Michael Carlin's headshot image.Michael Carlin, PhD

Michael Carlin received his PhD from the Catholic University of America in 2015, with concentrations in Historical Theology and Liturgy; he has been teaching for the University of Mary since 2016. Dr. Carlin has published in European and American journals, but is proudest of sharing his life with his wife and four daughters. 

Larry Fraher's headshot image.Larry Fraher, PhD

Larry Fraher holds a PhD in Art and Religion from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. His research focuses on the imagination and human formation in faith. He also holds a MA in Systematic Theology and a BA in Theological Studies, both from Saint John's University, Collegeville, MN. He has served in a variety of teaching and ministry roles in the Diocese of Phoenix since 1989. These include, Parish Coordinator of Youth Ministry, High School Theology Teacher, volleyball and track coach, Diocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, Instructor and Program Coordinator at Kino Institute, and Director of Faith Formation and Education at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Scottsdale. He is married and has 3 daughters. 

Jonathon Hofer's headshot image.Jonathon Hofer

Jonathon Hofer is from Rapid City, SD and is an alumnus of the University of Mary. He is the Program Coordinator of Mary College at ASU where he also teaches the Catholic Studies Tutorial course. Jonathon and his wife, Brittany, lived in Rome from 2016 to 2018 where Jonathon was the Rome Campus Student Life Coordinator and where their son, Elijah, was born. Jonathon enjoys traveling, fishing, skiing, dancing, and back-country backpacking. He is passionate about the integrative mission of Catholic Studies and looks forward to engaging and journeying with students, faculty, and staff in such an important endeavor.

Scott Lefor, PhL

Scott Lefor headshot image.Scott Lefor, PhL, was born and raised in Dickinson, ND and spent time as a seminarian for the Diocese of Bismarck. After receiving a Licentiate in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC in 2015, he spent several semesters studying theology at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas in Rome, and has additionally studied Health Care Ethics through the National Catholic Bioethics Center and political economy at the University of Arizona. Since 2017, he has taught theology and philosophy at Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Scottsdale, AZ.