Religious Studies Department
It is the hope and commitment of our Religious Studies Department that as a result of the courses we offer and the work, our students will understand:
- All people are created in the Image of God, and our students will come to know themselves as sinners who are intimately and unconditionally loved by God.
- The calling to know and love the person of Jesus Christ.
- The experience and grace of suffering, death, and resurrection.
- That love is ultimately shown in deeds.
Religious Studies Department – Faculty
Mr. Fisko has come to Brophy from the University of Oxford having just completed his Masters in Science and Religion Studies. He received his undergraduate degrees in theology and physics from Creighton University in 1995. In 1998, he received his Masters in Education through the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame and also earned his Masters in Theological Studies there in 2001. Mr. Fisko has seven years of teaching experience in Catholic education, teaching physics and theology, coaching soccer and stunt cheerleading, and moderating a variety of clubs. He currently teaches the senior Synthesis course, sophomore Scripture course, and the new Science and Religion Seminar as a senior elective. Mr. Fisko enjoys singing, composing, biking, running, painting, and spending time with his lovely wife, Lauren and with his relatives who live in the Phoenix area.
Classrom: Eller 210
Tel: 602-264-5291 x6405
Mr. Agliano grew up in Tampa, FL and attended Tampa Jesuit High School. He has earned a B.A. degree from Boston College in Theology and Jewish Studies and a M.A. degree from Vanderbilt University in Jewish Studies and Biblical Studies. Mr. Agliano teaches Scripture and is an assistant freshman football coach.
Classrom: Brophy 102
Tel: 602-264-5291 x6214
Assistant Principal for Ministry
Mrs. Baldwin grew up in Phoenix and attended Arizona State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in education. After graduating she volunteered one year with Holy Cross Associates in Colorado. Mrs. Baldwin graduated from The Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley with a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) in 2005. She then worked in Campus Ministry at the Newman Center at ASU. Mrs. Baldwin came to Brophy in 2006 teaching theology and working in campus ministry. In her current role as Assistant Principal for Ministry Mrs. Baldwin teaches Gospels in Action Contemplatives in Action and oversees the Office of Faith and Justice which facilitates all programs related to faith formation on campus: liturgies, retreats, service programs, community outreach, and our Summit on Human Dignity.
Office: Office of Faith and Justice, Student Activities Center
Tel: 602-264-5291 x6362
Mr. Broyles grew up in Phoenix. He attended Arizona State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s in Secondary Education. He and his wife lived and worked in Mexico and Central America for five years, and he currently coordinates Brophy’s El Salvador trip.
Tel: 602-264-5291 x6434
Mr. Donlan grew up in New York State and earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. After teaching high school for several years, he attended Yale University where he earned a Master’s degree in Religious Studies. In 2005, Mr. Donlan began a doctoral program at the University of Arizona in European History and he hopes to complete this program in the near future. Mr. Donlan enjoys running, basketball, and hiking.
Classroom: Eller 201
Tel. 602-264-5291 x403
Mr. Grindey has taught theology at the high school and college level for over 20 years. Having received a Masters of Arts degree in Systematic Theology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in theology/philosophy from Creighton University, Mr. Grindey has a vast experience & wisdom he brings to the classroom setting. He has taught Scripture, Ethics & Senior Synthesis at Brophy for five years & he is the offensive linemen coach for Varsity football. He enjoys participating in retreats, clubs and engaging the students in the Ignatian Spirituality. He is married and has three sons.
Classroom: Eller 214
Tel: 602-264-5291 x6418
Ms. McDonald received her BA in Political Philosophy from the University of Dallas in 2001 and her Masters of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame in 2008. She grew up in the Phoenix area and attended Xavier College Prep but recently moved back from Chicago where she was working in parish ministry directing a whole family catechetical program. Prior to attending Notre Dame she also spent a year on staff at Andre House of Arizona which serves the homeless in downtown Phoenix. Ms. McDonald currently teaches Freshman Scripture and Junior Ethics.
Classroom: Brophy 205
Tel: 602-264-5291 x6527
FR. HARRY OLIVIER, S.J.
Fr. Olivier, S.J., earned a Master of Arts degree from Gonzaga University and another Master of Arts degree from Santa Clara University. He has been at Brophy since 1987. Fr. Olivier, S.J., teaches Ignatian Spirituality. Fr. Olivier, S.J., assists with Loyola Project, is chaplain for the football team, and is Minister of the House for the Jesuit community.
Office: Student Activities Center
Tel: 602-264-5291 x6216
Mr. Shores received an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University in 2005 and a M.Ed in School Counseling from Northern Arizona University in 2010. He began teaching in the fall of 2000. In addition to teaching Mr. Shores has been involved with the Brophy golf team and the Office of Faith and Justice retreat programs.
Classroom: Brophy 101
Tel: 602-264-5291 x6485
DEACON JOE STICKNEY
Joseph Stickney graduated from Bellarmine College Prep in San Jose, CA and received a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Letters from Gonzaga University in Spokane WA. He has two Masters Degrees, one in Theology from Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA and another in Education from Arizona State University. Joe has been at Brophy since 1985.
Joe is married to Diana, who coordinates graduate theological studies for the University of San Francisco at the Kino Institute in Phoenix. They have four children. They are certified instructors in Natural Family Planning (Comprehensive Sympto-Thermal method). Joe has an amateur’s interest in astronomy.
Joe was ordained a Deacon of the Diocese of Phoenix in November, 2002.
Classroom: Brophy 206
Tel: 602-264-5291 x6354
MARC VALADAO, S.J.
Mr. Valadao is a Jesuit Scholastic assigned to do the Regency period of his formation at Brophy. A native of Northern California, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, a Master of Arts in International Relations from Syracuse University, and a Master of Arts in Philosophical Resources from Fordham University. He teaches scripture and philosophy.
Classroom: Eller 215
Tel: 602-264-5291 x6558