The Catholic University of America

Organization of the Center

Director:

William E. Klingshirn

Ph.D., Stanford University

Professor of Greek and Latin

Late antique history, Roman religion, Christianization, divination

 

Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Early Christian Studies: 

Philip Rousseau
D.Phil., Oxford University
Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor
Late antique religion, with emphasis on early Christian asceticism
 

Executive Committee:

The Center's policies are developed and implemented by an Executive Committee, which includes (in addition to the Director and Mellon Professor) the following (thus covering the remaining sectors of the university with which the Center interacts):
 
Lilla Kopár
Ph.D., University of Szeged, Hungary
Director, Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies (ex officio); Associate Professor, Department of English
Medieval literature and sculpture
 
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Assistant Professor, Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures
Aramaic (including Syriac) and Classical Ethiopic, Christian Arabic
 
Jennifer Davis
Ph.D., Harvard University
Associate Professor, Department of History; Associate Director, Center for Medieval and Byzantine Studies
Early medieval history
 
Sarah Brown Ferrario
Ph.D., Princeton University
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Greek and Latin
Fifth and fourth centuries BC Greek history and literature
 
Nora M. Heimann
Ph.D., City University of New York.
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Art
European and American modern and contemporary art history
 
Janet Timbie
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Semitic Languages and Literatures
Coptic language and literature
 
Matthias Vorwerk
Ph.D., University of Münster
Associate Dean, School of Philosophy
Ancient Philosophy, Plato, Plotinus, Neoplatonism
 
Susan Wessel
Ph.D., Columbia University
Associate Professor of Church History and Historical Theology
Area Director of Church History, School of Theology and Religious Studies
Greek and Latin Patristics
 
Robin Darling Young
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Associate Professor of Spirituality, School of Theology and Religious Studies
History of Early Christianity, Patristic Theology, Eastern Christianity (Greek, Syriac, Armenian), Monasticism
 

Faculty Advisory Board:

The Center's policies are further enhanced with the help of a Faculty Advisory Board, which includes all those who teach and pursue research in the early Christian or related fields, or whose wider responsibilities bring them into frequent contact with the Center's activities:
 
Rev. Regis Armstrong, O.F.M. (Cap.)
Ph.D., Fordham University
John C. and Gertrude P. Hubbard Professor of Religious Studies
Area Director of Spirituality, School of Theology and Religious Studies
Early Franciscan History and Spirituality
 
Monica Blanchard
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
Curator, Semitics/ICOR Libraries
Languages and literatures of the Christian Near East, orientalist librarianship
 
Thomas Clemmons
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Assistant Professor of Church History
Latin Patristics, Augustine, Late Antiquity, Medieval Reception of Augustine
 
Dr. Theol., Innsbruck
Professor of Systematic Theology, School of Theology and Religious Studies
Christology, Ecclesiology
 
Rev. Sidney H. Griffith, S.T.
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
Emeritus Professor, Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures
Syriac, Christian Arabic
 
Andrew D. Gross
Ph.D., New York University
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literature
Rabbinic Studies
 
Rev. John Paul Heil
S.S.D., Pontifical Biblical Institute
New Testament
 
Katherine L. Jansen
Ph.D., Princeton University
Professor and Chair, Department of History
Medieval Italy, medieval women and gender, religious and cultural history
 
William P. Loewe
Ph.D., Marquette University
Associate Professor, School of Theology and Religious Studies
Systematic and Fundamental Theology, especially Christology and Soteriology
 
Frank A. C. Mantello
Ph.D., University of Toronto
Professor Emeritus, Department of Greek and Latin
Latin Patristics, Latin paleography, textual criticism
 
William J. McCarthy
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
Associate Professor, Department of Greek and Latin
Greek and Latin Patristics
 
Rev. Mark Morozowich, S.E.O.D.
Doctorate in Eastern Christian Studies, Pontifical Oriental Institute
Dean, School of Theology and Religious Studies
Liturgy
 
Kenneth Pennington
Ph.D., Cornell University
Kelly-Quinn Professor of Ecclesiastical and Legal History
Columbus School of Law and School of Theology and Religious Studies
Canon law

John F. Petruccione
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Department of Greek and Latin
Greek and Latin Patristics, early Christian poetry and hagiography
 
Rev. Dominic Serra
S.L.D., Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Sant'Anselmo, Rome
Associate Professor, Area Director of Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology, School of Theology and Religious Studies
Sacraments of Christian Initiation

Caroline Sherman
Ph.D., Princeton University
Assistant Professor, Department of History
Early modern French and intellectual history