PhD in Christian Systematic Theology (Duquesne, 2011). Wrote his doctoral dissertation on Contemporary Ecumenical Pneumatology or the study of the person, gifts and ministries of the Holy Spirit, across all the major Christian church denominations. Taught in a Catholic seminary for eleven years, and was the first layman appointed to the role of "Director of Formation" - a post that previously had been canonically reserved for ordained clergy - the first such appointment in a Catholic seminary anywhere in the world. Besides his primary teaching interests in systematic theology, he designed a mandatory year-long course in Judeo-Christian spiritual traditions, and has a particular teaching interest in the formative companioning of the Carmelites Juan de la Cruz and Teresa de Avila. Memberships held in the CTS, AAR and CTSA.