Pray Tell contributor Timothy Gabrielli of Seton Hill University (Greensburg, PA) has been appointed the first holder of the endowed Gudorf Chair in Catholic Intellectual Traditions in the department of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton.
Gabrielli earned his BA from the University of Scranton, and his masters (2010) and Ph.D. (2014) in theology from the University of Dayton. His research interests are at the intersections of sacramental theology and U.S. Catholic history and culture. He has published two books with Liturgical Press: Confirmation: How a Sacrament of God’s Grace Became All about Us (2013) and One in Christ: Virgil Michel, Louis-Marie Chauvet and Mystical Body Theology (2017).
Upon his return to the University of Dayton, Gabrilli will teach at the undergrad, masters, and doctoral level. As holder of the Gudorf chair, he will have the charge to work collaboratively to advance the awareness and appreciation of Catholic doctrinal and theological traditions among all members of the University community. He will teach three courses per year, have generous support for research sabbaticals, a travel budget, and a graduate assistant. He will offer a yearly public address on a topic concerning Catholic doctrinal and theological traditions.