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Seminary Faculty and Spiritual Directors

Dr. William A. Bales
Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture, 2002
B.S., Colorado State University; M.A. in Theological Studies, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America.

Msgr. James Beattie
Adjunct Spiritual Director. Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Fr. Kenneth D. Brighenti, Ph.D.
Vice Rector for Pastoral Formation, 2011; Director of Pastoral Field Education. 2010;
Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology, 2009
B.A., Holy Apostles College and Seminary; M.Div., Immaculate Conception Seminary; Ph.D., LaSalle University. Diocese of Metuchen.

Fr. Charles P. Connor, S.T.L., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Church History, 2010
B.A., M.A., University of Scranton; Ph.D., Fordham University; Ph.B., Institute of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Louvain; S.T.B., The Pontifical Gregorian University; M.A. Theology, The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum); S.T.L., The Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies in Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America. Diocese of Scranton.

Fr. Michael DeAscanis, S.T.L.
Adjunct Professor of Moral Theology, 2012
B.S., University of Delaware; M.S., Johns Hopkins University; Pre-theology, Mount St. Mary's Seminary; S.T.B., The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Rome); S.T.L, The Pontifical University of St. Alphonsus (Rome). Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Fr. John J. Dietrich
Director of Spiritual Formation, 2001
B.A., University of St. Thomas; M.Div., M.A. (Theology), Mount St. Mary’s Seminary (s’92); M.A., Creighton University. Archdiocese of Hartford.

Fr. Brian Doerr
Vice Rector for Human Formation, 2011
B.A., Purdue University; M.Div., The Pontifical College Josephinum. Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana.

Fr. Lawrence J. Donohoo, S.T.L., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology / Chair of Systematic Theology department, 2008
B.A., M.A., The Catholic University of America; S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L., The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies; Ph.D., University of Munich.

Dr. Cynthia Fraga-Canadas
Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Spanish, 2009
B.S., Teacher Training College (Argentina); M.S., University of Dayton; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Fr. Lee W. Gross, S.T.L.
Dean of Students, 1994; Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Systematic Theology, 2003
B.A., Gettysburg College; M.Div., The Lutheran Theological Seminary; S.T.L., St. Mary's Seminary and University. Diocese of Arlington.

Dr. Paige E. Hochschild
Assistant Professor of Theology/M.A.P.S., 2007
B.A., University of King's College; M.A., Dahousie University; Ph.D. (Theology), University of Durham.

Msgr. Jeremiah F. Kenney, Ph.D.
Instructor in Theological and Philosophical Research Writing / Adjunct Spiritual Director / Human Formation Advisor, 2012
St. Andrews University. Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Fr. Thomas J. Lane, S.T.D.
Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture / Chair of Sacred Scripture department, 2004
B.A., S.T.B., St. Patrick’s College (Maynooth, Ireland); S.S.L., The Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome); S.T.D., The Pontifical Gregorian University (Rome). Diocese of Cloyne, Ireland

Dr. John D. Love, S.T.D.
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, 2008
B.A., M.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville; S.T.L., The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies; S.T.D., The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Rome).

Dr. John-Mark Miravalle, S.T.D.
Director of Pre-Theology, Assistant Professor of Moral Theology, 2014
B.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville; S.T.L., The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies; S.T.D., The Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum (Rome).

Fr. Lawrence J. McNeil, D.Min.
Adjunct Professor of Church History, 2004
B.A., St. Vincent College; M.Div., St. Vincent Seminary; D.Min., Graduate Theological Foundation; Diocese of Harrisburg.

Fr. J. Daniel Mindling, O.F.M. Cap., S.T.D.
Academic Dean (Intellectual Formation), 1993 / Professor of Moral Theology/Chair of Moral Theology department, 1988
B.A., St. Fidelis College and Seminary; M.A., Washington Theological Union; S.T.L., S.T.D., The Alphonsian Academy/Graduate Institue of Moral Theology of the Faculty of Theology of The Pontifical Laterna University (Rome). Capuchin Province of St. Augustine.

Fr. Brian Nolan
University Chaplain/Director of Campus Ministry
Adjunct Spiritual Director. Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Ms. Julia R. Parker
Director of Liturgical Music/University Organist, 2011
B.A., Newberry College; M.Mus.Ed., University of South Carolina; M.A. in Church Music, M.Theol.Studies, Trinity Lutheran Seminary.

Dr. Owen M. Phelan
Associate Professor of Church History / Chair of Church History department, 2006
B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Fr. J. Collin Poston
Adjunct Spiritual Director. Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Mrs. Caroline S. Purcell
Instructor of English as a Second Language, 2007
B.S., Towson State University; M.A./MATESOL, College of Notre Dame.

Fr. Michael J. Roach
Adjunct Professor of Church History, 1978
A.B., Loyola College; M.A. The Catholic University of America.  Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Fr. Pietro Rossotti, FSCB, S.T.D.
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, 2014
M. Phil., The University of Milan; S.T.B., The Pontifical Lateran University (Rome); Ed.M., Boston University; S.T.D., S.T.L., The Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at The Catholic University of America.  Missionaries of St. Charles Borromeo.

Dr. Steven C. Smith
Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture, 2008
M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School; Ph.D. Loyola University of Chicago.

Fr. Thomas J. Smith
Assistant Spiritual Director/Formation Advisor, 2011
B.A., Holy Apostle College and Seminary; M.Div., Mount St. Mary's Seminary (S'82). Diocese of Norwich.

Deborah Wentling
Coordinator of English as a Second Language Program, 1999
B.A., Elmhurst College; M.A., Dominican University Graduate School of Library Science/Rosary College; M.A., Western Maryland College.

** please note that some faculty priests and adjunct spiritual directors listed are not available for outside spiritual direction appointments **

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