Theology PhD Program Has 100% Teaching Job Placement

Theology PhD Program Has 100% Teaching Job Placement

The Patrick F. Taylor Graduate Programs in Theology at Ave Maria University recently celebrated their ten-year anniversary. The M.A. and Ph.D. programs were founded in 2004 “to respond to the needs of [the] Church and society by educating the next generation of Catholic educators” (“Mission,” in Ave Maria University Catalogue 2015-2016).

It is fitting that, with ten years under its belt, the Ph.D. program is able to boast successful achievement of its mission with statistics to back it up: a one hundred percent placement rate of graduates with doctoral degrees into teaching positions.  To date, the University has awarded eighteen doctoral degrees; all eighteen of these recipients are actively engaged in teaching. Even the additional four doctoral candidates of the program currently hold teaching positions.

Congratulations to the doctoral program for ten years of success, and to the twenty-two graduates who have dedicated their lives to the pursuit of truth in academic excellence!

Rev. Francis Adedara, Ph.D.         

……………………………………………….Seminary of Ss. Peter & Paul, Ibadan, Nigeria

Dr. Irene Alexander                                

………………………………………………………………………………University of Dallas, TX*

Mr. Matthew Caes                                   

……………………………………………………………………………..Benedictine College, KS

Dr. Christopher Collins                           

………………………………………………………………………………..University of Mary, ND

Dr. Jeffrey Froula                                                

…………………………………………………………………………….Ave Maria University, FL*

Dr. John Froula                                        

………………………………………………………………………………..St. Paul Seminary, MN

Dr. Jason Fugikawa                                

………………………………………………………………………..St. Gregory’s University, OK

Dr. Katherine Gardner                           

………………………………………………………………………Thomas Aquinas College, CA

Mr. Daniel Garland                                  

…………………………………………………………………………….Christendom College, VA

Dr. Marc Guerra                                      

…………………………………………………………………………….Assumption College, MA

Dr. Thomas P. Harmon                           

……………………………………………………………………….University of St. Thomas, TX

Mr. John Kincaid                                     

……………………………………………………………….John Paul the Great University, CA

Dr. Jared Kuebler                                                

………………………………………………………………………Thomas Aquinas College, CA

Dr. Matthew R. McWhorter                   

……………………………………………………………………………….Holy Spirit College, GA

Dr. Richard S. Meloche                            

………………………………………………………………………..St. Gregory’s University, OK

Dr. Charles Raith II                                 

………………………………………………………………………….John Brown University, AR

Dr. Matthew Ramage                              

……………………………………………………………………………..Benedictine College, KS

Dr. Paul Shields                                       

………………………………………………………………………Thomas Aquinas College, CA

Dr. R. Jared Staudt                                  

………………………………………………………………………………..University of Mary, ND 

Sr. Albert Marie Surmanski, O.P                        

……………………………………………………………………………..Ave Maria University, FL

Mr. David Tamisiea                                 

…………………………………………………………………………….Ave Maria University, FL

Dr. Kristin Towle                                     

……………………………………………………………………………….St. Paul Seminary, MN*

*Note: All of the placements are full-time except those noted with an asterisk, which are part-time.