Philosophy & Religious Studies

Joseph Draper

Assistant Professor - Religious Studies

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PhD, Boston College, 2008

MA, Theology, St. Paul Seminary, 1994

BA, Ancient History and Classical Civilization, Gonzaga University, 1984


Prior to joining Regis College, Mr. Draper was a synthesis project consultant at Boston College, Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, where he guided master's students through the project of conceiving, writing, and defending their final thesis/synthesis projects. He was also an instructor in the distance learning program at St. John’s, Collegeville and the Diocese of St. Cloud, MN. Mr. Draper consults parishes in the midwest and northeast on religious education design for children, youth and adults and is faith formation director at Holy Cross and St. John the Evangelist Churches in South Portland, ME.


Joseph P. Draper and Daniella Zsupan-Jerome, The Body of Christ: The Church, High School Edition. (Dublin: Veritas Publishing, 2013).


Joseph Draper,"Wrath, Religion, and Reason: Evolving Consciousness in Homer, Sophocles, and Socrates" (paper presented at SAGP, Fordham University, Manhattan, New York, October 15-17, 2010).

Joseph Draper, "Perplexing Minds: Interpreting Corinthian Complexity through the Lens of Bernard Lonergan" (paper presented at CTA, University of Portland, Oregon, 2010).

Joseph Draper, "God and Evolving Consciousness" (paper presented at REA/APPRRE, Dallas, Texas, 2009).

Joseph Draper, "Toward a Self-Shepherding People: Evolving Faith Communities through the Lens of the Epistemological Theories of Bernard Lonergan and Robert Kegan" (paper presented at REA/APPRRE, Atlanta, Georgia, 2006).

Joseph Draper, "Rhetoric and Reality in Religious Education: Parishes and Dioceses in Dialogue" (research findings presented at REA/APPRRE, Toronto, Canada, 2005).


Lonergan Fellowship Award by the Lonergan Institute, Boston College, Spring 2010.

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