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theology department

Kevin Ahern

Kevin Ahern, Ph.D. '13

Kevin Ahern defended his dissertation on the theological significance of transnational Catholic nongovernmental organizations. He has accepted a position as an assistant professor in Catholic social ethics at Manhattan College. He is the editor of Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians and the Future of the Church (Orbis, 2013).

Matthew Richey

Matthew Richey A&S '12

Matthew Richey (Theology major, '12) has been awarded a Fulbright grant to study toward a master’s degree at Tel Aviv University in Archaeology and the History of the Land of the Bible. His seminar paper, “The Use of Greek at Qumran,” is slated for publication in the flagship journal Dead Sea Discoveries.

Beth Haile

Beth Haile, Ph.D. '10

Beth defended her dissertation on the moral dimension of eating disorders and body dissatisfaction. She has accepted a position at Carroll College next fall as their new professor of moral theology.

Celso J. Perez

Celso J. Perez ’09, MA ’10

Celso is spending the year doing volunteer service in Ecuador before heading off to law school.

Cathleen Chopra-McGowan

Cathleen Chopra-McGowan '10

A core theology course she took in freshman year persuaded Cathleen to change her major, apply for and receive a Fulbright fellowship to study in Israel, and pursue a career as a biblical scholar.