St. Mary's Seminary & University

Our Faculty and Administration

America’s first Catholic seminary, St. Mary’s Seminary & University continues its tradition of excellence since 1791 in preparing candidates for the Roman Catholic diocesan priesthood. Adhering to the Sulpician Tradition of priestly formation, taking place within a single community of formators and seminarians sharing one rule of life with strong mentoring relationships, we facilitate personal integration of the human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral dimensions necessary for authentic priestly witness and service in the image of Jesus Christ.

Seminary Administration

Rev. Phillip J. Brown, P.S.S.

Associate Professor of Canon Law
Vice Chancellor, The Ecclesiastical Theological Faculty

B.A., Music, The University of Michigan
J.D., University of North Dakota
S.T.B., The Catholic University of America
J.C.D., J.C.L., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome

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Rev. Paul A. Maillet, P.S.S.

Vice Rector
Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture

B. Music, Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester
M. Music, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
M.Div., Mount St. Mary’s Seminary
S.T.L., S.T.D., The Catholic University of America

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Dr. Matthew J. Dugandzic

Dean of the School of Theology and Praeses of the Ecclesiastical Theological Faculty
Associate Professor of Moral Theology

B.Sc., Concordia University, Montreal
M.A., St. Joseph’s Seminary
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
S.T.L., St. Mary’s Seminary & University

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Rev. Fredrik Hansen, P.S.S. (cand.)

Dean of Seminarians
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Studies

B.A., University of Oslo
M.A., Heythrop College, University of London
S.T.B., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
J.C.L., J.C.D., Pontifical Gregorian University

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Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Barnabas Aspray

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

B.Sc., University of Exeter
M.A., Regent College
M.Phil., Ph.D., University of Cambridge

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Rev. Dennis J. Billy, C.SS.R.

Robert F. Leavitt Distinguished Service Professor of Theology
Professor of Moral Theology and Spirituality

A.B., Dartmouth College
M.R.E., M. Div., Mt. St. Alphonsus Seminary
Th.D., Harvard University, Divinity School
M.A., The University of Toronto
M.M.R.Sc., Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
S.T.D., Pontifical University of St. Thomas
D.Min., Graduate Theological Foundation

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Rev. William L. Burton, OFM

Professor of Sacred Scripture

B.A., Quincy University
M.Div., M.A., Catholic Theological Union
S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome
S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
M.Ed., Loyola University

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Dr. Dennis Castillo

Associate Dean of Assessment & Accreditation
Professor of Systematic Theology

B.A., Michigan State University
M.A., Ph.D., Divinity School of the University of Chicago

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Rev. Dominic G. Ciriaco, P.S.S., D.Min.

Director of Homiletics Program
Director of Spiritual Life Programs

Associate Professor of Homiletics

B.A., Caldwell University
M.Div., M.A., Immaculate Conception Seminary/Seton Hall University
D.Min., Aquinas Institute of Theology

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Dr. Michael J. Gorman

Raymond E. Brown Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology

(Dr. Gorman is on Sabbatical for the 2023-24 year.)

B.A., Gordon College
M.Div., Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary

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Dr. Rebecca S. Hancock

Adjunct Instructor of Sacred Scripture
Associate Dean, St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute

B.A., Loyola University Maryland
M.Div., McCormick Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Harvard University

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Rev. Maximilian Maria Jaskowak, O.P.

Instructor of Moral Theology

B.A., Gannon University
M.A., Duquesne University
S.T.B., M.Div., S.T.L., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception

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Rev. Dr. D. Brent Laytham

Professor of Theology
Dean, St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute

B.A., Mid-America Nazarene College
M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Duke University

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Dr. John M. Macias

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

B.A., Benedictine College
M.A., Ph.D., Center for Thomistic Studies, University of St. Thomas

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Rev. Hy Nguyen, P.S.S., S.T.D.

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

B.A., St. Joseph’s College
S.T.B., St. Mary’s Seminary & University
M.A., M.Div., St. Patrick’s Seminary
S.T.L., Gregorian Pontifical University
S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University

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Dr. Peter Paul Seaton, Jr.

Richard and Barbara Fisher Professor of Philosophy

B.A., M.A./Ph.L., The Catholic University of America
Ph.D., Fordham University

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Ms. Leelamma Sebastian

Director of Pastoral Formation

B.A., Calicut University, Kerala, India
M.S., Chaminade University
M.A., Gonzaga University

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Dr. James Starke

Assistant Professor of Systematics
Director of Liturgy

B.A., St. Louis University
M.Phil., M.A., The Catholic University of America
S.T.L., St. Mary’s Seminary & University
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America

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Academic Resource Specialists

Ms. Emily Hicks

Director of Language Resources and Intercultural Integration
Assistant Professor of English and Culture

B.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville
M.A., St. Mary’s Seminary & University (Ecumenical Institute)
S.T.L., St. Mary’s Seminary & University

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Part-Time Faculty

Dr. Patricia Fosarelli

Adjunct Instructor of Pastoral Theology
Director, M.A. Christian Ministries Program (St. Mary’s Ecumenical Institute)

B.A., College of Notre Dame of Maryland
M.A., St. Mary’s Seminary & University (Ecumenical Institute)
M.D., University of Maryland
D.Min., Wesley Theological Seminary

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Rev. Lawrence B. Terrien, P.S.S.

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

B.A., St. Mary’s Seminary & University
S.T.B., The Catholic University of America
S.T.L., S.T.D., Katholieke Universiteit, Leuven

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