Priests & Professors

Community of Formators & Faculty

The Pontifical College Josephinum has dedicated priests and lay faculty who accompany every seminarian throughout his discernment journey.

School of Theology

  • Very Reverend
    Steven P. Beseau, STD
    Rector/President; Professor
    • MDiv, University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois
    • STB, University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois
    • STL, Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy
    • STD, Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy
  • Reverend
    Thomas J. Blau, OP, STL
    Lecturer (Adjunct)
    • BS, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
    • MA, Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, Ohio
    • MDiv, Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC
    • STB, Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC
    • STL, Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC
  • Reverend
    Kenneth D. Brighenti, PhD
    Vice-Rector, Configuration Stage
    • BA, Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, Connecticut
    • MDiv, Immaculate Conception Seminary
    • PhD, LaSalle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Perry J. Cahall, PhD
    Academic Dean; Professor
    • BA, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    • MA, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri
    • PhD, Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri
  • Rev. Michael Donovan, O de M, MDiv
    Spiritual Director
    • BA, Millersville University, Millersville, Pennsylvania
    • MDiv, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
  • Grzegorz Ignatik, STL, PhD
    Associate Professor
    • BA, Metropolitan State University, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • MTS, Ave Maria University (IPT), Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • STL, International Theological Institute, Gaming, Austria
    • PhD, Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Washington, DC
  • Reverend
    Dylan F. James, STD
    Assistant Professor
    • BSc, Imperial College, London
    • STB, Louvain University, Belgium
    • STL, Dominican House of Studies, Washington, DC
    • STD, Alphonsianum Academy, Lateran University, Rome
  • Reverend
    Marek Kasperczuk, STD
    Coordinator of Sacred Liturgy, Assistant Professor
    • MA, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland
    • STL, The Liturgical Institute/University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL
    • STD, The Liturgical Institute/University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL
  • Timothy M. Luis, PhD
    Director of Psychological Evaluation and Counseling Service; Lecturer (Adjunct)
    • BA, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • MS, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • PhD, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Reverend
    Ervens Mengelle, IVE, SSL
    Dean of Men, Configuration Stage, Assistant Professor
    • SSL, Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome
  • Mauro Meruzzi, STD
    Lecturer (Adjunct)
    • STB, Honours Degree, Theological Institute “San Zeno,” Verona
    • STL, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
    • SSD, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
    • STD, Pontifical Urban University, Rome
  • Reverend
    Bernard Mulcahy, OP, PhD
    Associate Professor
    • BA, Fordham University
    • STB/MDiv, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC
    • STL, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC
    • PhD, Australian Catholic University

College of Liberal Arts

  • Marisa D. Cahall, PhD
    Lecturer (Adjunct)
    • BS, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    • MA, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri
    • PhD, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri
  • David J. De Leonardis, PhD
    Associate Professor
    • BA, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
    • MA, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
    • PhD, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • Rev. Joseph Thomas Eddy, O de M
    Lecturer (Adjunct)
    • MDiv, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
  • Douglas C. Fortner, PhD
    Associate Professor
    • BA, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
    • MA, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
    • PhD, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
  • Eric S. Graff, PhD
    Academic Dean; Dean of Institutional Planning, Assessment, and Accreditation; Associate Professor
    • BA, Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, Kentucky
    • MA, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
    • MA, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    • MSL, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, Canada
    • PhD, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Jason J. Keefer, DMA
    Director of Sacred Music; Assistant Professor
    • BS, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, New York
    • MM, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • DMA, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Beverly S. Lane, MLS
    Director of Library Services; Associate Professor
    • BA, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • MLS, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • Reverend
    Victor-Antonio Moratin, CPM, MDiv
    Spiritual Director; Coordinator of Pastoral Formation
    • AS, Montgomery College, Rockville, Maryland
    • BA, Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, Connecticut
    • MDiv, Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary of the West, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Mary O'Rourke
    Lecturer (Adjunct)
    • BS, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • MA, ED-Hums, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Patricia A. Polko, MA
    Coordinator of English as a Second Language and Learning Services, Instructor
    • BA, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio
    • MA, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • Eric V. Yang, PhD
    Lecturer (Adjunct)
    • BS, Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey
    • PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

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