sola Dei gratia
My goal is to serve as a resource for those committed to the academic excellence of critical theological reflection in the service of the people of God within one, holy, catholic and apostolic church who are in "mission outposts" bringing new life to the world.
BA Philosophy and Comparative Literature (Beloit College)
Master of Religion (Wycliffe College, Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto)
ThD New Testament (Wycliffe College, Toronto School of Theology, University of Toronto)
1981-1986: Visiting lecturer at the Institute of Fundamental Theology, San Franciso de Borja (SJ) and the Centre for Pastoral Studies (Barcelona, Spain)
1987-present: Faculty of Theology, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, ON
Secretary of the Faculty of Theology
Director, Graduate Studies
Senator, Saint Paul University
Chair, Programmes Committee, Faculty of Theology
Member of the Board, Archaeological Institute of America - Ottawa society
For my thanks to Prof. Buisán (Philips Exeter Academy), please read Zev Singer's interview with me "The teacher who tamed the kid who wouldn't behave" on the occasion of my 2004 National Capital Educator's award. See also the In Memoriam page in his honour.
Prof. Wyatt (Beloit College) has had numerous students recall him. For an excellent presentation, please read James Wells, First in the family: "I am a first-generation college graduate, and on my father’s side of the family, the first to earn a high school diploma. My parents divorced when I was 11, and my mother raised five children on an income barely above the poverty threshold—a heroic achievement, but what I thought of as a normal life was not normative in the context of a highly selective private liberal arts college. ... And then I met John Wyatt..."
Great teachers are hard to find. When we find them, we need to treasure them, remember them, and imitate them.
"If we want to understand how much teachers are worth, we should remember how much we were formed by our own schooldays. Good teaching helps make productive and fully realized adults — a result that won’t show up in each semester’s test scores and statistics." ("What I learned at school" by Marie Myung-Ok Lee.)