Program Director

Kyle David Bennett, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Kyle David Bennett is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Caldwell University in New Jersey and Program Director of The Spirituality and Leadership Institute.

Kyle studied philosophy at Geneva College and did his Ph.D. at Fuller Seminary with Richard J. Mouw & James K. A. Smith (Calvin College) where he wrote his dissertation on fasting. His background is in existentialism and phenomenology with an eye to society and culture, but he’s particularly interested in citizenship and how spiritual disciplines bear on leadership and civic practices in our pluralistic North American democratic society. He’s taught theology, philosophy, and ethics at Azusa Pacific University, Providence Christian College, and The Kings College. He also had a stint as the Reviews Editor at Comment Magazine.

Pens with nibs, #2 pencils, cloth-covered classics, moleskin notebooks, wing tip shoes, leather bags, oxford shirts, antiquated furniture, muddy coffee, and kind people lure him. You can find Kyle on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey with his wife, Andrea, and their three kids, Elliott, Miles, and Calvin. You can find out more about Kyle here.


Christopher Cimorelli, Assistant professor of theologyChristopher Cimorelli is assistant professor of theology at Caldwell University in Caldwell, NJ, where he is faculty assistant to the Spirituality and Leadership Institute and part of the RCIA-ministry program. He received his PhD from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, researching the life and through of John Henry Newman and the role of historical studies in the development of Christian traditions. He has published articles in several journals, as well as academic monograph entitled John Henry Newman’s Theology of History (Louvain: Peeters Press). He is also a contributing co-editor to a recently published volume on Edward Schillebeeckx and public theology, Salvation in the World (London: Bloomsbury Press).