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

Grants, Awards, & Fellowships (selected)

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

2018-2020  Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Louisville Institute

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

2016-2017  Dissertation Completion Fellowship, The Louisville Institute

2014-2016  Doctoral Fellowship, The Louisville Institute

2014          Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, University of Notre Dame

2013-2014  Mullen Family Fellowship, University of Notre Dame

2012-2017  Kroc Excellence Scholarship, University of Notre Dame

2012          Founder’s Medal for First Honors, Vanderbilt University Divinity School

2009-2012  Carpenter Scholarship, Vanderbilt University Divinity School

2005          Paul and Marie Ronald Most Outstanding Graduating Senior, Azusa Pacific University

2005          Most Outstanding Theology Major, Azusa Pacific University

2001-2005  Board of Trustees Fellowship, Azusa Pacific University