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Dr. Ronald Prowse

Concert Organist   

   Ronald Prowse studied under the direction of Pierre Toucheque, Gale Kramer, Ray Ferguson and Marilyn Mason, completing his Doctorate in Organ Performance at the University of Michigan in 1992.  After graduating, he continued the study of organ improvisation and composition with Naji Hakim at La Trinite in Paris, France.  In 2004 he was appointed Associate Professor and Director of Music at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan.  Dr. Prowse teaches organ both at Sacred Heart and as a member of the adjunct faculty at Wayne State University.

Dr. Elizabeth Salas

Ph.D. (Philosophy) Saint Louis University, 2006

B.A. (Philosophy and History) Houghton College, 1999


Dr. Salas is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Sacred Heart Major Seminary. Her principal research interests are personalism, the philosophical thought of John Paul II, mysticism, and ethics. She is currently researching the relationship between mystical psychology and phenomenology.


Representative publications include the following:


  • "Person and Gift According to Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II," American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 84 (2010): 99-124.
  • "Abduction and the Origin of

Prof. Dr. Ilaria L.E. Ramelli

Professor of Theology and

Bishop Kevin Britt Chair in Dogmatics – Christology


Office:  Room 268

Phone: 313-883-8547



Professor Ramelli earned two MAs (Classics with Specialization in Early Christianity and Philosophy with Specialization in History), a PhD (Classics and Early Christianity), and a post doctorate (Late Antiquity and Religion), as well as two Habilitation/Abilitazione to Full Professor (in History of Philosophy and in Ancient Greek) and in the last 17 years has been Young Researcher in Late Antiquity, Assistant in Roman History, in Ancient Historiography, Professor of

Fr. G. Pierre Ingram, CC

S.T.B., M.Div., M.A.(Th.), S.T.L., S.T.D.


College of Liberal Arts, Assistant Professor of Sacramental Theology. At SHMS 2012-


S.T.B., Saint Paul University, 1995; M.Div., Saint Augustine's Seminary of Toronto, 1995; M.A.(Th.), Saint Paul University, 1998; S.T.L., Saint Paul University, 1999; S.T.D., Saint Paul University, 2012.


Permanent commitment to the Companions of the Cross, 1995. Ordained to the priesthood, 1995.


Office Hours

Monday & Wednesday 1:30--3:30 pm

Or by appointment

Fr. John Vandenakker, CC

B.A., B.Th., M.Th., S.T.L., D.Th., Assistant Professor of Dogmatic Theology & Director of Graduate Pastoral Formation, B.A. (Philosophy) Carleton University, 1981; B.Th. St. Paul University, 1983; M.Th., 1985;S.T.L. St. Paul University, 1991; S.T.D., Gregorian University (Rome), 1993. At SHMS 2012-present.


Fr. John Vandenakker was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1985. Since then he has belonged to a new community of priests known as the Companions of the Cross ( Some of his previous assignments include:

Pastor of


Sacred Heart Major Seminary
2701 Chicago Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48206
(313) 883-8500