Faculty Profiles

Aquinas Institute's faculty are well-regarded scholars and distinguished theologians with notable publications and academic contributions. 

In and out of the classroom, the members of the faculty at Aquinas Institute are dedicated to assisting students in reaching their goals so that they can attain theological excellence and succeed in their future ministry to the Church.

Michael Anthony Abril, PhD

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

Nathan Chase, PhD

Assistant Professor of Liturgical and Sacramental Theology

Stewart Clem, PhD

Assistant Professor of Moral Theology

Sr. Sara Fairbanks, OP, PhD

Associate Professor of Theology and Preaching

Ann Garrido, DMin

Associate Professor of Homiletics

Fr. Jay Harrington, OP, PhD, STD

Professor of New Testament

Fr. Gregory Heille, OP, DMin

Professor of Preaching and Evangelization

Hsin-Hsin Huang, PhD

Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology

Fr. Michael Mascari, OP, PhD

Vice President and Academic Dean

Fr. Kevin Stephens, OP, SSD

Assistant Professor of Old Testament

Regent of Studies

Fr. Mark Wedig, OP, PhD


Carolyn Wright, DMin

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology

Director Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies - Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

Allied Faculty

Aquinas Institute of Theology