STAFF

FACULTY

Dr. Kevin Magas

Director

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Karen Hopkins

Assistant Director

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Monica Corral

Program Coordinator 

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LYNNE BOUGHTON, PHD

Adjunct Faculty

 

BA, MA, Fordham University, PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research articles on topics in the history of theology the history of liturgy, and biblical translation have been published in Westminster Theological Journal, Church History, Journal of Religion, Divinitas: Commentaries of the Pontifical Academy of Theology, Tyndale Bulletin, Irish Theological Quarterly, The Thomist, Antiphon, Gregorianum, Questions liturgiques, and Revue biblique. She has also served as a reviewer for academic publications. Her areas of specialization include biblical studies, intellectual history, and ethics.

 

CHRISTOPHER CARSTENS, MA, MALS
Adjunct Faculty

 

BA, Oratory of St. Philip, Toronto; MA, University of Dallas; MA (Liturgical Studies), The Liturgical Institute. Coordinator of Pontifical Liturgies, Director of the Office of Sacred Worship, liturgical coordinator for the diocesan Permanent Deacon formation program, diocesan Director of RCIA and Director of the Diocesan Televised Mass for the Diocese of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Editor, The Adoremus Bulletin. Frequent presenter in liturgical conferences and in parish education. Frequent contributor on liturgical topics to the La Crosse Catholic Times. Board  Member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy. Author of Devotional Journey Into the Mass and co-author of Mystical Body, Mystical Voice: Encountering Christ in the Words of the Mass . Co-host of The Liturgy Guys podcast on liturgical topics.

 

DR. PERRY CAHALL, PHD
Visiting Faculty

 

BA, Duke University; MA, Saint Louis University; PhD, Saint Louis University. Academic Dean and Professor of Historical Theology at the Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio. His articles and book reviews have appeared in Anthropotes, Augustinian Studies, Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy: An Encyclopedia, Downside Review, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Josephinum Journal of Theology, The Linacre Quarterly, Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, New Blackfriars, Nova et Vetera, and The Thomist Author of The Mystery of Marriage: A Theology of the Body and the Sacrament with Hillenbrand Books.

 

REV. EMERY A. DE GAÁL, PHD
Chairperson and Professor in the Departments of Department of Systematic Theology and Pre-Theology

 

V.D., Dipl. Theol. University of Munich (Röm 3,21-31 als paulinischer Austrag des bereits als Traditionsgut vorgefundenen Rechtfertigungsgedankens); PhD, Systematic Theology, Duquesne University. Associate Pastor, Instructor, Member of Catholic-Protestant Ecumenical Dialogue in Nuremberg, Germany. Author of The Art of Equanimity: A Study on the Theological Hermeneutics of Saint Anselm of Canterbury and The Theology of Pope Benedict XVI - The Christocentric Shift. Member of the editorial boars of several theological journals. Member of the American Academy of Religion, American Benedictine Academy, Catholic Theological Society of America, Medieval Academy of America, Société Internationale des Mediévistes, and Pontifica Academia Marian Internationalis.

 

REV. MSGR. ROBERT DEMPSEY, STD
Adjunct Faculty

 

ABClas, Loyola University of Chicago; MA, Loyola University of Chicago; STB, Pontifical Gregorian University; STL, University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary; STD, Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. His articles have appeared in Homiletic and Pastoral Review, and The New World, and he served as editor of the weekly English edition of L’Osservatore Romano, for ten years. He has served as a notary and field advocate of the Metropolitan Tribunal, member of the Archdiocesan Catholic-Greek Orthodox Dialogue Commission. He is currently pastor of St. Patrick Church, in Lake Forest, Illinois.

 

REV. DENNIS GILL, SLD
Visiting Faculty

 

SLL, SLD, Pontifical Liturgical Institute of Sant’Anselmo, Rome. Director of the Office for Divine Worship of the  Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Rector of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, and Professor of Sacred Liturgy at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia. Former Director of Liturgy at the Pontifical North American College, Rome. Author of Music in Catholic Liturgy: A Pastoral and Theological Companion to Sing to the Lord (Hillenbrand Books).
He is currently writing a new work called Ars Celebrandi: An Artful and Careful Celebration of the Eucharist with Hillenbrand Books.

 

REV. LAWRENCE R. HENNESSEY, STL, PHD
Professor Emeritus, Department of Systematic Theology

 

STB and STL, School of Theology, Catholic University of America; PhD, in Classical Philology and Early Christian Theology and Literature, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Catholic University of America; DD, (honoris causa), University of St. Mary of the Lake. Instructor at Washington Theological Union, Catholic University of America, and Virginia Theological Seminary. Member of the North American Patristic Society, the Catholic Historical Association, the American Society of Church History, and the Catholic Theological Society of America.

 

PAUL HILLIARD, PHD

Director of Doctor of Ministry Program

Assistant Professor, Chairperson and Associate Professor in the Department of Church History

BA, University of Dallas; MPhil in Medieval History, University of Cambridge; PhD in History, University of Cambridge, Thesis: Sacred and Secular History in the Writings of Bede (†735). His research interests include Medieval Biblical Exegesis, Christian Historiography, Anglo-Saxon History, Early Medieval History, Monasticism, and Conversion. Member of the American Historical Association, Ecclesiastical History Society, International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, Medieval Academy of America, and Society for the Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages.

 

NATALIE JORDAN, STD
Adjunct Faculty


MA, Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville; STL, Liturgical Institute, University of St. Mary of the Lake, Thesis: The Eschatological and Ecclesiological Dimensions of Christ’s Ascension.

 

VERY REV. JOHN KARTJE, PHD, STD

Rector/President

Associate Professor in the Department of Biblical Studies and Homiletics

Ph.D. (Astrophysics), University of Chicago; M.Div, S.T.B., University of St. Mary of the Lake; S.T.L, S.T.D. (Biblical Theology), Catholic University of America. Ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2002. Former Associate Pastor, St. Benedict, Chicago, IL. Former Chaplain and Director, Sheil Catholic Center, Northwestern University. Author of Wisdom Epistemology in the Psalter: A Study of Psalms 1, 73, 90, and 107 (De Gruyter, 2014). Member: Catholic Biblical Association, contributor to Chicago Studies.

 

REV. UWE MICHAEL LANG, CO, STD

Visiting Faculty

 

Mag. Theol., University of Vienna; D. Phil., University of Oxford. Member of the London (Brompton) Oratory. Lecturer in Church History at Heythrop College in the University of London. Former Consultor to the Office for the Liturgical  Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff. Author of Turning Towards the Lord: Orientation in Liturgical Prayer, The Voice of the Church at Prayer: Reflections on Liturgy and Language, and Signs of the Holy One: Liturgy, Ritual and Expression of the Sacred. Editor, Antiphon: Journal of the Society for Catholic Liturgy.

 

MATTHEW LEVERING, PHD
James and Mary Perry Chair of Theology
Professor Department of Dogmatic Theology

 

B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.T.S., Duke University; Ph.D., Boston College. Previous appointments include: associate professor of theology at Ave Maria University, Myser Fellow at the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, and professor of theology at University of Dayton. Author or co-author of over thirty books including such works as Scripture and Metaphysics, Participatory Biblical Exegesis, Biblical Natural Law, Proofs of God, Aquinas’s Eschatological Ethics and the Virtue of Temperance, and Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?, and The Abuse of Conscience. Currently at work on a nine-volume dogmatics, whose first five volumes have appeared (most recently Engaging the Doctrine of Israel). Editor or co-editor of over twenty books including such works as The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology, Aristotle in Aquinas’s Theology, and The Reception of Vatican II. Translator of Gilles Emery, O.P.’’s The Trinity. Co-editor of Nova et Vetera and of the International Journal of Systematic Theology. Past president (2021-22) of the Academy of Catholic Theology, and member of Evangelicals and Catholics Together since 2004.

 

REV. BRENDAN LUPTON, STD
President of the Pontifical Faculty
Associate Professor, Departments of Dogmatic Theology and Church History

 

B.A., Catholic University of America; M.Div., S.T.B., S.T.L., University of St. Mary of the Lake; S.T.D., Catholic University of America; Ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2005; Former Associate Pastor, St. John of the Cross, Western Springs, IL; Author of the Book: Paul and Gregory the Great: St. Paul as an Exemplar of Holiness and Pastoral Leadership in the Writings of Pope Gregory the Great; Member of the North American Patristic Society and Academy of Catholic Theology..

 

KEVIN MAGAS, MTS, PHD

Director, The Liturgical Institute

Assistant Professor in the Department of Dogmatic Theology

M.T.S., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame. Assistant Professor in the Department of Dogmatic Theology; Director of Intellectual Formation of the Liturgical Institute. Former Department Chair of Theology and Ministry at Holy Family College, Manitowoc, WI. Research interests include modern liturgical history, especially the 19th and 20th century Liturgical Movements, biblical and patristic ressourcement, and liturgical theology. His articles and reviews have appeared in Worship, Antiphon, and Adoremus Bulletin. Member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy, Societas Liturgica, and the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars.

       

DENIS R. McNAMARA, MArchH, PHD
Visiting Faculty

 

BA, History of Art, Yale University;  MArchH and PhD, Architectural History, University of Virginia. Author of Heavenly City: The Architectural Tradition of Catholic Chicago (2005), Catholic Church Architecture and the Spirit of the Liturgy (2009), How to Read Churches (2011) and articles and reviews in Arris, Chicago Studies, Communio, Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Assembly, Sacred Architecture, Letter and Spirit, and Environment and Art Letter. Academic specialties include the theology of liturgical art and architecture, classicism, and sacramental aesthetics. Member of the Society of Architectural Historians, Society for Catholic Liturgy and the Institute for Classical Architecture.

 

REV. JOHN MARK MISSIO, MALS, STL
Visiting Faculty

 

MA, STL, University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Liturgical Institute. Studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome. Director of Liturgy and Vice-Rector and St. Augustine Seminary, Toronto. Former Director of St. Michael’s Choir School in Toronto. Chair of the Sacred Art and Architecture Committee of the Archdiocese of Toronto. Member of the Gregorian Institute of Canada.

 

MARK E. THERRIEN, PHD

Assistant Professor in the Department of Dogmatic Theology

 

B.A., Classics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.T.S. in History of Christianity, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D. in History of Christianity, University of Notre Dame.  Assistant Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL. He teaches and researches in the areas of patristics and systematic theology, with a focus on the role of Scriptural interpretation in theology. He is the author of the study Cross and Creation: A Theological Introduction to Origen of Alexandria (CUA Press, 2022), as well as individual essays on the fathers and their theology. His on-going research concerns the reception of Origen’s thought in subsequent thinkers, and the place of the fathers in contemporary theology.

 

REV. RYAN RUIZ, SLD

Visiting Faculty

 

MDiv and MA (Bible), Athenaeum of Ohio; SLL and SLD, Pontifical Liturgical Institute Sant’Anselmo. Currently Director of Liturgy and Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Sacraments at Mt. St. Mary’s Seminary of the Athenaeum of Ohio. Member of the Society for Catholic Liturgy. Member of the Archdiocesan Worship Commission and Liturgical Environment and Art Commission of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.