and Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite.
- Ph.D., Theology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
- M.A., Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
- M.A., Theology and Religious Studies, Villanova University
- B.S., Economics, Villanova University (VSB)
- John Henry Newman's Theology of History: Historical Consciousness, Theological 'Imaginaries', and the Development of Tradition, Studies in Philosophical Theology (Leuven: Peeters Press, 2016/2017).
- "Development amid Sin: Schillebeeckx and Newman for Today," in At the Crossroads: Edward Schillebeeckx and the Frontiers of Public Theology, ed. Stephan van Erp, Christopher Cimorelli, and Christiane Alpers (London: Bloomsbury, 2016/2017).
- "Doctrines as 'Narrative-Linguistic Icons': Newman, the Creed, and the Liturgy," in Questions Liturgiques 96, no. 1/2 (2015), 20-40.
- "John Henry Newman: A 'Person' for Our Time," in Tijdschrift voor Theologie 55, no. 4 (Winter 2015), 380-93.
- "The Possible Advantage of Doctrinal Growth: Revisiting Newman's Understanding of Development," Newman Studies Journal 11, no. 1 (2014), 32-44.
- "Views of Doctrine: Historical Consciousness, Asymptotic Notional Clarity, and the Challenge of Hermeneutics as Ontology" (co-authored with Daniel Minch), Louvain Studies 37, no. 4 (2013), 327-63.
- 2012-2015, DBOF fund for full-time doctoral research, KU Leuven
- 2015, CTSA Convention Scholarship
- 2013, National Institute for Newman Studies scholar-in-residence
- 2011-2012, FLOF fund for full-time doctoral research, KU Leuven