Education & Awards


University of Notre Dame

Doctor of Philosophy in Theology and Peace Studies, 2017

  • Candidacy exams in Theology passed with distinction, 2015
  • Comprehensive exams in Peace Studies passed with distinction, 2015
  • Advisor: Gerald McKenny

Vanderbilt University Divinity School

Masters of Theological Studies in Ethics and Society, 2012

  • First Honors
  • Advisor: Melissa Snarr

Azusa Pacific University

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and Theology, 2005

  • Minor in Biblical Languages
  • Certificate of Distinction in Biblical Literature
  • Summa Cum Laude

Major Research Grants

2019-2022 “Political Theology Network,” The Luce Foundation, steering committee member and grant drafting committee, $350,000

2019-2021 “Forming Christian Conflict Workers,” The Louisville Institute, co-project director with Ellen Ott Marshall for a Collaborative Inquiry Team Grant, $45,000

Honors & Awards (selected)

University of Virginia, Religion and Its Publics Emerging Scholars Workshop (2018)

The Louisville Institute, Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018-2020), Dissertation Fellowship (2016-2017), and Doctoral Fellowship (2014-2016)

University of Notre Dame, Kroc Excellence Scholarship (2012-2017), Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award (2014), and Mullen Family Fellowship (2013-2014)

Vanderbilt University, Founder’s Medal for First Honors (2012), Carpenter Scholarship (2009-2012)

Azusa Pacific University, Paul and Marie Ronald Most Outstanding Graduating Senior (2005), Most Outstanding Theology Major (2005)