Academic Dean, St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta                                                                                            

Responsible for the leadership and administration of all aspects of the academic operations of the College, including budget and fund development. 

  • Oversees College academic budget (this includes over 2600 seats at the University of Alberta, 9 tenured/tenure track faculty salaries and expenses, 20 sessionals, 40-50 University of Alberta Arts option classes per year, Academic staff, Library and Library budget/library staff), chairs tenure cases.

    • Lead strong enrolment growth, with strong percentages

      • 17.6% enrolment growth for 2017/18

      • 21.5% enrolment growth for 2018/19

  • Represents St. Joseph's College to the University of Alberta and to external strategic partners in all academic matters

  • Voting member on the General Faculties Council: University of Alberta (version of Academic Senate)

  • Voting member: Arts Faculty Council: University of Alberta

  • Chairs the Faculty Education Committee: in consolation with colleagues makes final recommendation on tenure cases and yearly merit based increments revising all tenured faculty

  • Cheque signing and payroll signing for the entire College (kitchen staff, campus ministry staff, two students residences and staff serving over 300 students in residence)

  • Signing authority for major accounts: pension, borrowing, transferring of larger funds etc.

  • Acting President when the President is away.

    • (Maintenance, Development, Campus Ministry, Academics, Library, Residence), bank deposits, major payments, payroll, PAD signing authority, super user access for bank signing authority.

    • Running all presidency functions.

    • Continuing to run Academic Dean Office


2018 Hiring Committee Member for Jewish Studies Faculty Hire. Dept. of Religious Studies, University of Alberta

2016-17 Selection Committee for Endowed Chair St. Mark’s College, Vancouver, Canada

2016-2017 Managing all Masters Students through Capstones, Theses, Comprehensive Exams, and Field Placements St. Mark’s College, Vancouver, Canada

2013-2017 Director of Theology Programs
St. Mark’s College, Vancouver, Canada
Supporting Dean’s office and President's office in any matter academic administrative matter required. Focus areas: Responsibility for ATS accreditation process, responsible for all capstone, thesis, and comprehensive exam students final completion; payment of all external examiners. During this time, St. Mark's received the longest period of initial accreditation from ATS. 

2012-2017 Library Committee: Dr. John Micallef Memorial Library
St. Mark’s College/Corpus Christi College, Vancouver, Canada
(Part of a consortium library system)
Advising on purchasing and collection focus for program needs.

2012-2017 Senate Member
St. Mark’s College, Vancouver, Canada
New BA program approved, New MA Programs approved, 60 page student Handbook approved, 3 honorary doctorates approved, Senate revised by-laws passed.

2016 Steering Committee for Endowed Chair: Job Posting and Process Planning 

2016 Internal Hiring Committee: Historical and Medieval History
Corpus Christi College

2016 Internal Hiring Committee: English Literature
Corpus Christi College

2016 Honorary Doctorate Committee Member
Sub-committee of St. Mark’s Senate

2015 Strategic Planning: Chair of Educational Programs and Mission Sessions
Leading daylong workshop with Faculty Group and Staff Group to Critique Academic areas of emerging strategic plan.

2014-2015: Chair of Institutional Accreditation Self-Study Project (Associated Theological Schools Accreditation) 
Preparing St. Mark’s College for next stage of a year long process: project management, creating timelines, selecting teams, working with President’s office on strategies, leading workshops for each section, and leading offices responsible for sections of the accreditation commentary, gathering all data/reports and making it cohesive for the president’s office.

2013-2014 Chair of Institutional Accreditation Self-Readiness Report (Associated Theological Schools Accreditation) 
Project management, developed teams, held workshops, gathered all department data, and wrote entire ATS report (200 pages); Candidacy Status Achieved, Nov 2014.

2013 Presidential Search Committee
The faculty representative for St. Mark’s College with board members, community leaders, staff, and students. Leading faculty group through campus interviews for finalists; Successful hire of Dr. Peter Meehan for a 5 year term

2012-2013 Coordinator of Theological Studies
St. Mark’s College, Vancouver, Canada
Metric: Designed and implemented: a successful two stream deacon program model tracking both credit and non-credit students, designed the funded Hanrahan Scholar in Residence Program, designed and lead Vatican II symposium, designed the Chancellor’s Lecture Series (4 lectures over one semester), drafted 60 page student handbook.

2012 Search and Hiring Committee for Assistant Professor of Religion and Theology
Corpus Christi College, Vancouver, Canada; Successful hire of Dr. Peter Baltutis, who went on to a tenure track position at St. Mary’s University Calgary.

2012 Academic Policy Committee Editor
Drafted Sixty Page Student Handbook, lead it through committees of Senate, and finally lead it through Senate, did all revisions; First student handbook passed by Senate


2018-present Friars fundraising board (fundraising board and event for Catholic higher education in Edmonton)

2017-present Edmonton Catholic Agencies Network Working Group

2016-2017  Multi-Faith Summit Council of British Columbia; voting representative for the Archbishop of Vancouver. 

2016-2017  Steering Committee Jewish-Christian Dialogue Vancouver

2015-2017  Student Paper Competition Committee- Society of Biblical Literature Pacific Northwest Regional

2015-2017 Convener: West Coast Biblical Literature Colloquium with Dr. Robert Cousland (UBC); Dr. Harry Maier (VST). Organizing one lecture per semester with a main paper and main respondent, oscillating between HB/OT and NT topics, gathering speakers and respondents from: Vancouver School of Theology, Regent, Carey, St. Mark's, Trinity Western, and UBC.

2014-2017 Jewish-Christian Dialogue: The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs; invited member.

2015 Presiding Hebrew Bible Unit (March 29) Society of Biblical Literature Pacific Northwest Regional Meeting, Marylhurst University, Portland, Oregon, March 27-29, 2015.

2015 Presiding “Christian Unity – Have We Answered the Call? 50 year anniversary of the Decree on Ecumenism, Vancouver BC, January 17th

2013-2015 Commission for Ecumenism and Interfaith Relations Member, Appointed by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB Archdiocese of Vancouver