Michael A. Romero

Doctoral Student

Graduate Assistant


Email: Michael Romero

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Michael’s research interests are in the history of Christianity in the United States, particularly the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and Pentecostal movements. His master’s thesis examined the laying on of hands as a charism in the birth of the Catholic Charismatic Movement in the US. Additionally, Michael is interested in the relationship between faith and the pursuit of theological studies. Outside of school, Michael assists with R.C.I.A. classes at his parish, St. Francis of Assisi in Centerville, Ohio, and he is married with one daughter.


  • Master of Arts in Theology, University of Dayton
  • Master of Arts in English Literature and Language, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas
  • Bachelor af Arts in English and Philosophy, St. Mary's University

Scholarly Presentations

Presenter, "The Laying on of Hands: Sensory Encounters with the Spirit." Midwest American Academy of Religion Conference. Muncie, IN. March 2017.

Response to Jusuf Salih's "The Notion of Dhikr in Islamic Mysticism." Religious Studies Department Colloquium Series. University of Dayton. September, 2017.

Panel Moderator, "Exploring Latino/a Religious Histories." Latino American 500 Years of History, National Endowment of the Arts. University of Dayton, February 11, 2016.

Panel Moderator, "Theology Beyond Borders: Political Borders, Human Crisis, and Religion." American Academy of Religion. San Antonio, Texas, November 20, 2016.