Tkacik, Michael

Title: Associate Professor

Department: Philosophy, Theology and Religion

Phone: 352-588-7297



  • Bachelor of Arts, Religion and Philosophy, Auburn University
  • Master of Arts, Theology, Providence College
  • Doctorate, Systematic Theology, Duquesne University


Michael J. Tkacik, Ph.D. is Secretary for Ministries for the Diocese of St. Petersburg and Associate Professor of Theology at Saint Leo University. In his work for the Diocese, Dr. Tkacik serves as a liaison between the Bishop and the Diocesan offices of: schools; communications; catechesis; evangelization and life-long faith formation; as well as life, marriage, family, youth, multi-cultural, and prison ministries; ecumenical and inter-religious affairs; and various other Diocesan apostolates. Dr. Tkacik’s teaching responsibilities at Saint Leo span a wide range of courses within the graduate, undergraduate, diocesan diaconal cohorts and online programs.

Dr. Tkacik has held a number of administrative positions, has served on numerous diocesan committees, and has been a regular presenter at the College Theology Society and at various parishes. He has also taught at Providence College in Rhode Island, and has served as a visiting lecturer at a number of Colleges/Universities.

Dr. Tkacik’s most recent books are Pneumatic Correctives: What is the Spirit Saying to the Church of the 21st Century, and Deacons: Ministers of Soul and Leaven.

Community Affiliation:

  • College Theology Society

Teaching & Professional Interests:

Dr. Tkacik’s primary teaching interests and areas of research are the sacramentology and ecclesiology of the Second Vatican Council, ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue, and the roles of the laity and deacons within the Catholic Church.

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