Department of Theology

“Catholic theology, taught in a manner faithful to Scripture, tradition, and the Church’s Magisterium, provides an awareness of the Gospel principles which will enrich the meaning of human life and give it a new dignity.” (Ex corde ecclesiae, 20).

Faithful to the Christian message as it has come to us through the Church, our mission is to introduce students to Catholic theology as an exercise in “faith seeking understanding.”  Mindful of its ethical obligations to the Church and to the world, the Department also seeks to foster ecumenical awareness and concern for social justice and to prepare student majors for teaching, parish work, youth ministry, and graduate studies.

Majors and Minors


  • Dr. Richard White, Professor and Chair
  • Dr. John Rziha, Professor
  • Dr. Mark J. Zia, Professor
  • Dr. Andrew Swafford, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Matthew Muller, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Aaron Riches, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Jamie Blosser, Professor
  • Dr. Matt Ramage,  Associate Professor
  • Dr. Andrew Salzmann, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Jeremy Sienkiewicz, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Mikail Whitfield, Professor
  • Fr. Meinrad Miller, OSB, Adjunct Instructor
  • Deacon Dana Nearmyer, Adjunct Professor
  • Fr. Ryan Koster, Adjunct Professor
  • Micheal Camacho, Adjunct Professor

Contact Information

For more information, please email Dr. Richard White or call 913.360.7530.