Faculty & Staff

Meet our nationally recognized faculty.

“The faculty has challenged, stretched, nourished, informed and developed my faith in a very personal way... They have been very interested in assisting my individual faith and ministerial journey.”
- Anna Marie Snyder, MTS ‘14

Neuhoff School of Ministry faculty includes a Catholic Press Association book award winner and faculty who have served in leadership of national groups serving the ministerial needs of the church in the United States (e.g. NCEA, AGPIM, NACARE, NALM). The academic expertise of our graduate faculty is deeply rooted in hands-on experience at parish, diocesan, and national levels. We're committed to placing our talents at the service of the Church.

Graduate and Undergraduate Faculty and Staff:

  Name About Contact
 Ted Whapham, Ph.D.

Theodore Whapham, Ph.D.

Dean, Director of Undergraduate Pastoral Ministry program and Associate Professor, Neuhoff School of Ministry

Ted Whapham holds a doctorate in historical and systematic theology along with a Master of Arts in Theology from The Catholic University of America. 

twhapham@udallas.edu 
Catherine Hall - 106 
972-721-4068
Raiche

Diana Dudoit Raiche, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Theology, Neuhoff School of Ministry

Diana Dudoit Raiche obtained a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America in Religious Education/Catechetics with a concentration in Liturgical Catechesis. She also holds an MA in Theology from The University of San Diego and a BS in Secondary Education from McNeese State University. 

ddraiche@udallas.edu 
Catherine Hall - 110
972-721-4081

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Gregory Cruess, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Historical Theology and Pastoral Ministry

Greg Cruess holds a Ph.D. in the History of Christianity from the University of Notre Dame. He previously earned his Master of Theologial Studies from Boston College and a Bachelors of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. 

gcruess@udallas.edu
Catherine Hall - 122
972-721-5239

Ramirez

Rev. Rafael M. Ramirez, S.S.D.

Cynthia and David Freeman Professor of Sacred Scripture and Affiliate Assistant Professor of Theology, Neuhoff School of Ministry
Fr. Ramirez obtained his doctorate in Biblical Sciences, along with a licentiate in Biblical Sciences from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, Italy. He also received an S.T.B. at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum.    frramirez@udallas.edu 
Catherine Hall - 113
972-721-4061
 Jodi  

Jodi Hunt, Ph.D.

Affiliate Assistant Professor of Theology, Neuhoff School of Ministry

Jodi Hunt holds a Ph.D. in religious education from Fordham University (Bronx/NYC), a Master's Degree in Theology from Oblate School of Theology (San Antonio, TX).  jhunt@udallas.edu 
Catherine Hall - 121
972-265-5835
Jewell

Marti Jewell, D.Min.

Regular Adjunct Professor of Theology, Neuhoff School of Ministry

Marti Jewell obtained a D.Min. from the MTS from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. and a master's in theological studies from St. Francis Seminary in Milwaukee, WI. mjewell@udallas.edu


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Daniel J. Luby, S.T.L., S.T.D.

Adjunct Professor of Theology, Neuhoff School of Ministry 

 Dan Luby obtained a S.T.D. and a S.T.L. in spiritual theology from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in the City (Angelicum) in Rome, Italy and a Master of Arts in Theology from the University of Dallas. danluby@udallas.edu 
Rev. Pat Madden

Rev. Pat Madden, Ph.D

Regular Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies, Neuhoff School of Ministry

Rev. Madden obtained his Ph.D. in biblical studies from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC; he also holds several master's degrees from across the globe.  

pmadden@dioshpt.org
Greco Institute - Diocese of Shreveport
800-256-1542

Elizabeth Madeo Elizabeth Madeo, M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Pastoral & Youth Ministry, Neuhoff School of Ministry

National speaker, writer and teacher, Elizabeth Madeo obtained her master's in theology from the University of Notre Dame. Since 2002, she has served as Director of Youth Ministries in Kearney, MO.  emadeo@udallas.edu
Bob McCarty Bob McCarty, D.Min. 

Adjunct Professor of Pastoral & Youth Ministry, Neuhoff School of Ministry

Bob McCarty holds a D.Min. from the Graduate Theological Foundation in IN, as well as, a Master of Arts in religious education from LaSalle University. He is currently a pastoral ministry consultant and trainer and has served in professional ministry since 1973, most recently as the executive director for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM). rjmccarty@udallas.edu
Veronica Alonzo

Veronica Alonzo, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor of Catholic School Leadership, Neuhoff School of Ministry

Veronica Alonzo has worked for 20 years in numerous Catholic schools. She is currently the Associate Superintendent for Operations for the Diocese of Dallas.  
Matthew Vereecke

Matt Vereecke, Ed.D.

Adjunct Professor of Catholic School Leadership, Neuhoff School of Ministry

Matthew Vereecke is the current Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Dallas. He has served as a teacher, principal and president of various schools.  
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Sheri Collier

Coordinator, Graduate Enrollment and Student Services, Neuhoff School of Ministry

  
scollier@udallas.edu
Catherine Hall - 109
972-265-5814 
debbie Debbie Sargo

Executive Assistant to the Dean, Neuhoff School of Ministry

 

dsargo@udallas.edu
Catherine Hall - 105
972-265-5809

Continuing Education Faculty and Staff: 

  NAME ABOUT CONTACT
Yolanda Cruz Sr. Yolanda Cruz, M.T.S.

Affiliate Instructor of Hispanic Ministry, Neuhoff School of Ministry 

Sister Yolanda is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur, the Delegate for Women Religious in the Diocese of Fort Worth and the Vocation Director for the Sisters of St. Mary in TX. She received her master's in theological studies from the University of Dallas in 2005.

ycruz@udallas.edu
Catherine Hall - 123
972-721-5193

Giuliano

Gene Giuliano, M.A.

Affiliate Instructor, Neuhoff School of Ministry

Gene Giuliano earned a Master of Arts in Sacred Theology from St. Thomas Seminary Graduate School in Denver, CO. In 2011, he was named the Cynthia and David Freeman Professor of Sacred Scripture.

giuliano@udallas.edu
Catherine Hall - 223
972-721-5196

Mcgill

Jim McGill, M.A.

Janice Kay Peterson Professor of Applied Ministry, Neuhoff School of Ministry

Jim McGill earned a Master of Arts in Theology from St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, CA. In 2011, he was named the Janice Kay Peterson Professor of Applied Ministry. mcgill@udallas.edu 
Catherine Hall - 111
972-721-5393
Michele Meny

Michele Meny, M.T.S.

Director and Affiliate Instructor, Neuhoff School of Ministry  

Michele Meny earned a master's in theological studies from the University of Dallas, as well as, a certificate in Advanced Biblical Studies from its  Catholic Biblical School.

mmeny1@udallas.edu 
Catherine Hall - 128
972-265-5782
Septien

Pía Septien, M.T.S.


Coordinator of Spanish language programs and Affiliate Instructor, Neuhoff School of Ministry 

 

Pía Septien earned a master's in theological studies, as well as, a certificate in pastoral ministry from the University of Dallas.

mseptie@udallas.edu
Catherine Hall - 112
972-721-5187

 Melissa Hernandez

Melissa Hernandez Probus

Program Coordinator, Continuing Education, Neuhoff School of Ministry

 
mahernandez@udallas.edu
Catherine Hall - 101
972-721-4118


Dallas Ministry Conference Staff 

  NAME CONTACT
Oscar Carranza

Oscar Carranza

Director, University of Dallas Ministry Conference & Events, Neuhoff School of Ministry

carranza@udallas.edu 
Catherine Hall - 103
972-721-5105

Lauren Masty

Lauren Passalugo

Assistant Director, University of Dallas Ministry Conference & Events, Neuhoff School of Ministry

lmasty@udallas.edu
Catherine Hall - 102
972-721-4077
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Arleen Gil

Assistant to the UDMC Director, Neuhoff School of Ministry

alopez@udallas.edu
Catherine Hall - 104
972-265-5807

 

 

 

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