Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. Religious Studies (Systematic Theology and Ethics) 4.0 GPA. 2016.   

Dissertation: “Scripture in History: A Systematic Theology of the Christian Bible.” Co-directors: Robert M. Doran S.J. (†) and D. Stephen Long. Committee members: Susan K. Wood S.C.L. and Andrei A. Orlov. Passed “without revisions” (April 4, 2016).

M.Div., Lincoln Christian Seminary, Lincoln, IL. Contemporary Christian Theology. 4.0 GPA, Highest Honors. 2011.

Thesis: “Treasures Old and New: Henri de Lubac on Revelation, History, and Christian Hermeneutics.” Director: John D. Castelein. Reader: Steven D. Cone.

B.A., Johnson University, Knoxville, TN. Biblical Studies & Preaching & Church Leadership (Honors Program). 3.95 GPA, Summa cum laude. 2007.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Post-Doctoral Fellow (affiliate/at-large). The Lonergan Institute, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. 2023-2024

Professor of Theology. Johnson University Tennessee, Knoxville, TN. 2021-present.

Post-Doctoral Fellow. The Lonergan Institute, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA. 2018-2019

Associate Professor of Theology. Johnson University Florida/Tennessee, Kissimmee, FL/Knoxville, TN. 2018-2021.

Assistant Professor of Theology. Johnson University Florida, Kissimmee, FL. 2015-2018.

Adjunct Instructor in Biblical Studies & Theology. Lincoln Christian University, Lincoln, IL. 2008-2012.

PUBLICATIONS (See Publications item in main menu)

AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS, GRANTS, AND OTHER HONORS

2023. Invitation to Present at the 2022-2023 North Park Seminary Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture: “Creation Care: Biblical Foundations & Practical Implications.”

2023. Wabash Center Blog Writers Workshop.

2022. Fall Lonergan Lecturer. Seton Hall University.

2021. New Visions in Theological Anthropology (NViTA) Course Development Grant for course “Creaturely Theology.” University of St. Andrews.

2021–2022. Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology Project Grant for “A Contemplative Pedagogy for our More-Than-Human World,” with Paul Houston Blankenship, Jacob Erickson, and Peter Capretto.  

2021. Keynote Speaker. Traditioning Sources for Contemporary Theological Engagement. Toronto School of Theology Graduate Students’ Association (TGSA) Conference. University of Toronto.

2020–2021. Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology Digital Salon, “Tending to the Body and Soul of Early Career Theological School Educators.”

2020. Theta Alpha Kappa (The National Honors Society for Theology and Religious Studies) Johnson University.

2019–2020. Wabash Center Early Career Theological School Faculty Fellowship for “Theological Education for Intellect and Life.”

2018–2019. Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Boston College Lonergan Institute. Boston, MA.    

2018–2019. Wabash Center Workshop for Early Career Theological School Faculty.

2017. Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Religion and Theology New Teachers Dinner. SBL/AAR National Meeting, Boston, MA.

2015–2016. Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellowship. Marquette University (did not accept due to employment).

2015. Travel Grant and Honorarium for “Scripture, the Historicity of Culture, and the Fullness of Revelation in Jesus Christ.” Negotiating Scripture and Culture Doctoral Student Session. Christian Scholars Conference. Abilene University, Abilene, TX.

2014. Frederick E. Crowe Bursary. Lonergan Research Institute. Regis College at the University of Toronto.

2014–2015. Theology Department Dissertation Fellowship. Marquette University.

2014–2015. Alternate for the Rev. John P. Raynor S. J. Fellowship. Theology Department Nominee. Marquette University.

2014–2015. ELCA Educational Grant Program Award for Advanced Theological Studies.

2014. Lumen Christi Institute Graduate Seminar: “St. Thomas Aquinas on Free Choice.” Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. Rome, Italy.

2014. Theology Department and Graduate School Travel Grants from Marquette for Lumen Christi Institute Graduate Seminar in Rome: “St. Thomas Aquinas on Free Choice.”

2014. Theology Department Travel Grant from Marquette for the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference.                                                          

2013. Collegium Summer Colloquy Graduate Fellow. University of Portland.

2012–2014. Teaching Assistantship with Stipend. Marquette University.

2011–2012. Henri de Lubac Teaching Assistantship with Stipend. Marquette University.

2011–2014. Full Tuition Scholarship. Marquette University.

2011. Honored Master of Divinity Graduate. Lincoln Christian Seminary.

2010. Graduate Student Paper Competition Finalist. Midwest Evangelical Theological Society Regional Meeting. Bethel University, Minneapolis, MN. 

2009. Graduate Student Paper Competition Finalist. Stone-Campbell Journal Conference. Cincinnati Christian University, Cincinnati, OH.

2008 (& 2011). Promising Scholar Award. Stone-Campbell Journal.  

2007–2011. Restoration Scholarship (Full-Tuition). Lincoln Christian Seminary.

2007. John & Margaret Osborn Award for Excellence in Biblical Studies. Johnson University.

2007. Delta Epsilon Chi (Association of Biblical Higher Education Honor Society).Johnson University.

2005. Outstanding Preaching Student in Homiletics II. Johnson University.

2005. NCCAA Division II Soccer Scholar Athlete.

2003–2007. Dean’s List. Johnson University.