Christopher Collins

Christopher Collins, PhD

Theology Program Chair


Dr. Christopher Collins is Program Chair of Theology. He received his PhD in Theology from Ave Maria University, with a concentration in Moral Theology. He wrote his dissertation on St. Augustine’s understanding of virtue. He also has wider interest in patristics, systematic theology, and contemporary moral issues. From 2012-2014, he lived and worked at the University of Mary Rome Campus as the resident professor. In his current position as Program Chair, he has overseen the restructuring of the theology major to give students a systematic basis in the truths of theology and well-rounded exposure to its various disciplines. Collins is also the advisor for Collegians for Life, a Catholic Studies fellow, and frequently leads study abroad trips. 

About the Program

The Theology Program at the University of Mary seeks to form the hearts and minds of students according to the truths of the Catholic faith. Following our Benedictine tradition, students explore those truths in a way that dialogues with contemporary concerns and strives to understand the depths of our Christian tradition, rooted in Scripture. The faithful exploration of the Church's magisterium is integral to the University of Mary community and at the service of all our students, and results in well-rounded and knowledgeable majors prepared for pastoral or graduate work.