Faculty and Staff

Lucas Pollice, M.T.S.

Associate Professor of Theology and Catechetics


Professor Pollice is an associate professor of Theology and Catechetics and director of the MA in Leadership for the New Evangelization Degree Program.  He has over twenty years of extensive leadership, ministry, and teaching experience in the areas of catechetics and pastoral theology at both the parish and diocesan level.  Professor Pollice is also the senior director of Curriculum Development at the Augustine Institute. He has has overseen the development of several curriculum projects including Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained and the Signs of Grace sacramental preparation series. He  is currently working on the development of Word of Life, a K–8 curriculum series for Catholic schools and parishes, as well as other catechetical initiatives. He is also the author of Open Wide the Doors to Christ: Discovering Catholicism, a complete curriculum for RCIA and Adult Faith Formation.  

Professor Pollice was awarded the Benemerenti Medal by Pope Benedict XVI for outstanding service to the Church in 2011.


  • Master of Theological Studies, St. Mary’s College of Ave Maria University (2003), summa cum laude
  • BA Theology, Franciscan University of Steubenville (1996), summa cum laude


  • Pastoral Care and Ecclesial Life
  • Catechesis for the New Evangelization
  • Leadership Seminar and Practicum
Phone: (303) 937-4420
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.