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About Rev. R. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P., S.T.D.

R. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P., teaches theology at Providence College, where he also serves as director of the Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies and the Vice President for Mission and Ministry. Father Pivarnik's primary area of research is in postmodern Sacramental Theology. The goal of Fr. Pivarnik's research has been the development of a Trinitarian method for sacramentology and liturgical participation.


Present Assistant Professor, Department of Theology, Providence College
Present Director, Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies, Providence College
Present Vice President for Mission and Ministry, Providence College

Curriculum Vitae


Honors and Awards

  • The Joseph R. Accinno Teaching Award Nominee, 2013, presented annually to the faculty member who best exhibits excellence in teaching, passion and enthusiasm for learning, and genuine concern for students' academic and personal growth, Providence College
  • Fr. Philip A. Smith, O.P. Award Nominee, 2010-2011, for outstanding service to the College Community, Providence College
  • Magi Scholarship Recipient (2002-2005), Magi Endowment for the Liturgical Arts, Catholic University of America
  • Hubbard Fellowship Nominee, 2005, Catholic University of America

Contact Information

Department of Theology
Providence College
1 Cunningham Square
Providence, Rhode Island 02918-0001