Faculty

Agnieszka Bieniek
Assistant Professor of Liturgical Music

BM (Piano Performance) 1988, Paderewski State School of Music, Bialystok, Poland;
MA (Music Education) 1992 Chopin University of Music, Bialystok, Poland,
MA ( Choral Conducting) 1996, Nowowiejski University of Music, Bydgoszcz, Poland

+ At Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, 2021

 


 

Rev. Jeffrey Barnish
Assistant Professor of Moral Theology

MA, MDiv, 2015, Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, Wickliffe, Ohio
STL, 2022, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas
+At Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, 2023

 


 

Rev. G. David Bline
Lecturer in Pastoral Studies
Spiritual Director

B.A.,  1985, University of Akron (Child Life specialization), Akron, Ohio
M.Div., 1998, Saint Mary Seminary, Wickliffe, Ohio
Spiritual Direction Certification, 2019, Institute of Priestly Formation, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
+At Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, 2020

 


 

Sr. Lisa Marie Belz, OSU
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies

B.A., 1983, Ursuline College, Pepper Pike, Ohio
M.A., 1995 Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts
M.T.S., 2005 University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana
Ph.D., 2013 Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois
+At Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, 2018

 


 

Rev. Joseph M. Koopman
Professor of Moral Theology

A.B., 1996, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio
M.A., 2001, Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, Cleveland, Ohio
M.Div., 2001, Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, Cleveland, Ohio
S.T.L., 2007, Accademia Alfonsiana, Rome, Italy
S.T.D., 2009, Accademia Alfonsiana, Rome, Italy+
+At Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, 2009

 


 

Rev. Mark A. Latcovich
Professor of Pastoral Theology

A.B., 1977, Borromeo College of Ohio, Wickliffe, Ohio
M.Div., 1981, Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, Cleveland, Ohio
M.A., 1986, Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, Cleveland, Ohio
Ph.D., 1996, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
+At Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, 1992

 


 

Rev. J. Patrick Manning, Jr.
Professor of Historical Theology and Church History

B.A., 1974 Athenaeum of Ohio, Cincinnati, Ohio
S.T.B., 1977 Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy
M.A. in Pastoral Theology, 1978, Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana, Rome, Italy
M.Ed. in Religious Education, 1987, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Ph.D. in Systematic Theology, 1998, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
+At Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, 2015

 


 

Sr. Mary McCormick, O.S.U.
Professor of Systematic Theology

B.S. in Ed., 1978, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
M.A., 1986, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
M.R.E., 1991, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Ph.D., 2001, Fordham University, Bronx, New York
+At Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology 1997

 


 

Rev. Mark S. Ott
Associate Professor of Sacred Scripture

B.A., Franciscan University Steubenville
M.Div., 2001 Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology
M.A., 2001 Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology
S.S.L., 2010, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome
+At Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology 2012

 


 

Mr. Alan K. Rome
Librarian

A.B., 1976, The University of Texas at Austin
M.LS., 1978, The University of Texas at Austin
+At Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, 1987

 

 


 

Rev. George Smiga
Professor of Sacred Scripture/Homiletics

B.A.       1971 Borromeo College of Ohio Wickliffe, Ohio
M.Div.   1975 Saint Mary Seminary, Cleveland, Ohio.
S.T.L.    1983 Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy.
S.T.D.    1985 Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
+At Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, 1985

 


 

Rev. Michael J. Stalla, DMin
Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology/Homiletics

BA, 1998 John Carroll University, University Heights, Ohio
M.Div., MA, 2003 Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, Cleveland, Ohio
D.Min., 2022 , Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, Cleveland, Ohio
+At Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, 2023

 


 

Andrew Staron
Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

A.B. 2002 Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.,
MA (Religion) 2005, University of Chicago Divinity School, Chicago, IL.,
PhD 2013, Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
+ At Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, 2021

 

 


 

Rev. Christopher J. Trenta
Assistant Professor of Liturgical-Sacramental Theology

B.B.A. 1997 University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
M.Div., M.A. 2009 Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, Wickliffe, OH
S.L.L., 2017 S.L.D.(cand) 2020 Pontifical Liturgical Institute Sant’Anselmo. Rome. Italy
+At Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, 2019

 

 


 

Rev. Andrew B. Turner
President-Rector
Professor of Pastoral Theology

B.S., 1998, Ohio University
M.Div., 2006, Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology
M.A., 2006, Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology
S.T.L, 2019, Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome
D.Min., 2019, Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology
+At Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, 2013

 


 

Most Rev. Michael G. Woost
Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland
Associate Professor of Liturgical-Sacramental Theology

B.A., 1980, Borromeo College of Ohio, Wickliffe, Ohio
M.Div., 1984, Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, Cleveland, Ohio
M.A., 1986, Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, Cleveland, Ohio
S.T.L., 2000, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
+At Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, 2000

 


 

Sr. Mary Brendon Zajac, SND
Professor of Pastoral Theology (Catechetics and New Evangelization)

B.S., 1970, Notre Dame College of Ohio, Cleveland, OH
M.Ed. 1980, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH
M.A. (Theology), 2007, Walsh University, North Canton, OH
D.Min., 2009, Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, Cleveland, OH
+At Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology, 2011

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