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Faculty Biographies

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Senior Fellows

Adjunct Faculty

RYAN BARKER

  • Adjunct Instructor of Health Care Policy
  • M.A. in Public Policy Administration, Concentration in Health Policy, Universtity of Missouri-St. Louis

PHILIP BOYLE

  • Adjunct Professor of Organizational Ethics in Health Care 
  • Ph.D., St. Louis University 

BILL BRINKMANN

  • Spiritual Formation, M.A. in Health Care Mission, 2011-
  • M.A.H.C.M., Aquinas Institute of Theology 

TODD BUTLER

  • Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology
  • D.Min. (Preaching), Aquinas Institute of Theology

MICHAEL DEMKOVICH, O.P.

  • Adjunct Professor of Spirituality 
  • Ph.D., Catholic University of Louvain

DAVID EBENHOH

  • Adjunct Instructor in Spiritual Direction, 2012-
  • MA (Spirituality), Creighton Universty 

RABBI BARRY FRIEDMAN

  • Adjunct Professor, 2009-
  • M.A.H.L., Hebrew Union College; D.Min., Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, D.D., Hebrew Union College

JIM FUNK

  • Director of Formation, Executive Ministry Leadership Program, Ascension Health
  • M.S. Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis
  • Certificate of Formation Science, Theology and Anthropology, Epiphany Academy of Formation

DONALD GOERGEN, O.P.

  • Adjunct Professor of Sacramental Theology and Philosophy, 2008-
  • M.A. (Theology), Ph.D., Aquinas Institute of Theology.

ERIN HAMMOND

  • Adjunct Instructor in Church, Mission and Ministry 2013-
  • MA, MDiv, Aquinas Institute of Theology 

DIANE KOORIE, R.S.M.

  • Director, Aquinas Ministry Formation, Oklahoma City, 2001-
  • M.R.E., Loyola University; M.Ed., University of Georgia.

MEGAN MCELROY, O.P. 

  • Adjunct Instructor in Homiletics
  • M.Div., Catholic Theological Union 

JOSEPH MILNER

  • Adjunct Instructor of Liturgical and Sacramental Theology
  • M.A. (Sacramental Theology), St. Louis University

DAVID MIROS

  • Adjunct Professor of Church History, 2005-
  • Ph.D. (Historical Theology), St. Louis University.

CELESTE MUELLER

  • Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology
  • Vice President, Spiritual and Theological Formation, Ascension Health
  • M.A. Theology, Aquinas Institute;  D.Min., Eden Theological Seminary

JAVIER OROZCO, S.F.O.

  • Adjunct Professor of Catholic Social Teaching, 2011-
  • Ph.D., (Theology), Loyola University of Chicago

JOSPEH RAAB

  • Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Theology, Siena Heights University, Adrian MI
  • Ph.D., (Systematic Theology), University of St. Michael's College, Toronto School of Theology

REV. JAMES RAMACCIOTTI

  • Adjunct Professor of Canon Law, 2008-
  • M.Div., Kenrick Seminary; J.C.L., Pontificie Universita Gregoriana, (Rome).

MARK REPENSHEK

  • Adjunct Professor of Health Care Ethics
  • Ph.D. (Health Care Ethics), Saint Louis University 

REGINA SIEGFRIED, A.S.C.

  • Adjunct Professor of Cross Disciplinary Studies, 2009-
  • Master of Christian Spirituality, Creighton University; M.A. (English), University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., St. Louis University.

VICKI SIMON

  • Adjunct Instructor in Pastoral Spanish
  • M.A. in Spanish (minor in Latin American Studies), St. Louis University, and M.A. in Human Resources Management, Washington University in St. Louis

JOHN PAUL SLOSAR

  • Adjunct Professor of Health Care Ethics 
  • M.A. (Philosophy) and Ph.D. (Health Care Ethics), St. Louis University.

MICHAEL STANCIL

  • Adjunct Instructor of Field Education, 2001-
  • Master in Public Administration, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.

SUSAN WHITTAKER

  • Adjunct Instructor in Health Care Ethics
  • M.A.H.C.M., Aquinas Institute of Theology

DAVID WRIGHT, O.P.

  • Adjunct Professor of Liturgy and Sacramental Theology, 2008-
  • Ph.L./M.A. (Philosophy), Pontifical Faculty of Philosophy, River Forest, IL; M.Th. (Theology), Aquinas Institute of Theology; Ph.D. (Liturgical Studies), University of Notre Dame.