Faculty and Staff

Arielle Harms, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology and Catechetics


As an Assistant Professor of Theology and Catechetics, Dr. Harms specializes in moral and sacramental theology, especially in the thought of St.Thomas Aquinas.  Her published work on virtue, natural law, and the sacraments has appeared in New Blackfriars, Angelicum, Heythrop Journal and others. In addition to teaching theology at the undergraduate and graduate levels, Dr. Harms has over 15 years of experience in parish ministry and religious education, building programs, designing curricula, and forming catechists.


  • Ph.D. Theology (Moral Theology); Ave Maria University
  • M.A Theology; Ave Maria University
  • B.A. Theology; Ave Maria University


  • Pastoral Care and Ecclesial Life
  • Catechesis and the Mission of Evangelization
The Augustine Institute Graduate School is committed to the pursuit of wisdom in service of Catholic mission. All of our academic programs therefore seek, first, to allow students to make their own “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3), which are found in Christ and passed down in the Sacred Tradition of the Catholic Church. Second, our programs prepare students to hand these treasures on to others effectively through evangelization and catechesis.