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

Benedictine College offers both a major and minor in Theology
Benedictine College offers a major in Evangelization and Catechesis



Campus Organizations & Activities

Campus Ministry

Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS)


  • Dr. Richard White, Professor and Chair
  • Fr. Meinrad Miller, OSB,  Adjunct Instructor and Chaplain of the College
  • Dr. John Rziha, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Mark J. Zia, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Andrew Swafford, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Matthew Muller, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Aaron Riches, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Jamie Blosser, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Matt Ramage,  Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Andrew Salzmann, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Jeremy Sienkiewicz, Assistant Professor

Contact Information

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