Dr. David Delio
Associate Professor of Theology; Chair of Theology
Ph.D., Systematic and Historical Theology, The Catholic University of America, Washington D. C., 2013
Dissertation: John Henry Newman's Areopagus: The Tamworth Reading Room as an Apology for
the "Christian Difference"
Advanced Certificate of Theology, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA, 2006
M.T.S. Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA, 2005
M.A. in Teaching, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, 2000
B.A. in Social Sciences, Trinity University, San Antonio TX, 1998
Academic and Professional Experience
David Peter Delio, Ph.D. serves as the S. E. Canizaro Associate Professor of Theology and as Chair of the Theology Department. Dr. Delio lead in designing and implementing a philosophy minor for the B.A. in Theology, an elementary track for Theology and Religious Education, and an online Master of Arts in Catholic Theology (MACT), which he envisioned as resource for working Christians. He is also the faculty advisor for the UHC Theology Club.
In 2016, Dr. Delio was elected to the National Newman Association Board. He completed his doctoral work at the Catholic University of America (CUA) under Fr. John T. Ford, CSC, and has been a Theology Lecturer and Teaching Fellow at Georgetown University and CUA.
Dr. Delio hopes that the UHC Theology Department will develop, through research, publications, and community service, a Theology of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Indeed, he and his colleagues are active in the New Orleans community giving workshops and lectures to local parishes, attending and presenting at various conferences, and doing a variety service projects, such as helping flood victims in Baton Rouge. Finally, Dr. Delio is a morning co-host on Catholic Community Radio, 'The Almighty' 690 AM!
Dr. Delio has written a book length study on Blessed Cardinal Newman titled, 'An aristocracy of exalted spirits': The Idea of the Church in Newman's Tamworth Reading Room, by Gracewing Publishers. He has two peer-reviewed publications which investigate Newman's Oxford University Sermons, a couple articles in the works and several book reviews in the Newman Studies Journal. He has also presented papers on Newman's understanding of faith and reason, ecclesiology, education and the imagination as well as Vatican II.
In the News
The UHC Theology Department is proud to announce the launch of the BA in Theology with a minor in Philosophy online, a new Elementary Concentration in Religious Education, and the launch of the online Master of Arts in Catholic Theology. Both the BA and the Master's degree are a hybrid of in-class and virtual learning, and hopes to reach Catholic and Christian Students, Professionals, and Ministers who want to deepen their faith through understanding the Word of God in the Church and Scriptures.
Dr. Delio is a Board Member of the Newman Association of America, a member of the Academy of Catholic Theology, AAUP, and soon to be member of CTSA.