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Academics

Undergraduate Faculty

Faculty experts are available at Christendom College to comment on their areas of expertise and offer analysis on current events.

Jeffrey Alban, Adjunct Professor
Music
B.S., B.A., Duquesne University
M.A., Johns Hopkins University
Ph.D., University of Miami

Andrew V. Armstrong, Director of the Library
B.A., George Washington University
M.S.L.S., The Catholic University of America

Carol Balint, Lecturer
Department of Modern Languages
M.A. (Candidate), Virginia Tech

Andrew G. Beer, Associate Professor
Department of Classical and Early Christian Studies (Chairman)
B.A., Hillsdale College
M.A., Bryn Mawr College
Ph.D., University of Virginia

Molaika Beer, Adjunct Professor
Department of Classical and Early Christian Studies
M.A., Bryn Mawr College

Patrick Bracy Bersnak, Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
B.A., Miami University
MA., Modern European History, The Catholic University of America
MA., Ph.D., Political Theory, The Catholic University of America

J. Michael Brown, Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy
B.A., Christendom College
M.A., Ph.D. (Candidate), The Catholic University of America

Joseph BruttoAssistant Professor
Department of Political Science (Chairman)
Director, Advanced Studies Program
Secretary, Faculty Senate
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Kevin J. Burns, Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
B.A., University of Dallas
M.A., Ph.D., Baylor University

Miriam Byers, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics and Natural Science (Chairman)
B.S., Purdue University
M.S., Northwestern University
Ph.D., Northwestern University

John A. Cuddeback, Professor
Department of Philosophy
B.A., Christendom College
M.A., Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Douglas Dailey, Assistant Professor
Department of Mathematics & Natural Science
B.A., University of South Dakota
M.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Patrick DiVietri, Adjunct Professor
Department of Political Science
B.A., University of Navarre, Pamplona, Spain
M.A., University of San Francisco
Ph.D., American Commonwealth University

Damian B. Fedoryka, Adjunct Professor
Department of Mathematics and Natural Science
B.A Theology, Christendom College
M.S Electrical Engineering, GMU

Larissa Fedoryka, Adjunct Professor
Music
B.Sc., Franciscan University of Steubenville
B.A., Ohio University (Athens)
MM/DMA, University of California

Douglas Flippen, Professor
Department of Philosophy
B.A., University of St. Thomas, Houston
M.S.L., Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto

Aileen Foeckler, Adjunct Professor 
Department of Mathematics and Natural Science
B.SC (Hons), National University of Ireland
M.D., National University of Ireland

George Garrigan, Adjunct Professor
Department of Mathematics and Natural Science
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Daniel Gutschke, Adjunct Professor
Department of Philosophy
B.A., Christendom College
M.A., The Catholic University of America
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Sharon M. Hickson, Assistant Professor
Department of English Language and Literature
B.A., Marymount College
M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

John M. Janaro, Associate Professor Emeritus
Department of Theology (Retired May, 2008)
B.A., Christendom College
M.Div., S.T.L., Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C.

Eric Jenislawski, Assistant Professor
Department of Theology
B.A., Yale University
M.A., Yale University
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Eleanor Hessler Kelly, Director, Teaching Formation Practicum
B.A., B.S., Hunter College
M.A., Hunter College
Ed.D., Columbia University

Michael B. Kelly, Associate Professor
Department of History
B.A., University of Oregon
M.A., St. Louis University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Stephen Kunath, Adjunct Professor 
Department of Political Science
B.A Christendom College
B.S., M.A., Ph.D. George Mason University
M.Eng., The University of Virginia
M.S., Ph.D Georgetown University
M.A., The Catholic University of America
M.A., (Candidate) Dominican House of Studies

Christopher J. Lane, Associate Professor
Department of History
B.A., Christendom College
M.A., St. Louis University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Dixie Dillon Lane, Adjunct Professor
Department of History
B.A., Middlebury College
M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

William R. Luckey, Professor Emeritus
Department of Political Science
B.A., St. John’s University
M.B.A., Shenandoah University
M.A. (Econ.), George Mason University
Certificate, Dogmatic Theology, Christendom College Graduate School
M.A. (Theology), Christendom Graduate School
M.A., Ph.D., Fordham University

Rafael A. Madan, Adjunct Professor
Department of Political Science
B.A., University of Virginia
J.D., University of Virginia

Lisa Marciano, Professor
Department of English Language and Literature (Chairman)
B.A., Ph.D., University of Dallas

William H. Marshner, Professor Emeritus
Department of Theology
B.A., Gettysburg College
M.A., University of Dallas
S.T.L., S.T.D., John Paul II Institute

Anthony P. McDonald, Adjunct Professor

Department of Classical and Early Christian Studies
B.A., Indiana University
M.A., University of Notre Dame

Tom McFadden, Coordinator and Instructor of Education for Life
B.A., Christendom College
M.B.A. Essentials, Shenandoah University
M.A., Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College
Certified Professional Career Coach (cand.), Professional Assn. of Resume Writers and Career Coaches

Brendan McGuire, Associate Professor
Department of History
B.A., Christendom College
M.A., Ph.D., Saint Louis University

Daniel McInernyAssociate Professor
Department of Philosophy
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
M.A., The Catholic University of America
B.A., University of Notre Dame/

Raychel Namiotka, Adjunct Professor 
Department of Mathematics and Natural Science
B.A., Boston College
M.A., Lehigh University
Ph.D., Lehigh University

Cynthia M. Nolan, Adjunct Professor
Department of Political Science
B.A., American University
Ph.D., American University

Timothy T. O’Donnell, Professor and President of the College
Departments of Theology and History
B.A., M.A., Loyola Marymount University
M.A., S.T.L., S.T.D., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome

A. David K. Owen,  Adjunct Professor
B.A., Columbia University
M.A., Columbia University
A.M., Harvard University
Ph.D. (candidate), Harvard University

Kurt Poterack, Assistant Professor of Music
Director, Christendom College Choir and Schola Gregoriana
Coordinator, Beato Fra Angelico Fine Arts Program
B.M.E., Aquinas College
M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University

Ben Reinhard, Associate Professor and Academic Dean
Department of English Language and Literature
B.A., Purdue University
M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

Mary Alice Rice, Adjunct Professor
Department of Modern Languages
B.A., University of Central Arkansas
M.A., University of Oregon

Robert C. Rice, Professor Emeritus
Department of English Language and Literature
B.A., University of California at Los Angeles
M.A., D.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon

Adam Schwartz, Professor
Department of History
B.A., M.A., Marquette University
Ph.D., Northwestern University

Christopher Shannon, Associate Professor
Department of History (Chairman)
B.A., University of Rochester
M.A., Ph.D., Yale University

Steven C. Snyder, Professor
Department of Philosophy
B.A., Cornell College
M.S.L., Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies
M.A., Ph.D., University of Toronto

Mary Ellen Stanford, Adjunct Professor
Department of Theology
B.A., University of Dallas
M.T.S., Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family

Thomas W. Stanford III, Professor
Department of English Language and Literature
B.A., M.A., University of Dallas
M.A., Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Edward Strickland, Associate Professor
Department of Classical and Early Christian Studies
B.A., College of Charleston
M.A., Tulane University
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Michael Strickland, Assistant Professor
Department of English Language and Literature
B.A., Christendom College
M.A., The Catholic University of America
Ph.D. (candidate), The Catholic University of America

Kathleen Sullivan, Assistant Professor
Department of English Language and Literature
B.A, Thomas Aquinas College
M.A., University of Dallas
Ph.D, The Catholic University of America

Conor Sweeney, Associate Professor
Department of Theology
B.A., Trinity Western University
S.T.L., S.T.D., Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family, Rome

Gregory Townsend, Associate Professor and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Department of Mathematics and Natural Science
S.T.B., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome
M.A., Notre Dame Apostolical Catechetical Institute
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Kevin TracyAssistant Professor
Department of Classical and Early Christian Studies
B.A., Swarthmore College
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Matthew A. Tsakanikas, Associate Professor 
Department of Theology (Chairman)
B.A., Christendom College
S.T.L., S.T.D., Pontifical John Paul II Institute, Pontifical University of the Lateran

Owen Vyner, Assistant Professor
Department of Theology
B.A., University of Western Australia
GradDipEd, University of Notre Dame (Australia)
MTheol, John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family
S.T.L., Liturgical Institute (Mundelein)
Ph.D., John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family

Andrew Whitmore, Assistant Professor
Department of Theology
B.A., Assumption College
M.A., The Catholic University of America
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

Kelly Wing, Adjunct Professor
Department of Modern Languages
M.S. (Spanish) Minnesota State University- Mankato
M.S. (Education) Capella University

Mark Wunsch,  Associate Professor and Academic Director of Christendom Rome Program
Department of Philosophy (Chairman)
B.A., Regis University
Ph.L., Ph.D., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome

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