Kevin Clarke, Ph.D. (candidate)


Adjunct Professor of Theology

Education: P.h.D. Candidate, Biblical Theology, Ave Maria University; M.A., Theology and Christian Ministry, Franciscan University of Steubenville; B.A., Psychology, Roanoke College;
Research Interests: Biblical Theology Christology
Patrology (study of the Church Fathers) The Senses of Scripture
Maximus the Confessor the Cappadocians
monasticism and asceticism the Apostolic Fathers
Thomas Aquinas Mariology (study of Mary, the Virgin Mother)
Classes taught:
Theo105: Sacred Scripture
Theo205: Sacred Doctrine
Theo502: New Testament
One focal point of my research has been the Biblical hermeneutics in early Christianity (New Testament authors and Church Fathers), especially their spiritual exegesis of Scripture and readings that harmonize both Old and New. My primary focus is Maximus the Confessor and Maximus’s interpretation of Scripture and the Fathers in the monothelite heresy. In my dissertation, I have been exploring more thoroughly Maximus’s philosophy of nature and its place in his thought, whether Trinitarian, Christological, or soteriological. I have published or forthcoming several articles, and I have an edited book in production with CUA Press on the Fathers of the Church and the capital vices (forthcoming, spring 2018). I am also co-editing a book on patristic spirituality, a collection of essays on the ascent to God.”
Kevin Clarke
Email: kevinmclarke@gmail.com
Curriculum Vitae:  Download

Kathy Heldman, J.D.


Adjunct Instructor of Marketing 
Education: B.A., Communications, University of Michigan; M.S., Telecommunications, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications; J.D., Law, Syracuse University College of Law

James Lantzy, D.A.


Adjunct instructor of Business 
Education:  B.S., Accounting, St. Francis University; M.A., Industrial Relations/Personnel Administration, St. Francis University; D.A., Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University

Mr. Jeffrey Walkey


Assistant Professor of Theology
Education: Ph.D. (candidate), Religious Studies Marquette University; M.T.S., Theological Studies, Duke Divinity School; B.S., Management, Purdue University
Office: Henkel’s Academic Building 3004
Phone: (239) 304-7363
Curriculum Vitae: Download

T. Adam Van Wart, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Theology

With a research agenda concentrated primarily in the fields of systematic and philosophical theology, Dr. Van Wart’s current academic research queries the relationship between first and second order intentionality with respect to the Church’s speech and knowledge of God. Nonetheless, Dr. Van Wart enjoys teaching across the broad spectrum of theological fields, helping to habituate students into a deeper appreciation and understanding of the grammar of Catholic faith in all its holistic beauty.

Prior to joining the faculty at AMU, Dr. Van Wart earned a PhD in Religious Studies with a concentration in systematic theology from Southern Methodist University; a Master of Theological Studies degree from Duke University Divinity School; both a (4-year) Master of Theology degree and a Master of Arts in counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary; and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Texas Christian University. He is married to Megan, his bride of 17 years, with whom he has the great pleasure of raising three delightful children, aged 12, 8, and 4.

Education: Ph.D., Religious Studies, Southern Methodist University, M.T.S., Theology, Duke University, Th.M., Systematic Theology Dallas Theological Seminary, M.A., Counseling, Dallas Theological Seminary, B.S. Psychology, Texas Christian University
Office: Henkel’s Academic Building 3008
Phone: (239) 304-7825

Curriculum Vitae: Download 

Courses taught: 
THEO 309 Christ and His Church
THEO 390 Catholic Bioethics
THEO 400 Living in Christ: Moral Theology
THEO 553 Systematic Theology & Eschatology
Research interests:
  • Systematic Theology
  • Virtue Ethics
  • Philosophical Theology
  • Grammar of Doctrine
  • Modern Catholic and Protestant Theology
  • Theology and Language

James Vranish, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Education: Ph.D., Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A & M; B.S., Biochemistry, University of Notre Dame
Office: Henkel’s Academic Building 3053
Phone: (239) 280-1607

William Serson, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor of Biology
Education: Ph.D., Plant Physiology, University of Kentucky; B.S., Biology Millersville University
Office: Henkel’s Academic Building 2045
Phone: (239) 280-2433

Mr. Thomas Mathews


Associate Professor of Business
Education: M.B.A., Finance and Computer Science Seton Hall University; M.A., Economics, University of Missouri; B.A., Economics, Bombay University
Office: Henkel’s Academic Building 2046
Phone: (239) 280-1694