Faculty Profiles

Our faculty are active researchers, writers and speakers; many of them internationally known for their contributions toward the advancement of their fields of study. But, most of all, they're passionate, caring teachers.

  • Claire Bischoff, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Theology

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  • Colleen Carpenter, PhD

    Professor, Theology and Women's Studies

    Carondelet Scholar
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  • Cynthia Bailey Manns

    Professional Faculty, Spiritual Direction Coordinator, Theology

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  • Natalie K. Eschenbaum, PhD

    Division Chair, Arts and Humanities; Professor, English

    Natalie K. Eschenbaum earned her B.A. in English (minor in Philosophy) from Tulane University (1997) and her Ph.D. in English from Emory University (2006). Her research focuses on sensation studies and affect theory (specifically the affect of disgust) in early modern English literature. She publishes on Shakespeare and seventeenth-century poets, including Robert Herrick. She was Professor of English, Chair of English, and Chair of Faculty Senate at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, through 2020. She began at St. Catherine University as Professor of English and Division Chair of Arts and Humanities (Art/Art History, English/International Language & Literature, History/International Studies, Philosophy, Theology, and Music) in 2020.

  • Paul Greene, PhD

    Associate Professor, Theology

    Paul has lived in Minnesota his whole life, graduating from St John's in Collegeville twice, and Luther Seminary for his terminal degree. He enjoys teaching, photographing sunsets, and relaxing with family and friends in the ebb and flow of Minnesota's seasons. Paul's work interests include Buddhist Christian dialogue, which form the heart of his Master's thesis and doctoral dissertation. He is also captivated by the philosophy of organism and the organic theology that flows from it. His first book, The End of Divine Truthiness: Love, Power, and God, works to deconstruct a number of theological idols that diminish divine love, by constructing a Buddhist-Christian-Taoist doctrine of power that empowers the vast flourishing of the God who is love.

  • Rebecca Berrú Davis, PhD

    Assistant Professor, Theology

    Dr. Rebecca Berrú Davis is Assistant Professor in Theology at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. She earned her degree in the area of Art and Religion with a focus on Latinx and Latin American Theologies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. She was a Hispanic Theological Initiative Fellow and held a two-year Louisville Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. Rebecca is interested in the intersection of art, faith, and justice as a way to understand the spiritual and religious expressions of those located on the margins of society.

  • Vincent Skemp, PhD

    Associate Professor, Theology

    Theology (undergraduate), Theology (MAT)
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  • William McDonough, STD

    Program Director of Graduate Theology; Professor ;Theology

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