Faculty

Rev. George Heyman, PhD
President

EDUCATION:

Syracuse University- Ph.D. Religion 2005
Syracuse University- M.Phil. Religion 2003
Harvard University- Th.M. Scripture and Interpretation 1996
St. Bernard’s Seminary- M.A. Biblical Studies 1981
St. Bernard’s Seminary- M.Div. 1980
St. John Fisher College- B.A. summa cum laude, Religious Studies/Psychology 1976

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies- St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry, Rochester, NY 2008-present
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry, Rochester, NY 2005 – 2008
Visiting Instructor in Religious Studies, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY 2008-present
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion and Classics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 2007-2008

TEACHING INTERESTS:

Comparative Religions, Second Temple Judaism, Biblical Studies, Hebrew Bible, Synoptic Gospels, Historical Jesus Research, Religions of Greece and Rome, Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Greek, Early Christian Origins, and Religions of Late Antiquity.

Devadasan N. Premnath, ThD

Academic Dean

Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible

Ella Johnson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

EDUCATION:
University of Saint Michael’s College- Ph.D. Systematic Theology                                                                                                2010
Franciscan University of Steubenville- M.A. Theology                                                                                                                     2003
University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign- B.S. High Honors, Human Development and Family Studies                              2001

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Assistant Professor, Systematic Theology, St. Bernard’s, Rochester, NY                                                                        2010-present
Instructor, Certification Program, St Bernard’s, Rochester, NY                                                                                        2011-present
Instructor, Continuing Education Division, University of Saint Michael’s College, Toronto, ON                            2006-2008, 2010

TEACHING INTERESTS:

Roslyn A. Karaban, PhD

Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling

EDUCATION:
Graduate Theological Union- Ph.D. Religion and the Personality Sciences                                                                               1984
Harvard Divinity School- M.Div.                                                                                                                                                         1978
Stonehill College- B.A. summa cum laude, Religious Studies                                                                                                       1975

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Visiting Lecturer, Graduate Theology, St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT                                                                              2010
Professor, Pastoral Care and Counseling, St. Bernard’s, Rochester, NY                                                                        2001-present
Associate Professor, Pastoral Care and Counseling, St Bernard’s, Rochester, NY                                          1991- (tenured 1992)
Assistant Professor, Pastoral Care and Counseling, St. Bernard’s, Rochester, NY                                                             1988-1991

TEACHING INTERESTS: Pastoral Care and Counseling, Crisis Counseling Death, Loss and Grief, Complicated Grief, Self-Discernment in Ministry, Cross-Cultural Pastoral Care and Counseling, Field Education, and Theological Reflection.

Nancy M. Hawkins, PhD

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

EDUCATION:
Fordham University- Ph.D. Systematic Theology                                                                                                                              1999
Duquesne University- M.Div. Theology                                                                                                                                              1987
Marywood University- B.A. French: Secondary Education                                                                                                              1976

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Associate Professor, Systematic Theology, St. Bernard’s, Rochester, NY                                                                       1999-present
Adjunct Instructor, Theology, Fordham University, Bronx, NY                                                                                              1997-1999
Assistant Principal for Students/French & Theology Teacher, St. Mary’s High School, Manhasset, NY                          1988-1993
French & Theology Teacher, Notre Dame High School, East Stroudsburg, PA                                                                    1981-1988

TEACHING INTERESTS: Theology of God, Church History, Theology of Suffering, Theology of Revelation, Christology, American Catholicism, Feminist Theology, Catholic Social Thought, Political Theology, Spiritual Formation, and 20th Century Theology.

Matthew Kuhner, PhD

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology