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B.A., St. John’s University, 1978
M.A., St. John’s University, 1981 (Theology)
Ph.D., Fordham University, 1988 (Theology)
M.S., Long Island University, 2005 (Mental Health Counseling)
Certification: NCC-Board Certified in Professional Counseling, Fall, 2005
Academic Administrative Experience
St. John’s University, 2001-present. Director, University Core Curriculum and Discover New York Freshman Experience.
Grant writer for $424,000 Renewal award from the American Red Cross to support Faithful Response, a collaborative program of post 9/11 mental health services. Grant was awarded to Lutheran Disaster Response, New York, and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York.
Grant writer for a $285,000 award from the American Red Cross to support Faithful Response, a collaborative program of post 9/11 mental health services. Grant was awarded to Lutheran Disaster Response, New York, and Catholic Charities, Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York.
$175,000 from members of FADICA (Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities). Grant supported development and testing of an RCIA based marriage preparation process. Funding period July 1995 to June 1998.
“Living in the Mystery of Hope and Healing: A Spirituality for Families in Crisis,” in the International Academy of Marital Spirituality’s Companion for Marital Spirituality, forthcoming, 2006.
“Domestic Church: Bringing it all Home,” in Whole Community Catechesis: Come to the Table. Orlando: Harcourt Religion, 2005.
“Forgiveness in Families,” at www.parishandfamily.ie.
“Toward a Eucharistic Spirituality of Family Life,” in Family Perspectives, Winter, 2005.
“Finding God in All Things: An Ignatian Perspective on the Domestic Church,” in Family Perspectives, Spring, 2005.
“Blessed, Broken and Shared: Toward a Eucharistic Spirituality of Marriage,” in Marriage and the Catholic Tradition, ed. Todd Salzman, New York: Crossroad Publications, 2005.
Recent Program Appearances
“Perspectives on the Sacramentality of Marriage,” Lecture to be presented for the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, University of Notre Dame, October 2006.
“Pastoral Perspectives on Marriage and the Family.” Lecture series presented at the North American College, Rome, Italy, September, 2005, and forthcoming, 2006.
“Domestic Church: Bringing it all Home,” Keynote Address at the East Coast Conference, Washington, D.C., 2005.
Recent Awards and Honors
Winner, Long Island University Aviva Hershaw Award for excellence in Counseling, May, 2005.
Named St. John’s University “Professor of the Year,” by St. John’s University Student Government, April, 2004.
Inducted into Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society, Long Island University, Spring, 2004.
Named to Who’s Who in America, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005.
Recent Service to the University
Chair, University Core Curriculum Counsel
Member, University Core Curriculum Assessment Committee
Member, Title III Grant team
University Assessment Committee
University Enrollment Planning Team
Personnel and Budget Committee
Membership in Professional Societies
College Theology Society
Catholic Theological Society of America
American Counseling Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association
Recent Courses Taught
Theology 1000C Perspectives on Christianity: A Catholic Approach
Theology 3230 Christian Marriage
Theology G130 Introduction to Church History
Theology G831 Theological and Pastoral Perspectives on Marriage and Family
Theology G355 The Early Church