My dissertation was on Augustine's Contra Academicos. More recently, my academic focus has been on the history of New Jersey Catholicism.
- Ph.D., Boston College
- M.A., Seton Hall University
- B.A., Assumption College
Augustine's Critique of Skepticism: A Study of Contra Academicos (New York: Peter Lang, 1996).
New Jersey Catholicism: An Annotated Bibliography. South Orange, NJ: New Jersey Catholic Historical Records Commission, 1999. (Published with a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission.)
Ten articles in Maxine Lurie and Marc Mappen, eds., The Encyclopedia of New Jersey (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2004).
“The 1854 Attack on Saint Mary’s Church, Newark: A Typical Know-Nothing Incident,” American Benedictine Review, 64:1, December 2010, pp. 387-406.
“Nativists in Newark: Radical Protestant Reaction to the Appointment of a Catholic Bishop,” New Jersey History [on-line journal], 127:1 (2012).
“The Irish in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark,” in Marta Deyrup and Maura Grace Harrington, eds., The Irish American Experience in New Jersey and Metropolitan New York: Cultural Identity, Hybridity, and Commemoration (New York: Lexington Books, 2013).