Associate Professor of Religion, College of the Holy Cross

I am a father, husband, and Roman Catholic scholar teaching at a Jesuit institution in Massachusetts. My teaching and research cover global Catholicism , Catholic theology and spirituality, and Mormonism. I am the founding editor of the Journal of Global Catholicism, author of Mercy Matters: Opening Yourself to the Life Changing Gift (OSV, 2016), and co-editor of Engaging South Asian Religions: Boundaries, Appropriations, and Resistances (SUNY, 2012). I have published opinion pieces in the Washington Post, Fortune, Commonweal Magazine, and The National Catholic Reporter, and have provided expert commentary to USA Today, The New York Times, ABC's Good Morning America, NPR, CNBC, Hardball with Chris Matthews, and U.S. News & World Report, among others. I lived for four years in India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka and speak Hindi/Urdu fluently.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor of Religion, College of the Holy Cross

Education

  • 1998 
    University of Chicago, Ph.D.
  • 1992 
    University of Chicago, MA
  • 1987 
    Amherst College, B.A.

Publications

  • 2016
    Mercy Matters: Opening Yourself to the Life Changing Gift, OSV Press
  • 2012
    Engaging South Asian Religions: Boundaries, Appropriations, and Resistances, SUNY Press

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Religion
  • American Anthropological Association

Honours

Fulbright Fellowship, Century Fellowship, AIIS Dissertation Fellowship, Thomas J. Watson Fellowship