Professional Bio


  • Ph.D., Fordham University, 2009
  • M.Phil., Fordham University, 2000
  • M.A., Fordham University, 1998
  • B.A., Seattle University, 1994

Professional Organizations

  • College Theology Society
  • Catholic Theological Society of America
  • Alpha Sigma Nu

Research & Scholarship

Select Writings:

Brumbaugh, Julia and Natalia Imperatori-Lee, eds. Turning to the Heavens and the Earth: Theological Reflections on a Cosmological Conversation, Essays in Honor of Elizabeth A. Johnson.  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2016.  Winner of the Catholic Book Association Award for 2nd place in the area of Faith and Science.

 “Spirituality for a Suffering Earth: Death, Grief and Transformation.” In An Unexpected Wilderness: Christianity and the Natural World, College Theology Society Annual Volume, no. 61 (2015), ed. by Colleen Carpenter, 93-100.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Press, 2015.

“What Does Having a Pope who was Formed as a Jesuit Mean for Jesuit Universities?”  Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal  Vol. 2, No. 1 (2013): 7-10.

“Reading Mary Magdalene,” Islamochristiana 37 (2011): 51-65.

Select Presentations:

“Raising Catholic Children in an Increasingly Secular World,” panel presentation, Catholic Conversation Project, Dover, Massachusetts, August 11, 2015.

“Spirituality for a Suffering Earth: Death, Grief, and Transformation,” College Theology Society, Annual Meeting, University of Portland, Portland, Oregon, May 2015.

Respondent to Dr. Dan Rober, “Identity and Reform: Reappropriating Congar’s Conditions for Authentic Reform in Today’s Ecclesial Context,” Catholic Theological Society of America, San Diego, CA, June 2014.

“A Pneumatological Church as a Dialogical Church: Implications for Evangelization and Pedagogy,” College Theology Society, Annual Meeting, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, June 2, 2013.

“Yves Congar, Ecclesiastical Violence and the Work of Reform,” College Theology Society, Annual Meeting, Iona College, New Rochelle, New York, June 4, 2011.