I am a scholar of Christian spirituality and mysticism. My area of specialization is contemplative spirituality. My work focuses on how Christian mystical writers understand God, the human person, contemplation, and how the contemplative relates to the rest of the human family and the natural world.
I bring my research interest in contemplative spirituality into the classroom. In all my courses, I offer instruction on how to meditate and begin each class session with meditation, which offers students a moment to pause in the middle of their demanding daily schedules.
Undergraduate and graduate courses I have taught include History of Christian Spirituality 1 and 2, Christian Mysticism, Thomas Merton: Spiritual Master, and Meditation: East/West.
- Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
- M.Div., Union Theological Seminary in Virginia
- B.A., West Virginia University