David Tamisiea, PhD
- Dean of School of Arts and Sciences
- Associate Professor of Theology
- Fellow in Catholic Studies
I am the Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Mary. My role as dean is to supervise the faculty and staff in our school, as well as oversee all the academic, co-curricular, and extracurricular programs we offer so as to best serve our students. I am also an Associate Professor in Theology, with expertise in ecclesiology and moral theology. When I am not in the office, I love spending time with my family, reading books, watching sports, and engaging in fitness activities.
Why I’m At Mary
I am at the University of Mary because I believe in our Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine identity and mission. I love the campus culture and the presence of the Benedictine spirit and values found here, especially the spirit of humble service to others. I am very grateful for the people I work with and the students we serve. It's a wonderful place to be!
Having served roughly half my career in law and business and half in academia, I bring to my position both practical, real-world experience, and a clear understanding of the vision and principles of a Catholic university. I am an experienced administrator and a trained theologian, with special expertise in ecclesiology and moral theology.
Tamisiea, David. (2018). “In the World, Not of the World, But Still for the World: The Christian Lay Faithful’s Secular Character,” The Catholic Social Science Review 23: 93–112.
Tamisiea, David. (2016). “Vatican II, St. Thomas Aquinas, and the Sensus Fidelium,” in Wisdom and the Renewal of Catholic Theology: Essays in Honor of Matthew L. Lamb, ed. Roger Nutt and Thomas Harmon. Pickwick Publications, 175-204.
Tamisiea, David. (2011). “St. Thomas Aquinas on the One Esse of Christ,” Angelicum 88: 383-402.
2016 — “In the World, Not of the World, But Still for the World: The Christian Laity’s Secular Character,” Society of Catholic Social Scientists at Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI.
2015 — “Vatican II, St. Thomas Aquinas, and the Sensus Fidelium,” Society of Catholic Social Scientists at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH.
2012 — “A Thomistic Appraisal of the Phoenix Abortion Case in Light of Veritatis Splendor and Evangelium Vitae,” Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Annual Conference, Ethics and Morals Session Washington, D.C.
PhD (Theology): Ave Maria University, 2016
JD: University of Texas Law School, 1994
BA: University of Notre Dame, 1987