Faculty

School of Arts & Sciences

Aaron Urbanczyk, Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences
(615) 297-7545 ext. 434
(615) 292-6094 fax
email: urbanczyka@aquinascollege.edu

For detailed profiles of faculty members by discipline, please visit the pages of the School’s respective majors:

Faculty

Benny K. Abraham Adjunct, Latin School of Arts & Sciences

M.A. (Latin), University of Missouri
B.A. (Anthropology), University of Missouri
B.A. (Biology), University of Missouri
B.A. (Latin), University of Missouri

Gregory W. Bennett, D.C. Associate Professor, Biological Sciences School of Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x485

D.C., Life University
B.A., University of Delaware

Richard H. Bulzacchelli, S.T.D. Associate Professor, Theology School of Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x402

S.T.D., International Marian Research Institute
S.T.L., Dominican House of Studies
M.A., Providence College
M.A., Marquette University
B.A., Saint Vincent College

Kari L. Byard Adjunct, Information SystemsSchool of Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x449

B.S., Bethel University

Mark G. A. Causapin, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Mathematics School of Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x628

Ph.D., Columbia University, New York
M.Phil., Columbia University, New York
M.A., Columbia University, New York
B.S., University of the Philippines, Diliman

Sister Mary Michael Fox, O.P. Adjunct, Catechetics School of Arts & Sciences

M.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville
M.Ed., Northwestern State University
B.S., Belmont University

Sister Elinor Gardner, O.P., Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Philosophy School of Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x550

Ph.D., Boston College
B.A., Saint Anselm College

Jessica T. N. Greenfield, Ph.D. Adjunct, Italian School of Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., University of Notre Dame
B.A., University of California,Berkeley

Sister Thomas Aquinas Halbmaier O.P. Adjunct, AquinasAbroad Program School of Arts & Sciences
Katherine V. Haynes, Ph.D. Associate Professor, English School of Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x490

Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University
M.T.S., Emory University
B.A., Mercer University

Michael J. Krejci Adjunct, Mathematics School of Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x715

B.S., Kenyon College

Walter E. Mann, Ph.D. Adjunct, Music School of Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., University of Iowa
M.M., Memphis State University
B.M. Memphis State University

Charles R. Martinez, III Adjunct, Chemisty School of Arts & Sciences

M.S., Vanderbilt University
B.S., The University of Arizona

Stephen J. McCarthy Assistant Professor, History School of Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x466

M.A.T., Memphis State University
M.A., Memphis State University
B.A., St. Benedict’s College

Sister Anna Grace Neenan, O.P. Adjunct, Theology School of Arts & Sciences

D.S., The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome
M.S.E.L., Christian Brothers University
B.A., Aquinas College

Sister Mary Angelica Neenan, O.P., S.T.D. Director of AquinasAbroad Assistant Professor, TheologyAquinasAbroad (615) 297-7545 x.661

S.T.D., Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome
S.T.L., Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome
S.T.B., Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome
B.A., Belmont University

Joseph A. Pearce Director of the Center for Faith and Culture; Writer-in-Residence Adjunct, EnglishSchool of Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x408
Sister Mary Dominic Pitts, O.P., Ph.D. Professor, English School of Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x453

Ph.D., University of Michigan
M.A., Univeristy of Michigan
M.A., Providence College
B.A., Birmingham-Southern College

Fay W. Renardson Adjunct, Art School of Arts & Sciences

B.A., Vanderbilt University

Vincent T. Ryan, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, History School of Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x443

Ph.D., St. Louis University
M.A., St. Louis University
B.A., University of San Francisco

William C. Smart, Ph.D. Associate Provost, Office of Academics Director, Office of Institutional ResearchAssociate Professor, Biological Sciences (615) 297-7545 x478

Ph.D., University of Tennessee – Memphis
B.A., University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Benjamin L. Smith, Ph.D. Associate Professor, PhilosophySchool of Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x448

Ph.D., University of St. Thomas – Houston
M.A., Catholic University of America
B.A., Belmont University

Steve M. Stride, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Psychology School of Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x425

Ph.D., Alliant International University
M.A., Azusa Pacific University
B.A., California State University, San Bernadino

Sister Mary Madeline Todd, O.P. Assistant Professor, TheologySchool of Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x532

S.T.D., The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome
S.T.L., The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome
S.T.B., The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome
M.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville
M.A., The University of Memphis
B.S., Middle Tennessee State University

Aaron Urbanczyk, Ph.D. Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences Director of the Write REASON CenterAssociate Professor, English (615) 297-7545 x434

Ph.D., Florida State University
M.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville
B.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville

Sister Jean Marie Warner, O.P. Adjunct, Philosophy School of Arts & Sciences

M.Ed., University of Southern Mississippi
M.A., Catholic University of America
B.A., Notre Dame College

Office of the School of Arts & Sciences:

4210 Harding Pike
Nashville, TN 37205
(615) 297-7545 ext. 609
Fax: (615) 783-0562
artssciences@aquinascollege.edu

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I needed something that was more one-on-one than just a lecture setting where there were an overwhelming number of students within a classroom.

- Danika A.
Arts and Sciences student

I love all my professors. They care about their students and challenge them. Their faith is number one in their lives and that’s what matters the most to me.

- Lauren
Arts and Sciences student

Aquinas teaches me to think beyond myself and think about the common good and how to serve others.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major

A few years ago if you would've told me the stuff that I'm reading and the stuff that I'm writing I wouldn't have believed you.

- Danika A.
Arts and Sciences student

I study Arts & Sciences at Aquinas College because the professors genuinely care about the formation of the whole person and want the mind to be formed in a truly classical education.

- Arts and Sciences student

Because they're not just giving you everything...know this, know this, know this, this list of things, and you're good for life? No! Know this foundational principle, know why, and then when you come across things in life, you can apply anything to this and you will know what to do.

- Wil B.
Arts and Sciences student

The faculty is so nice and enthusiastic! They are always willing to help.

- Abbey
Student

The Aquinas College program enables you to engage in course material in an in depth way because of the small class sizes and the teachers’ attention to detail.

- Arts & Sciences Student

If you want to learn how to think—not only what to think—then Arts & Sciences at Aquinas College is the place to be. It provides a unique environment where you will be able to grow intellectually and spiritually, preparing you for anything the future could bring.

- Arts & Sciences Student

The professors are superb. We have small class sizes and a close community and family feel. It fosters human flourishing. We love it!

- Arts & Sciences Student

Aquinas has made me more aware of callings—a part of the whole person is that everyone has a calling, that everyone is unique and irreplaceable.

- Ana T.
Philosophy Major