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Rev. Patrick Manning Appointed New Theology Department Chair

What's New, 2009-07-08

Walsh is proud to announce the appointment of Rev. Patrick Manning, Ph.D. as chair of the Theology Department effective July 1. Rev. Manning has most recently served as the vice president and institutional vice rector at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus since January 2004.

Father Manning served locally on the faculty at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisville in 1980 and in 1984 was named associate principal. In 1987 he was appointed associate principal at John F. Kennedy High School in Warren. He became pastor of University Parish Newman Center, Kent, in 1997 and pastor in Regina Coeli Parish, Alliance, in 1998. He completed his doctoral dissertation in 1998. Father Manning also served as an Advocate for the Diocesan Tribunal and as a member of the Priests' Council and the Diocesan Liturgical Commission.

Father Manning has been an Adjunct Professor at Walsh for years and also taught part-time at Hiram and Mount Union Colleges. For five years he was involved in full-time Campus Ministry at Kent State University.

He received his Ph.D. in Roman Catholic Systematic Theology from Duquesne University. He earned a M.Ed. in Religious Education from Boston College, an M.A. in Pastoral Theology from the Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana in Rome, and an S.T.B. in Theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas in Rome. He also holds a B.A. in English Literature from the Athenaeum in Cincinnati, Ohio.