Administrators & Staff
Robert J. Matava, Dean of the Graduate School, Associate Professor of Theology
Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, Scotland
M.A., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Dominican House of Studies (Washington, DC)
B.A., Mount St. Mary’s University
Dr. Matava’s work lies at the juncture of Christian doctrine, philosophical theology, and moral theory. He is the author of Divine Causality and Human Free Choice: Domingo Báñez, Physical Premotion and the Controversy de Auxiliis Revisited(Brill, 2016). He was the Liddon Fellow in Theology at Keble College, University of Oxford, and a fellow of the Center for Medieval Philosophy at Georgetown University. He received the Founder’s Award from the Society for Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy in 2009. Dr. Matava has published essays in Studies in Christian Ethics and Cuadernos de pensamiento Español. He has delivered scholarly papers at Oxford, Aberdeen, St. Andrews, Navarre, and Notre Dame.
Joseph M. Arias, Associate Professor of Theology, Dean of Students
S.T.D., The Catholic University of America
S.T.L., S.T.B., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Dominican House of Studies
J.C.L., The Catholic University of America
M.A., Christendom College
B.A., Loyola Marymount University
Dr. Arias is the faculty advisor for students concentrating in moral theology. He has presented scholarly papers at meetings of The Research Center for Biblical Thomism at Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland, the Thomas Instituut te Utrecht, Netherlands, the Mariological Society of America, the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, and the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, among others. Dr. Arias has published articles in the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, The Linacre Quarterly: The Journal of the Catholic Medical Association, Marian Studies, Homiletic & Pastoral Review, and Crisis Magazine.