Fr. Joseph Gile

I am a native of Wichita, attending Blessed Sacrament grade school, Kapaun-Mt. Carmel high school and Wichita State University before going to seminary at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio. After ordination, I taught high school religion at St. Mary's-Colgan high school in Pittsburg, KS before going back to school in Rome, where I attended the Pontifical Gregorian University, eventually earning the doctorate in sacred theology (S.T.D.) in 2004. I joined the faculty of Newman University in 2004 and have been working here ever since. I was also a pastor, twice, during this time, at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Goddard and St. Joseph's in Andale, KS. I currently serve as the dean of the school of Catholic Studies at Newman University.

Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy

Doctorate in Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) magna cum laude, 2004


Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy

1996 License in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) magna cum laude, 1996


Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio

Master of Divinity in Theology (M. Div.), 1988


Pontifical College Josephinum, Columbus, Ohio

Master of Arts in Theology (M. A.) summa cum laude, 1986


Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

Bachelor in General Studies (B.G.S.) cum laude, 1984

  • Theology of Revelation at the Second Vatican Council

  • The thought of Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman

  • “A Conversation Begins,” Book Review of Stephen H. Webb and Alonzo L.
  • Gaskill’s Catholic and Mormon: A Theological Conversation in Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Spring 2016, pp 166-170.
  • Dei Verbum: Theological Critiques From Within Vatican II, 1964—1965
  • A Retrieval and Analysis of the Unaccepted Theological Critiques Raised in Response to the Schema on Revelation during the Third and Fourth Periods of the Second Vatican Council, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome (June, 2004).
  • Moderator: Rev. William Henn, OFM Cap.; Readers: Rev. Jared Wicks, S.J.; Rev. Gerald O’ Collins, S.J. “Letting Limbo Go,” an article published in The Catholic Advance, February 1997.

  • Inducted into the Academy of Catholic Theology at the annual meeting from May 22-May 24, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

  • Ablah Student Mentor Award Winner, Newman University, Spring 2005.
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Dean of Catholic Studies, Interim Dean of Bsn, Assoc Professor
School of Catholic Studies
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