Expanded Curriculum Vitae

 

PRESENTATIONS 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2016, November) Specific Discussion, Chapter 3 of 'Sport & the Spiritual Life: The Integration of Playing & Praying.' Presented as radio broadcast on "Blessed 2 Play with Ron Meyer" via EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network; National and Global radio frequencies (translated for Spanish speaking audiences).

Maranise, A.M.J. (2016, August) Towards a Transformational Theology of Deaf Sportspersons. Paper presented in plenary session at Global Congress for Sport & Christianity, York St. John University, York, UK.

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2016, August) Beyond Praying for Players: Navigating the Roles & Responsibilities of Sport Chaplains. Paper presented in seminar session at Global Congress for Sport & Christianity, York St. John University, York, UK.

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2016, August) Consecrated Competition: Sport as a 'Conduit' of New Evangelization. Paper presented in plenary session at Global Congress for Sport & Christianity, York St. John University, York, UK.

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2016, April) General Discussion of 'Sport & the Spiritual Life: The Integration of Playing & Praying.' Presented as radio broadcast on "Blessed 2 Play with Ron Meyer" via EWTN Global Catholic Radio Network; National and Global radio frequencies (translated for Spanish speaking audiences).

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2015, October) Superstition & Religious Ritual: An Examination of their Effects & Utilization in Sport. Paper presented at "The Spirit of Sports" Symposium on Faith and Culture, Baylor University - Institute for Faith & Learning, Waco, TX. 

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2015, March) The Intersections of Sport & Spirituality: A New Approach to Fitness. Presented as

radio broadcast on “Faith & Fitness with Dr. John Acquaviva” via the Radio Maria Network of stations; National and Global radio frequencies (translated for French, Italian, and Spanish-speaking audiences).

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2015, January) The Syncretic Relationship of Catholicism to Afro-Caribbean Religious Traditions

in New Orleans. Presented field-lecture to Chapman University (Orange, CA) honors students in their

course, Voodoo in Context; Julye Bidmead, Professor; New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2014, April) The Cultivation of Holistic Care for Athletes. Part of a panel

Presentation in graduate course, Religion & Sport in Global Society, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2014, April) Sport & the Spiritual Life: The Integration of Playing & Praying and Beyond I Am:

Meditations on the Gospel of St. John. New book(s) release and signing; presented at St. Paul Book & Gift Store, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2014, March) Book Discussion of ‘Sport & the Spiritual Life: The Integration of Playing &

Praying’ and ‘Beyond I Am: Meditations on the Gospel of St. John. Presented as radio broadcast on “Seize the Day with Dr. Mary McDonald” via CBS affiliate station, KWAM 990, Memphis, TN.

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2013, October) Sport & the Spiritual Life: The Integration of Playing & Praying. Presented as

Radio broadcast on “Catholic Sports Roundup” via EWTN affiliate station and the Catholic Community

Radio Network on WYPR 1380AM, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, & Houma, LA.

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2013, May) Surviving Childhood Cancer: How Situations in Life Can Lead to Positive

Transformation. Presented as radio broadcast on “Seize the Day with Dr. Mary McDonald” via CBS affiliate station, KWAM 990, Memphis, TN.

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2012, July) Superstition & Religious Ritual: An Examination of their Effects & Utilization in

Sport. Paper presented at International Convention on Science, Education, & Medicine in Sport, Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow, UK.

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2012, July) Spiritual Growth Opportunities Present in Sport. Paper presented at International

Convention on Science, Education, & Medicine in Sport, Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, Glasgow, UK.

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2012, June) Faith Filled Fragments: A Collection of Prayers & Meditations to Encourage the

Faithful. New book release and signing; presented at St. Paul Book & Gift Store, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2012, March) Superstition & Religious Ritual: An Examination of their Effects & Utilization

In Sport. Paper Presented at International Conference of Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Washington, D.C.

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2011, April) Superstition & Religious Ritual: An Examination of their Effects & Utilization

In Sport. Paper Presented at Hendrix College Conference for Religious Studies, Conway, Arkansas.

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2011, February) Psychology of Religion & Sport Psychology: A Divine Merger. Presented as

Lecture at Mid-South Psychology Conference, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2010, May) Christian Friendship. Presented as radio broadcast for “The Catholic Café” Radio

Show within the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2010, April) Experiencing Christian Friendship: Harmony with God, Self, and Others. Paper

Presented at Hendrix College Conference for Religious Studies, Conway, Arkansas.

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2009, July) The Problem of Evil. Presented as radio broadcast for “The Catholic Café” Radio

Show within the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Maranise, A.M.J. (2009, April) Spiritual Development in Athletics. Paper Presented at Hendrix College

Conference for Religious Studies, Conway, Arkansas.

               

Maranise, A.M.J. (2009, March) Christian Integrity Lecture Series. Presented three-part Lecture Series at

Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Memphis, Tennessee.

 

Interpersonal Skills

               

Displayed leadership, critical time-management, and multi-tasking skills as Dean of Mission, Ministry, &

Outreach at Bishop Byrne Middle & High School

               

Utilized interpersonal and dynamic behavioral motivation techniques as Sport Chaplain at both Christian Brothers

(basketball, football, & cheer) and Bishop Byrne (all sports) High Schools

 

Exhibited motivational and directional skills involving faculty and children ranging from ages 13-18 as

Campus Minister & Chaplain at Bishop Byrne Middle & High School

               

Demonstrated culturally-connective sensitivities and educational management abilities by designing and

Implementing Sport Spirituality & Psychology course at Bishop Byrne High School

 

Displayed educational leadership in classroom teaching involving children ranging from ages 13-18 during courses

Taught at Bishop Byrne Middle & High School (Theology, English, History, & Latin)

               

Displayed instructional techniques involving children ranging in ages 11-14 during volunteer Parish

Religious Education (P.R.E) courses at St. Louis and St. Brigid Catholic Churches

 

Displayed leadership abilities by directing and founding the Christian Brothers High School Faith

Development Program for Athletics

               

Displayed leadership abilities as a Graduate Assistant with Christian Brothers High School

Varsity Basketball team

 

Displayed versatility skills following rigorous schedule of prayer, work, and study within intensive program

Among Benedictine monks at St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, Alabama (2010, May)

 

Organizational Skills

               

Developed and updated Religion/Theology curriculum at Bishop Byrne Middle & High School

 

Developed and implemented School / Student Engagement Plan & Rubric at Bishop Byrne Middle & High School

               

Developed and implemented course in Sport Spirituality & Sport Psychology at Bishop Byrne High School

               

Developed and founded Christian Brothers High School Faith Development Program for Athletes

               

Developed fundraising skills in order to raise funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research

Hospital (Lyrics for Life Benefit Concert – 2009, January)

 

Developed organizational skills as Stage Manager and Theatrical Dramaturge for the Christian Brothers University

Theatre Department’s Production of Crimes of the Heart (2010, July – November)

 

Writing Skills

               

Staff Writer in creative marketing / social influence for 30A, LLC Family of Companies (www.30a.com)

                                Dolphins Play Along 30A (2012, December)

                                30A Charms Visitors & Locals Alike (2013, August)

                                The Best Bloody Marys on 30A (2014, August)

 

Serve as Founding Book Reviews Editor for The International Journal for Christianity & Sport; Appointed in

January 2015. (To be launched at Inaugural Global Congress for Sport & Christianity, August 2016).

 

Serve on Editorial Advisory Board for Inside Homeland Security, a journal of the American Board for Certification

in Homeland Security; Appointed in October 2013.

 

Serve as academic reviewer for papers submitted for publication to the international journal in Sports

Psychology, The Sport Psychologist (TSP); Appointed in October 2011.

 

Theological, Spiritual, and/or Psychological Research / Writing – Published Works

               

Towards a Transformational Theology of Deaf Sportspersons (2016, December)

 

Sacramentality & Sports: Towards an Understanding in Brief (2016, November)

 

Tattoos & the Transmission of Faith (2016, November)

 

Providence in the Plains (2016, November)

Beyond Praying for Players: Responsibilities of Sports Chaplains [Textbook, Chapter 11; in 'Sports Chaplaincy: Trends, Issues, & Debates', Eds. Watson, Parker, & White] (2016, June)

Welcomed as Christ: Immigration Through the Lens of Benedictine Hospitality (2016, May)

Encountering the Sacred Amidst the Profane (2016, April)

Scholarly Book Review, "Sports, Religion, & Disability," Eds: Watson & Parker (2016, April)

 

Worth Holding On To [Book] (2016, March)

 

Loss, Gain, & The Hurricane: A Retrospective Reflection on the Problem of Evil in Hurricane Katrina (2015, August)

 

Between Active & Contemplative: The Comingling of Sports & Christian Theology (2015, July)

               

A Message to the St. Jude Family: My Full-Circle Journey (2015, March)

 

Separating Traditional Islam from Radical Extremism (2015, January)

               

Slow Down. Loosen Up. (2015, January)

               

Our Miracle in Memphis (2015, December)

               

Scholarly Book Review, ‘Sport & Christianity,’ Eds: Watson & Parker (2014, December)

               

Scholarly Book Review, ‘Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out,’ by K. Clarke (2014, December)

 

Scholarly Book Review, ‘New Orleans Voodoo Handbook,’ by K. Filan (2014, November)

 

Immigration a moral, not political issue (2014, November)

 

Beyond the Surface: The Threats & Impacts of Cyber-Bullying (2014, November)

 

Interrogating Immigration: A Chaplain’s Insights (2014, October)

 

Memphian Transforms Mondays from Mundane to ‘Melodic’ (2014, September)

 

He visto la faz de Dios; Mi fe me ayudó a supercar la leukemia (2014, September)

 

Beyond I Am: Meditations on the Gospel of St. John [Book] (2014, February)

 

Sport Chaplains: Adding a Game Face to the Many Faces of Chaplaincy (2014, January)

               

Sport & the Spiritual Life: The Integration of Playing & Praying [Book] (2013, December)

 

Pro sports in decline: More trouble in the NFL (2013, November)

 

Life after Sports: Recent NFL Suicides are a cry for help (2013, September)

               

Overreaction in St. Louis: The Cardinals and Religious Liberty (2013, July)

               

Superstition & Religious Ritual: An Examination of their Effects & Utilization in Sport (2013, March)

               

Making Students Feel Loved is Genuine Hospitality (2012, May)

 

Faith-Filled Fragments [Book] (2012, January)

                               

Investigating the Syncretism of Catholicism & Voodoo in New Orleans (2012, January/February)

                               

A Stable Relationship (2011, December)

 

Faith Helped Survivor Find Happiness in Hard Struggle (2011, November)

 

What An Honor! (2011, October)

                               

Unlikely Instructors (2011, August)

 

Come, Sweet Spirit (Co-Author) (2011, June)

                               

Strength to Face the Suffering (2011, April)

                               

Service Beyond the Struggle: A Story of Cancer Survival (2011, April)

                               

Red Light (2011, March)

                               

Invitation to Imitation (2010, November)

                               

Love Like A Levee (2010, September)

                               

The ______ Word (2010, August)

                               

Recognizing Our Relationship (2010, July)

                               

Oil Will Not Overwhelm Us: Encouraging a Prayerful Response to the Gulf Oil Crisis (2010, July)

                               

Christocentric Friendships (2010, July)

                               

At the Water’s Edge (2010, June)

 

I’ve Seen the Face of God: My Faith Helped Me Survive Leukemia (2010, June & 2013, February)

                               

Love Beyond Loss (2010, April)

                               

God is Greater than the Game (2009, December)

                               

The Things We Take For Granted (2009, November)

                               

Practice Makes Perfect: Growing Spiritually Through Sports Participation (2009, July)

                               

Faith in the Face of the Hurricane (2009, June)

 

Creative-Literary Writings / Poetics – Published Works

                               

Marvelous Depths (2008, April)

                               

Decatur (2008, April)

                               

Vibrancy (2013, June) [Including original photography]

                               

No Rest for the Weary (2014, April)

 

Life in Purgatory: What It Means (For Me) to Miss New Orleans (2014, October)  

 

Research Skills

               

Specialization in study of Sport, Spirituality, & Religion

                                Applied Christian Theological principles to the vast interest in the sports world

               

Concentration / Competencies in study of Christian Friendship, Theodicy, & Sports & Athletic Behavior

                                Applied Theological principles to advance studies in Christian Friendship and meaning found therein 

                                Applied Theological principles to advance Theodicy regarding disasters, specifically Hurricane Katrina

                                Applied Christian Spirituality to emphasize importance of faith in facing struggles with childhood cancers

 

Applied Sports Psychology to advance understanding of religiously-linked behaviors in high school aged and collegiate athletes

 

Honors, Awards, & Certifications

 

Active Member: Knights of Columbus, Council 4312

               

Affiliate Member of Apostleship of the Sea of the United States

               

American Benedictine Academy (ABA), Monastic Research Member

               

Certified Consultant: American Board for Sport Psychology

 

Certified Master Chaplain (CMC) – American Board for Certification in Homeland Security

 

Certified Sports Lifestyle Counselor (CSLC) – International Sports Professionals Association (ISPA)

               

Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion – Certified by Catholic Diocese of Memphis, Tennessee

               

Oblate of the Order of St. Benedict, St. Bernard Abbey (Cullman, Alabama)

               

Performing Arts Scholarship: Stage Management & Theatrical Dramaturgy – Christian Brothers University

               

Professional Level Certificate in Catechesis – Certified by Catholic Diocese of Memphis, Tennessee

               

Professional Member: American Academy of Religion (AAR)

               

Recipient, Apostolic Blessing from His Holiness, Pope Francis

               

Recipient, Letter of Commendation from the Pontifical Council for the Laity’s “Church & Sport” Section

               

Recipient, Shelby County Mayoral Proclamation for Advancing Faith-Based Initiatives

 

Runner-Up, 2016 Monastic Essay Competition - American Benedictine Academy

               

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – Christian Brothers University Cancer Survival Scholarship

               

VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children – Certified by Catholic Diocese of Memphis, Tennessee