Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

• University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, Doctor of Philosophy, Major: Liturgical Theology, Minors: Moral Theology and Liturgical History, Dissertation Title: “Liturgical Life: Elements of a Contemporary Account of the Christian Moral Life Based on a MacIntyrean Read of Virgil Michel’s Thought”

• Duke University Divinity School, Durham, NC, Master of Divinity, summa cum laude

• King College, Bristol, TN, Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Major: History

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

     INTRODUCTORY COURSES

• “Introduction to Christian Theology,” fall 2000, spring 2001, fall 2001, spring 2002, fall 2002, spring 2003, fall 2003, spring 2004, fall 2004, spring 2005, fall 2005, spring 2006, fall 2006, spring 2007, fall 2007, spring 2008, fall 2008, spring 2009, fall 2009, fall 2010, spring 2011, spring 2012, fall 2013, spring 2013, fall 2013, spring 2014, fall 2014, spring 2015, fall 2015, spring 2016, fall 2016, spring 2017, fall 2017, spring 2018, fall 2018, spring 2019, fall 2019 Spring Hill College. A survey course that introduces students to basic elements of Christianity, as well as helping them to begin thinking with theological categories.

• “Freshman Seminar,” fall 2001, fall 2002, fall 2003, fall 2004, fall 2005, fall 2006, fall 2007, fall 2008, fall 2010, Spring Hill College. This one-credit course serves to assist students with issues surrounding the transition from high school to college.

     LOWER-DIVISION COURSES

• “Catholicism,” fall 2000, spring 2001, fall 2002, fall 2003, fall 2004, spring 2005, fall 2005, spring 2007, spring 2008, fall 2009, spring 2010, fall 2010, spring 2012, fall 2012, spring 2013, spring 2014, fall 2014, spring 2015, spring 2016, fall 2016, spring 2017, fall 2017, spring 2018, fall 2018, spring 2019, fall 2019 Spring Hill College. This course traces the historical development of pivotal Catholic beliefs, practices, and polity.

• “Ritual & Worship,” fall 2000, spring 2004, fall 2005, spring 2009, fall 2013 Spring Hill College. A survey course that provides students with a basic historical and theological understanding of major components of Christian worship.

        UPPER-DIVISION COURSES

• “Eucharistic Theology,” fall 2017, fall 2019 Spring Hill College. This writing-intensive course is an extensive examination of the Eucharist that explores it from historical, doctrinal, and moral perspectives.

• “The Virtues,” spring 2009, spring 2011, spring 2013, spring 2015, spring 2017, spring 2019 Spring Hill College. Using Aristotle and Aquinas as our guides, this course explores the role of the virtues in living the good life.

• “Worship as Ethics,” spring 2003, spring 2005, fall 2014 Spring Hill College. This writing-intensive course explores the moral indices of Christian corporate worship.

• “Catholic Social Thought,” spring 2002, spring 2003, fall 2003, fall 2004, spring 2007, spring 2008, spring 2010, spring 2012, spring 2014, spring 2016, spring 2018 Spring Hill College. This writing-intensive course focuses on a close examination of the official documents of Catholic Social Teaching.

• “Reconciliation,” fall 2007, fall 2010, fall 2012, fall 2016 Spring Hill College. Designed primarily for theology majors and minors, this course explores the issue of reconciliation explore this topic from a variety of theological angles (historical, systematic, liturgical and moral).

• “Senior Seminar: Liberation Theology,” spring 2006, fall 2006, fall 2015 Spring Hill College. Using liberation theology as its theme, this advanced research course is designed to help graduating seniors cultivate the scholarly skills necessary for graduate level work in theology.

• “Narrative Theology,” spring 2002, spring 2006, Spring Hill College. This directed readings course explores the way narrative can be used to articulate theology.

      GRADUATE COURSES

• “Christian Initiation,” spring 2001 (MTS-Mobile), fall 2001 (MTS-Jackson), spring 2002 (MTS-Atlanta), spring 2005 (MTS-Mobile), fall 2007 (MTS-Birmingham), spring 2014 (MTS-Mobile) Spring Hill College. This course examines the structure and theology of Christian initiation as they have been expressed in various stages of church history.

• “Eucharist,” spring 2002 (MTS-Mobile), fall 2002 (MTS-Birmingham), spring 2004 (MTS-Jackson), spring 2007 (MTS-Mobile), spring 2010 (MTS-Mobile), spring 2011 (MTS-Atlanta & Jackson),  winter 2015-2016, fall 2018 (MTS-online) Spring Hill College. This course highlights the theology and practice of eucharistic worship as they have developed over the course of church history.

• “Reconciliation,” spring 2003 (MTS-Mobile), spring 2006 (MTS-Birmingham), fall 2006 (MTS-Jackson), fall 2008 (MTS-Mobile), Spring Hill College. This course treats the theology and practice of reconciliation from biblical, historical, systematic, and ethical perspectives.

PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS

• “Worship and Christian Ethics.” In T & T Clark Companion to Christian Ethics. Edited by Tobias L. Winright. Forthcoming.

• Review of Christian Worship: Postcolonial Perspectives, by Michael N. Jagessar and Stephen Burns. Political Theology 13.4 (2012): 495-97.

• “Toward a Eucharistic Ecology.” In Green Discipleship: Catholic Theological Ethics & The Environment. Edited by Tobias L. Winright. Winona, MN: Anselm Academic, 2011. pp. 183-99.

• “Liturgy and Ethics: Something Old, Something New. Worship 81 (2007): 24-45.

• “Liturgy: A Practice in Christian Living.” Article-length paper delivered to the New Wine, New Wineskins Symposium. July 31, 2004. University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame, IN.

• “Christ and Cult(ure): Some Preliminary Reflections on Liturgy and Life.” Liturgical Ministry 12 (2003): 177-87.

• Review of Psalms and Practice: Worship, Authority, and Virtue, by Stephen Breck Reid, editor. Bulletin of the Notre Dame Center for Pastoral Liturgy. Spring 2003.

• “The Anaphora of the Apostles Addai and Mari.” In Essays on Early Eastern Eucharistic Prayers, edited by Paul F. Bradshaw, 19-37. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 1997.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

• Rev. H. J. Fagot, S.J. Award (for extracurricular service to students), 2005 and 2019.

• St. John Berchmans Award (for promoting academic excellence and personal growth for students) 2015.

• Spring Hill College Teacher of the Year 2010-2011.

• Delta, Delta, Delta Teacher of the Year Award, 2002-2003

• Phi Mu Teacher of the Year Award, 2000-2001

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

• American Academy of Religion. The largest association of academics devoted to the study of religion and related subjects.

• North American Academy of Liturgy. The leading scholarly organization in North America devoted to the study of liturgy.

• Society of Christian Ethics. This is an American academy devoted to theological ethics.

LANGUAGES

• Greek, Latin, French, and German at reading level proficiency.

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