Professional Bio

  • Ph.D., Religion and Society: Christian Ethics, Graduate Theological Union
  • J.D., Duke University
  • M.A., Philosophy, Duke University
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame
Professional Experience
  • Director, Catholic Studies Program, Regis College
  • Ethics Committee Member, Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital
  • Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Fall 2011-Spring 2013
Courses Taught
  • Religion and the Human Quest
  • Catholic Moral Tradition
  • Christian Moral Life
  • Catholic Social Justice
  • Catholic Health Care Ethics
  • Catholic Imagination and Film
  • Catholic Literature
  • Senior Honors Seminar: Magis and the Search for Meaning

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

Narrative ethics and casuistry

Moral psychology

Virtue ethics

Health care ethics


Review of Happiness and the Christian Moral Life: An Introduction to Christian Ethics, by Paul J. Wadell.  Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, 31:1 (Spring/Summer 2011). 

“Ethics and the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services:  Text and Context,” Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Ethics Committee portal, 2010.

Review of New Wine, New Wineskins: A Next Generation Reflects on Key Issues in Catholic Moral Theology.  William C. Mattison III, ed.  On the web for H-Catholic at (September, 2007).

“The Call to an Expansive and Discriminating Civic Engagement in Gaudium et Spes.”  Josephinium Journal of Theology.  12:2 (Summer/Fall, 2005).