8 Friars’ Teachers and/or Administrators Hold Advanced, Doctoral Degrees in Their Fields of Expertise
Fenwick’s academic doctors (from left): Drs. Lordan, King, Woerter, Porter, Quaid, Slajchert and Peddicord. (Dr. Kleinhans is not pictured.)
In addition to Fenwick President Fr. Richard Peddicord, O.P., who has a Ph.D. in Moral Theology from the University of Ottawa/St. Paul University, seven of his colleagues also have earned advanced, doctoral degrees:
Dr. Jonathan King
Ph.D. in Historical Theology, St. Louis University
Dr. David Kleinhans
Science Dept. Co-Chair
J.D. (Juris Doctor) in Intellectual Property, John Marshall Law School
Dr. Gerald Lordan, O.P.
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Boston College
Dr. Marissa Porter
Ph.D. in Classics, University of Texas – Austin
Dr. James Quaid
Director of Student Services & Enrollment Management/Social Studies Teacher
Ph.D., Educational leadership, Foundations and Counseling, Loyola University Chicago
Dr. Michael Slajchert
J.D., Loyola University Chicago
Dr./Fr. Dennis Woerter, O.P. ’86
Director of Campus Ministry & Chaplain
D.Min., Preaching in the Practice of Ministry, The Iliff School of Theology (Denver)
BS Computer Science Engineering
JD Intellectual Property Law
What did you do prior to becoming a teacher at Fenwick? DK: I love work. Prior to university, I was an ice cream scooper, bus boy, and owned a window washing business. After university, I worked in the software industry for 20 years. Ultimately, I founded a company with a close friend and we grew that business until we were acquired by Cognos, IBM’s software divisions. I worked at Cognos for 5 years post acquisition running an international business unit focused on financial performance and analytic software.
What are you currently reading for enjoyment? DK: I just joined a men’s book club with some friends that are also in my fantasy football league. We are reading The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis. Interesting already!
What interests do you pursue outside of the classroom? DK: I like anything outside and that involves new travel. I love to run, bike, hike, ski, and board in new and old locales. I am also a bit of a greenie and a handyman. This past summer I installed a new deck and solar panels. Fun!
To what teams and/or clubs did you belong as a student? DK: When I was young, I was on the soccer, wrestling and math teams. Our math team was 12 people. Quite a difference from the numbers Fenwick sees on the math team and on the WYSE and JETS teams. I love how engaged our students are in STEM. Continue reading “Faculty Focus: February 2017”