Posted on March 27, 2018 09:56

Thank you to everyone in the Aquinas Community who labored and participated in the successful search for the following two professors, both of whom were recommended to the President by the Faculty Development Committee—Juliet Mousseau, R.S.C.J. (chair), Tom Bushlack, Ph.D., Gregory Heille, O.P. (Academic Dean), Colleen Mallon, O.P., and Carolyn Wright, D.Min.—and both of whom have accepted Fr. Seán Charles Martin’s offer to join the Regular Faculty effective July 1.


Sara A. Fairbanks, O.P., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Preaching and Evangelization

With a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the University of St. Michael's College, Toronto School of Theology, Sr. Sara serves as Vocation Director of the Adrian Dominican Sisters. She also has served as campus minister and associate professor of theology at Barry University, Miami - teaching systematics, pastoral, and homiletics courses and advising Doctor of Ministry students. Sr. Sara holds a B.A. in European History from Wilson College, an M.A. from Aquinas Institute of Theology, and a certificate in spiritual direction. 

In the fall term, Sr. Sara will teach the Topics in Preaching course on Preaching a Catholic Understanding of the Human Person. She also will teach Lay Liturgical Leadership, and she will join Gregory Heille, O.P., to teach Theology of Preaching to the 2018 cohort of Doctor of Ministry in Preaching students and to administer Aquinas Institute’s Lilly-funded Delaplane Initiative for Preaching Excellence.


Elizabeth Rain Kincaid, Ph.D.(c)
Assistant Professor of Moral Theology

This Holy Week, Ms. Kincaid will defend her Ph.D. dissertation in Moral Theology/Christian Ethics at the University of Notre Dame. Her dissertation is titled: “‘In a Prudent Way and Without Rashness:’ Reclaiming Francisco Suárez’ Theories of Legal Interpretation and Resistance.” She holds a BA from Rice University, a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, and an M.T.S. from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.

This fall term, Dr. Kincaid will teach courses in Catholic Social Teaching and the Use of Philosophy in Theology.

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