Max Engel

Max Engel, PhD

The Catholic University of America

Director Secondary Education

Resident Assistant Professor

Raised in western Michigan, Max Engel graduated from Boston College with a BA in English Literature.  He then taught literature, writing, and theology in Catholic high schools for eight years, earning an MEd from the University of Notre Dame in that time.  He then earned an MA in Theology and a PhD in Religious Education/Catechetics from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. 

Currently, he teaches undergraduate theology as well as education courses to both graduate and undergraduate students.  His research interests focus on educational methods, pedagogy for theological instruction, religious education and catechesis, and Catholic school teacher preparation.

Dr. Engel currently lives in Omaha with his wife and four children.