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Degree Program University
Ph.D. Theology Fordham University
M.Phil. Theology Fordham University
M.A. Theology Catholic Theological Union
M.Div. Theology Catholic Theological Union
B.A. Philosophy Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium

My Siena Experience

My Teaching Philosophy

My quick response is dialogue which means engaging people with the materials in order to see how it affects their lives and the world.

What I Love About Siena

I enjoy the people who work for the school as well as the students who come prepared to learn.

My Favorite Courses to Teach

The courses that I like to teach is World Religion and courses on Globalization.

My Professional Experience

Year Title University
2005 - Now Chair Siena College
1998 - 2000 Teacher Hayden High School

Articles & Book Reviews

  • Book Review: Stephen M. Cherry: Faith, Family, Filipino American Family Life
    Review of Religious Research, vol. 56
    December, 2014
  • Hospitality in the Time of Migration: Reflection on Racism and Poverty
    Asian Horizon, vol. 8
    December, 2014
  • Theology of Migration
    Catholic Theological Society of America, vol. 67
    2012
  • Book Review: Jonathan Tan Introduction to an Asian American Theology
    Horizons: Journal of the College Theology Society, vol. 38
    2011
  • Book Review: Thomas P. Rausch Educating for Faith and Justice: Catholic Higher Education Today
    New Theology Review, vol. 24
    2011
  • Theology of Migration
    Catholic Theological Society of America, vol. 66
    2011
  • Crossing and Dwelling: Hospitality in a Theology of Migration
    Asian Christian Review, vol. 4
    2010
  • The Faith and Practice of Asian American Catholics: Generational Shift
    New Theology Review, vol. 23
    2010
  • Theology of Migration
    Catholic Theological Society of America, vol. 65
    2010
  • Theology of Migration
    Catholic Theological Society of America, vol. 64
    2009
  • All Look the Same: Asian American Catholics and Racism
    New Theology Review, vol. 21
    2008
  • Creating New Spiritual Homes: Vietnamese Refugees Negotiating American and Catholic Identities
    American Catholic Studies, vol. 118
    2007
  • Book Review: Dwight N. Hopkins, Being Human: Race, Culture and Religion
    MultiCultural Review, vol. 15
    2006
  • Book Review: Peter C. Phan Vietnamese-American Catholics
    American Catholic Studies, vol. 117
    2006
  • Book Review: Peter Cha, S. Steve Kang, and Helen Lee, Growing Healthy Asian American Churches
    MultiCultural Review, vol. 15
    2006
  • The Im/Possibility of Dialogue
    Catholic Theological Society of America, vol. 61
    2006
  • Place: A Spiritual Renewal in Being Human
    Spirituality, vol. 21
    May/Jun, 2015

Books & Book Chapters

  • Asian American Religious Cultures Two Volumes
    ABC-CLIO
    2015
  • Southeast Asian Diaspora in the United States: Memories and Visions, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
    Cambridge Scholars Publishing
    2014
  • Asian Pacific American Religious Culture
    ABC-CLIO
    2012
  • Mission with Migrants in a Global World
    SCM Press
    2012
  • Rebuilding Religious Experience:Vietnamese Refugees in America
    AkademikerVerlag
    2012
  • Southeast Asian Diaspora in the United States
    Routledge
    2012
  • The Catholic Studies Reader
    Fordham University Press
    2011
  • Rebuilding Religious Experience:Vietnamese Refugees in America
    VDM Verlag Dr. Muller
    2007

Presentations

  • Reading Peter C. Phan: Engaging Culture, Identity, and the Catholic Church
    2015
    Vietnamese in America Since 1975, Los Angeles, California
  • Re-Imaging Mary as Vietnamese
    April, 2014
    World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, Chicago, Illinois
  • Crossing and Placing: A Vietnamese American Catholic Experience
    2013
    Association for the Sociology of Religion, New York, New York
  • Dwelling in Place: Asian American Enhancing a New Catholicity
    2013
    Catholic Theological Society of America, Miami, Florida
  • Migration in a Trinitarian Perspective
    2012
    Catholic Theological Society of America, St.Louis, Missouri
  • The Mission with Migrants in a Trinitarian Dimension
    2012
    Migration, Religious Experience and Mission with Migrants in Asia, Manila, Philippines
  • Consuming Religion: Asian Americans in a Consumer Culture
    2011
    Association of Asian American Studies, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mapping Spaces: Catholicity and Religious Pluralism in Asia
    2011
    World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, Chicago, Illinois
  • Separating Religious and Cultural Spaces: Vietnamese American Catholic Experience
    2011
    Re-SEAing Southeast Asian American Studies, San Francisco, California
  • Southeast Asian Refugees: Negotiating Religious Markers
    2011
    Critical Refugee Studies, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Yellow by Choice: Asian American Catholics and Racism
    2011
    College Theology Society, New Rochelle, New York
  • Catholicism on Campus: A Practice in Transition
    2010
    ASACCU Conference, St. Joseph, Minnesota
  • Crossing and Dwelling: Hospitality in A Theology of Migration
    2010
    Catholic Theological Society of America, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Mission Ad Gentes: Inter-religious Dialogue and Inculturation
    2010
    United States Catholic Mission Congress, Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Catholic Practices Among College Students
    2009
    ASACCU Conference, Loudonville, New York
  • Strangers with Borders: Theological Reflection on Refugee Resettlement
    2009
    Catholic Theological Society of America, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Asian American Catholics: Generations of Church Participation?
    2008
    Catholic Theological Society of America, Miami, Florida
  • A Heart-Mind Turn: Confucianism in Vietnam at the Period of Franciscan Missionaries
    2007
    International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Diversity Leadership in the U.S. Catholic Church
    2007
    Fordham University, Bronx, New York
  • Immigrants in Mission
    2007
    United States Catholic Mission Congress, Austin, Texas