Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., Religion and Psychological Studies Concentration, Denver and Iliff School of Theology, 2008
  • M.A., Religious Studies, University of Denver, 1995
  • B.S., Religious Studies, Ball State University Honors College Program, 1992

Research & Scholarship


“Inclusive Excellence and Power: Reconceptualizing Power as an Agent for Change and Inclusion” May, 2011 – 10th Annual University of Denver Diversity Summit on Inclusive Excellence

“The Formation of Autobiographies: At Play with Your Sense of Self” October, 2009 – Annual Alumni Symposium, University of Denver

“Humility in the Rule of St. Benedict: The Beginnings of a Re-visitation” March, 2009 – American Academy of Religion Rocky Mountain Region Conference (Denver, CO)

  • Argued that Benedictine spirituality might assist us in developing an understanding of humility that supports relationship and community

“Psychology, Religion, and Asceticism” August, 2003 – European Psychologists of Religion Conference (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • (Although my paper proposal was accepted, I was, unfortunately, not able to present at this conference due to an unforeseen conflict.)
  • Considered theories of ascetical practices as possible avenues for engaging the fields of religion and psychology