He holds a B.A. from Fordham University, where he double-majored in political science and theology, an M.A.R. from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph.D. with a focus on systematic theology and ethics from Marquette University. His research interests deal with questions on Catholic faith, doctrine, and practice presented to him by Institute course facilitators and students, political theology in all its varieties and the inevitable ethical questions which arise from that, as well as Hispanic and Caribbean theology.
Interests outside work include travel, both nationally and internationally; baseball, especially road trips to visit minor and independent league clubs (grist for his classroom teaching); and model railroads (HO scale).