2009-2016 Duke University, PhD in Christian Theological Studies
2006-2008 Duke Divinity School, MTS in Theology & Ethics
2004-2006 Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza, Master of Science (MSc) in Agroecology
1996-2000 University of Virginia, BA in Religion & English
Fundamental Moral Theology
History of Theological Ethics
Blood in the Fields: Óscar Romero, Catholic Social Teaching, and Land Reform. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2020.
“‘A Shadowy Sort of Right’: The Ius Necesitatis and Catholic Moral Theology.” Journal of Moral Theology (forthcoming, 2021).
Natalie Carnes and Matthew Whelan. “Towards a Topography of the Visual.” International Journal of Systematic Theology (forthcoming, 2021).
“Agroecology, Biological Control, and Catholic Social Teaching.” Modern Theology (April 2021)
“The Business of War in Latin America.” In The Business of War: Theological-Ethical Reflections on the Military-Industrial Complex, edited by Justin Barringer, Jimmy McCarty, and Matthew Tapie. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books (forthcoming 2020).
“Agroecology and Natural Law.” Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 40, no. 1 Spring/Summer 2020).
“To Till and Keep It’: Catholic Social Doctrine and Agroecology.” Communio 46, no. 3-4 (Fall-Winter 2019).
‘You Possess the Land that Belongs to All Salvadorans’: Archbishop Óscar Romero and Ordinary Violence.” Modern Theology 35, no. 4 (2019).
“The Promise and Perils of Agriculture: An Agroecological Reading of Laudato Si’.” In Integral Ecology for a More Sustainable World: Dialogues with Laudato Si’, edited by Matthew Eaton, Dennis Patrick O’Hara, and Michael Ross. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2019.
“‘Jesus is Our Jubilee’: A Theological Reflection on the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace’s Toward a Better Distribution of Land: The Challenge of Agrarian Reform.” Journal of Moral Theology 6, no. 2 (2017).
Professional Activities and Affiliations
2020- Natural Law and Public Justice Working Group
2019- Global Ethics steering committee for Baylor’s Ethics Research Initiative
2016- Member of the Society of Christian Ethics
2016- Board Member, New Wine New Wineskins
2012- International Committee, World Hunger Relief Farm