Honors and Awards
- Sr. Mary Aquinas Award for Outstanding Career Service to the University and Its Students, May 2008
- Graves Award "for outstanding contribution to the actual teaching of the Humanities," December 1997
- Sarlo Distinguished Professor at Dominican University of California for "lifetime achievement" and for "outstanding and inspirational teaching, scholarship and mentoring, distinguished leadership, devotion to the community, since 2001
- Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley, in the Division of Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies, Spring 1996
- Presidential Fellow (two-year Fellowship, made possible by the James Irvine Foundation, awarded by the President of Dominican College for excellence in teaching, publishing and leadership, January, 1990.
- National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Seminar for College Teachers, Summer, 1987. (University of California, Berkeley)
- Winner, Templeton Science and Religion Course Competition, Spring, 1998, $10,000 award for self and institution (co-winner, Prof. Sherry Volk).
- Awardee, Templeton, Science and Religion Course Development Grant, $2000 for graduate level revision of original course (see no. 2), 2000.
- Co-Founder and Director of the Honors Program (appointed by Academic Vice-President to create and direct the Dominican College Honors Program, Fall 1989 to 1995).
- Teacher of the Year Award (Dominican College) ("in recognition of outstanding contributions to undergraduate education and campus life"), May 1991.
- Syracuse University Fellowships, 1976-77, 1977-78.
- Syracuse University Summer Fellowship, 1976.
- Syracuse University Full Scholarship, 1973-74.
- Big History: From the Big Bang to the Present
- Science, Religion and the Human Future
- John Hick’s Philosophy of Religious Pluralism
- Culture and Symbol: Creation of Meaning
- Myth, Symbol and Ritual
- Philosophies of Religion
- Philosophies and Spiritualities of Asia
|1981||Ph.D., Syracuse University ‐ Department of Religion|
|1975||M.A., Syracuse University ‐ Department of Religion|
|1972||B.A., magna cum laude, The University of Notre Dame ‐ Department of English|
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