When I realized that what I most wanted to do was to teach people about God, I knew that I needed to know more about Him. That’s when I decided that I needed to get a master’s degree in theology so that I would know have more knowledge and be a better teacher. I moved down from Massachusetts to Virginia and worked in a parish running the religious education program while I finished my MA in Theology at Christendom College. After I graduated, I knew God I wanted to study more about Him, so I attended the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, DC. I received an STB* first, and now I’m working on my dissertation so I can finish my STL. * And then… I’m done! At least I’ll be done with pursuing degrees but since teaching always requires a lot of preparation, I get to learn about new topics or delve deeper into topics that I’m interested in or to answer questions from students or create new classes.
When I taught classes or gave talks in parishes, people always wanted to know more, and often asked me where they could learn more. I gave them recommendations of books and other resources, but I wanted to be able to do more for them than that. This is why I started teaching online courses, where I can delve deeper into the topics that I love and share that with others who want to learn. When I teach them in classes or give talks to groups, I can only go to so many places at once so I’m much more limited in how many other people I’m able to share with what I’ve learned. Having my courses online means that I can help many more people, and as a bonus I get to do what I really love: teach people about God! I hope you enjoy the classes I teach as much as I’ve enjoyed putting them together for you.
*The STB (Baccalaureate of Sacred Theology) and STL (Licentiate in Sacred Theology) are degrees conferred by the Holy See. For more information, please see the descriptions on this website: https://dhs.edu/academics/degree-programs/