I am a Jesuit priest, a member of the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus. Born in Philadelphia in 1928, my early schooling was at St. Joseph's Prep in that city.
Entering the Jesuits in 1946, I completed collegiate studies with an AB and MA in Classics at St. Louis University in 1953. After 3 years teaching Philosophy at the University of Scranton I did theological studies at the University of Innsbruck and Woodstock College, where I was ordained to the Catholic priesthood in 1959.
After completing doctoral studies (1961-63) at the Gregorian University in Rome, I was assigned to teach Sacramental Theology to Jesuit Scholastics at Woodstock. I continued in that assignment until 1972, when I took a sabbatical to do an internship at Management Design Incorporated (MDI; name later changed to Management Design Institute. I have remained as a consultant-process facilitator with MDI since 1972. Our mission is to provide process assistance to any body of people engaged in a common enterprise, helping them with participatory processes for focusing their mission and use their human resources in the best collaborative manner to achieve it. Over the years I have contributed articles on church and organizational matters to America, Human Development, National Jesuit News, The Way, and Church Personnel Issues.