• B.A., Nazareth College, 1989
  • M.A., St. Bernard’s Institute, 2003
  • M.Phil., Syracuse University, 2013
  • Ph.D., Syracuse University, 2018


Areas of Interest

Antiracist Feminism, Bioethics, Bioethics and religion(s), social ethics, social justice, Indigenous wisdom and the Sacred, Christian ethics and the ethics OF Christianity, liberation theology

Indigenous values inform all of my work. My interest at The College of Wooster will be to learn from this land and its current and ancestral indigenous peoples (which include the Haudenosaunee). My research has two strands: one is work on patriarchal Christianities, sexuality, and gender. I ask how  the moral arguments of patriarchal Christianities are infused into the American public sphere to influence ethics and laws on topics of urgent importance, especially marriage equality and access to reproductive health care. The second strand of my research investigates how religions, primarily Christianities and Native American religions, promote liberation or oppression.

Courses Taught
  • RELS 100: Religious Thought and Action
  • RELS 219: Ethics in a Social Perspective
  • RELS 269: Religion and Bioethics
  • RELS 269: Religion and Resistance
  • RELS 199: Religion, Health, and Disease (team taught)

“Gifts of Youth Ministry and High School Campus Ministry” NACYML News (Fall 2005) Primary author, Roman Catholic Dioceses of NY State HIV/AIDS curriculum