Pugliese, Marc

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

Phone: 610-858-5948

Email: marc.pugliese@saintleo.edu


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Contemporary Systematic Theology, Fordham University
  • Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.), Theology, Fordham University
  • Master of Theology (Th.M.), Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary
  • Master of Divinity (M.Div.), General Divinity Curriculum, Biblical Theological Seminary
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Summa cum laude, Philosophy, Psychology, and Religious Studies, University od Delaware


Dr. Pugliese was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. After attending college he went on for graduate work in theology and religion. Prior to joining Saint Leo University, Dr. Pugliese was the theology department chair at a Catholic Liberal Arts university in western Kentucky. In addition to teaching Saint Leo University M. A. Theology courses for deacon and lay ecclesial ministry formation in the Diocese of Richmond, Dr. Pugliese is engaged in adult religious education in the Greater Richmond and Virginia Peninsula areas. He currently resides with his wife, Laura, and two sons, Dominic and Gabriel, in Midlothian, Virginia.

Community Affiliation:

  • Member of the American Academy of Religion, Catholic Theology Society, College Theology Society, and the Society for Comparative Theology (professional societies)
  • Dedicated Dads with First Things First of Richmond (member, volunteer, leader)
  • St. Edward the Confessor Roman Catholic Church, Midlothian, Virginia (member, volunteer)

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Philosophical Theology, Metaphysics, Fundamental Theology, Doctrine of God and Trinity, Pauline Epistles, Economics & Ethics, Comparative Theology, Religious Pluralism, and Interreligious and Ecumenical Dialogue. Books: The One, the Many and the Trinity: Joseph A. Bracken and the Challenge of Process Metaphysics (The Catholic University of America Press, 2011) (monograph); Co-authored with Rohnn B. Sanderson, Beyond Naïveté: Ethics, Economics and Values (University Press of America, 2012); Co-edited with Gloria L. Schaab and contributed to, Seeking Common Ground: Evaluation and Critique of Joseph Bracken's Comprehensive Worldview (Marquette University Press, 2012).

Honors & Awards:

  • Cohort III Fellow in the Luce Foundation and American Academy of Religion Summer Seminar on Comparative Theology and Theologies of Religious Pluralism (2012–2013)
  • Alpha Sigma Pi Excellence in Teaching Award (2010)
  • Lilly Endowment Summer Research Grant (2008)
  • Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning Fellowship and Workshop for Pre-Tenure Religion Faculty at Colleges and Universities (2007–2008)
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit National Honor Society (2002)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1994)

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