Research & Scholarship

The intellectual power and creative vitality of the College of Arts and Sciences reside in our faculty. While students lie at the center of the College’s attention, the work of the College’s faculty makes possible the distinctive education in the liberal arts and sciences that our graduates attain. All of the College’s achievements and aspirations spring in some way from faculty members’ creativity, talent, and dedication in scholarship, teaching, and professional service. Recent faculty research and scholarship projects are listed below.

Artistic Contributions

Performance

Sievers, D. A. (Vocal Soloist), Shoup, J. (Accompanist), Doyle, D. M. (Lecturer), Keane-Sexton, M. B. (Lecturer). "RRW: Faith and Reason: Perspectives on Homosexuality", University of Dayton Graul Chair in Arts and Languages, Dayton, OH. (September 19, 2014).

Other

Salih, J. "Cengiz Sisman. Cortijo De Sevi As Lieu De Memoire: The Past, Present, and Future of Sabbatai Sevi’s House." Journal of Modern Jewish Studies Vol 11, No. 1 March 2012, pp. 61 – 84., http://www.academia.edu, Oxford, UK.

Salih, J. "Roesch Library's Exhibit of Rare Books", Roesch Library, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (August 28, 2014 - September 7, 2014).

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grants

DeAnda, N. (Principal). "A Theology of Breast Milk: A Latina Perspective." Sponsored by The Louisville Institute, $40,000. (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015).

DeAnda, N. "Dean's Faculty Grant." Sponsored by Forum for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition Today, $6,500. (June 1, 2014 - August 15, 2014).

Salih, J. "University of Dayton Seed Grant”. Sponsored by Forum on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, $4,000. (Summer 2013).

Presentations

Invited Lectures or Addresses

Barnes, M. H. "When Earth Went to Heaven." Rose Rare Book Collection, Roesch Library. University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (October 6, 2014).

Bennett, J. M. "Christian Marriage and Sexuality", St. Rita's Parish, Dayton, OH. (April 8, 2014).

Bennett, J. M. "Catholic Social Teaching and Catholic Relief Services." Catholic Relief Services Workshop, Catholic Relief Services, Dayton, OH. (March 15, 2014).

Bennett, J. M., Fitz, R. L. "Aligning Conversations: From Seminars to Curriculum Reform." Annual Meeting 2014, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. (February 3, 2014).

Branick, V. P. "Universal Salvation in the Letters of St. Paul." The Saint Luke Distinguished Speaker Series, Saint Luke Parish, Beavercreek, OH. (February 26, 2014).

Bunta, S. "An Orthodox Approach to Biblical Studies: A Proposal." St. Macrina Orthodox Institute, St. Macrina Orthodox Institute, Detroit, MI. (August 8, 2014).

DeAnda, N. "A Theology of Breast Milk: A Synopsis." La Comunidad, American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA. (November 21, 2014).

DeAnda, N. "Using Spanish Language Books in Classes." Resourcing Faculty Latinamente, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL. (October 24, 2014).

DeAnda, N. "Spanish Language Book Grant Lecture: Latin American Women", Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL. (October 21, 2014).

Doyle, D. M. "Extraordinary Love in the Lives of Lay People". Annual Meeting of the College Theology Society, College Theology Society, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, PA. (June 1, 2014).

Doyle, D. M. "A New Vision for the Church?" Evangelii Gaudium - Pope Francis’ Agenda for Church, World and Social Justice, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. (March 28, 2014).

Henning, M. "Constructing This-Worldly Theological Identities in the Otherworld." The Other Side: Apocryphal Perspectives on Ancient Christian ‘Orthodoxies, Notre Dame, Notre Dame London Facility. (July 4, 2014).

Johnson, K. S. "Homosexuality and Gay Marriage: Understanding the Terms of Catholic Teaching." Perspectives Series, Campus Ministry, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (November 13, 2014).

Johnston, W. H. 'Lift Up Your Hearts': How Heavenly Is Your Worship? 2014 Vital Worship Grants Program Colloquium, Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI. (June 10, 2014).

Johnston, W. H. "In the Footsteps of Blessed John Paul II." In the Footsteps" Series, St. Charles Borromeo Church, Kettering, OH. (March 16, 2014).

Kallenberg, B. J. "Teaching Engineering Ethics by means of Design." KEEN Schools of Engineering Conference on Engineering Ethics, KEEN (funded by a grant from the Kern Family Foundation), Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. (April 11, 2014).

Kallenberg, B. J., McGuigan, C. M. ""Ecclesial Practices"." Skype session with graduate class, BIBD 661 "Epistemology of Theology", Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX. (March 17, 2014).

Miller, V. J. "Ecclesiology, Cultural Change, and the Changing Nature of Culture." Ecclesiology for the Third Millenium, Boston, MA. (September 5, 2014).

Miller, V. J. "Commodification, Culture and Ethics." Lilly Seminar: What Does it Mean to be Human in Consumer Culture? Implications for the Church and Christian Scholars, Lilly Foundation, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. (July 18, 2014).

Miller, V. J. "De Lubac, De Certeau and Us: Theology and the Challenge of Unity in three different cultural contexts." Annual Meeting, Catholic Theological Society of America, San Diego, CA. (June 7, 2014).

Miller, V. J. "Friends, Followers and Papal Selfies: The Church and the New Media", John Carroll University, University Heights, OH. (February 11, 2014).

Portier, W. L. "Jesus and the World of Grace, 1968-2014: Reading the Signs of the Times Then and Now." Annual Meeting, Catholic Theological Society of America, San Diego, CA. (June 7, 2014).

Salih, J. "Islam and Other Faiths." Interfaith Faculty Panel, Student Government Association, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (April 1, 2014).

Smith, A. B. "Introduction to Dead Man Walking", Graul Chair in Arts and Languages, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (October 16, 2014).

Yocum, S. "The Sign of the Cross." Immaculate Conception Parish Retreat, Dayton, OH. (September 6, 2014).

Yocum, S. "Learning What Your Face Is Like." College Theology Society Annual Convention, College Theology Society, St. Vincent's College, Latrobe, PA. (May 31, 2014).

Yocum, S. "Jesus’ Good News: The Kingdom of God is at Hand." Bellarmine Chapel Annual Lenten Series, Xavier University Campus Ministry, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. (March 17, 2014).

Panels & Other

Bennett, J. M. Seminar on Time, Stanley Hauerwas/Isaachar Fund, Durham, NC. (June 9, 2014).

Bennett, J. M. Seminar on Time, Stanley Hauerwas/Isaachar Fund, Durham, NC. (March 16, 2014).

DeAnda, N. "Bless Me Ultima." American Academy of Religion National Meetings, American Academy of Religion Latino/a Religion, Culture, and Society Group, San Diego, CA. (November 22, 2014).

Doyle, D. M., Keane-Sexton, M. B., Sievers, D. A. "Faith, Reason, and Perspectives on Homosexuality." Rights, Rites, Writes, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (September 19, 2014).

Johnson, K. S. "Rooting Protest in Truthfulness." Pursuing the Spiritual Roots of Protest, 1964-2014, Merton Center, Bellarmine University, Bellarmine University, Lexington, KY. (October 25, 2014).

Kallenberg, B. J. "Faith & Reason." STARS (Spotlight on Tech, Arts, Research and Scholarship), University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (September 18, 2014).

Miller, V. J. "Forced Labor and Supply Chains: How can we respond?" CRS Global Solidarity Network Webcast, Catholic Releif Services, Baltimore, MD. (February 20, 2014).

Orji, C. Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA), CTSA, San Diego, CA. (June 9, 2014).

Orji, C. College Theology Society (CTS), CTS, La Trobe, PA. (May 30, 2014).

Portier, W. L. "Panel on Divided Friends by William L. Portier." Annual Meeting, Societe Internationale d'Etudes sur Alfred Loisy, American Acadenmy of Religion, San Diego, CA. (November 23, 2014).

Portier, W. L. "Response to Louis Albarran and Jack Downey." Annual Meeting, College Theology Society, Latrobe, PA. (May 31, 2014).

Salih, J. "Understanding Islam for Pastoral Ministry." Graduate Students in Pastoral Ministry, Religious Studies Department, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (January 23, 2014).

Smith, A. B., Strass, C., Cajka, P., Haberski, R. "Panel title: Catholics and 1970s America." American Catholic Historical Association Annual Meeting 2015, American Catholic Historical Association, New York, NY. (May 3, 2014).

Yocum, S. "Book Discussion of William Portier's Divided Friends." American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA. (November 23, 2014).

Yocum, S. "Book Discussion: Called to Serve: a History of Nuns in America, by Margaret McGuinness." College Theology Society Annual Convention, College Theology Society, St. Vincent's College, Latrobe, PA. (May 30, 2014).

Yocum, S. "Book Discussion: The Unintended Reformation, by Brad Gregory." College Theology Society Annual Convention, College Theology Society, St. Vincent's College, Latrobe, PA. (May 30, 2014).

Yocum, S. "Session on Dorothy Day." American Catholic Historical Association Spring Meeting, American Catholic Historical Association, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. (March 28, 2014).

Papers

Bennett, J. M. "The Grammar and Technology of Online Eucharist: A Conversation with Louis Marie Chauvet, David Power, and Herbert McCabe." Annual Meeting 2014, Catholic Theological Society of America, San Diego, CA. (June 8, 2014).

Bunta, S. "Life of Adam and Eve in the Romanian Lands: A Closer Look at Textual History and Idiosyncracies." Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Society of Biblical Literature, Vienna, Austria. (July 10, 2014).

DeAnda, N. "Embodiment, Community Partners, and Spirituality: Exploring a Model of Alternative Break Trips." (de)colonizing pedagogies project, American Academy of Religion. (November 23, 2014).

DeAnda, N. "Bless Me Ultima: A Response." Latino/a Religion, Culture, and Society Group, American Academy of Religion, San Diego, CA. (November 23, 2014).

DeAnda, N. "If We Do Not Know Our Histories, then We are UNLIKELY to Repeat them: A Historical Violent Silencing of Human Bodies in Relationship to the Trinity." Black Catholic and Latin@ Theology Consultations, Catholic Theological Society of America, San Diego, CA. (June 6, 2014).

DeAnda, N. "History, Renewal, and El Camino de la Leche." Renewal Across the Americas, Regent University Center for Renewal Studies, Virginia Beach, VA. (February 28, 2014).

Doyle, D. M. "Vatican II and Intellectual Conversion: Engaging the Struggle Within." Lonergan Worshop, Boston College, Boston, MA. (June 17, 2014).

Henning, M. "Christ as Savior in the Otherworld: The Harrowing of Hell in the 2nd Century." Annual Meeting, Society of Biblical Literature, San Diego, CA. (November 22, 2014).

Henning, M. "Metaphorical, Punitive, and Pedagogical Blindness in Hell." Annual Meeting, Society of Biblical Literature, SanDiego, CA. (November 22, 2014).

Kallenberg, B. J. "Tacit Knowledge and Baptist Belief". College Theology Society/Nat'l Assoc. of Baptist Prof. of Religion, St Vincents University, Latrobe, PA. (June 1, 2014).

Kallenberg, B. J. ""Knowing-How God"." Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy of Religion, Society for Philosophy of Religion, Charleston, SC. (February 27, 2014).

Moore, C. A. "Il Provello Hourse, Fides House, and Blessed Martin House as Catholic Washington's Prelude to Resurrection City, 1968." American Catholic Historical Association Spring Meeting, American Catholic Historical Association, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. (March 29, 2014).

Moore, C. A. "Black Catholics Investing Progressive Ideas in Catholic Education Through The Cardinal's Notebook." American Catholic Historical Association Winter Meeting, American Catholic Historical Association, Washington, D.C. (January 4, 2014).

Moore, C. A., Flint-Hamilton, K. "Update on the Black Catholic Theological Symposium Oral History Project, 2014: Sr. Pat Haley, SCN, Dr. Diane Batts Morrow, Bishop Terry Steib, S.V.D., Bishop Edward Braxton, and Father James Herring, O. Praem." Black Catholic Theological Symposium, Black Catholic Theological Symposium, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL. (October 5, 2014).

Orji, C. "Lonergan and Pannenberg on Science." College Theology Society (CTS), CTS, La Trobe, PA. (May 31, 2014).

Orji, C. "Lonergan and Peirce." Lonergan Conference, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA. (April 28, 2014).

Smith, A. B. "Mean Streets and an Age of Spiritual Fracture." American Catholic Historical Association Annual Meeting, American Catholic Historical Association, Washington DC. (January 2, 2014).

Yocum, S. "“Women Religious as Intellectuals,”." American Catholic Historical Association Spring Meeting, American Catholic Historical Association, Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. (March 28, 2014).

Workshops

DeAnda, N. Resourcing Faculty Latinamente, Catholic Theological Union/Wabash, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL. (October 24, 2014).

DeAnda, N., De Anda, M. A. "Gaming at the Table of God." Tepeyac Summer Institute, Tepeyac Pastoral Center, El Paso, TX. (June 21, 2014).

Johnston, W. H. "The Sacraments." Catechetical Institute, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Pilarczyk Center, Dayton, OH. (June 23, 2014).

Johnston, W. H. "Ordered Charisms, Ministerial Relationships, Missionary Disciples: Developing the Theology of 'Co-Workers'." 2014 Annual Conference, National Association for Lay Ministry, Chicago, IL. (May 30, 2014).

Moore, C. A. "Workshop on Black Catholic History for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis", Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN. (May 17, 2014).

Published Intellectual Contributions

Books

Branick, V. P. (2014), Kuyakseongkeongui ihae. Yeeonseo. (Korean trans. - Prophets Book). Soul: Pauline Publishing.

Henning, M. (2014), Educating Early Christians through the Rhetoric of Hell: Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth as Paideia in Matthew and the Early Church (vol. 382, pp. 294). Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. www.mohr.de/en/theology/new-books/buch/educating-early-christians-through-the-rhetoric-of-hell.html

Portier, W. L. (2014). In Portier, W. L., Sutton, M. L. (Eds.), Handing on the Faith. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.

Book Chapters

Bunta, S. (2014). Dreamy Angels and Demonic Giants: Watcher Traditions and the Origin of Evil in Early Christian Demonology. In Kim-Harkins, A. (Ed.), Second Temple Developments and the Reception History of the Fallen Angels Traditions (Catholic Biblical Association Monograph Series, pp. 116-138). Washington, DC: The Catholic Biblical Association of America.

DeAnda, N. (2015). Jesus the Christ. In Espin, O. (Ed.), Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Latino/a Theology. Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.

Doyle, D. M. (2015). Vatican II and Intellectual Conversion: Engaging the Struggle Within. In Denny, C. (Ed.), A Realist's Church: Essays in Honor of Joseph Komonchak (, pp. 99-113). Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.

Doyle, D. M. (2015). Otto Semmelroth, SJ, and the Ecclesiology of the Church as Sacrament at Vatican II. In Faggioli, M., Vicini, A. (Eds.), Vatican II and the Public Arena: Figures, themes, and Engagements (pp. 203-225). Mahwah, N.J.: Paulist Press.

Johnson, K. S. (2014). "Aren't Humans Stewards of God's Creation? On the Moral Importance of Naming Ourselves in Relation to the Land". In York, T., Alexis-Baker, A. (Eds.), A Faith Encompassing All Creation. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books.

Yocum, S. (2014). Wonder-worlds of Words, Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress. University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.

Book Review

Barnes, M. H. (2014). In Anthony J. Godzieba (Ed.), The Case of Galileo: A Closed Question by Annibale Fantoli (December 2014, pp. 378-79). Philadelphia, PA: Horizons.

Bennett, J. M. (2014), Motherhood and Love by Cristina Grenholm (vol. 96). Chicago, IL: Anglican Theological Review.

Bennett, J. M. (2014), Theology on the Menu by David Grummet and Rachel Muers (1st ed., vol. 30, pp. 171-173). New York, NY: Modern Theology.

Moore, C. A. (2014), First Class: The Legacy of America's First Black Public High School by Alison Steward (, vol. July 7-14, 2014, pp. 40). New York City, NY: America.

Portier, W. L., Review of Bruce K. Ward, Redeeming the Enlightenment, Christianity and the Liberal Virtues (April 9, 2010,, vol. CXXXVII, pp. 24-25). New York, NY: Commonweal. www.commonwealmagazine.org

Portier, W. L. (2014), Claiming Civic Space, review of Thomas A. Tweed, America's Church, the National Shrine and Catholic presence in the Nation's Capital (Issue 25, pp. p. 35). Notre Dame, IN: Sacred Architecture.

Portier, W. L. (2014), Hauerwas on Hauerwas, review of Approaching the End by Stanley Hauerwas (pp. 32-34). New York, NY: Commonweal.

Yocum, S. (2014), Catholicism and the Shaping of Nineteenth-Century America, by Jon Gjerde; S. Deborah Kang, ed. (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012). Pp. xviii, 273 (Summer, vol. 100). Washington, DC: Catholic Historical Review.

Journal Articles

Bennett, J. M. (2014). “Not So Private: A Political Theology of Church and Family.” Intervarsity Press Academic.

DeAnda, N., Medina, N., (2014). 'The Economy of Solidarity,' Translation of José Jorge Santiago, 'Economía de Solidaridad'. Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology.

Doyle, D. M. (2015). Otto Semmelroth and the Advance of the Church as Sacrament at Vatican II. Theological Studies, 76(1), 65-86.

Doyle, D. M. (2014). Translation plus response. Americanized Catholicism: A Response to Thomas Schaertl. Horizons, 41(2), 310-315.

Doyle, D. M. (2014). Interruptive Connections: The Promise of Communicative Theology. Ecclesiology, 10(2), 251-258.

Yocum, S. (2014). Learning What Your Face is Like. Horizons, 41(02), 329-339.

Magazines/Trade Publications

Doyle, D. M. (2014), Extraordinary Love in the Lives of Lay Persons (8th ed., vol. 44, pp. 125-131). Washington, DC: Origins.

Doyle, D. M. (2014), The Heart of Pope Francis Put Forth in His New Synthesis (45th ed., vol. 43, pp. 735-737). Washington, D.C.: Origins. www.originsonline.com/index.html

Johnson, K. S. (2014), "Casting Down and Raising Up in Luke's Parables" (Vol. 47, No. 5, pp. 46-48). Dayton, OH: Catechist Magazine.

Other

DeAnda, N. (2014). Conference Proceedings. In Lasnoski, K. (Ed.), De Lubac, De Certeau and Us: Theological Method and the Challenge of Unity in Three Different Cultural Ecologies (vol. 69). Quincy, IL: Proceedings: Catholic Theological Society of America.

Doyle, D. M. (2015). Foreword to a book, Foreward, Cyril Orji's A Semiotic Approach to the Theology of Inculturation. (pp. 2). Collegeville, MN.

Johnson, K. S. (2014). Online Theological Symposium (print copy also published), Theology at the Service of Humanity (3rd ed., vol. 1). Eugene, Oregon: Syndicate: A New Forum for Theology. syndicatetheology.com/

Moore, C. A. (2014). Memorial, Memorial for Father Paul M. Marshall, S.M. (vol. 8, pp. 13-16). Deland, FL: The Journal of the BCTS.

Moore, C. A. (2014). Bibliography, Resources Related to Catholics and the Civil Rights Movement. Washington, D.C.: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of Cultural Diversity Rebuilding the Bridge; African American Affairs' 50th Anniversary Initiative. www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/cultural-diversity/african-american/african-american-affairs-50th-anniversary-initiative.cfm

Portier, W. L. (2014). Symposium Review, Response to Reviewers of Divided Friends (no. 4, vol. 31, pp. 118-21). Washington, DC: U.S. Catholic Historian.

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

Doyle, D. M. (2015). Extraordinary Love in the Lives of Lay People. In King, J., Schrein, S. (Eds.), God Has Begun a Great Work in Us: Embodied Love in Consecrated Life and Ecclesial Movements (vol. 60, pp. 149-163). Maryknoll, NY: College Theology Society Annual Volume.

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