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Seminary Faculty and Spiritual Directors

Academic Year 2013–2014

Dr. William A. Bales
Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture, 2002
B.S., Colorado State University; M.A. in Theological Studies, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Ph.D., The Catholic University of America.

Msgr. James Beattie
Adjunct Spiritual Director. Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Mr. Timothy F. Bennett
Psychological Services, 1997
B.A., Loyola of Montreal; M.A., Seton Hall University; Licensed Professional Counselor, PA Bureau of Professional & Occupational Affairs, 2002

Fr. Kenneth D. Brighenti, Ph.D.
Vice Rector for Pastoral Formation, 2011; Director of Pastoral Field Education. 2010;
Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology, 2009
B.A., Holy Apostles College and Seminary; M.Div., Immaculate Conception Seminary; Ph.D., LaSalle University. Diocese of Metuchen.

Fr. Charles P. Connor, S.T.L., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Church History, 2010
B.A., M.A., University of Scranton; Ph.D., Fordham University; Ph.B., Institute of Philosophy at Catholic University of Louvain; S.T.B., Gregorian University; M.A. Theology, Angelicum University; S.T.L., Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies in Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America. Diocese of Scranton.

Fr. Michael DeAscanis, S.T.L.
Adjunct Professor of Moral Theology, 2012
B.S., University of Delaware; M.S., Johns Hopkins University; Pre-tehology, Mount St. Mary's Seminary; S.T.B., University of St. Thomas Aquinas; S.T.L, Pontifical University of St. Alphonsus. Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Fr. John J. Dietrich
Director of Spiritual Formation, 2001
B.A., University of St. Thomas; M.Div., M.A. (Theology), Mount St. Mary’s Seminary (s’92); M.A., Creighton University. Archdiocese of Hartford.

Fr. Brian Doerr
Vice Rector for Human Formation, 2011
B.A., Purdue University; M.Div., Pontifical College Josephinum. Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana.

Fr. Lawrence J. Donohoo, S.T.L., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, 2008
B.A., M.A., The Catholic University of America; S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception; Ph.D., University of Munich.

Ms. Katherine Ebeler
Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Counseling, 2012
B.A., University of Denver; M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Institute of Psychological Sciences.

Dr. Cynthia Fraga-Canadas
Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Spanish, 2009
B.S., Teacher Training College (Argentina); M.S., University of Dayton; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Fr. Lee W. Gross, S.T.L.
Dean of Students, 1994; Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Systematic Theology, 2003
B.A., Gettysburg College; M.Div., Lutheran Theological Seminary; S.T.L., St. Mary's Seminary and University. Diocese of Arlington.

Dr. Paige E. Hochschild
Assistant Professor of Theology/M.A.P.S., 2007
B.A., University of King's College; M.A., Dahousie University; Ph.D. (Theology), University of Durham.

Dr. Carol L. Houghton, S.T.D., J.C.D.
Associate Professor of Canon Law, 1985
B.A., Catawba College; M.Div., Lancaster Theological Seminary; S.T.L., J.C.B., S.T.D., J.C.L., J.C.D., The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Msgr. Jeremiah F. Kenney, Ph.D.
Instructor in Theological Writing/Adjunct Spiritual Director, 2012
St. Andrews University. Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Fr. Thomas J. Lane, S.T.D.
Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture, 2004
B.A., S.T.B., St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland; S.S.L., The Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome; S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. Diocese of Cloyne, Ireland

Dr. John D. Love, S.T.D.
Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, 2008
B.A., M.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville; S.T.L., The Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies; S.T.D., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Fr. Anthony Mastroeni, S.T.D., J.D.
Assistant Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, 2013
B.A., M.A., Seton Hall University; S.T.D., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas; J.D., Rutgers Law School. Diocese of Paterson.

Fr. Lawrence J. McNeil, D.Min.
Adjunct Professor of Church History, 2004
B.A., St. Vincent College; M.Div., St. Vincent Seminary; D.Min., Graduate Theological Foundation; Diocese of Harrisburg.

Fr. Frederick J. Miller, S.T.D.
Professor of Systematic Theology, 2005
B.A., Seton Hall University; M.A., St. John’s University; S.T.L., S.T.D., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas; Archdiocese of Newark.

Fr. J. Daniel Mindling, O.F.M. Cap., S.T.D.
Academic Dean (Intellectual Formation), 1993 / Professor of Moral Theology, 1988
B.A., St. Fidelis College and Seminary; M.A., Washington Theological Union; S.T.L., S.T.D., Accademia Alfonsiana; 
Capuchin Province of St. Augustine.

Fr. Brian Nolan
University Chaplain/Director of Campus Ministry
Adjunct Spiritual Director. Archdiocoese of Baltimore.

Ms. Julia R. Parker
Director of Liturgical Music/University Organist, 2011
B.A., Newberry College; M.Mus.Ed., University of South Carolina; M.A. in Church Music, M.Theol.Studies, Trinity Lutheran Seminary.

Dr. Owen M. Phelan
Associate Professor of Church History, 2006
B.A., College of William and Mary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Fr. J. Collin Poston
Adjunct Spiritual Director. Archdiocoese of Baltimore.

Fr. William F. Prospero, S.J., S.T.L.
Assistant Director of Spiritual Formation; Adjunct Professor of Spiritual Theology, 2012
B.A., Creighton University; M.Div., S.T.L. (spirituality), Weston Jesuit School of Theology.
Society of Jesus, Wisconsin Province.

Mrs. Caroline S. Purcell
Instructor of English as a Second Language, 2007
B.S., Towson State University; M.A./MATESOL, College of Notre Dame.

Fr. Michael J. Roach
Adjunct Professor of Church History, 1978
A.B., Loyola College; M.A. The Catholic University of America; Archdiocese of Baltimore.

Msgr. Steven P. Rohlfs, K.C.H.S., P.A., S.T.D.
Vice President/Rector of the Seminary, 2005
Ph.B., University of Louvain; M.A.(Theology), Mount St. Mary’s Seminary (S’76); S.T.L., S.T.D., The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas; Diocese of Peoria.

Dr. Steven C. Smith
Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture, 2008
M.A., Wheaton College Graduate School; Ph.D. Loyola University of Chicago.

Fr. Thomas J. Smith
Assistant Spiritual Director/Formation Advisor, 2011
B.A., Holy Apostle College and Seminary; M.Div., Mount St. Mary's Seminary (S'82). Diocese of Norwich.

Msgr. Stuart W. Swetland, K.H.S., S.T.D.
Vice Rector for Pre-Theology Formation, 2006; Flynn Chair of Christian Ethics, 2009
B.S., United States Naval Academy; B.A., M.A., New College, Oxford University; M.Div., M.A. (Theology), Mount St. Mary's Seminary (S'91); S.T.L., S.T.D., The Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Family and Marriage/The Catholic University of America; Diocese of Peoria.

Deborah Wentling
Coordinator of English as a Second Language Program, 1999
B.A., Elmhurst College; M.A., Dominican University Graduate School of Library Science/Rosary College; M.A., Western Maryland College.

** please note that the faculty priests and adjunct spiritual directors listed below are not available for outside spiritual direction appointments **

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