Summer Institute 2013 Faculty
Faculty Biographies: Spring Hill
Dr. Matthew Bagot
Matthew Bagot is Assistant Professor of Theology at Spring Hill College, having joined the faculty in the fall of 2007. He completed his Ph.D. at Boston College in the area of ethics in 2010. His area of specialty is Catholic social ethics and international politics. His article “Subsidiarity: Catholic Theory and American Practice” was published in the collection of essays, Global Justice. Before coming to Spring Hill, Matthew served as a Teaching Fellow at Boston College, teaching a course on Catholicism and has also taught at Emory University, Rivier College in (New Hampshire).
Dr. Bagot was selected as the 2013-2014 Edward B. Moody, S.J. Teacher of the Year.
Rev. Stephen Campbell, S.J.
Stephen Campbell, S.J. is Associate Professor of Theater and Drama at Spring Hill College. He has a Ph.D. from Northwestern University. His dissertation is a study of the convergence of early Jesuit spirituality, Rhetoric, and performance in seventeenth-century France. He has a particular interest in early modern France and cultural performance. He has also studied at Loyola University New Orleans, Weston School of Theology, and Jesuit School of Theology, Centre Sèvres, in Paris, France.
Dr. Timothy R. Carmody
Timothy Carmody has a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from The Catholic University of America. He has been on the faculty at Spring Hill College since 1989, and has served in various leadership roles including president of the Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry. His areas of specialization are narrative criticism of the Gospels and the Pentateuch, and historical analysis of Early Christianity. His first book, Reading the Bible, was published by Paulist Press in 2004, and his second book for Paulist, Mark: Question by Question, was published in 2010. His 10-CD Lectures on The Gospel of Mark are available from St. Paul's.
Dr. John Switzer
John Switzer is Associate Professor of Theology at Spring Hill College, and is the Director of Graduate Programs in Theology and Ministry. He is also the 2008-2009 Edward B. Moody, SJ, Teacher of the Year. In 2006 he completed the interdisciplinary Ph.D. in theology and education at Boston College. His primary areas of interest include historical, comparative, and pastoral theology as well as issues revolving around the challenge of interreligious understanding.
Rev. John R. Donahue, S.J. was longtime Professor of New Testament at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley and was the first Raymond E. Brown Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore. He is author of The Gospel in Parable: Metaphor, Narrative and Theology in the Synoptic Gospels, co-author with Daniel Harrington, S.J. of The Gospel of Mark (Sacra Pagina), and wrote “The Word” column in America magazine from 1998-2001.