Christ the Teacher College has sought out Professors with excellent credentials, top ratings among their
colleagues and students, as well as years of practical experience in their fields. Every Professor is
committed to preparing future leaders of our Church for Religious Education Ministry.
Many Professors also hold positions in other highly esteemed institutions, and this is a true benefit to Christ
the Teacher College and students as they bring a wealth of connections and networking possibilities.
All Professors sign an Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium, and consider their service to the Church a true
blessing and ministry.
Students will find Professors to be experts in their feilds, but more importantly, they are approachable and
truly interested in preparing students to be successful in ministry.
To learn more about each Professor, please click on their name.
Christ the Teacher College Faculty (Alphabetical Order):
Segunda Acosta, Ph.D. received her doctorate from the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland with
a Ph.D. in Stress Management and sub-specialty in Pain Management. Her Masters of Science in Nursing
(M.S.N.) degree with a specialty in Psychiatric-Mental Health was at Catholic University of America,
Washington, D.C. She received her undergraduate studies from the University of Sto. Tomas, Manila,
Philippines with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree. Her professional certifications include:
Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management and Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatric-Mental
health, American Nurses Association Credentialing Center. Her current positions include: Founder and
President, S.T.R.E.S.S. Centre Inc.; Founder, President and Chairman of the Board, Holy Trinity Jubilee Park
Inc.; Founder, Teenage Enrichment for the Apostles of Mary (T.E.A.M. Retreat); President, Our Lady Seat of
Wisdom Praesidium of the Legion of Mary, St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church and Confirmation Catechist,
St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church
Jerry Aull, D.Min (Cand), earned his Master of Arts in Systematic Theology in 1976 from the University of
Notre Dame, Indiana, a B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from St. Louis University in 1974. Jerry has
extensive ministry experience spanning 40 years, including teaching at a Catholic College, High School, and
the Archdiocesan Diaconate Formation program for the Archdioese of Georgia. Jerry has served as a High
School administrator, Parish educator (teaching every level of CCD, RCIA and giving retreats, missions and
conferences) and liturgical musician.
Gerard-Marie Anthony, M.A.received his B.A. in Theology from Christendom College, and his M.A. in
Theology from the Catholic Distance University. Gerard-Marie Anthony is a theologian, author, apologist, and
Joseph Arias, S.T.D. (cand) received his B.A. in philosophy and theological studies from Loyola Marymount
University in Los Angeles, California. In 2003 he completed his M.A. in theological studies at the Notre Dame
Graduate School of Christendom College in Alexandria, VA. He went on to earn the ecclesiastical S.T.B. and
S.T.L. degrees from the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies
in Washington, D.C. He is currently working on his dissertation for the Doctor of Sacred Theology degree in
the department of moral theology at The Catholic University of America.
Keith Berube, M.A. (cand) is earning his MA Theology Franciscan University of Steubenville; has earned his
BA in Theology with a minor in Philosophy, and Concentration in Religious Education, Franciscan University
Fr. John Boettcher, S.T.D., focused his doctoral work on how Scripture (in particular, the Prologue of John)
can be integrated into a theological system and then applied to interpret other Scripture. He has a wide
breadth of intellectual experience, with a B.A. in Physics from U.C. Berkeley, 4 years solar cell research, an
M.A. in Biblical Studies, and an S.T.L in Fundamental Theology.
Sebastian Carnazzo, Ph.D.received his MA in Theology with a concentration in Sacred Scripture from the
Notre Dame Graduate School in Alexandria, VA. He earned a Doctorate in Sacred Scripture from the
Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Dr. Carnazzo is a full time lecturer Sacred Scripture and
Biblical Languages for various advanced degree programs.
Sr. Bernadette Caron, S.O.L.I., M.A. Sister Bernadette is a member of the Sisters of Our Lady Immaculate
based in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. She received her M.A. in Theology with a specialization in
Catechetics from Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College, Alexandria, VA . She also earned
the Advanced Apostolic Catechetical Diploma, which is granted by the same institution on behalf of the Holy
Susan Doyle, M.Ed. earned her bachelor's degree in English at the College of William and Mary and her
masters in special education at the University of Virginia. Before working for the Church, Susan taught in
public schools. For her work with special needs students, she was awarded "Excellence in Education" by the
Chamber of Commerce in Alexandria and received additional recognition three times from the school
system for which she worked.
Deanna Ellis, A.D. has been a Continuing Education Professor for St. Clair College in Ontario, Canada since
1988 teaching in class and e-courses specializing in using computer technology at a practical level. She has
had a 30-year career in health care as a Manager; Education Coordinator and Certified Rights Advisor for
Psychiatry; Mental Health Executive Assistant & Statistical Analyst. As a Project Management Leader, she is
certified as Green Level Blackbelt having graduated in 2007. She is also a Canadian Centre for Leadership
and Human Values graduate (2008) and Banff Management Course graduate (2004).
Jason Gale, M.A. received an B.A in Catechetics and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in
2007 and a M.A. in Theology from Franciscan in 2012. He has had several articles published in The Sower
Review and is currently working toward an Ecclesiastical License in Catechetics from the Maryvale Institute in
Birmingham, UK. He resides with his wife and three children in Tyler, Texas where works as a Catechetical
Leader at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Noelle Hiester, M.A. graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with a BA in Humanities and
Catholic Culture in 1995 and an MBA in 1997. In 2009, she earned a M.A. in Theological Studies from Notre
Dame Graduate School of Christendom College. Noelle is a certified catechist for the Catechesis of the
Good Shepherd (for ages 3-6 and 6-9) Noelle has been Assistant Director of Religious Education at St.
Bernadette Parish in Springfield, VA since 2007.
Christopher Hitzelberger, M.Ed. an occasional guest speaker at George Mason University and Marymount
University for their respective campus ministry programs, Chris is a full time Youth Minister. He has a
certificate in Youth Ministry Studies from The Center for Ministry Development, a Master Catechist Certificate
from the Diocese of Arlington and a Master of Religious Education degree.
John Janaro, S.T.L. John Janaro was educated at the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the
Dominican House of Studies. He is an Associate Professor Emeritus of Theology at Christendom College,
since 1994. From 1990-1993, John worked at The Thomist (academic journal), first as Editorial Assistant,
then as Assistant Editor. From 1994-1999, he was the Director of Christendom Press. Since 2008, he has
focused on his research and writing. He is a Catholic theologian, and a writer, researcher, and lecturer on
issues in religion and culture, and the role of faith in daily life.
Romano Kidd, M.A., received his B.S. in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale,
and his M.A. in Pastoral Theology from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. He is a certified catechist for the
Archdiocese for the Military Services and has taught religious education for more than 10 years. He has also
performed as the Catholic youth ministry coordinator for Marine Corps Bases-Japan for three years.
Phi Le, D.Min., was awarded a degree of Doctor of Ministry from The Catholic University of America in 2013
after completing all his course works and a dissertation on domestic church and lectio divina. Dr. Le
graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 2003 with his Bachelor of Arts
degree in Philosophy and Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After his undergraduate studies, he went to
Loyola New Orleans for his graduate studies. He completed a Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies in
2006 and also earned a Master’s degree in Pastoral Studies in 2013 from Loyola New Orleans in New
Colette Lienhard, M.A.earned an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Western
Ontario in 1997, and a Masters in Theology (Catechetics) from the Notre Dame Graduate School of
Christendom College in 1999. Through the same institution, she also received the Advanced Apostolic
Catechetical Diploma awarded by the Holy See, the highest recognized diploma in the field of Catechetics.
Colette is the author of the revised edition of the Faith and Life series, published by Ignatius Press and
founding director of the Catholic Education Center, LLC.
William Luckey, Ph.D. earned his B.A. from St. John’s University in Political Science, with a minor in
philosophy. He earned an M.B.A. from Shenandoah University, an M.A., Economics from George Mason
University, an M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University in Political Philosophy and American Government,
A Dogmatic Theology Certificate and an M.A. in Systematic Theology from Notre Dame Graduate School of
Amy MacKinnon, M.A., S.T.B. earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in
2003. In 2010, she earned her M.A. in Theology from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom
College. In 2013, she earned her S.T.B. and in 2015 she will receive her S.T.L., both in Thomism, from the
Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.
William Mahoney, Ph.D. earned his doctorate in theology Summa Cum Laude at the University of Adam
Mickiewicz in Poznań, Poland. He earned an M.A. in philosophy at the Franciscan University of Steubenville,
as well as an S.T.L. in biblical theology and an S.T.L. in dogmatic theology at the Angelicum in Rome. He has
taught at the high school and college levels and has worked in translation, editing, and writing.
Patricia Maskell, B.S.N., M.A. Following her graduation from EPS (Education for Parish Services),
Pat began her work at Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College where she completed her MA
with a concentration in Moral Theology. With her nursing background, Patricia specializes in Medical moral
Richard Meloche, Ph.D. is a native of Canada and earned his initial degrees in philosophy and theology from
the University of Western Ontario. He enjoyed a 5-year doctoral fellowship at Ave Maria University during
which time he wrote and successfully defended his dissertation on St. Thomas Aquinas’ appropriation of
Aristotle in regards to human beatitude. He holds a mandatum from Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of the
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and teaches theology, philosophy, and the ‘great books’ at St. Gregory’s
University. He resides with his beautiful wife and their four children in rural Oklahoma.'
Patrick Mooney, M.A. (Cand) attended the United States Naval Academy, majoring in History, and graduated
in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. He is currently studying for his Masters in Theology.
Tobias Nathe, S.T.D., recently obtained a Doctorate of Sacred Theology with an emphasis in Moral
Theology/Ethics from The Catholic University of America (CUA), writing on "The Form Love Takes in the
World: Hans Urs von Balthasar's Contribution to Ethics." In 2006, he received the Licentiate in Sacred
Theology from the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, writing on "St. Ephrem's Liturgical
Vision of Paradise and the Trees in Its Midst: On the Cultic Ordering and Appropriation of Goods." In 2002,
he obtained both an M.A. in Theology and a B.A. in Philosophy from Franciscan University of Steubenville,
eight years after receiving his first B.A. in Recreation and Leisure Studies from Washington State University
with an emphasis in Sport Management and a Minor in Public Relations.
Delores Nelson, M.A. earned an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from National
University in San Diego, California in 1984 and a Masters in Computer Information Systems in 1990
from Strayer University. In recent years she earned a Masters in Theology from the Notre Dame Graduate
School of Christendom College in 2003.
Charles Nemeth, Ph.D. earned his B.A. from the University of Delaware, M.S. from Niagara University, M.A.
from Duquesne University, J.D. from University of Baltimore, another M.A, and Ph.D. from Duquesne
University, and his LL.M. from George Washington University. Charles P. Nemeth, Chair and Professor at
John Jay College- the City University of New York, has spent the vast majority of his professional life in the
study and practice of law and justice, the analysis and critique of moral and ethical issues in a legal construct,
as well as a recognized expert on the jurisprudence of St. Thomas and St. Augustine and its applicability to
Terrence Nollen, Ph.D. received a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Secondary Education. Next, he studied
European and American History at the University of Iowa. He was awarded a M.A. in these fields from the
University of Iowa. After a short stint teaching high school, he entered the University of Illinois-Urbana and
completed a M.S. in Library Science. Dr. Nollen completed a M.S. in Education from Pittsburg State
University, Pittsburg, Kansas. Soon after being tenured, he was hired at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
as the Education Librarian for the university. Shortly after beginning at the University of Nebraska, Professor
Nollen began a Ph.D. in the fields of Curriculum and Instruction at Teachers College. He completed the
degree after five years of study. In 1998, he was hired as the Library Director and Professor of History at St.
Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward, Nebraska. In 2000, Dr. Nollen was hired as the Professor of Church
History at Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Seward, Nebraska.
John Pepino, Ph.D. came to the USA where he studied for a BA and MA in Greek and Latin classics, and
ultimately obtained a PhD in the Fathers of the Church from the Department of Greek and Latin at the
Catholic University of America. His love for the language and its history have led him to attend courses by
Vatican Latinist Fr. Reginald Foster and to teach summer Latin courses in Rome two summers in a row.
Ana Lisa Pinon, M.A.She earned her BA and MA from Franciscan University of Stuebenville and serves in
Nathanael Schmiedicke, Ph.D. earned his BA with honors from Thomas Aquinas College (CA). He
completed his MA (2004) and PhD (2007) in Biblical Theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Since
then he has taught Theology, Scripture, Ethics, Patristics, Classics, Catechetics, and languages (Hebrew,
Latin) at several institutions of higher learning
Fr. Clinton Sensat, S.T.L.graduated summa cum laude from St. Joseph's Seminary College in St. Benedict,
Louisiana with a Bachelor of Arts degree, double-majoring in philosophy and the liberal arts. He spent his
pastoral year of 2004-2005 teaching moral theology at Vermilion Catholic High School. In 2009 he
graduated summa cum laude with a Master of Divinity degree as well as a Master of Arts in Theology degree
from Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. On June 6th, 2009, he was
ordained a priest of the Diocese of Lafayette (Louisiana). In May of 2013, he will graduate from the
Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies with a Licentiate in
Sacred Theology (S.T.L.), concentrating in Systematic Theology.
Daniel Van Slyke, S.T.L., Ph.D. holds an M.A. in theology from the University of Dallas, an S.T.L. in theology
from the University of St Mary of the Lake, and a Ph.D. in historical theology from Saint Louis University.
Doctor Van Slyke also has earned a Certification in Research Design and Certification in Instructional
Design and Teaching Online Courses, both through the Catholic Distance Learning Network of the National
Catholic Educational Association. Dr. Van Slyke has extensive experience teaching Church history,
sacraments, sacred liturgy, and systematic theology to seminarians, permanent diaconate candidates, and
adult students both in the classroom and online.
David Wallace, M.A., received his B.A. in theology from Christendom College, having written a thesis on
metaphysical questions relating to the Eucharistic sacrifice. Following undergraduate studies, David pursued
seminary formation with the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest at its candidate formation
house in Germany and at its seminary and mother house outside Florence, Italy. In 2010 he was awarded his
M.A. summa cum laude with distinction in theological studies with a concentration in systematic theology from
the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College.
Fr. Jamie Workman, M. Div, M.A., J.C.L.earned an A.S. in Business Management from Northern Virginia
Community College in 1997, and a B.S. in Business Management from George Mason University in 2000.
He studied for the priesthood at Mount St. Mary's Seminary for the Diocese of Arlington, where he earned his
Masters of Divinity as well as the M.A. in Theology. Fr. Workman earned his J.C.L (Canon Law degree) from
the Catholic University of America in 2013.
Kenneth Whitehead, Ph.D. (hon.) was educated at the University of Utah and the University of Paris, Mr.
Whitehead holds an honorary doctorate in Christian letters from the Franciscan University of Steubenville in
Ohio. Ken is an accomplished author and scholar.
Margaret Whitehead, M.R.S.was educated at Wayne State University, and did graduate work at the
University of Detroit. She has a Master's Degree in Religious Studies from the Archdiocesan Catechetical
Institute in Yonkers, New York.
Mark Wunsch, Ph. D (Cand.) received his B.A. from Regis University, and his Ph.L. and Ph.D (candidate)
from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. He is an assistant professor of
Philosophy at Christendom College. His teaching specialties include: Metaphysics, History of Philosophy, St.
Thomas Aquinas, Philosophical Anthropology and Ethics.
John Yelenic, M.A.has served the Catholic communities of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and North Carolina
for thirty two years. Prior to relocating to North Carolina, Mr. Yelenic served as a teacher at both the middle
and high school levels, a principal of two schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, superintendent of Catholic
Schools across the state of West Virginia and Director of Education Programs at Wheeling Jesuit University.
He earned his Master of Arts in Administration and Management from Duquesne University and earned his
Bachelors degree in Secondary Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Yelenic is presently teaching
Honors English and American Literature at Cardinal Gibbons High School in the Diocese of Raleigh, North
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