Senior Fellows

Dr. James Merrick

Dr. James Merrick has served as a professor at universities and seminaries on both coasts of the U.S. Before entering the Catholic Church, he was for a decade an Anglican priest in both the U.S. and the U.K. Currently, he is a Lecturer at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Instructor for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown’s Diaconate …

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Dr. Nathaniel Peters

Dr. Nathaniel Peters, Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is the Executive Director of the Morningside Institute and a lecturer at Columbia University. He received his B.A. from Swarthmore College in linguistics, with a focus on French and Latin, his M.T.S. from the University of Notre Dame, and his Ph.D. in the history …

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Dr. Peter Williamson

Dr. Peter Williamson

Dr. Peter S. Williamson, Senior Fellow the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan. He received his M.A. in Theology from Sacred Heart Seminary and his S.T.B., S.T.L. and S.T.D. in Biblical Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He is the author of Catholic Principles …

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Dr. Mark J. Zia - Senior Fellow

Dr. Mark J. Zia

Dr. Mark J. Zia is Associate Professor of Theology and Director for Academic Enrichment Programs at Benedictine College. Originally from Southern New Jersey, he began teaching for Benedictine in the Summer of 2005, after having taught theology for Franciscan University of Steubenville and Ave Maria.  In addition to his post at B.C., he is also …

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Dr. Carol Younger - Senior Fellow

Dr. Carol Younger

Dr. Carol Younger, Senior Fellow of The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, is a teacher, counselor and education administrator, with more than 30 years experience serving in parishes, high schools and universities. Dr. Younger holds a Doctorate in Educational Management and a Masters in Counseling Psychology beyond her bachelor degree in English. She has …

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Dr. Benjamin Wiker

Dr. Benjamin Wiker

Dr. Benjamin Wiker, Senior Fellow of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, holds a Ph.D. in Theological Ethics from Vanderbilt University, and has taught at Marquette University, St. Mary’s University, Thomas Aquinas College (CA), and Franciscan University. He is the author of several books including: In Defense of Nature: The Catholic Unity of Environmental, …

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Dr. Michel Therrien - Senior Fellow

Dr. Michel Therrien

Dr. Michel Therrien S.T.L, S.T.D Dr. Michel Therrien holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the International Theological Institute (Austria) and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). Michel is Academic Dean and professor of Moral Theology at St. Vincent Seminary (Latrobe). He is a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church …

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Dr. Andrew Swafford - Senior Fellow

Dr. Andrew Swafford

Andrew Swafford is Associate Professor of Theology at Benedictine College. He is general editor and contributor to The Great Adventure Catholic Bible published by Ascension Press and host of the DVD series (and author of the companion book) Hebrews: The New and Eternal Covenant as well as author and host of Romans: The Gospel of …

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