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Dr. Jeremy W. Blackwood
Ph.D., Religious Studies, Marquette University
M.A., Systematics, Marquette University

Ph.D. dissertation: Love and Bernard Lonergan’s Cognitional-Intentional Anthropology: An Inquiry on the Question of a “Fifth Level of Consciousness”

Special interests:

  • The philosophy and theology of Bernard J. F. Lonergan, SJ
  • Trinitarian theology
  • Theological method
  • Political theology
  • Liberation theology
  • Black Catholic theology

Selected publications:

  • “Trinitarian Love in the Dialectics of History,” Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies (2015)
  • “Eighteen Days in 1968: An Essay on the Maturation of Lonergan’s Intentionality Analysis,” Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies (2014)
  • “Sanctifying Grace, Elevation, and the Fifth Level of Consciousness,” Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies (2013)
  • “Elements of a Methodical Understanding of Eastern Christian Mysticism,” Irish Theological Quarterly (2011)
  • “Lonergan and Rahner on the Natural Desire to See God,” Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies (2010)

Presentations:

  • “The Heart of the Mystical Body of Christ: Subjectivity and Solidarity with Poor Women of Color,” The 42nd Annual Lonergan Workshop (2015)
  • “‘Love Takes Off the Masks’: The Fifth Level of Consciousness and Ferguson, Missouri,” The 30th Annual Fallon Memorial Lonergan Symposium (2015)
  • “The Beauty of Authenticity: Balthasar and Lonergan Standing at the Cross,” with Anne M. Carpenter, St. Mary’s College of California, The 29th Annual Fallon Memorial Lonergan Symposium (2014)
  • “Misbehavin’ in the Not Numerous Center: Karl Rahner’s The Trinity, Theological Method, and Liberation,” Keynote Address, Lonergan on the Edge: A Graduate Student Conference Inspired by the Thought of Bernard J.F. Lonergan, S.J. (2013)
  • “Apocalyptic Inbreaking, the Scale of Values, and Loving Dangerously: Sublating Bernard Lonergan and Johann Metz by a Theo-Politics of Grace and Love,” with David Horstkoetter, Marquette University, The 28th Annual Fallon Memorial Lonergan Symposium (2013)
  • “Response to Robert M. Doran, ‘The Divine Missions and Globalization,’” The Marquette Lonergan Project Colloquium: Doing Systematic Theology in a Multireligious World (2012)
  • “Forensic Science and Bernard Lonergan’s Philosophical Account of Evidence,” The Illinois Division IAI 50th Annual Education Conference (2012)
  • “Oversights and Insight in Forensic Science,” at The 27th Annual Fallon Memorial Lonergan Symposium (2012)
  • “Response to Robert M. Doran, ‘“As the Father Has Sent Me:” The Mission of the Church in a Multireligious World,’” The Marquette Lonergan Project Colloquium: Doing Systematic Theology in a Multireligious World (2011)
  • “Forensic Science and Bernard Lonergan’s Philosophical Account of Evidence,” The International Association For Identification 96th International Education Conference (2011)
  • “Response to Danielle Nussberger, ‘The Spirit of Truth: Receiving and Communicating the Word in Dialogue,’” The Marquette Lonergan Project Colloquium: Doing Systematic Theology in a Multireligious World (2010)
  • “The Four–Point Hypothesis as Relational,” The 25th Annual Fallon Memorial Lonergan Symposium (2010)
  • “Response to Darren Dias, ‘Trinitarian Theology and Religious Diversity,’” The Marquette Lonergan Project Colloquium: Doing Systematic Theology in a Multireligious World (2009)
  • “Sanctifying Grace, Elevation, and the Fifth Level of Consciousness: Further Developments within Lonergan Studies,” The 24th Annual Fallon Memorial Lonergan Symposium (2009)

Memberships:
American Academy of Religion
College Theology Society


Rev. Otto Bucher, OFM Cap
Professor Emeritus

SSL, Pontifical Biblical Institute; STL, Catholic University of America

Special interest: New Testament, especially the Synoptic Gospels and Pauline literature

Publications:

  • “Week-day Homily Helps,” St. Anthony Messenger Press
  • “The Bible Today”

Memberships:

  • Catholic Biblical Association
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

Sr. Mary Carroll, SSSF
DMin., Mundelein Seminary; MA, St. Louis University; MA, Fordham University

Dissertation: “Doorways to the Divine: Meditation and Centering Prayer”

Special interest: Spirituality: Centering prayer, Meditation, Scripture themes, Franciscanism, healing and prayer, Mysticism and the Western classics, especially Teresa of Avila

Publications:

  • “Divine Therapy: Teaching Reflective and Meditative Practices,” Teaching Theology and Religion, October 2005.
  • "With Love From Calcutta and Lisieux: Letters of Mother Teresa and St. Therese," Review for Religious , July 2005.
  • “Joseph: Model of Spiritual Parenting,” Review for Religious, December 2003.
  • “Jeremiah Speaks for Today,” Human Development, Winter 2002.
  • “Religious Life: A Rescue and /or a Crossing over,” Sisters Today, January 2000.
  • "The Emmaus Journey with Teresian Wisdom," Spiritual Life, fall, 2009.
  • “Ecclesial Crown Jewel: Catherine, Teresa, Therese, and Hildegard,” Spiritual Life , spring, 2013.
  • “Teresa of Avila's Meditations on the Song of Songs”  Spiritual Life ,  spring 2012.
  • “Mountain Men: Preparing Seminarians for the Spiritual Trek,” Seminary Journal, spring 2012 (Vol. 18/1) .

Memberships:

  • School Sisters of St. Francis Pastoral Ministry Association
  • Contemplative Outreach Association, Milwaukee Chapter

Contact : (414) 858-4722
mcarroll@shsst.edu


Msgr. Ross A. Shecterle
Ph.D., Pastoral Counseling , Loyola College in Maryland
M.S., Pastoral Counseling, Loyola College in Maryland
S.T.L., Dogmatic Theology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. Magna cum Laude.
M. Div., Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, St. Francis Wisconsin. Honors.

Ph.D. dissertation: Guilt Reconsidered: Empirical Research on the Theological Influences Upon Religious Differences in the Phenomenological Experiences of the Emotions of Guilt and Shame.

M.S. thesis: An Experience on the Road: An Personal Integration of Psychology and Theology, Counseling and Spirituality.

S.T.L dissertation: Symbolic Mediation – The Theology of Revelation of Avery Dulles, 1980-1993: An Exploration of the Social and Symbolic Dimensions of the Divine Self-Communication.

M. Div. thesis: Redemptive Suffering: A Critical Re-Evaluation of Human Suffering and Divine Providence.

Publications:

  • The Theology of Revelation of Avery Dulles, 1980 - 1994: Symbolic Mediation, [With a Preface by Avery Dulles, S.J., and an Introduction by Terrence Merrigan], Volume 8, Roman Catholic Studies Monograph Series. Edwin Mellen Press: Lewiston , NY and Wales , UK , 1996, ISBN 0-7734-4248-0.

  • “The Identity and Focus of the Diocesan Priest – ‘Low Pay, Celibacy, Long Hours?'”NCDVD News, Vol. 13, No. 2., March/April, 1992.

Talks and presentations:

  • Human Formation, Psychosexual Development, and Celibacy Formation . Pontifical North American College. Formation Program Presentations (First, Second, Third and Fourth Years Seminarians), 2003-2007.

  • Seminarian Pastoral Workshops, Real Colegio de Escoceses, Royal Scots College, Salamanca, España. Spring 2004.

  • Pastoral Counseling and Pre-Diaconate Workshops. Pontifical North American College , Pastoral Formation Seminars 2003-2007.

  • Human, Psychosexual, and Celibacy Formation . Saint Francis de Sales Seminary Formation Program. Celibacy, Sexuality, and Human Formation Annual Retreats; Celibacy and Sexuality Formation B Annual Presentations for Each Formation Year with a Scope and Sequence Developmental Character. Fall, 1998 - Spring 2003.

  • Walking in the Spirit . Continuing Education Workshops, Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, St. Francis, Wisconsin, Certificate Division 2002 Graduates. November 2002 and May 2003

  • The Deconstruction of Culpability - Guilt, Blame, and Shame in Contemporary America; Psycho-theological Seminars (3), New Light Theological Seminar, Alexandria , Va., March, 1998.

  • The Philosophical Underpinnings of Ethics in Psychology, Towson State University Counseling Center, Towson, Maryland, Spring, 1996 and Spring, 1997.

  • Issues of Spirituality in Psychology and Counseling, Towson University Counseling Center, Towson, Maryland, Spring, 1998.

Awards & Honors:

  • John F. Schulien Award for Academic Excellence, Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, 1985.
  • Distinguished Young Clergy Award, Burlington, Wisconsin, 1986.

Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Wisconsin Psychological Association
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

Contact: (414) 529-6972
rector@shsst.edu


Kathleen Harty
MALS, Dominican University
MA, Marquette University

Thesis: “Jesus the Christ as Creator and Redeemer: A Study of the motive for the Incarnation”

Special Interests: Doctrinal and church history, history of printing, architecture

Memberships:

  • American Library Association
  • American Theological Association
  • Catholic Library Association
  • Chicago Area Theological Association
  • Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians
  • Wisconsin Catholic Library Association

Contact: (414) 858-4645
kharty@shsst.edu


Rev. Thomas Knoebel
Professor emeritus

PhD, Fordham University
MDiv, St. Francis Seminary

Dissertation: “Grace in the Theology of Karl Rahner: A Systematic Presentation.”

Special interest: Systematic theology; Christology; Sacramental theology, Seminary formation for men over 30 with extensive life experience. Popular speaker at workshops, conferences, parish missions, RCIA groups and continuing education classes

Recent Publication: English Translation of De Ecclesiasticis Officiis by St. Isidore of Seville (d.636), with “Introduction.” 2008. Paulist Press.

Forthcoming Publication: English Translation of Sententiae by St. Isidore of Seville with" Introduction." 2013.

Memberships:

  • President, Midwest Association of Theological Schools
  • Board Member, National Catholic Education Association
  • Executive Committee, National Catholic Education Association, Seminary Division
  • Corresponding Academic Member, Real Academia de Bellas Artes y Ciencias Históricas de Toledo (Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Historical Sciences of Toledo, Spain)
  • Executive Committee, Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies
  • Editorial Advisory Board for the Ancient Christian Writers series from Paulist Press
  • Association of Theological Schools
  • National Catholic Educational Association: Seminary Division
  • National Association of Admissions Officers
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Catholic Theological Society of America
  • Archbishop’s Committee on Correct Teaching, Archdiocese of Milwaukee
  • Censor of Books, Archdiocese of Milwaukee
  • Committee on Correct Teaching – Consultant for Systematic Theology
  • Honorary Member: Ilustre y Antiquisima Hermandad de Caballeros y Damas Mozárabes de Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza de la Imperial Ciudad de Toledo, Spain

Awards & Honors:

  • Inducted into Real Academia de Bellas Artes y Ciencias Históricas, Toledo, Spain, 2009

 


Dr. Richard Lux
Professor emeritus and founding director of the Lux Center

PhD, MA, University of Notre Dame

Dissertation: “An Exegetical Study of Micah 1:8-16.”

Special interest: Christian-Jewish relations; Judaism; Holy Land study tours

Recipient of the first Imitatio Dei Award presented by the Catholic-Jewish Conference in November 2000

Fall 2005 resident scholar at the Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research at St. John's University

Major publications:

  • The Jewish People the Hold Land and the State of Israel: A Catholic View. Paulist Press, 2010.
  • “The Two-StateSolution: Pope Benedict XVI and Israel/Palestine,” The Catholic World, Aug.-July, 2009
  • “The Land of Israel (Eretz Yisr'el) in Jewish and Christian Understanding,” Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, 2008.
  • “Catholic Spirituality and the Jewish People in the State of Israel,” Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies June 1, 1999, Conference.
  • “What is the Christian Relation to the Holy Land.” Digest of Middle East Studies, Spring 1998.
  • “Biblical Land Traditions,” The Catholic World, January/February 1991.
  • Review: New Theology Review 7 (May 1994) of J. Willebrand's Church and Jewish People, Paulist, 1992.

Memberships:

  • Executive Committee, Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies
  • Advisory Committee, Holocaust Education Center, Milwaukee, Association for Jewish Education
  • National Christian Leadership Conference for Israel, Vice President
  • Milwaukee Association for Interfaith Relations, Founding member
  • Catholic Biblical Association
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Advisory Committee, Secretariat for Catholic-Jewish Relations, National Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Catholic Jewish Conference, Milwaukee

Contact: (414) 858-4724
rlux@shsst.edu


Dr. Bruce Malchow
Professor emeritus

PhD, Marquette University; MDiv, STM, Concordia Seminary

Dissertation: “The Roots of Israel’s Wisdom in Sacral Kingship.”

Special interest: Old Testament, especially Wisdom Literature

Special interest: Bioethics, Fundamental moral theology, Pastoral moral guidance

Publications:

  • Social Justice in the Hebrew Bible, Liturgical Press, 1996.
  • Because He First Loved Us, CSS Publishing Company, 1982.
  • “A Manual for Future Monarchs,” Catholic Bibilical Quarterly 47, 1985.
  • “The Messenger of the Covenant in Mal 3:1.” Journal of Biblical Literature 103, 1984.
  • Numerous other articles and review

Memberships:

  • Society of Biblical Literature.

Stephen E. Malkiewicz, O.F.M.
MA, University of Notre Dame; Certificate in Polish Studies, Krakow, Poland

Special Interests: The Sacrament of Reconciliation; The Liturgy of the Hours; Franciscan Spirituality and the Liturgy

Publications:

  • Franciscans at Prayer . (Ritual for English-speaking friars of North America . A collaborative work of the Committee for Franciscan Liturgical Research.) Pulaski , WI : Franciscan Publishers, 1983.
  • “Concelebration,” in New Catholic Encyclopedia . NY: McGraw-Hill Book Co, 1974, Vol. 16, pp. 92-94.

Memberships:

  • American Franciscan Liturgical Commission
  • Archdiocesan Liturgical Commission ( Milwaukee )
  • Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions

Contact: (414) 858-4654
smalkiewicz@shsst.edu


Dr. Paul Monson
PhD, Marquette University
MA, Marquette University

Dissertation: “Stabilitas in congregatione: The Benedictine Evangelization of America in the Life and Thought of Martin Marty, O.S.B.”

Special Interests:

  • Church History and Historical Theology
  • American Catholicism
  • Monasticism and Missions
  • Vatican II and Global Catholicism
  • Ecclesiology and Ecumenism
  • Catholics and Hollywood
  • John Henry Newman, Romano Guardini, and Avery Dulles
  • Catholic Literature (Dante, O’Connor, Undset, Waugh, Greene, Endō)

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

  • “From The Cardinal to The Shoes of the Fisherman: Hollywood’s Curious Dialogue with Vatican II.” In Vatican II - Remembering the Future, proceedings volume for Ecclesiological Investigations Group (forthcoming 2017, ed. Vladimir Latinovic, Palgrave Macmillan, 15pgs).
  • Status or Loci?How the Question of Stability Altered the Course of American Benedictine Monasticism.” American Benedictine Review 67, no. 3 (2016): 309-335.
  • Ora et Labora: A Benedictine Motto Born in America?” In God Has Begun a Great Work in Us: Embodied Love in Consecrated Life and Ecclesial Movements, edited byJason King and Shannon Schrein, 66-83. College Theology Society Annual Volume 60. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2015.
  • “Sacred Seeds: The French Jesuit Martyrs in American Catholic Historiography.” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 17, no. 4 (Fall 2014): 88-107.
  • Sentire cum concilio: Vatican II and the Sensus fidelium in the Thought of Avery Cardinal Dulles, S.J.” Gregorianum 95, no. 1 (2014): 39-58.
  • “Monastic Evangelization? The Sacramental Vision of America’s Early Benedictine Monks.” American Catholic Studies 124, no. 3 (2013): 45-59.
  • “Useful Monks: The Idea of Utility in Early American Benedictine Monasticism.” The Downside Review 131, no. 463 (April 2013): 69-86.
  • “The Cosmopolis of Elfland: Bernard Lonergan on G.K. Chesterton.” Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies, n.s. 3, no. 1(2012): 37-62.
  • “‘Sub signis visibilibus’: Visual Theology in Trent’s Decrees on the Eucharist.” Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 15, no. 4 (Fall 2012): 145-58.

Selected Book Reviews:

  • Refuge in the Lord: Catholics, Presidents and the Politics of Immigration, 1981-2013. By Lawrence J. McAndrews (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2015). In Journal of Ecclesiastical History (forthcoming).
  • Junípero Serra: California, Indians, and the Transformation of a Missionary. By Rose Marie Beebe and Robert M. Senkewicz (Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 2015). In Journal of Church and State 58, no. 3 (2016): 588-590.
  • Flannery O’Connor: Fiction Fired by Faith. By Angela Alaimo O’Donnell (Collegeville, Minn.: Liturgical Press, 2015). Shorter Notice in Theological Studies 77, no. 2 (2016): 537.
  • A Bridge Across the Ocean: The United States and the Holy See Between the Two World Wars. By Luca Castagna (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2014). In Journal of Ecclesiastical History 67, no. 2 (2016): 458-459.
  • Theology, University, Humanities: Initium Sapientiae Timor Domini. Edited by Christopher C. Brittain and Francesca A. Murphy (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2011). In Nova et Vetera 12, no. 4 (2014): 1309-1312.
  • Die katholischen Pfarrgemeinden in den USA in Geschichte und Gegenwart: Eine transatlantische Perspektive. By Kai Reinhold (Münster: Aschendorff, 2011). And Katholische Kirche und Gemeindeleben in den USA und in Deutschland: Überraschende Ergebnisse einer ländervergleichenden Umfrage. Edited by Kai Reinhold and Matthias Sellmann(Münster: Aschendorff, 2011). In The Catholic Historical Review 99, no. 1 (Jan. 2013): 102-3.
  • Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America’s Largest Church. By Timothy Matovina (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011). In Journal of Church and State 54, no. 4 (Autumn 2012): 668-70.
  • The Conversation of Faith and Reason: Modern Catholic Thought from Hermes to Benedict XVI. By Aidan Nichols (Chicago: Hillebrand, 2011). In Theological Studies 73, no. 3 (2012): 730-1.
  • Theologie in der Kirche: Eine Untersuchung der methodologischen Grundlagen der Theologie und des Verständnisses der Katholizität der Kirche bei Avery Kardinal Dulles und bei Leo Kardinal Scheffczyk. By Christian Lutz (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2010). In Theological Studies 72, no. 4 (Dec. 2011): 908-10.

Recent Conference Presentations:

  • “Ecumenical Oscars: Hollywood’s Reception of Vatican II,” paper for the Annual American Catholic Historical Association Meeting, Denver, Colorado, Jan. 6-8, 2017.
  • “Sitting Bull’s Monk: Monastic Conversion on the Dakotan Frontier, 1876–1896,” paper for Northern Great Plains History Conference, St. Cloud, Minnesota, Sept. 14-17, 2016.
  • “Newman and American Catholicism: The Search for a Hemispheric Ecclesiology,” paper for Catholic Theological Society of America Annual Convention, “Justice and Mercy,” San Juan, Puerto Rico, June 9-12, 2016.
  • “A New Take: Hollywood's Fascination with Vatican II,” paper for conference, “Vatican II - Remembering the Future,” Georgetown University, Washington, DC, May 21-24, 2015.
  • “The Bridging of Saeculorum in Gaudium et Spes: Theological Amnesia or Evangelical Witness?” paper for conference, "The Church in the Modern World: Teaching and Understanding Gaudium et Spes after 50 Years,” Univ. of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, March 12-14, 2015.
  • “A ‘Roman’ View of American Catholicism: Thinking Hemispherically,” paper for conference, “Twenty Years of Catholic Studies,” University of Mary, Bismarck, North Dakota, Aug. 30-31, 2014.
  • Ora et Labora: A Benedictine Motto Born in America?” paper for the College Theology Society Annual Convention, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvania, May 29-June 1, 2014.
  • “Placing Permanence: An American Reinterpretation of Monastic Stability,” paper for the Annual American Catholic Historical Association Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, Jan 2-6, 2013.
  • “From Newman to Dulles: Vatican II and the Search for a Pneumatological Sensus Fidelium,” paper for conference, “Vatican II: Teaching and Understanding the Council after 50 Years,” Univ. of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, Sept. 20-22, 2012.

Research & Development Grants

  • Bishop and Theologians Reading Group Initiative Grant, Catholic Theological Society of America
  • Mohler Research Travel Grant, The Catholic University of America
  • Graduate Student Summer Research Grant, American Catholic Historical Association
  • Monastic Studies Grant, American Benedictine Academy
  • Cushwa Research Travel Grant, Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame

Memberships:

  • American Catholic Historical Association
  • American Catholic Historical Society
    • Reviewer for Society’s journal, American Catholic Studies
  • American Society of Church History
  • Catholic Theological Society of America
  • College Theology Society
  • American Academy of Religion
    • Reviewer for Academy’s journal, Journal of the Academy of Religion

Contact: (414) 858-4617
pmonson@shsst.edu


Rev. Andre Papineau, SDS
Professor emeritus

MA, Catholic University of America
MA, University of Notre Dame

Special interest: Life transitions; Stories and storytelling based on biblical passages

Publications:

  • Homilies to Transform Hearts and Minds (Resource Publications, 2010)
  • Godawful: Connections Between Biblical Journeys and Life Transitions, Fall 2004
  • Jesus Stories for the Losers, The Lost, And The Least, October 2000
  • Jesus and the Kingdom of Nobodies, March 2000.
  • Passages on the Spiritual Journey, 1999.
  • Celebrating Life in Liturgy, May 1998.
  • Breaking Up, Down and Through: Discovering Spiritual and Psychological Opportunities in Your Transitions, 1997.
  • Holding One Another; Being Separate Together, 1996.
  • Transitions Thresholds of Spiritual Awakening, 1994.
  • Sermons for Sermon Haters, 1992.
  • Let Your Light Shine, 1990.
  • Jesus on the Mend, 1989.
  • Lightly Goes the Good News, 1989.
  • Biblical Blues, 1989
  • Breakthrough, 1988

Fr. Papineau is a well -known presenter, speaking to audiences throughout the United States on numerous topics but particularly on transitions and storytelling.

Memberships:

  • Academy of Homiletics
  • Catholic Association of Teachers of Homiletics

 


Dr. Patrick Russell
PhD, Marquette University

Dissertation: “The Impact of the Historicity Debates over the Biblical Narratives upon 20 th -Century American Catholic Biblical Scholarship”

Special Interests:

  • Old Testament, Davidic Narratives, Wisdom Literature, Intertestamental Writings, Gospel of John.
  • Research Focus: Exegetical application of Social Identity, Social Dominance, and System Justification theories to Old Testament texts. Hermeneutical examination of the relationship between biblical narratives and the spiritual life.

Publications:

  • The God Questions: What Forms and Shapes Us . Liguori, MO: Liguori Publications, 2007.
  • “Strategies for Developing a Parish Culture of Participation in Adult Formation Programs,” in Reconciliation: The Unfolding Mystery of God's Mercy and Love; Program Planner by C. Colella, R. Cooney, and J. Favazza. Catholic FaithSharing series; New Berlin , WI : Liturgical Publications, Inc., 2007.
  • “Christening a Flagship Program: The Keys in Organizing a Major Adult Formation Program,” in Reconciliation: The Unfolding Mystery of God's Mercy and Love; Program Planner by C. Colella, R. Cooney, and J. Favazza. Catholic FaithSharing series; New Berlin , WI : Liturgical Publications, Inc., 2007.

Memberships:

  • Catholic Biblical Association
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Ignatian Associates

Contact: (414) 529-6977
prussell@shsst.edu


Rev. Robert Schiavone
Professor emeritus

MA, St. Louis University

Special interests – Parish leadership and management; marriage and family ministry

Memberships:

  • Association for Theological Field Education
  • Catholic Association for Theological Field Education
  • Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education

Dr. Steven Shippee
PhD, Marquette University
MA, University of Notre Dame

Dissertation: “Faith and History in Contemporary Catholic Christology: The Jesus of History in Balthasar and Schillebeeckx.”

Special interest: Christology; Ecclesiology; Theological Hermeneutics; Ecumenism; Buddhist-Christian Dialogue

Publications:

  • ““Four Last Things and Four Reminders: Interreligious Contemplative Dialogue Serving the Recovery of a Christian Spiritual Practice” Dilatato Corde 3:2 (July-December 2013).  
  • “Trungpa’s Barbarians and Merton’s Titan: Resuming a Dialogue on Spiritual Egotism,” Buddhist Christian Studies 32 (2012) 109-25.
Memberships:
  • Chair, SHSST Ecumenical and Interreligious Committee
  • Convenor, SHSST Systematics Area Academic Faculty
  • Chair, SHSST Faculty Development Committee
  • American Academy of Religion
  • Society of Buddhist Christian Studies

Contact: (414) 858-4663
sshippee@shsst.edu


Sally Smits
MBA, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Special interest: Strategic planning in higher education

Memberships:

  • Board of Directors, Central Association of College and University Business Officers
  • Executive Committee, Lux Center for Catholic-Jewish Studies
  • National Association of College and University Business Officers
  • Economic Development Commission for the City of Franklin, Wisconsin
  • Professional Dimensions

Contact: (414) 529-6971
ssmits@shsst.edu


Rev. Michael Ufok Udoekpo (2011)
STD, Angelicum University, Rome
MA, St. John's University, New York
Hebrew Certificate, Hartman Institute, Israel
B.Ph. Urban University Rome
S.T.B. Urban University Rome

Dissertation: “Re-Thinking the Day of YHWH and Restoration of Fortunes in the Prophet Zephaniah: an Exegetical and Theological Study of 1; 14-18; 3:14-20.”

Thesis: “John 4:4-42: A Postcolonial Interpretation of the Discourse with the Samaritan Women: A Theological Implication in an African Context.”

Special Interests: Biblical Studies: OT Exegesis: Prophetic Literature, particularly Late-pre-exilic Prophets, Deuteronomic History, Biblical Hebrew and Greek, Syriach Literature and Aramaic Targum Fourth Gospel, Ecumenism/Cultural and Religious Dialogues

Publications:

  • Rethinking The Prophetic Critique of Worship in Amos 5 For Contemporary Nigeria and the USA. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick, 2017.
  • "Zephaniah, Book of, Critical Issues," in Lexham Bible Dictionary, Lexham Press, 2015.
  • "Nahum, Book of, Critical Issues," in Lexham Bible Dictionary, Lexham Press, 2015
  • "Theological Functions of “Seek the Lord” (bᾱqqaš ʾădōnᾱy) in Zephaniah 2:1-3, for Contemporary Society," Winter, 2015: Volume 6 Number 2 of International Journal of African Catholicism, pp.77-91.
  • "Biblical Reflections on the Identity of the Catholic Priesthood Today: Essay in Honor of An African Bishop."IJAC, volume 6, No. 1, summer, 2014.
  • "Habakkuk's Faith and God's Sovereignty: A Paradigm for the Suffering righteous Today." in American Journal of Biblical Theology, volume 15, No.36, 2014.
  • "Nahum Book of, Critical Issues in Lexham Bible Dictionary, forthcoming.
  • "Zephaniah, Book of, Critical Issues," in Lexham Bible Dictionary, forthcoming.
  • "Joel, Book of, Critical Issues," in Lexham Bible Dictionary, forthcoming.
  • "The Sovereignty of God in Habakkuk: Its Significance for Today." Forthcoming Testamentum Imperium, 2014.
  • "Prophet Zephaniah and the Deepening of Faith in Ecclesia (churches) in Africa and America," in International Journal of African Catholicism(IJAC), vol.4/2, (2013), pp.25-51.
  • "Paul's Theology of the Church as the Body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:27): Its Missionary Implications for the Church in (Africa) Nigeria" the International Journal of African Catholicism 4:1 (2013).
  • Re-thinking the Day of YHWH and Restoration of Fortunes in the Prophet Zephaniah: An Exegetical and Theological Study of 1:14-18; 3:14-20. Das Alte Testament im Dialogue= an Outline OT Dialogue Vol 2.Bern: Peter Lang, 2010. (Reviewed in: Old Testament Abstracts, Vol. 34 :2011 ; Theological Book Review, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2011 ; Estudios Biblicos, Volumen LXIX, 2011 Cuaderno 3, pp.354-355)
  • “Liturgy as the Primary Role of the Priest,” in Reconciliation and Renewal of Services in the Church, Lineamenta of the Synop of Ikot Ekpene Diocese , Nigeria , 2002.
  • “New Evangelization” in the Lineamenta of the Synop of Ikot Ekpene Diocese, 2002.
  • The Limits of a Divided Nation. Enugu , Nigeria ; Snaap Press, 1999.
  • Family Functions and Children Education in Modern Society . Pathom Graphic, Ikot Ekpene , Nigeria , 1997.
  • Corruption in Nigerian Culture: The Liberating Mission of the Church. Enugu , Nigeria : Snaap Press, 1994.
  • “Psalm 126 and the Prophecy of Zephaniah: A Comparative Study.” (Upcoming - Catholic Biblical Quarterly.)
  • “Seek the Lord (bagaš ' adonay) in the Prophet Zephaniah 2:1-3: Towards an Hermeneutics of Faith.” (In progress.)
  • Blog: Sharing the Word of God

Book reviews:

  • Review of Uzukwu, Gesila Nneka. The Unity of Male and Female in Jesus Christ: An Exegetical Study of Galatians 3.28c in Light of Paul's Theology of Promise (London; New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015) in Theological Book Review 27:1 (2016) 42-43.
  • Review of Heil, John Paul. 1-3 John: Worship by Loving God and One Another to Live Eternally (Cambridge: James Clarke & Co., 2015) in Theological Book Review 27:1 (2016) 44-45.
  • Review of Song, Angeline M. G. A Postcolonial Woman’s Encounter with Moses and Miriam (Postcolonialism and Religions; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 79:1 (2017) 129-131.
  • Review of Joseph Blenkinsopp, Abraham: The Story of a Life (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2015.) In the Catholic Biblical Quarterly,Vol. 78. n.3 (July 2016): 526-528. 
  • Review of Alan Lenzi and Jonathan stokl  (eds.). Divination, Politics, and Ancient Near Eastern Empires (Ancient Near East Monographs 7; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2014). Pp. x + 208. I in The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, vol. 77. n.4, 2015, pp.787-789.
  • Review of Andrew Chester, Future Hope and the Present Reality. vol 1, Eschatology and Transformation in the Hebrew Bible (WUNT 293; Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012). pp. xvii + 384.$109, in the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, vol.77n.2 (April 2015), 338-339.9.
  • Mark J. Bodd and Lissa M. Wray Beal (eds.), Prophets, Prophecy, and Ancient Israelite Historiography (Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2013). Pp. xxii+400. $54.50. CBQ (January, 2014).
  • Forthcoming: Lee Martin McDonald, Formation of the Bible: The Story of the Church's Canon . Peabody: Hendrickson, 2012. pp. xii+178. Paper. ISBN: 978-1-59856-838-7. Theological Book Review.
  • Ignatius M.C. Obinwa, “I Shall Feed Them with Good Pasture” (Ezek 34:14):  The Shepherd Motif in Ezekiel 34:  Its Theological Import and Socio-political Implications (Forschung Zur Bibel, Band 125; Würzburg:  Verlag, 2012).  Pp. 526. Catholic Biblical Quarterly , vol. 75, No.3 July 2013, pp. 561-63
  • Roberto Martinez, The Question of John the Baptist and Jesus' Indictment of the Religious Leaders: A Critical Analysis of Luke 7:18-35. Cambridge: James Clarke & Co, 2012. pp. xiii + 231. Paper $27.00.ISBN: 978-0-27768-011-7 (Theological Book Review Vol.25, no. 1. 2013). pp 29-30.
  • Martinez, Roberto. "The Question of John the Baptist and Jesus’ Indictment of the Religious Leasers: A Critical Analysis of Luke 7:18-35.Cambridge: James Clarke & Co, 2012. pp. xiii + 231. Paper $27.00.ISBN: 978-0-27768-011-7 (Forthcoming in the Theology Book Review).
  • Obinwa, Ignatius M.C. “I Shall Feed Them with Good Pasture” (Ezek 34:14): The Shepherd Motif in Ezekiel 34: Its Theological Import and Socio-political Implications (Forshung Zur Bibel, Band 125; Wüzburg: Verlag, 2012). Pp. 526. Paper 30 Euro. (Forthcoming in July Catholic Biblical Quarterly).
  • Walter Brueggemann, David and His Theologian: Literary, Social, and Theological Investigation of the Early Monarchy (Eugene, Ore: Cascade, 2011). The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Vol. 75, No.1, January 2013, 112-114.
  • Ruiz, Jean-Pierre, Readings From the Edges: The Bible & People on the Move . (Studies in Latino/Catholicism; Maryknoll , New York : Orbis Books, 2011). Pp. xii + 185. Paper $28.00. ISBN: 978-1-57075-944-4, Theological Book Review, vol 24. 1, 2012.
  • Ignatius M.C. Obinwa, “I Shall Feed Them with Good Pasture” (Ezek 34:14):  The Shepherd Motif in Ezekiel 34: Its Theological Import and Socio-political Implications (Forschung Zur Bibel, Band 125; Würzburg:  Verlag, 2012) in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 75:3 (2013) 561-563.
  • Roberto Martinez, The Question of John the Baptist and Jesus' Indictment of the Religious Leaders: A Critical Analysis of Luke 7:18-35. (Cambridge : James Clarke & Co, 2012) in Theological Book Review 25:1 (2013), 29-30.
  • Review of Mcdonald, Lee Martin, Formation of the Bible: the Story of the Church's Canon, in Theological Book Review Vol. 25, n.2,( Autumn 2013), p.9.
  • Review of Lundbom, Jack R. Jeremiah among the Prophets, in Theological Book Review vol. 25, n.2 (Autumn 2013), 19-20.

Papers presented:

  •  “Hamōn Širȋm and Worship: Prophetic Critique of Amos 5.” Paper Presented at the 79th International Catholic Biblical Association Conference Held at the Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California on August 6-9, 2016.
  • Psalm 126 and the Prophecy of Zephaniah: A Comparative Study,” at the 75 th International Conference/meeting of Catholic Biblical Association held at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, July 28-31 st , 2012.
  • “The Theological Functions of 'Seek the Lord' (baqqaš ‘adonay) in Zephaniah 2:1-3: Towards an Hermeneutics of Faith“ At the 76 th International Conference/meeting of Catholic Biblical Association held at Gonzaga University Spokane, WA, August 3-6 2013.
  • “The Theological Functions of “Seek the Lord” in Zephaniah 2:1-3: Towards an Hermeneutics of Faith.” Upcoming at the 76th International Meeting of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, at Gonzaga University
    in Spokane, WA, August 3-6, 2013.
  • “Psalm 126 and the Prophecy of Zephaniah: A Comparative Study.” 75 th International Conference/meeting of Catholic Biblical Association held at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend , Indiana , July 28-31 st , 2012.
  • “Connecting Zephaniah with my Faith Community: a pastoral reading of Re-thinking the Day of YHWH (Lord) and restoration of Fortunes in the Prophet Zephaniah,” at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Holbrook, New York, February 13, 2011.
  • Doctoral Seminar Paper, “ The Cult Criticism of Amos: An Exegesis of 5:21-27” at the Catholic University of America, Washington DC , 2008.
  • Doctoral Seminar Paper, “'The place YHWH will Choose' as his own: an Exegesis of Deut 12:13-19,” at the Catholic University of America, Washington DC, 2008.
  • Doctoral Seminar Paper, “The empty Tomb of Jesus: an audience-oriented Exegesis of Mathew 28:1-10,” at the Catholic University of America, Washington DC, April 10, 2007.
  • Doctoral Seminary Paper, “YHWH Alone” Early Prophetic Claims of YHWH's Exclusivity” at the Catholic University of America, Washington DC,  2007.
  • Doctoral Seminar Paper “The Coming of the Son of Man (Luke 17:20-37)” at the Catholic University of America , Washington DC , November 30, 2006.

Awards:

  • Angelicum- Berrie Fellow Award for Ecumenism and Interreligious Study, Rome (2009/2010)
  • Association of Theological Schools Conference for newly appointed faculty in North America, Chicago, October, 2012
  • Selected for participation in the 2013 Lilly Conference on Theological Research held in Pittsburgh (February, 2013)

Memberships:

  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Catholic Biblical Association of America
  • College Theology Society
  • Society of Biblical Scholars
  • Associate Editor/Reviewer for International Journal of African Catholicism (IJAC), Saint Leo University (2012 to present)

Contact: (414) 529-6965
mudoekpo@shsst.edu