Assistant Professor of Theology
B.A., University of Florida, 2001; M.T.S., University of Notre Dame, 2003; Ph.D., 2009.
Recent courses taught:
THEO 111, The Biblical Tradition
THEO 351, Initiation and Eucharist
Book Review: "RCIA: Real Stories of Christian Initiation," D. Yamane et al., NDCL Bulletin, Fall
"Sacred Space, Festal Time, and the Construction of Identity at Mar Thoma Diocese in
Chicago," presented in the Religion and the Social Sciences section of the American
Academy of Religion 2008, Chicago, Illinois.
"Mar Thoma Chicago: The Syro‐Malabar Rite for an English‐Speaking Generation," presented in the Ritual Transfer panel at Ritual Dynamics 2008, Heidelberg, Germany.
"Into Deep Waters" (a presentation for lay Catholic parishioners on the ritual of baptism as an
entrance into the trinitarian life), presented at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Chapel
Hill, NC, on January 19, 2008. A similar presentation is to take place at St. Sylvester Catholic
Church in Chicago on a date to be determined.