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Dr. David Tamisiea
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences
University of Mary

David Tamisiea, PhD, JD, is the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Mary and an Associate Professor of Theology. Prior to his tenure as dean, Tamisiea served as the Administrative Chair of University-Wide Programs at Mary. Tamisiea’s chief areas of expertise in theology are in ecclesiology and moral theology, but he has a wide spectrum of other research interests, including the theology of revelation and development of doctrine; the relationship between faith and reason; Catholic social teaching; Catholic bioethics; and sacramental and liturgical theology. Tamisiea’s doctoral work focused on the baptismal priesthood of the Christian lay faithful and its relation to the Eucharist, and his master’s thesis examined the Catholic idea of a living tradition.

Prior to his graduate studies in theology, Tamisiea was a practicing attorney in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for over 10 years, specializing in civil litigation. He holds the degrees of BA from the University of Notre Dame, JD from the University of Texas at Austin, and MA and PhD in theology from Ave Maria University. Tamisiea has been married to his wife Seana for over 16 years, and together they have six wonderful children. Tamisiea is deeply committed to his Catholic faith, loves spending time with his family, is an avid learner, a voracious reader, and enjoys fitness activities and watching sports in his spare time.

Published Pieces

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Christopher Dawson, Culture, and the Spiritual Vacuum of the Modern West

Drs. Joseph Stuart and David Tamisiea discuss the ongoing impact of cultural historian Christopher Dawson, including his insights of the spiritual vacuum of the modern West.

Dr. Joseph T. Stuart
Dr. David Tamisiea
Oct 5, 2022
A forest path at daybreak

The Love of Learning and the Desire for God: A Path to Joy

What is truth, and how does it relate to God? Even more precisely, why do we call God Truth itself?

Dr. David Tamisiea
Sep 29, 2022
A train on the Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Scottish Highlands

Enchantment and Revival

Prof. Joseph Pearce and Dr. David Tamisiea discussed the role of literature in forming a Catholic imagination and the current state of Catholic literature.

Prof. Joseph Pearce
Dr. David Tamisiea
Sep 9, 2021