Brandon Wanless 


Adjunct Instructor of Theology 
Education: Ph.D. (candidate), Ave Maria University; Systematic Theology. M.A., Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity; Theology. B.A., St. Mary’s University of Minnesota; Philosophy
Email: brandonl.wanless@avemaria.edu

John O’Neill, Ph.D. (candidate)


Adjunct Instructor of Theology 
Education: B.A., Philosophy and Theology, Franciscan University; M.A., Theology, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies; S.T.B., Sacred Theology, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies; Ph.D. (candidate), Systematic Theology, Ave Maria University

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
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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
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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

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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

Gerald Boersma, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of Theology
Education: Ph.D., Theology and Religion, University of Durham; M.A., Theology, Ave Maria University; B.A., Religious Studies, Trinity Western University
Office: Henkels Academic Building 3003
Phone: (239) 304-7910
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Roger Nutt, S.T.D.


Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Theology
Education: B.E.S., Literature & Philosophy, St. Cloud State University; M.A., Theology & Christian Ministry, Franciscan University of Steubenville; S.T.B., S.T.L., S.T.D., Sacred Theology, The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome
Office: Henkels 3056
Phone: (239) 280-1603
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Thomas Scheck, Ph.D.


Associate Professor of TheologyThomas Scheck has translated a number of biblical commentaries and sets of homilies by the Church Fathers, Origen, St. Jerome and St. Chromatius of Aquileia. He has published two books: Origen and the History of Justification, and Erasmus’s Life of Origen.

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Education: B.A., Bible & Theology, Moody Bible Institute; M.Div., Bible & Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies: Religion, Classics & Philosophy, University of Iowa
Research Interests: Scripture, Patristics (Church Fathers); Origen, Jerome, Erasmus, Reformation
Classes taught: 
GERM 101/102  Elementary/Intermediate German
THEO 105/H Sacred Scripture Honors
THEO 205 Sacred Doctrine
THEO 250 Foundations of Catechesis
THEO 411 Advanced Scripture
THEO 415/595/630 Patristic Exegesis of St. Paul
THEO 490 Senior Seminar
THEO 501 Old Testament
THEO 595 Themes in Old Testament Theology
Office: Henkels 3027
Phone: (239) 280-1640
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Susan Waldstein, S.T.D.


Instructor of Theology
Education: B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College; S.T.M., S.T.L., Sacred Theology, International Theological Institute, Austria; S.T.D., Theology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Office: Henkels 3009
Phone: (230) 280-2594
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