Dr. Kathleen P. Borres of Pittsburgh, a member of the adjunct faculty at Saint Vincent Seminary since 2002, has been appointed to the regular faculty and in the fall semester will be teaching Biblical Christology and a Master of Arts Seminar in Sacred Scripture entitled “Suffering, Reconciliation, and Forgiveness.”
Dr. Borres earned her doctorate in theology from Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, in 2000. In her dissertation, Hope, Hermeneutics and the Christian Experience of Death: Illustrations from a History of Exegesis, she surveyed the homiletic, pastoral and pedagogical works of eleven pastors and theologians of different periods, cultures and denominations. She sought to learn what these authors of the Patristic, Medieval, Reformation and Post-reformation eras can contribute to our contemporary understanding of certain biblical texts, specifically, Luke 16:19-31, John 11:1-44 and 1 Cor. 3:10-15.In addition to this work, she has published sermon reviews and other biblical reflections in Lectionary Homiletics and Preaching Great Texts. She has also served her parish as a cantor, teacher, and Eucharistic minister and has taught at Duquesne University (1999-2004) and Mount Aloysius College (2001-2002).
Prior to moving to Pittsburgh for her doctoral work, Dr. Borres had earned a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, Ohio, in 1993; a master of Business Administration from Plymouth State College, Plymouth, New Hampshire, in 1987; and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Massachusetts, in 1980. Her work experience includes fifteen years in the computer and publishing industries, eleven of which were with Digital Equipment Corporation where she was involved in sales and marketing, writing, editing and publishing, and teaching.
Dr. Borres stated that she is pleased to have been invited to join the regular faculty and looks forward to serving Christ and the Church in this new capacity.