Saint Vincent College is a welcoming environment, sharing the core values of the Benedictine tradition, especially hospitality, community, love, prayer and respect for the dignity of all.
Founded in 1846 by Boniface Wimmer, a monk from Bavaria, we are the first Benedictine college in the United States. Saint Vincent College has striven to embody the ideals and character of the 1,500-year-old heritage of Benedictine education. For 170 years, the monks of Saint Vincent have exemplified and carried on this living Benedictine tradition.
Got monks? We do, and we’re proud of it.
I spent 11 years as a Spanish teacher and school counselor at a high school in Camden County, New Jersey. While working there, I realized how my students' education and lives were impacted by many factors outside of the school. To learn to address these issues, I pursued Master’s degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University – Camden, respectively.
To continue my education and pursue a career in the areas I love most--criminology, teaching, and research—I completed a Ph.D. program in the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University-Newark where I focused on issues of school violence and mass shootings in the United States.
I consider myself incredibly lucky to have a profession in which I can help students, teach the subjects about which I am passionate, and work with faculty members who are committed to their students and share the same vision for the department. My favorite professional moments are those in which I can pique a student’s interest in a topic, book, or research, and I enjoy collaborating with students on my own research or their own ideas.