“Students who come to Siena develop a love for the school, and they become devoted alumni. I think that's a great testimony to the quality of education that is offered here at Siena.”
Dr. Joseph Raab
Associate Professor of Religious Studies
Director of the Liberal Arts Program
- Ph.D., University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto
- S. T. L., Regis College, University of Toronto
- M.A., University of Dayton
- B. A., University of Dayton
Recent Awards and Achievements
- 2009-10 Winner of the Eileen Rice Award for Outstanding Teaching
- 2007 “Comrades for Peace: Thomas Merton, the Dalai Lama and the Preferential Option for Non-Violence” in The Merton Annual, Volume 19, pp. 256-267.
- 2007 “Flannery O'Connor's Art of Conversion,” in Theology Today Volume 63, pp. 442-449.
- 2005 “A Naked Emperor at the Rim of Chaos: The War on Terror and the Crisis of Language” in Across the Rim of Chaos: Thomas Merton's Prophetic Vision edited by Angus Stuart (The Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland) pp. 48-60.
- 2004 “Madhyamika and Dharmakaya: Some Notes on Thomas Merton's Epiphany at Polonnaruwa,” in The Merton Annual, Volume 17, pp 195-206
- 1999 “Encountering Others: Interpreting the Faith Development of Thomas Merton in Light of James Fowler's Stages of Faith” in The Journal of Religious Education, Volume 94, No. 2, pp. 140-154.
- 2004 “Uniting Divided Worlds in Christ: a Review of The World in My Bloodstream: Thomas Merton's Universal Embrace” edited by Angus Stuart in The Merton Seasonal, Volume 29, No. 4, pp. 32-35.
- 1997 review of Jacques Dupuis's “Who Do You Say I Am?: an Introduction to Christology ”in Toronto Journal of Theology (13:1 Spring, 1997).
- 1997 review of Catherine Cornille and Valeer Neckebrouck, eds. “A Universal Faith: Peoples, Cultures, Religions, and the Christ” in Toronto Journal of Theology (13:1 Spring 1997).
- 1995 review of Howard Solverson's “The Jesuit and the Dragon: A Canadian Life in the Eastern Himalayas” in The Catholic Register (July 15-22, 1995).
- Multiple Year Honoree in Who's Who Among America's Teachers Theta Alpha Kappa (National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology).
"The search for truth in ever-changing contexts never becomes passe and continues to drive human history. Sometimes the process leads us to reaffirm ancient truths and values and sometimes to challenge them. I hope simply to be a catalyst for students in their ongoing discovery of truth and value."