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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@shst.edu


Sr. Marilyn Cowser, OSF
MA, Xavier University

Special interests: teaching modern dance and liturgical dance; African rituals and theology; spiritual direction

Memberships: Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers

Contact : (414) 858-4634
mcowser@shst.edu


Eva Diaz
MAPS, St. Francis Seminary
BBA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Thesis: “The Church and Undocumented Immigrants: Their Pastoral Care, Our Evangelization.”

Special interest: Parish planning and collaboration

Memberships:

  • NCLR
  • Wisconsin Catholic Task Force on Labor

Contact: (414) 858-4714
diaze@archmil.org


Rev. Toan Do
PhD/STD, Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven, Belgium
MA/STL, summa cum laude, Katholieke Universiteit
MA, magna cum laude, Katholieke Universiteit
MA,The Catholic University of America

Doctoral research grant and residence at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany (2006-2010).

Dissertation: “Hilasmos as Expiation: An Exegetical Study of the Meaning of Hilasmos in 1 John 2:1-2 and 4:7-10.”

Special interests:

  • New Testament Exegesis: Most especially the Johannine tradition, literature, and school; Koine Greek;
    Classical Greek; Early Christian literature; Biblical Hebrew.
  • New Testament Textual Criticism: Textual tradition and transmission, Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM), and how the text(s) affect different understandings of contemporary research and interpretation.
  • Book project under preparation: The Family of Jesus. How Early Christians Understand Jesus’ Family."
  • Book project, final draft: The Loved and Loving Disciple in the Fourth Gospel.
  • Article Project Under preparation: “Υἱοῦ θεοῦ: ‘of the Son of God?’ Some Textual Issues in Mark 1:1 according to NA28 and Theological Implications.”
  • Article Project Under preparation: Does hōste gunaika tina tou patros echein imply an Actuality or a Probability? The Case of Incest in 1 Cor 5:1.  Under Preparation.

Papers Presented:

  • International Colloquium on the Death of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel, K.U.Leuven, 2005. “Jesus' Death as hilasmos According to 1 John.”
  • Postgraduate Seminar, K.U.Leuven, 2006. “Response to Thomas L. Brodie's Theory on Intertextuality and Its Use in Tracing Q and Proto-Luke.”
  • International Colloquium on the Letter of Paul to the Romans, K.U.Leuven, 2007. “The LXX Background of hilasterion in Romans 3:25.”
  • Research paper presented at the faculty colloquium, the Faculty of Theology Colloquium, KULeuven.  “Understanding Expiation: An Exegetical Analysis of 1 John 1:5-2:2 in Its Context.”  January, 2008.
  • The Louisville Presbyteral Assembly, Saint Meinrad School of Theology, IN.  “‘That You May Not Sin:’ A Johannine Understanding of Sin and Expiation in the Context of 1 John 2:1-2.”  June, 2009.
  • Society of Biblical Literature, Midwest Regional Meeting, Olivet Nazarene University , Bourbonnais , IL, 2012. “‘To expiate the sins of his people': A Note on the Use of hilaskesthai in Hebrews 2:17.”
  • Society of Biblical Literature, Upper Midwest Regional Meeting, Luther Seminary, Saint Paul , MN , 2012. “A Note on the Use of Parakletos in 1 John 2:1.”
  • Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting, Chicago , IL , 2012. “ Monon or Monon ? Reading 1 John 2:2 from the Editio Critica Maior.”
  • Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting, Chicago , IL , 2012. “ Concerning the Sin(s) or the Salvation of the Whole World? A Context-Critical Reading of 1 John 2:2 .”
  • Society of Biblical Literature, Midwest Regional Meeting, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Ill. February 2013. " Hamartete or hamartanete ?"   The Use of Subjunctive in 1 John 2:1.”
  • The Eighth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament, University of Birmingham, England, 4-6 March 2013. “Hamartete or hamartanete? Reading 1 John 2:1b with the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method."
  • Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, St. Andrews, Scotland, July, 2013. “From Divine Love to Divine Wrath: How Agape Is Read in John 15:13 and 1 John 4:10.”
  • International Colloquium on Paul's Greco-Roman Context: Crossing Points. Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, July, 2013.  " Christ Crucified and Raised from the Dead: Ritual Cult and Baptismal Theology in Romans 6:1-11."
  • Sacred Heart School of Theology Faculty Colloquium. “Some Recent Developments in New Testament Textual Criticism: A Case Study Applying the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method to the Catholic Epistles Based on the Printed Editio Critica Maior," October 2, 2013.
  • Parish Mission at Saint Joseph Congregation, Grafton, Wis. “The Church as Sacrament.” October 30, 2013.
  • Society of Biblical Literature, Midwest Regional Meeting, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL, February 7th-9th, 2014. “Teknion, teknon, or Paidion? Reading 1 John 2:12 with the Editio Critica Maior.”
  • Lecture to the Arts and Sciences faculty and students at Carroll College, Helena, MT.  “The Prayer of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel (John 17:1-26).  How Did the Fourth Evangelist Know Exactly What Jesus Prayed?  The Case for Inspiration and/or the Inspired Word of God.”  December 10th, 2013.
  • Society of Biblical Literature, Midwest Regional Meeting, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL, February 7th-9th, 2014.  “Christ Crucified and Raised from the Dead: The Spiritual Death as Metaphorical Appropriations in Romans 6:3-4.”
  • Upcoming: College Theology Society Annual Convention, Saint Vincent’s College, Latrobe, PA, May 29th – June 1st, 2014.  “The Possibilities of Self-Cultivation in the Chun-Tzu: Confucius in Dialogue with the West.”
  • Upcoming: Catholic Biblical Association, Annual Meeting, Providence, RI, July 26 – 29th, 2014. “The First Disciples of Jesus: A Literary Awareness of Early Gospel Traditions in John 1:35-51.”
  • Catholic Biblical Association, Annual Meeting, Providence, RI, July 26 – 29th, 2014. “The First Disciples of Jesus: A Literary Awareness of Early Gospel Traditions in John 1:35-51.”
  • Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 22nd – 25th, 2014.  “Eidēte or idēte? Reading 1 John 2:29a from NA27, NA28, and the Editio Critica Maior with the Help of the CBGM.”

Publications:

  • “Jesus' Death as hilasmos According to 1 John.” In The Death of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel ,edited by Gilbert Van Belle, BETL 200 ( Leuven : University Press, 2007), 537-65.
  • “All In? Salvation & the Language of the Liturgy.” Commonweal 135 (2008), 10-12.
  • “The LXX Background of hilasterion in Rom 3:25.” In Paul's Letter to the Romans, edited by Udo Schnelle, BETL 226 ( Leuven: University Press, 2009), 641-57.
  • “‘That you may not sin': On the Reading of 1John 2,1b.” Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 102:1 (January, 2011), 77-95.
  • Monograph, Re-thinking the Death of Jesus: An Exegetical and Theological Study of Hilasmos and Agape in 1 John 2:1-2; 4:7-10 (in Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology; Leuven: Peeters-Leuven University Press). 
  • Does peri holou tou kosmou Imply 'the sins of the whole world' in 1 John 2:2"?   Biblica (2013).
  • Forthcoming: “Monon or monoon ? Reading 1 John 2:2 from the Editio Critica Maior .” Journal of Biblical Literature (2014).
  • Forthcoming: Christ Crucified and Raised from the Dead: Ritual Cult and Baptismal Theology in Romans 6:3-4.” In Paul's Graeco-Roman Context (BETL; edited by Cilliers Breytenbach; Leuven: Peeters-Leuven University Press, 2014).
  • “To expiate the sins of his people:” A Proposed Reading of hilaskesthai in Hebrews 2:17. In International Journal of African Catholicism 5:2 (2014)
  • “The Twelve.”  Lexical entry in the Lexham Theological Wordbook.  Forthcoming.
  • “The Catholic Letters.”  Lexical entry in the Lexham Theological Wordbook.  Forthcoming.
Reviews:
  • Matthew D. Jensen, Affirming the Resurrection of the Incarnate Christ: A Reading of 1 John (Cambridge: University Press, 2012). Reviewed in Review of Biblical Literature 15 (August, 2013).
  • Forthcoming: Reinhard Neudecker, Moses Interpreted by the Pharisees and Jesus: Matthew's Antitheses in the Light of Early Rabbinic Literature (Rome: Gregorian Biblical Press, 2012). Reviewed in Catholic Biblical Quarterly.
  • Forthcoming: Raymond F. Collins, Accompanied by a Believing Wife: Ministry and Celibacy in the Earliest Christian Communities (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2013).  Reviewed in Catholic Biblical Quarterly.
  • Forthcoming: Lorne R. Zelyck, John among the Gospels (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament II 347; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013).  Reviewed in Catholic Biblical Quarterly.

Awards & Honors:

  • Saint Meinrad College Dean's List, 1996 and 1997.
  • National Dean's List, 1996 and 1997.
  • The Scholarship for The 1999 Summer Institute in Philosophy for Minority Students at Rutgers University, New Jersey.
  • The Catholic University of America Dean's List, 1998.
  • The Theodore Basselin Scholarship at The Catholic University of America, 1997-2000.
  • The Floyd L. Moreland Scholarship of the Latin/Greek Institute, Brooklyn College/CUNY Graduate Center, The City University of New York, New York, NY, 2006.
  • The Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany, post-doctoral research (Habilitation), 2008-2010.
  • Recipient of the Association of Theological Schools Conference for newly appointed faculty in North America held in Chicago (October, 2012)
  • Selected for participation in the 2013 Lilly Conference on Theological Research held in Pittsburgh (February, 2013)
  • Midwest Region Society of Biblical Literature's 2013 Regional Scholar Award.
  • Society of Biblical Literature's 2014 National Scholar Award.

Memberships and Editorships:

  • Society of Biblical Literature (SBL).
  • Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense (CBL).
  • Catholic Biblical Association (CBA).
  • College Theology Society (CTS).
  • European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS).
  • Associate Editor and Section Editor of the Open Theology Journal published by Versita of De Gruyter. Term: Nov. 2013 through Dec. 2016.
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of African Catholicism published by Saint Leo University.
Contact: 502-296-7838 (cell)
tdo@shst.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@shst.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@shst.edu


Sr. Susan Klein, OP
MA, Incarnate Word University
BA,De Paul University

Special Interests: Hispanic spirituality

Contact: (414) 858-4721
sklein@shst.edu


Rev. Thomas Knoebel
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

 


Rose Kopenec
MA, Sacred Heart School of Theology

Thesis: “Incest and the Paschal Mystery.”

Special interest: Pastoral counseling; Technology; Organization management

Memberships:

  • Milwaukee Archdiocesan Continuing Formation Commission as representative of Sacred Heart School of Theology
  • Association of Theological Schools (ATS) committee on Women in Leadership
  • American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • Wisconsin Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers

Contact: (414) 529-6974
rkopenec@shst.edu


Dr. Richard Lux
Professor emeritus

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@shst.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@shst.edu


Brigid O’Donnell
MA, Mundelein College

Special interest: Catechetics especially special needs, young adults, adult formation, sacraments.

Publications:

  • “Seasons of Grace: Sacramental Preparation for Mentally Handicapped Teens and Adults,” 1991.
  • “Growing Together in Jesus: A Program for Adults with Mental Retardation,” 1984.
  • “Articles for “Faithworks” and numerous articles on special needs and young adult ministry.

Memberships:

  • National Conference of Catechetical Leadership
  • Milwaukee Archdiocesan Administrators of Catholic Education/Formation

Contact: (414) 425-2174
bodonnell@shst.edu


Rev. Andre Papineau, SDS
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

Susanna Pathak (2012)

MLIS University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, MA, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Special Interests: Strategic Planning, Assessment, Service Redesign, Scholarly Publishing, Humanities Research, Use of Visual Data, Applied Technologies in Higher Education

Selected publications and conference presentations:

  • “Living the Balanced Scorecard,” LLAMA preconference at American Library Association annual conference, Anaheim, CA, June 27, 2008.
  • “The People Side of Planning & Implementing a Large Scale Balanced Scorecard Initiative,” Proceedings of the Library Assessment Conference, Charlottesville, VA, September 25-27, 2006,” Washington D.C., Association of Research Libraries, 2007: 303-318.
  • “Balanced Scorecard: The Results Please!,” Program co-chair for American Library Association annual conference, Washington D.C., June 23, 2007.
  • “The Assessment Imperative,” Presentation at the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 3, 2003.
  • "The Fate of the Scholarly Monograph," Organizer and session co-chair, Modern Language Association annual convention, Washington D. C., December 28, 2000.
  • "Cooperative Collection Management in the Consortial Environment: The VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia) Pilot Projects," with co-authors Carol Pfeiffer and Christopher Milson-Martula, LIBRARY PHILOSOPHY AND PRACTICE, vol 3 no 1: Fall 2000.
  • "Bells, Whistles, Noisemakers & Beyond: Functionality and Accessibility of Digital Content," Presentation at the Society for Scholarly Publishing annual meeting, Baltimore MD, June 2, 2000.

Memberships:

  • American Library Association
  • American Theological Library Association
  • Library Leadership & Management Association

Contact: 414-529-6990
spathak@shst.edu


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@shst.edu


Rev. Robert Schiavone
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; Contextual theologies; Hermeneutics

Publications:

  • “Prophetic Voices in Priestly Places: The Challenge of critical Theology in a Changing Seminary Context,” Seminary Journal. Winter 2001.

Memberships:

  • Chair, SHST Ecumenical and Interreligious Task Force
  • Convenor, SHST Systematics Area Academic Faculty
  • Chair, SHST Faculty Development Committee
  • College Theology Society
  • Catholic Theological Society of America

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


Rev. Michael Ufok Udoekpo (2011)
STD, Angelicum University, Rome
MA, St. John's University, New York
Hebrew Certificate, Hartman Institute, Israel

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:

  • "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:

  • 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:

  • 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@shst.edu


Rev. C. Michael Weldon, OFM
DMin, Catholic Theological Union at Chicago; MDiv, Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley; MA, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley

DMin Dissertation: “Church Consolidation & Closure: Mentoring Reconciliation through Ritual"

MA Thesis: “Franciscan Spirituality and Troubadour Song"

Publications:

  • "Folding Up the Tents," New Theology Review Volume 19, Number 2, May 2006
  • A Struggle for Holy Ground: Reconciliation and the Rites of Parish Closure, Liturgical Press, Fall 2004; 2005 Catholic Press Association 3rd Place Award recipient
  • "Principals of Franciscan Liturgy," Santa Barbara Province Liturgy Committee, May 2003
  • “Can Sunday Mass Survive?" Emmanuel, December 2002
  • “Reconciliation and Parish Closure," Westfriars - Publications for the Franciscans Friars of California
  • "Syn-Notes," Pastoral Outreach, Service and the Synod. A Preparation Document for Diocesan Synod, Diocese of Phoenix

Contact: (414) 858-4646
mweldon@shst.edu