Ph.D., 1984, Marquette University, Catholic Systematic Theology
M.A., 1979, Fordham University, Philosophy
B.A., 1977, University of Connecticut, Philosophy

My studies involve an integrative analysis of Catholic doctrine. Most recently that work has centered on the doctrines of creation and original sin.


Having conducted my doctoral training primarily in the area of systematic theology, I have been concerned with a sustained reflection on the content of Catholic teaching and with the construction of an intellectual framework for the understanding of that teaching, a framework that is shaped by both Church teaching and its scriptural source. Part of that undertaking has been the effort to formulate a metaphysics that is adequate to the explication of Catholic doctrine; and to that end, since 2002 under the auspices of the Institute for Saint Anselm Studies I have hosted a series of workshops, meeting in June, that discuss issues of mutual importance to philosophers and theologians. Find further information on this program.