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Faculty

All Catholic Biblical School faculty are Roman Catholics who are actively engaged in their faith and are in good standing in their parish communities. They all hold advanced theological degrees at the graduate level and have cultivated expertise in adult faith formation.

Dr. Thomas Casey

Teaches alumni/ae course offerings
S.T.L. (Theology) Saint Mary Seminary and University, Baltimore, MD
S.T.M (New Testament) Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY
Ph.D. (Biblical Studies / New Testament) Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 

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Ms. Alexis Chacchia

Teaches CBS 100, 200, 300 and 400
B.A. (History) Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT
M.R.E. (Youth and Young Adult Ministry) Fordham University, Bronx, NY
 
 

Dr. Joseph Coray

Teaches CBS 100 and 200
B.A. Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA (Sociology)
M.A. Saint Bernard’s  School of Theology and Ministry,  Rochester, NY (Theology)
D.Min. Graduate Theological Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK (Biblical Studies)

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Ms. Amy Ekeh

Teaches CBS 200 and 400
B.A. (Theology) University of Dallas, Irving, TX
M.A. (Theology) Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Website: http://www.amyekeh.com/

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Ms. Barbara Jean Daly Horell, Archdiocesan Director of Catholic Biblical School

Teaches CBS 100, 200, 300 and 400
A.B. Honors (Religious Studies) Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA
M.T.S. (Biblical Studies) Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Post-masters Certificate (Spirituality) Boston College, Newton, MA

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Ms. Joan Kennedy

Teaches CBS 400
B.A. (Biology) Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA
M.S. (Developmental Psychobiology) University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
M.T.S. (Theology) Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

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Ms. Judith Kostelni

Teaches CBS 300 and 400
B.B.A. (Accounting) University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
M.P.H. (Health Policy and Management) Columbia University, New York, NY
M.A. (Education) University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
M.T.S. (Biblical Studies) Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

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Msgr. Frank Matera

Teaches CBS 200
Ph.D. (New Testament) Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY

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Fr. Jeremiah N. Murasso

Teaches CBS 300 and 400
B.A. (Philosophy) St. Bonaventure University, Allegheny, NY
M.A. (Philosophy), M.A. (Dogmatic Theology) The Gregorian University, Rome
M.A. (Education, Applied Psychology) Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
C.A.S. (School Administration and School Psychology) Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
Ph.D. (Pastoral Psychology) The Gregorian University, Rome
Ed.D. (Education)—The Graduate Theological Foundation, Mishawaka, IN
Psy.D. (Psychology)—The Graduate Theological Foundation, Mishawaka, IN

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Deacon Dr. Robert Pallotti

Teaches CBS 200
B.A. University of Hartford, Hartford, CT
M.A. (Religious Studies) Saint Joseph College, West Hartford, CT
D.Min. Graduate Theological Foundation, Mishawaka, IN

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Ms. Melissa Pucci

Teaches CBS 100
B.A. (Literature and Religious Studies) Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
M.A.R. (Religious Studies) Yale University, Divinity School, New Haven, CT

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Ms. Linda Ward

Teaches CBS 100
B.A. Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY (Education and Psychology)
M.S. Adelphi University, Garden City, NY (Special Education)
Professional Diploma Fordham University (Educational Administration)
M.A. Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, NY (Theology)

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Faculty Portal

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For more information, please contact:

BJ Daly Horell
Archdiocesan Director of the Catholic Biblical School
860-242-5573 ext. 2679
Catholic.Biblical.School@aohct.org