M.A., Marquette University, 2010
B.A., University of Dayton, magna cum laude, 2008
Pete is a historian of religion in modern America. His dissertation reconstructs the ways Americans defined and experience conscience over a fifty-two year period (1939-1991) and it attempts to explain why, beginning in 1963 and exploding in the mid-1970s, Americans made conscience a faculty uniquely powerful in their nation's religious, ethical, and political life. His study looks at mainline Protestants, Roman Catholics, and secular human rights activists.