Faculty


Dedicated and passionate instructors are a big part of why so many Corpus Christi students succeed

We purposely keep our student-to-faculty ratio low (capped at 26:1), fostering closer student interaction with faculty. This means individual attention is one of the cornerstones of the Corpus Christi College experience. Over 80% of our faculty hold PhDs in their field of expertise. They choose to teach at Corpus Christi College because they have distinguished themselves as excellent teachers and are drawn to Corpus Christi's student-centered approach to post secondary education. 

Faculty Bios

Meet our world-class team of professors


Click on "learn more" to read about each professor, their disciplines, and what experience they bring to Corpus Christi College.  

  • Dr. Paul Burns


    Dean of Liberal Arts
    Professor of Religious Studies


    Paul comes to Corpus Christi College after many years of teaching interdisciplinary courses in Arts One and in Religious Studies at UBC and then at Quest University.

    For fifteen years he was also responsible for teaching World Religions and the History of Christian Thought at UBC. For these courses, in particular, he won the University Teaching Prize. Paul studied Greek and Latin language, literature, philosophy and history at the University of Toronto before doing a program in Catholic Theology at the University of St. Michael's College. For his work in Ecumenism with theological students across Canada, the World Council of Churches arranged for him to do advanced studies in the history of Christian Thought at Oxford.

    Here at Corpus Christi College Paul is "Director of the Liberal Arts" which means that he is responsible for developing and integrating the whole curriculum around a contemporary version of the Liberal Arts grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition. He enjoys working with colleagues at Corpus Christi to incorporate some of the innovations in curriculum design and in teaching styles which he had learned in his previous experiences at UBC and at Quest University.  He designed and continues to teach the course “Explorations in Catholicism” He also teaches "World Religions". He has also taught a graduate course on Church History for St. Mark’s College and a graduate seminar on Augustine for UBC. 

    Although he has officially retired from UBC, he continues to teach a course either in Religion and Literature or in Religious Studies for the university. Paul continues to research and to publish on major Christian Thinkers in the fourth century. He is particularly interested in the ways Hilary of Poitiers and Augustine of Hippo evangelized Christian and non-Christian members of the educated class of their respective generations. 

    Degrees
    Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Toronto
    B.Litt. in History of Christian Thought from Oxford
    S.T.B. in Theology from the University of St. Michael's College
    M.A. in Classics from the University of Toronto
    B.A. (Honors) in Classics from the University of Toronto

    Recent Publications
    Burns, P.C., "Child Sacrifice: A Polyvalent Story in Early Eucharistic Piety," in Sparing the Child: ..., Edd. Arbel, D.V., Burns, P.C., Cousland J.R.C., Menkis, R.C., Neufeld, D. (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2015) 141-164. Burns, P.C., A Model for the Christian Life: Hilary of Poitiers’ Commentary on the Psalms (Washington: Catholic University of America, 2012) Burns, P.C., editor, Jesus in Twentieth-Century, Art and the Movies (New York: Continuum 2007). Burns, P.C., "Role of Rhetorical exempla in Augustine's City of God," Studia Patristica 38 (2001) 31-40.




  • Dr. Bettina Stumm


    Discipline: English
    Dr. Stumm completed her dissertation, “Witnessing Others: Ethical Responsibility in Relational Life Writing” at the University of British Columbia in 2010 and taught in the English Department and the Coordinated Arts Program at UBC from 2008-2013. She currently teaches English Literature and Social Justice & Peace Studies at Corpus Christi College.

    In her research and teaching, Dr. Stumm draws together the disciplines of English, Trauma and Cultural Studies, Ethics, Religion, and Philosophy to examine the multi-dimensional quality of literary texts. Her research centers on the nature of ethical responsibility in life writing and collaboration, particularly the demands and dilemmas that arise in writing the stories of others. Recently, she has also begun to explore the role that aesthetics and the creative arts play in motivating ethical responsibility in literary and local contexts. In her teaching, she focuses on the ways that literature relates to life. In particular, she invites students to examine how literature reveals our fundamental human concerns, challenges our thinking, and acts in the world. Alongside these pursuits, she has had a longstanding passion to seek God in unusual places, like in modernist literature, critical theory, and secular culture, and encourages others to do the same. This year she will be teaching English 230: Classical and Biblical Literature, English 233: Canadian Literature, SJPS 111: Introduction to Social Justice and Peace, and SJPS 228: Human Rights Violations: Voices from the Margins.

    Publications
    Dr. Stumm has co-written a Holocaust account with survivor Rhodea Shandler entitled A Long Labour: A Dutch Mother's Holocaust Memoir (Ronsdale Press, 2007). She has also published a number of academic articles in areas of autobiography, trauma, ethics, cultural studies, and philosophy including:

    "Collaborative Translation: The Relation Dimensions of Translating Holocaust Trauma" in Translating Holocaust Trauma (Gottingen: Vanderheock & Ruprecht). Forthcoming. 22 pp.
    "Displacement, Dialogue, and Literary Dwelling: Reflections on Creative Life Writing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside." in a/b: Auto/biography Studies 30.2 (Autumn 2015): 20 pp.
    "Witnessing Others in Narrative Collaboration: Ethical Responsibility Beyond Recognition" in Biography 37.3 (Summer 2014): 762-783.
    "The Intersubjective Ethics of Dialogue" in Cultural Studies <-> Critical Methodologies 14.4 (August 2014): 385-395.
    "Testifying to the Infinity of the Other: The Sacred and Ethical Dimensions of Secondary Witnessing in Anne Karpf's "The War After" in Through a Glass Darkly: Suffering, the Sacred, and the Sublime in Literature and Theory (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2010).

    In her spare time, Dr. Stumm can be found enjoying the great outdoors (preferably not in the rain), volunteering on the Downtown Eastside, playing music, making art, sewing stuff, and eating chocolate.


  • Dileep Athaide


    Discipline: Geography

    Dileep Athaide graduated with a B.Sc. (Hons) in the Geological Sciences from McGill University and a M.Sc. and Professional Teacher’s Certificate from UBC. He held a full-time appointment in Geology and Foundations (Adult Education) at Capilano College/University from 1975 to 2011. He has also been a Summer Session Instructor at UBC’s Department of Earth Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences since 1977.

    At Capilano, Dileep held several administrative roles, such as Department Head and Division Chair, and served on numerous institutional committees. He also contributed much to the provincial post-secondary system, serving on bodies such as the BC Council for Admissions and Transfer, the Provincial Steering Committee on Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition, and as longtime chair of the Earth Sciences Articulation Committee.

    Dileep has also served as a distinguished leader in the Labour Movement, holding successive elected positions culminating with his role as President of the National Union of the Canadian Association of University Teachers and a Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress. He has contributed much on issues of Social Justice, Human Rights, Environmental Protection and Community Engagement, both locally and abroad. From 2011 to 2014 he held the position of Labour Staff at the United Way of the Lower Mainland.

    A sportsman and musician, Dileep is the father of three children in their twenties, and an active member of Sacred Heart Parish in Ladner. Following four years of theological study, he earned a Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Ministry from St. Mark's College in May 2015. He was ordained as a Permanent Deacon in the Archdiocese of Vancouver on December 8, 2015.


  • Dr. Cara Camcastle

     
    Discipline: Political Science 

    After completing her Ph.D. in political science at Queen's University, Dr. Cara Camcastle was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada postdoctoral fellowship and attended the University of California at Berkeley as a visiting scholar. Her successful career includes teaching several years on the faculties of both UBC and SFU, and her peer-reviewed publications include papers in world-class academic journals and a book in the highly respected series of McGill-Queen's University Press: Studies in the History of Ideas.

    Degrees
    Ph.D. in Political Science (Queen's University)
    M.A. (University of British Columbia)
    B.A. Hon. (University of British Columbia)

    Recent Publications
    "Beccaria's Luxury of Comfort and Happiness of the Greatest Number" Utilitas journal (vol.20, no.1, 2008, 20 pages)
    "The Green Party of Canada in Political Space and the New Middle Class Thesis" Environmental Politics journal (vol. 16, no.4, August 2007, 17 pages)
    "Survey Says Green Party members overwhelmingly accept limits-to-growth and believe nature has an intrinsic value" Alternatives journal (issue on the Greening of Politics, vol.33, no.1, 2007, 2 pages)
    The Moderate Side of Joseph de Maistre: Views on Political Liberty and Political Economy (book published in December 2005 by McGill-Queen's University Press


  • Vic Cavalli


    Discipline: English

    Vic Cavalli brings expertise in both early-modern religious literature and in creative writing. His research on St. Robert Southwell, S.J., has been published in Recusant History, Faith & Reason, and Ushaw Magazine. His poetry, short fiction, and visual art have been published in various literary journals in North America, England, North Africa, and Australia. His research areas include Youth culture; Anthropology of identity; Tribalism; Hip hop culture; Theological dimensions of Heavy Metal culture; Emerging Canadian authors; Literature and the Visual Arts.

    Degrees
    M.A. (University of British Columbia)
    B.A. (St. Thomas University)

    Current Project
    Writing a novel entitled The Road to Vermilion Lake
 

  • Dr. Sarah Crover

     
    Discipline: English

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  • Kirsty Dickson

     
    Discipline: Psychology

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  • Dr. Shawn Flynn



    Discipline: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Scripture, Religious Studies, Theology

    Dr. Flynn’s broad area of research focuses on the formation of Israelite beliefs during the Iron Age (1200-586 BCE). He employs a comparative analysis between the expressions of the Hebrew Bible with its larger cultural Semitic matrix, primarily Mesopotamia, to explore questions like emerging and shifting ideas of divinity. These shifts are influenced by a variety of interdisciplinary factors like political, religious, economic and military pressures experienced by ancient people. Flynn thus specializes in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and its relationship to its ancient world and supports this study with training in Egyptology and Assyriology.

    Dr. Flynn has published his first monograph with Brill on developments in the Israelite conception of the deity as king. He is also working on two current book projects: one on children in the Bible and the ancient world with Oxford University Press and another on the historical circumstances that lead to certain expressions of divinity for Routledge. He also has articles in peer-reviewed journals such as: Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Biblica, and Irish Theological Quarterly. In his field he has also contributed to 12 dictionary entries as well as 16 book reviews.

    Dr. Flynn also gives attention to critical scholarship's incorporation into Catholic biblical interpretation. He also serves on a variety of ecumenical and inter-religious dialogue committees. He maintains an active popular speaking schedule around these issues.

    Dr. Flynn studied English Literature at UNBC, Biblical Studies at TWU, and began doctoral work at Trinity College Dublin, completing a PhD at the University of Toronto in the department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations. He was also a researcher in residence at the École biblique et archéologique française de Jérusalem. Shawn was born in British Columbia, and lives in Vancouver with his wife and their children.

    Books
    YHWH is King: The Development of Divine Kingship in Ancient Israel. Vetus Testamentum Supplements 159; Leiden: Brill, 2014.
    A Child's Life: Ancient Israelite Children in Comparative Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. (book under contract)
    A Story of YHWH: Cultural Translation and Subversive Reception through Israelite History. Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East; Ed. Greg Fisher; Routledge, 2017 (book under contract)

    Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles
    "The Hope of Catholic Biblical Interpretation: Progress and Gaps in the Manifestation of Scripture Since Vatican II." New Blackfriars 1062 (2015):
    “The Teraphim in Light of Mesopotamian and Egyptian Evidence.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 74.4 (2012): 694-711.
    “Inescapable Perspective and David’s Sin in 2 Samuel 11-12.” Irish Theological Quarterly 77.3 (2012): 182-196.
    “Where is YHWH in Isaiah 57, 14-15?” Biblica 87.3 (2006): 358-370.

    Recent Book Reviews
    In progress, Debra Scoggins Ballentine, The Conflict Myth and the Biblical Tradition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. Journal of Religion (2016)
    In progress, Christopher B. Hays, Hidden Riches: A Textbook for the Comparative Study of the Old Testament and the Ancient Near East. Westminster John Knox, 2014. Catholic Biblical Quarterly (2015).
    Forthcoming, Corrine L. Carvalho (ed.) Pastoral Essays in Honor of Lawrence Boadt, CSP: Reading the Old Testament. Mawah NJ: Paulist Press, 2013. Review of Biblical Literature 2015.
    Kristine Garroway, Children in the Ancient Near Eastern Household. EANEC 3; Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2014. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 77:3 (2015): 528-30.
    David S. Vanderhooft and Abraham Winitzer (eds.) Literature as Politics, Politics as Literature: Essays on the Ancient Near East in Honor of Peter Machinist Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2013.
    Review of Biblical Literature 2015. http://www.bookreviews.org/pdf/9577_10594.pdf

    Education
    2007- 2012 University of Toronto PhD Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations 
    2006-2007 Trinity College Dublin 
PhD Studies, Hebrew Bible School of Religions and Theology 
    2002-2005 Trinity Western University M.A. Biblical Studies (Distinction) Department of Biblical Studies 
    1997-2002 B.A. English Literature, University of Northern British Columbia 
Prince George, Canada.

    Professional Societies
    2008- present Catholic Biblical Association (Active Member since 2008); 2008- present Canadian Society of Biblical Studies; 
2004- present Society of Biblical Literature; 
2006-2007 Irish Biblical Association 
 

  • Dr. Jessica Hemming

     
    Discipline: English

    Jessica Hemming teaches English, and occasionally Celtic Mythology, at Corpus Christi College. Her principal specialist area is medieval Welsh literature, with sidelines in folktale, mythology, and the cultural history of the early Celts. She is the Editor of the London-based international journal "Folklore," with which she has worked since 2000.

    Her research interests include the folklore and general cultural significance of colours; the representation of animals, plants, and material culture in Medieval Welsh literature; the “female gaze” in early Celtic texts; ancient Celtic mythology; and Welsh personal names.

    Degrees
    PhD Medieval Celtic Studies (Cambridge)
    MA Folklore (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
    BA Anthropology (Reed College) 
 

  • Kamran Izadpanah


    Discipline: Economics

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  • Angela Kelleher


    Discipline: Business

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  • Dr. Nigel Kennell

     
    Discipline: Classical Studies

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  • Dr. Mary Ann King

     
    Discipline: Psychology

    Dr. King has been teaching psychology at Corpus Christi College since 2005. She also teaches in the psychology department at UBC and has been the course writer for a number of print and web-based psychology courses for UBC and Thompson Rivers University's Open Learning Division.


  • Dr. David Klassen


    Discipline: Philosophy

    David Klassen received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. in 2007. He has been teaching philosophy at Corpus Christi College since 2008. Prior to returning to academia to study philosophy, he was a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and practiced law in Vancouver for fifteen years.

    His research deals with questions of natural law and natural rights, the question of how objective values and ethical principles are known to us, and the place of religious belief in the public sphere. He has taught a wide range of courses in philosophy at Corpus Christi and Saint Mark's Colleges, including Philosophy of the Human Person, Philosophy of Religion, Post-Aristotelian and Early Medieval Philosophy, Later Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Critical Thinking, Thomistic Philosophy and Christian Philosophy.

    Degrees
    Ph.D., Philosophy, The Catholic University of America. Dissertation:“Thomas Aquinas and Knowledge of the First Principles of the Natural Law”
    M.A., Philosophy,The Franciscan University of Steubenville. Thesis: “Illusions and the Reality of Natural Law: An Inquiry into Hans Kelsen’s Tribunal of Science”
    LL.B., The University of British Columbia.
    B.A., The University of British Columbia.

    Academic Publications

    "Newman on Implicit Reason and Religious Belief." In Essays on Religious and Political Experience. Edited by Rajesh C. Shukla. Leuven, Belgium: Peeters Publishers, forthcoming 2016.
    “The Natural Law, the Virtues and Consequences in the Ethical Theory of Saint Thomas Aquinas.” Lex Naturalis (Journal of the International Natural Law Society) 1 (2015).
    “Integral Humanism or Exclusive Humanism? Reconsidering Maritain’s Political Philosophy.” In Cultural Clash and Religion. Edited by William Sweet. Volume 46 of Series I, Culture and Values, in Culture and Contemporary Change, edited by George F. McLean. Washington, D.C.: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2015. Previously published in Philosophy, Culture and Traditions 7 (2011): 87-101.
    “Religious and Secular Foundations of Universal Human Rights and Equality Before the Law.” Philosophy, Culture and Traditions 10 (2014), forthcoming.
    “Maritain, Aquinas and the Intelligibility of the Natural Law.” In Whence Intelligibility. Edited by Louis Perron. Volume 43 of Series I, Culture and Values, in Culture and Contemporary Change, edited by George F. McLean. Washington, D.C.: Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2014.
    “Natural Theology and Natural Justice in Book X of Plato’s Laws.” Fideles: A Journal of Redeemer Pacific College 5 (2010): 75-97.
    Review of Disputed Questions on Virtue, by Thomas Aquinas, translation and preface by Ralph McInerny. In Études maritainiennes – Maritain Studies 26 (2010): 111-12.
    “Jacques Maritain and Natural Rights: The Priority of Metaphysics over Politics.” In The Human Person and a Culture of Freedom. Edited by Peter A. Pagan Aguiar and Terese Auer, O.P. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2009. Previously published in Études maritainiennes – Maritain Studies 21 (2005): 122-32.
    “Le Droit naturel dans la pensée de Thomas d’Aquin.” In Droit naturel: relancer L’histoire, 257-292. Edited by Xavier Dijon et al. Brussels: Bruylant, 2008.
    “Application of the Natural Law in the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas.” Études maritainiennes – Maritain Studies 24 (2008): 19-34.

    Other Professional Activity
    Guest Editor, Philosophy, Culture & Traditions, 2014
    Participant in “Justice and Responsibility: Cultural and Philosophical Considerations,” International Fall Seminar of Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Washington, D.C., September 9, 2013 to October 11, 2013
    Conference Chair, “Oppression, Resistance, and Rights: Philosophical and Religious Perspectives,” Symposium of the Canadian Jacques Maritain Association, Victoria, British Columbia, June 5 & 6, 2013


  • Dr. Michael Lanthier


    Discipline: History

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  • Sr. Anne Frances Ai Le, OP, PhD


    Discipline: Religious Studies
     
    Sr. Anne Frances Ai Le, O.P., Ph.D. is a member of the Dominican Sisters of Mary Immaculate Province. She earned her doctorate in philosophy in May 2014 at the University of St. Thomas, Houston. Her dissertation, entitled “Nudus Sequens?: Saint Thomas Aquinas on Evangelical Poverty and Christian Perfection,” focused on the perennial value of Aquinas' balanced view of evangelical poverty in relation to Christian perfection. She has taught philosophy at the University of St. Thomas for five years as an adjunct professor, along with theology at Mount Carmel High School for two years, as well as various courses in her religious community’s formation program since 2003. For over a decade, Sister Anne Frances has assumed various roles in the production of her community's magazine, now newsletter, including editor, contributing writer, layout designer, and translator.

    Degrees
    Ph.D. in Philosophy (University of St. Thomas – Houston, TX, 2014)
    M.A. in Philosophy (University of St. Thomas – Houston, TX, 2007)
    B.A. in Theology (Summa Cum Laude; University of St. Thomas – Houston, TX, 2002)

    Select Publications
    “Maritain on Art and Faith Conspiring Towards Heaven” in A Piercing Light: Beauty, Faith, and Human Transcendence (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, forthcoming, ed. James Jacobs).
    “Contemplata aliis tradere: The Universal Call to Contemplation and Its Implications” in Human Nature, Contemplation, and the Political Order: Essays Inspired by Jacques Maritain's Scholasticism and Politics. (American Maritain Association Press, 2013. ed. Peter Koritansky).
    “Orthodoxy and The Cloud of Unknowing.” Semiotics 2001. ed. Scott Simpkins and John Deely (Ottawa: Legas Publishing, 2001).


  • Daniel Levangie


    Discipline: English

    Daniel Levangie teaches English writing and Literature at Corpus Christi College. He joined the CCC faculty immediately following the completion of his MA in 2005. His academic interests include rhetoric, metaphor, and 19th Century British literature. In addition to his faculty position at CCC, Daniel formerly served as the Coordinator of Student Activities and Advising at CCC. He now works as the Executive Director of the Alma Mater Society (the student union) at UBC.

    Degrees
    MA in English Literature (2005) Concordia University
    BA in English Language (2002) University of British Columbia


  • Shelagh Levangie


    Discipline: Anthropology

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  • Laura Levera


    Discipline: Spanish

    Laura received her Master of Arts in Spanish from Kansas State University where she also worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for four years (2003 - 2007). During her time there, she taught various levels of Spanish such as 101, 102, 201, 301 and 420 (Spanish Conversation). Laura was a member of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. In her home country, Paraguay Laura worked as an ESL teacher in Grades 1-5 at the American School of Asuncion and Colegio Internacional.

    Degrees
    M.A. in Spanish, Kansas State University, 2007
    B.A. in English, Universidad Nacional de Asunción - Instituto Superior de Lenguas 2002

    Other Professional Activity
    Freelance Translator Eng > Span
    Associate Member of STIBC, 2011


  • Dr. John Marasigan


    Discipline: Psychology

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  • Dr. Bruce Martin


    Discipline: Geography, Theology
     
    Dr. Bruce Martin teaches geography online at Corpus Christi College, Crandall University, Tyndale University College, and Briercrest College. He has also taught theology at Acadia University, Carey Theological College, Tyndale Seminary, and Taylor University College.

    Bruce appreciates the constructive dialogue that can exist between science and Christian faith. He continues to study at Cambridge University, U.K. (the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, St. Edmund's College). He also enjoys exploring the practical ethical imperatives that Christian faith can provide for how people live in relationship with the natural world.

    Originally from Vancouver and a graduate of UBC, Bruce now lives in Lethbridge, Alberta. Bruce has been active on and chaired School Councils at Catholic Central High, St. Francis Junior High, and St. Patrick's Fine Arts Elementary Schools.

    In his spare time, Bruce volunteers with the City of Lethbridge in affordable housing; he enjoys travelling, hiking, photography, and painting. He is still searching for the perfect dark chocolate.

    Degrees
    Ph.D. (University of Alberta)
    M.Div. (Acadia University)
    M.A. (University of British Columbia)
    B.A. (University of British Columbia)


  • Dr. Alicia Mazari-Andersen


    Discipline: Biology

    Dr. Mazari-Andersen has been teaching Biology for about 20 years in various institutions in the lower mainland, including UBC, Corpus Christi College, The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and BCIT. She is also a tutor for Thompson Rivers University-Open Learning.

    Degrees
    PhD, Botany, University of British Columbia
    MSc, Biology, University of Mexico
    BSc, Biology, University of Mexico

  • Dr. Germain McKenzie


    Discipline: Theology and Sociology


    Germain McKenzie is a Peruvian-Canadian theologian who earned a Ph.D. in Religion and Culture from the Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.). His academic interests focus on the intersection of Catholic theology and sociology in both a theoretical and applied manner. In regard to the former, he is currently studying the pre-conditions for a dialogue between theology and the social sciences that would respect the nature and method of each of those disciplines. As per the latter, Dr. McKenzie is studying new evangelization initiatives in Canada through the use of quantitative and qualitative sociological approaches, in the light of secular and post-secular studies.

    Dr. McKenzie is also interested on issues related to moral theology, in particular those belonging to Catholic social ethics as applied to refugees and immigrants into Canada. He has been an activist for Catholic-inspired social change in Latin America and has served poor communities in the shanty towns of Lima, his city of birth, for more than 10 years.  In this connection he has published peer-reviewed articles on social ethics: “Medellin: 30 Years After” and “John Paul II’s Reconciliation Proposal for Latin America.”

    Dr. McKenzie is also interested in the social dynamics of religious minorities, having done studies on different Buddhist lineages in Peru, and also in Catholic revivalist groups. He is keen of exploring the origin, development and integration into the life of the Church of lay associations and ecclesial movements, as well as in the evolution of the theological understanding of the relationships between the charismatic and institutional dimension of the Church.

    He has worked at various Peruvian universities and has also taught at Niagara University, in Lewiston, New York. While conducting his doctoral studies, Dr. McKenzie was awarded by his alma mater with the Hubbard Dissertation Fellowship, and by the Canadian Consortium for the Study of Religion with the Travel Scholarship for Doctoral Students. He also worked as Research Assistant for the Hispanic Ministry Organizational Culture Project, carried out by the Institute for Public Research and Catholic Studies (Washington, D.C.)

    He currently lives in Surrey with his wife, Giuliana.

    Books
    Interpreting Charles Taylor’s Social Theory on Secularization and Religion: A Comparative Study. New York: Springer, 2016.
    Lay Associations and Ecclesial Movements. St. Catharines, ON: Office of Evangelization, 2010. (Edited).
    Contemporary Cultural Trends in Peru. Lima: Universidad Catolica Sedes Sapientiae, 2010.

    Entries in Edited Books
    “Buddhism in Peru,” in Handbook of Latin American Religions. New York: Springer (Forthcoming).

    Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles
    “Exploring Soto Zen in Peru,” Revista de Estudios de Religião, 16. 3 (2016): 174-196.
    “John Paul II’s View on Faith and Culture: What Does it Say to Us in Canada Today?” Fidelitas (Summer-Fall 2014): 38-55.
    “A Glance to the Medellin Document, After Thirty Years,” Revista VE 40 (May-August 1998): 45-71.
    “Doctrinal Insights of the Reconciliation Proposal of John Paul II for Latin America,” Revista VE 36 (January-April 1997): 65-90.

    Education
    • Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., USA – Ph.D. in Religion and Culture
    • Pontifical School of Theology of Lima, Peru – M.T.S. & M. Div. in Practical Theology (Distinction)
    • Pontifical School of Theology of Lima, Peru – B. Th.
    • Professional Societies
    • College Theological Society
    • Society of Catholic Social Scientists
    • Canadian Consortium for the Study of Religion


  • Johanna Osborne


    Discipline: Film Studies

    Johanna Osborne teaches Film Studies at Corpus Christi College. Her academic interests include representations of religious themes in contemporary film, cinema as a spiritual experience, and theology in film, particularly those stemming from a Catholic imagination.

    Following completion of her Master of Arts in Religion from Yale University in 2007 with a film and creative writing focus, she worked at Corpus Christi as campus minister leading a Video Divina group. She later began teaching Film Studies. She is passionate about teaching film in alternative and relevant ways.

    Degrees
    MAR Master of Arts in Religion (Yale University)
    BA Religion, Literature and the Arts (University of British Columbia)


  • Dr. Jamie Paris


    Discipline: English

    Jamie Paris' dissertation was entitled "Mark this Show": On Dramatic Attention, Martyrdom, and Confessional Prayer in Christopher Marlowe’s and William Shakespeare’s Tragedies.

    Paris’ teaching interests include English composition and non-fiction, early modern drama, Children’s Literature, Canadian Literature, and First Nations Literature. Paris teaches hybrid, online, and in-person classes for the college. Paris also teaches in the Running Start program at VC and STA.

    Degrees
    PhD, English, University of British Columbia (2008-2015)
    M.A. English, University of Regina (2008-2010)
    B.A. (Double Major Honours, Student of Highest Distinction) English and Philosophy, University of Winnipeg (2000-2008)

    Select Publications
    (forthcoming) with Mike Borkent (UBC). “Asymmetric Digital Collaboration and Collective Authorship: On Digital Genres and Writing Processes for CanLit Guides.” Digital Studies/ Le champ numérique [Online]. Forthcoming. 21 Ms.pp., 2015
    “Flipped Marking and Plagiarism Avoidance in a Digital Age: Rethinking marking as a scholarly community development tool.” Digital Studies/ Le champ numérique [Online] (2014): n.pag. Web 13 July 2014. www.digitalstudies.org.
    “On the Function of Money, Spending, and Saving in Recent Canadian Children’s Texts Dealing with Poverty and Homelessness.” Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures 1.2 (2009): 203-17.
    “On Kipling’s Ambivalence with Respect to War in ‘Mary Postgate.’” The Kipling Journal 329 (2008): 42-59.

    Select Conference Presentations
    “The (Ir)Reversible Horizon of Death in King Lear.” The Shakespeare Association of America. Annual conference. Vancouver, BC. April 1st-4th, 2015.
    “‘Hell is Murky:’ On Visual Culture and Obscene Prayer in Shakespeare’s Macbeth.” Theatres of Conversion: Early Modern Cities, Courts, and Playhouses. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, Victoria University, University of Toronto. Toronto. October 24th-25th, 2014.
    “‘That Grieves me Most’: On Confession and Subversion in Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta.” The Shakespeare Association of America. Annual conference. St Louis. April 10th-12th, 2014.
    “Lest you be moved too much by my sad tale: Tragedy, Camp, and Female Martyrdom in Christopher Marlowe’s Dido, Queen of Carthage.” Canadian Society for Renaissance Studies/ La Société Canadienne d'études de la Renaissance. Annual conference. Brock University. May 24th-May 26th. 2014.
    “‘Try what confession can’: The Dramaturgical function of unhappy confessions in Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Macbeth.” The Shakespeare Association of America. Annual conference. Toronto. May 29th-31st, 2013.
    “‘Tell me, you Christians, what doth this portend’: On the Circulation of Religious Affects in Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English. University of Victoria. June 1st-4th, 2013.

    Select Awards
    UBC Four-Year Fellowship (2009-2012)
    UBC Faculty of Arts Graduate Award (2009)
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Government of Canada. (2007-2008)


  • Gabriel Pillay


    Dean of Student Services
    Director of Strategy


    Discipline: Education and Counselling Psychology

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  • Dr. Alain Prat


    Discipline: Physics

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  • Eve Preus

     
    Discipline: English

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  • Dr. Susan-Marie Price


    Discipline: Classical Studies

    Dr. Price is a Vancouver native and an alumna of UBC and of University College, University of London, UK. She is a field archaeologist with excavation experience in BC and Israel but has mainly focused on working in Greece. Dr. Price has worked for many seasons at such Greek sites as Ancient Kommos (Crete), Ancient Mytilene (Lesbos), Ancient Stymphalos (Northern Peleoponnese) and Ancient Sikyon (Northern Peleoponnese), doing everything from geophysical work, excavation and field supervision to training both English and Greek speaking archaeology students.

    Here at Corpus Christi, Dr. Price teaches Classical Studies, including Greek Civilization, Roman Civilization and Classical Mythology.

    Education
    PhD in Classical Archaeology (University College, Institute of Archaeology, University of London, UK; 1997)
    MA in Classical Archaeology (University College, University of London, UK; 1987)
    BA in Classical Studies and Anthropology (University of British Columbia; 1984)

    Publications
    IN PRINT: Williams, Hector, Gerald Schaus, Ben Gourley, Susan-Marie Cronkite Price, Kathleen D. Sherwood and Giannis Lolos. 'Excavations at Ancient Stymphalos, 1999-2002.'. Mouseion. 46 (2002): 135 - 187.

    IN PRINT: Bookidis, Nancy and Ronald Stroud. 'The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore, Topography and Architecture, Corinth XVIII, Part III'. 1999. Review of: The Sanctuary of Demeter and Kore, Topography and Architecture. . Corinth. Vol. XVIII, Part III. 1999. American Journal of Archaeology. 103 (1999): pp. 709 - 710.

    IN PRINT: Williams, Hector, Susan-Marie Cronkite Price, G.C. Schaus and Ben Gourley. 'Excavations at Ancient Stymphalos, 1997'. Echos du Monde Classique / Classical Views. 17 (1998): 261 - 319.

    IN PRINT: Williams, Hector, Susan-Marie Cronkite Price, G.C. Schaus, Ben Gourley and Holly Lutomsky. 'Excavations at Ancient Stymphalos, 1996'. 16 (1997): 23 - 73.

    IN PRINT: Williams, Hector, Susan-Marie Cronkite Price and G.C. Schaus. 'Excavations at Stymphalos, 1995'. Echos du Monde Classique / Classical Views. 15 (1996): 75 - 98.

    IN PRINT: Williams, Hector and Susan-Marie Cronkite Price. 'Excavations at Stymphalos, 1994'. 14 (1995): 1 - 22.


    Current Research Projects
    Ancient Stymphalos
    Description: Excavation results from work undertaken at Stymphalos in Arcadia, Greece. Currently working on the lower, urban area with the purpose of publishing the 1st c BCE / 1st c CE housing which looks to have been destroyed by an earthquake. This area is especially interesting because it is considered a 'backward' area of ancient Greece, however, it is clear from the archaeological remains that this area of Arcadia was actively interacting with the rest of the Greek / Roman world.

    Demeter Sanctuaries in Greece
    Description: Examination of the physical remains of Demeter sanctuaries, how to identify sites archaeologically, the functions and importance of the sites per area. Currently planning work with Hector Williams to start the publication of the excavation results of the Demeter sanctuary on the arcopolis of Mytilene, Lesbos, Greece.

    Sikyon and Arcadia, Excavations at Ancient Sikyon
    Description: Looking at the region of Arcadia -- the relationships among the various small and large poleis in the area, e.g. Corinth, Silkyon, Phlius, Alea, etc, expanding upon the work done at Stymphalos in an attempt to understand the place this polis held in Arcadia.

    Anamurium archival project
    Description: electronic archiving of excavation materials, including field notebooks, photographs, catalogued special finds, maps, plans, coins, seasonal reports and studies, from the Canadian archaeological examination of Ancient Anamur, Turkey. The goal is to make all the original excavation documents available online for study and comparanda. 
 

  • Aziz Rajwani


    Discipline: Business

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  • Dr. Colin Ruloff


    Discipline: Philosophy

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  • Chris Seppelt


    Discipline: Social Justice & Peace Studies

    Chris Seppelt has been an instructor at Corpus Christi College for 6 years. During his time here he developed the courses Social Justice and Peace Studies (SJPS) 110 and SJPS 240. Chris has been a faculty member of Archbishop Carney Secondary School for 20 years.

    Degrees
    M.A. in Religious Studies (Fordham Univerity, 1993)
    B. Ed. (University of British Columbia, 1991)
    B.A. in History and Political Science (Simon Fraser University, 1989)

    Awards
    Premier's Award in Teaching Excellence (2009)


  • Dr. Kelleen Wiseman


    Discipline: Economics

    Kelleen Wiseman teaches economics with Corpus Christi College and business economics and strategy with The University of British Columbia. Her teaching focuses on the presentation and application of business economic principles to assist in understanding real world consumer behaviour, global economic issues and firm strategies associated with the food and resource system. Her undergraduate courses at Corpus Christi College include Principles of Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Her graduate and upper year undergraduate courses with the Food and Resource Economics group at The University of British Columbia include Business Management in Agri‐Food Industries, Market Research and Analysis in Agri-Food Industries, and Financial and Marketing Management in Agri-Food Industries.

    Her research interests include the economics of food quality, role of regulation in supporting health communication to consumers, understanding consumer demand for processed food with healthy and safety attributes, food manufacturers’ response to consumer demand for healthier products, and the role of country identification and sourcing in consumer selection of processed food products. Her current research project is “Market Failure and Food Claims: An Assessment of the Prevalence and Usage of the Exaggerated Product Claim.”

    In addition, Kelleen has over fifteen years of business management experience in the food and agricultural business sector with firms such as Oracle Corporation, Santa Clara Retail Management Institute, BC Ministry of Agriculture and Land, Farm Credit Canada and the Canadian Farm Business Management Council.


  • Dr. Ghassem Zarbi


    Discipline: Business, Mathematics

    My Philosophy of teaching: I believe that education is the key for people open their ways. If one tries to be the best he/she can be, education will provide equal opportunities to achieve dreams.Throughout my career managing groups, managing projects, and teaching various courses have provided me the opportunities to make differences in many individual lives. I have been blessed by the power of education and feel to share with others what I have attained. I am a person who greatly enjoys interacting with students, and explaining scientific concepts. I have a reputation for being innovative, adaptable and hard-working. I have a great appreciation and sensitivity to cross-cultural issues, as I have successfully lived, studied and worked in very different cultures (England, Japan and North America). As a result, I am fluent in Japanese.

    Over the course of my career, I have held positions ranging from a Researcher to a Technical Adviser, to a Project Manager, to a General Manager, and Executive Manager. I have published more than 20 Journals, and articles.

    At Corpus Christi College/ St. Mark’s College I have been teaching courses for business, Managerial Economics, Introduction to Quantitative Decision, and Mathematics.

    My past teaching experience (Physics, Math, Fluid and CAD) with both undergraduate and graduate students has helped me to give instruction to the co-op students who often needed mathematical concepts for their problem-solving in engineering applications. I am very advanced in computer and utilizing all different kinds of software as tools in problem solving, research, and data analysing and reports.

    Sincerely yours,

    Zarbi, Ph.D., P.Eng.

    Degrees
    Ph.D. – Sophia University (Catholic International school in Japan)
    M.Phil. – Brunel West London University (UK)
    M.Sc. – City University of London (UK)
    B.Sc. – with recommendation from Westminster University of London (UK)

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