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Teaching Experience


Professor of Liturgy; Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556


Associate Professor of Liturgy: Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Tenure granted with appointment.


Assistant Professor: School and Department of Theology, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN


Visiting Assistant Professor: Department of Theology,
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN


Visiting Lecturer: School of Theology, St. John's University
Collegeville, MN (Summer Session)


Instructor (Summers); Teaching Assistant (Fall and Spring
Semesters, Full Time) Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN


Graduate Assistant for M.Div. Courses in Homiletics and Liturgical Presiding Skills under John Melloh, S.M., Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN


Graduate Assistant for Courses in Undergraduate Theology under Jean Laporte, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN


Faculty, Department of Religion, Augustana College, Sioux Falls,
SD (Interim Position)

Other Appointments

2013- Strategic Planning Committee for Episcopal Ministry on the west side of South Bend, Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana
2012- Examining Chaplain, Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana
2010- Licensed as Supply Priest, Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana
2006–2007 Supply Pastor – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, South Bend, IN
2005–2006 Liturgical Consultant - First English Lutheran Church, Mishawaka, IN


Interim Pastor - First English Lutheran Church, Mishawaka, IN


Associate Pastor (part-time) - First English, Mishawaka, IN


Pastor: Messiah/Balsamlund Lutheran Parish, Wadena, MN


On Call to Graduate Study and Campus Ministry Staff: St. John's
University/College of St. Benedict, Collegeville, MN


Pastor: Sveadahl Lutheran Parish, St. James, MN

Membership of Professional Societies


North American Academy of Liturgy
(Vice President 2013-2014, President Elect 2014-2015)

1991–present Societas Liturgica
2007–present Society of Oriental Liturgy

Doctoral Dissertations in Progess

  Gary Phillip Raczka, The Lectionaries of Antioch and Constantinople at the Time of John Chrysostom
  Richard Klee, More Blessed to Give than to Receive: The Poor in Early Christian Worship.

Doctoral Dissertations Directed

February 10, 2012
Vitaly Permjakov
“And Make It The Place Where Your Glory Dwells": Origins and Evolution of the Byzantine Rite of the Consecration of Churches
June 29, 2011
Anne Vorhese McGowan
Recovery of the Epiclesis of the Holy Spirit in the Eucharistic Prayer
Aug. 17, 2009
Nicholas Russo
The Origins of Lent
May 14, 2008
Nancy E. Johnson
Living Death: Baptism and the Christian Life in the Cappadocians
Mar. 31, 2008
Michael Whitehouse
Manus impositio: The Initiatory Rite of Handlaying in the Churches of Early Western Christianity
Apr. 2007

David Pitt
Revising the Rite of Adult Initiaiton: The Structual Reform of the Ordo Initiationis Christianae Adultorum, Ordo Catechumenatus Per radus Dispositus 1964-1972

Apr. 2007

Heliodoro Lucatero
The Practice of Baptism in Sixteenth-Century Mexico

Dec. 2005

Christian McConnell
Baptism in Visigothic Spain: Origins, Development, and Interpretation

Mar. 2004
Stefanos Alexopoulos
The Origins and Development of the Byzantine Liturgy of the Presanctified: A Comparative Analysis of its Origins, Evolution, and Structural Components
Apr. 2000

Walter D. Ray
August 15 and the Development of the Jerusalem Calendar

Jan. 2000

Jeffrey Truscott
Ecclesiological Baptism and Baptismal Ecclesiology: Baptism, Affirmation of Baptism, and First Communion in Lutheran Book of Worship

Committee Work and Related (University of Notre Dame Only)

Aug 2010-2011 Department CAP
August 2010 Early Christian Studies Program Committee
Aug 2007-2010 Faculty Senate (Administrative Affairs Sub-Committee)
Oct 2007-2008 Masters of Sacred Music Committee

Aug 2002

Area Coordinator, Liturgical Studies

Aug 2002

Ph.D. Committee

Aug 2002 -
May 2006

Chair of Department Teaching Committee

Aug 2001 - 2002

Ombudsperson for Discriminatory Harrassment

Aug 2001-
May 2006

Department Teaching Committee

Aug 1999- 2000

Department of Theology Grievance Committee

Aug-Dec 1998

Acting Area Coordinator, Liturgical Studies

Aug 1997-2002

M.A./M.T.S. Committee

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Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame
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Phone: 574-631-7811