Among the schools at which I have taught are Loyola Marymount University, Emory University, Dominican University, Lake Superior State University, and the University of St. Francis. Institutions
at which I have held trainings include Cal State Los Angeles, Loyola University of Chicago, and Illinois Institute of Technology. I have presented work at conferences at Princeton University, Yale
University, Tufts University, Emory University, University of Tokyo, and University of Iowa. Other conferences include the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Biblical Literature, the North
American Patristics Society, Oxford Patristics, the International Conference on the Ancient Novel, and the St.-Serge Semaine Liturgique.
My boots have been solidly on the ground. During the pandemic, I staffed in-person instruction for 35 hours per week in the Crenshaw/Baldwin Village area. For two years, I served full-time
with AmeriCorps and the American Red Cross, working mostly on Chicago's South Side. In addition, I taught citizenship and ESL classes as a Project SHINE volunteer at Boat People, S.O.S., for several
years in Atlanta. One summer, I went with the Presbyterians to the Oaxacan rainforest on an environmental mission trip and ended up being the first visiting member to preach in their village church.
In high school, I docented at a nature center and did environmental repair projects.