Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary (Theological Ethics), 2004. Magna Cum Laude.
M.Div. Andover Newton Theological School, 1997. Graduation with Honors.
B. A. Central Connecticut State University (Philosophy), 1993. Cum Laude.
DePaul University, Department of Religious Studies, Assistant Professor (2004-Present)
Quincy University, Department of Theology and Philosophy, Visiting Assistant Professor (2003-2004)
Albertson College of Idaho, Department of Religion, Visiting Assistant Professor (2001-2003)
Exodus Church and Civil Society: Public Theology and Social Theory in the Work of Jürgen Moltmann, Ashgate, 2008.
Who Do You Say That I Am? Christology and Identity in the United Church of Christ (editor), United Church Press, 2006.
Religious Perspectives on Business Ethics (co-editor with Thomas O’Brien), Sheed & Ward, 2006.
The Local Church in a Global Era: Reflections for a New Century (co-editor, with Max L. Stackhouse and Tim Dearborn), Eerdmans, 2000.
Chapters in Books
“Introduction: Religious Ethics and the Practice of Business” in Religious Perspectives on Business Ethics. (Thomas O’Brien and Scott Paeth, eds.) Sheed & Ward. 2006.
“A Brief Introduction to Ethical Theory” in Religious Perspectives on Business Ethics. Sheed & Ward, 2006.
“Introduction: Who Do We Say He Is?” in Who Do You Say That I Am? Christology and Identity in the United Church of Christ. (Scott Paeth, ed.) United Church Press. 2006.
“Dirty Hands Revisited: Morality, Torture, and Abu Ghraib” in The Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, 28.1 (Spring/Summer 2008).
“Shared Values in Communal Life: Provisional Skepticism and the Prospect of a Global Ethic” in The Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Summer, 2007.
“Being Wrong and Being Right: A Response to Larry Rasmussen and Robin Lovin” in Political Theology 6.4, October, 2005.
“Jürgen Moltmann’s Public Theology” in Political Theology, 6.2, March 2005.
“War and Meaning in a Time of Terror” in Koinonia Journal, Spring/Fall 2004.
“Public Theologies and Presidential Apologies” in Koinonia Journal, Spring 2000.
“What Ought We To Do? Normativity in Barth’s Ethics of Creation” in Koinonia Journal, Fall, 1999.
Selected Shorter Writings
Joy Ann McDougall, Pilgrimage of Love in Political Theology, Fall, 2008.
“Normative Ethics,” “Communism,” “Social
Costs” and “Consumer Activism” in The Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and
Society. Sage Publications 2007.
Elizabeth Sifton, The Serenity Prayer in Political Theology, 6.1, January 2005.
“The Rest of the (Christmas) Story,” The Daily Southtown, December 24, 2006. (Guest Editorial).
“What Are They Thinking?” The Daily Southtown, September 25, 2006. (Guest Editorial).
“Deciphering Da Vinci,” The Daily Southtown, May 21, 2006. (Guest Editorial).
“Endangered: Trust and Decency,” New York Newsday, December 18, 2005. (Guest Editorial).
“‘Warriors for Christmas’ Fail to Grasp the Day’s True Meaning,” The Daily Southtown, December 11, 2005. (Guest Editorial).
“In Praise of Materialism – But Not the Store-Bought Version of It,” The Idaho Statesman, December 15, 2002. (Guest Editorial).
Other Professional Activities
External Reviewer for Political Theology. 2006-Present.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Grant Application Review for a Proposal on the Relationship of Work and Theology. 2006.
Interview for Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, “Cover Story: United Airlines Pension Crisis,” Broadcast the week of June 19, 2005.
Niagara Foundation Chicago Interfaith Dialogue Group Delegation to Turkey (May 13-21, 2005).
Reinhold Niebuhr Society: Acting Secretary, 2002-2003; Secretary and Treasurer, 2003-2006. Steering Committee Member, 2007-Present.
Koinonia: The Princeton Seminary Graduate Forum: Theology Editor, 1997-1999; Production Editor 1999-2001.
Princeton Theological Seminary: Research Assistant for Dr. Mark L. Taylor, 1998-1999.
North Stonington Congregational Church: Summer Assistant Minister, 1995.
Park Street Baptist Church: Student Minister, 1994-1995.
Broadview Community Church, Summer Assistant Minister, 1994.
Newton Highlands Congregational Church: Studennt Minister, 1993-1994.
Ecclesiastical Status: Ordained Minster, United Church of Christ.
“The Da Vinci Code,” DePaul University, Chicago, IL, May 2006. Panel Presenter.
“Just and Unjust Wars.” DePaul University, Chicago, IL. January 2006. Panel Participant.
“Empire and Its Alternatives.” Presentation to a World Council of Churches Delegation at the Chicago Temple. Panel Participant. October 2005.
“Fair Trade Panel Discussion.” Values, Vision, and the Via Media Conference, National Cathedral, Washington, DC. October 2005.
“The Exorcism of Emily Rose: Fact, Fiction and Faith.” DePaul University, Chicago, IL. September 2005. Panel Moderator.
“The Passion as Film and as Theology.” First Unitarian Church, Quincy, IL. March 2004. Panel Participant.
“The Morality of the War in Iraq: Just Wars, Preemptive Strikes and Preventative Attacks.” Albertson College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID, March, 2003. Panel Participant.
“God and the Human Condition in Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism.” Canyon County Human Rights Commission, Caldwell, ID. March 2003. Guest Presentation.
“What Is Truth?” Albertson College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID. September, 2002. First Year Lecture Series.
“Religion and Civil Society.” Albertson College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID. November, 2001. Faculty Forum Presentation.
“Understanding Islam.” Faith Lutheran Church, Caldwell, ID. October, 2001. Guest Presentation.
“Jürgen Moltmann’s Public Theology.” Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ. April, 2001. Guest Lecture
“What Good Is the Death Penalty? Reflecting Christianly on Capital Punishment” Trinity Episcopal Church, Princeton, NJ. October, 1999. Guest Panelist
DePaul University Summer Research Grant (2005), “The Ethics of the Kingdom and Contemporary
Society: An Assessment of Jürgen Moltmann’s Moral Agenda.”
Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland Goethe Institut Fellowship (2000)
United Church of Christ “Make a Difference” Grant (1999)
Princeton Theological Seminary Doctoral Fellowship (1997-2001)
Herbert Gezork Christian Social Ethics Award, Andover Newton (1997)
Jonathan Edwards Honor Society, Andover Newton (1997)
Honors Program Scholar, Central Connecticut State University (1993)
American Academy of Religion Midwest Regional Philosophy of Religion and Ethics Section Chair (2006-Present).
Peace Studies Committee (2004-2005)
Ethics Across the Curriculum Committee (2005-Present)
Organizing Committee for “Confronting Empire” Winter/Spring Theme Series (2005-2006).
Future Directions Committee (2004-Present)
Special Events and Speakers Committee (2005-2006)
Religion and Ethics Search Committee (2004-2005)
Chicago Interfaith Youth Core Community Partner’s Committee (2004-2006)
Chicago Interfaith Worker Justice Board of Directors (2005-Present)
United Church of Christ Confessing Christ National Steering Committee (2005-Present)
War and Moral Discernment: Christian Ethics and the Just War Tradition.
Christian Ethics and Comparative Religion
Reinhold Niebuhr and Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Comparative Study
Christian Ethics in an Urban Ethos