Biography



Chris is a Margaret O'Brien Flatley Fellow and doctoral candidate in theological ethics at Boston College. In August, 2015 he will become Assistant Professor of Moral Theology in the Department of Theology and Philosophy at Barry University, in Miami Shores, Florida. 



Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Taylor University, a Master of Arts in Religion in philosophical theology from Yale Divinity School, and a Master of Philosophy in Christian Ethics from the University of Oxford. His research interests are in ethical methodology, virtue and vice ethics, healthcare ethics, science and ethics, and the history of theological ethics. Chris is currently completing a dissertation on the vice of acedia, which he treats as a moral and mental health issue in dialogue with Thomas Aquinas, Karl Barth, Kenneth Kirk, and contemporary literature in the biopsychosocial sciences. 

At Boston College, Chris served as a teaching assistant in the Perspectives in Western Culture Program—a year-long introduction to the history of philosophical and theological ethics—during the 2012-13 academic year. He is currently serving as a teaching fellow for the 2014-15 academic year, covering one section of Introduction to Christian Theology, a historical survey of theology from the Bible to the present.

Chris grew up in Ohio, California, Pennsylvania, and Colorado, and currently lives in Brighton, MA with his wife Cate, who is a photographer. In addition to his academic work, Chris has served parishes in London, Oxford, and Boston as an education coordinator. When he is not reading, writing, or teaching, Chris enjoys going to the gym, watching old movies, drinking single malt whisky, and playing classical guitar.