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 I was born and raised in the capital district, and was fortunate in being able to attend Siena College.  My student years at Siena were very important in helping me to find my place in life.  I grew in my love for history, developed an interest in new fields of knowldege, and made some wonderful friends.  As a result of my Siena experience, I continued my education and recieved 3 graduate degrees.  I also decided that my life could best be lived as a Franciscan Friar.  After many adventures and numerous job experiences that ranged from banking to fast food, I have been most fulfilled by my life as a friar, priest and teacher.  It is a joy to wake up each day to another experience of my Siena home.

Degree Program University
Ph.D. History Tulane University
M.A. Theology Washington Theological Union
M.A. History The College of St. Rose
B.A. History Siena College

My Siena Experience

My Favorite Courses to Teach

I love all the courses I teach but lately I have come to especially like The West and the World I. It lets me meet students with a variety of majors; and I am always learning new things about the Ancient and Medieval World that fascinate me. It has enhanced my enjoyment of places I have visited; and I am always excited when students realize their own connections to long ago times and places.

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2006 - 2006 Friar in Residence Siena College
1995 - 1999 Residence Counselor Siena College
1995 - Now Associate Professor Siena College
1992 - 1992 On-site Director (Summer in Mexico Program) Tulane Univ.
1990 - 1995 Assisted with pastoral duties Tulane Catholic Center
1988 - 1990 Residence Counselor, Part-time Instructor Siena College
1986 - 1987 Associate Campus Minister Siena College
1981 - 1990 Member Holy Name Province of the Order of Friars Minor

Articles & Book Reviews

  • The Worlds of Joseph Smith, A Bicentennial Conference at the Library of Congress
    Journal of Mormon History
    2006
  • The Other Mirror, Grand Theory Through the Lens of Latin America
    MultiCultural Review
    2001
  • Oscar Romero, Reflections on His Life and Writings
    MultiCultural Review
    2000
  • War of the Gods: Religion and Politics in Latin America
    MultiCultural Review
    1997

Awards & Distinctions

  • Several certificates of Recognition from the Office of Student Affairs and Residence Life, Siena College, Loudonville, NY
    Category: Other
    Siena College, 2010
  • April 2008 Winner of the History Club-Faculty Person of the Year Award.
    Category: Other
    Siena College History Club, 2008
  • May 2005 Winner of the Jerome Walton Excellence in Teaching Award.
    Category: Teaching
    Jerome Walton Excellence in Teaching Award, 2005
  • March 2003 Finalist for the Jerome Walton Excellence in Teaching Award,
    Siena College, Loudonville, NY
    Category: Teaching
    Jerome Walton Excellence in Teaching Award, 2003
  • March 2002 Finalist for the Jerome Walton Excellence in Teaching Award, Siena College, Loudonville, NY.
    Category: Teaching
    Jerome Walton Excellence in Teaching Award, 2002
  • April, 1992 Co-recipient of the William Ransom Hogan Prize
    for the best Teaching Assistant in the History Department,
    Tulane University.
    Category: Teaching
    William Ransom Hogan Prize, Tulane University, 1992
  • 1984 Certificate of Appreciation, The Spanish Catholic Center,
    Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.
    Category: Other
    The Spanish Catholic Center, Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., 1984