Faculty

Arts & Sciences Programs

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

Faculty

Sister Terese Auer, O.P., Ph.D. Lecturer, Philosophy Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., University of St. Thomas
M.A., Univeristy of St. Thomas
B.A., Silver Lake Colege of the Holy Family

Kari L. Byard Lecturer, Information Systems Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x449

B.S., Bethel University

Reverend Mark Chrismer Lecturer, Theology Arts & Sciences

M.Div., Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis
M.A., Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis
B.A., Truman State University

Sister Mary Diana Dreger, O.P., M.D. Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies Arts & Sciences

M.D., Vanderbilt University
M.A., Holy Apostles College and Seminary
M.A., State University of New York at Stony Brook
B.S., State University of New York at Stony Brook

Jason P. Gale Instructor, Theology Director, Center for Evangelization & CatechesisArts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x469

L.Div., Maryvale Institute
M.A., Maryvale Institute
M.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville
B.A., Franciscan University of Steubenville

Sister Elinor Gardner, O.P., Ph.D. Lecturer, Philosophy Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545

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

Sister Thomas Aquinas Halbmaier, O.P. Lecturer, Philosophy Arts & Sciences

B.A., Thomas Aquinas College

Katherine V. Haynes, Ph.D. Associate Professor, English Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x490

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

Sister Mary Edith Humphries, O.P., Ph.D. Director, Student Learning Services and Student Affairs Assistant Professor, EnglishArts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x.608

Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
M.A., The Catholic University of America
M.S., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
B.A., University of Dallas

Heather H. Kemp Lecturer, Spanish Arts & Sciences

M.Ed., Tennessee State University
B.A., North Carolina State University

Sister John Catherine Kennedy, O.P., Ph.D. Lecturer, History Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
M.A., The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
B.A., The Catholic University of America

Sister Jane Dominic Laurel, O.P., S.T.D. Assistant Professor, Theology Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x263

S.T.D., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – Rome
S.T.L., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – Rome
S.T.B., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – Rome
M.A., University of Dallas
B.A., University of Dallas

Sister Mary Angelica Neenan, O.P., S.T.D. Lecturer, Theology Arts & Sciences

S.T.D., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – Rome
S.T.L., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – Rome
S.T.B., Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – Rome
B.A., Belmont College

Sister Nicholas Marie Polkowska, O.P., Ph.D. Lecturer, Mathematics Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Vincent T. Ryan, Ph.D. Associate Professor, History 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

Sister Mary Madeline Todd, O.P., S.T.D. Lecturer, TheologyArts & Sciences

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

Sister Jean Marie Warner, O.P. Lecturer, History and Philosophy Arts & Sciences (615) 297-7545 x373

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

Sister Anna Wray, O.P., Ph.D. Lecturer, Philosophy Arts & Sciences

Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
Ph.L., The Catholic University of America
Ph.B., The Catholic University of America

Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P., S.T.D. Lecturer, TheologyArts & Sciences 615-297-7545 x220

S.T.D., The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – Rome, Italy
S.T.L., The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – Rome, Italy
S.T.B., The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas – Rome, Italy
B.A., St. John’s College