Assistant Professional Specialist
Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame (2011)
M.T.S. University of Notre Dame (2006)
B.A. University of Dayton (2004)
Research and Teaching Interests
Walatka serves as the Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies in the Department of Theology and specializes in Catholic systematic theology. His work engages the fields of Christology/Soteriology, Eschatology, and Christian (particularly Ignatian) spirituality from multiple vantage points, including those of 20th century Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar and various Latin American liberation theologians. He has strong interests in Jewish-Christian dialogue and serves on the administrative team of the Christian-Jewish Relations Consultation of the Catholic Theological Society of America. He also works in the field of pedagogy and pedagogical formation, both in his role as Assistant Chair for Graduate Studies and in his research.
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