Fr. Joe Lackner

Fr. Joe Lackner, Ed.D.

Henry Hall 206N
Tel (808) 739-4683
3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816


Fr. Joe Lackner, Ed.D.Fr. Joe Lackner is a graduate of Purcell High School in Cincinnati. He entered the Society of Mary in 1959 immediately after high school. He taught for several years in Marianist high schools in Ohio and at the University of Dayton. He has worked as a staff person for the Worship Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, engaged in retreat ministry, been director of campus ministry at the University of Dayton, served as assistant provincial for the Province of Cincinnati, and has written for both academic and pastoral publications. Fr. Joe loves movies.


  • B.A., English, University of Dayton
  • B.S., Education, University of Dayton
  • A.M., Biblical Languages and Literature, St. Louis University
  • Ph. D, Historical Theology, St. Louis University
  • M.S., Counselor Education, University of Dayton
  • Ed.D., Private School Education, University of San Francisco


  • Fr. Joe teaches a variety of courses in literature, religion, theology, philosophy, psychology, ethics, and education.

Work Experience

  • University of Dayton Religious Studies Department
  • University of Dayton Counselor Education Department
  • Thomas More College Philosophy Department
  • University of Dayton, Thomas More College Director of Campus Ministry
  • Worship Office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Staff
  • Covington Catholic High School, Central Latin Purcell High School English, Religion, and History Teacher


  • 1969 "Anomie and Religious Life." Review for Religious, 28:628-636.
  • 1969 Science, Secularization, and God: Toward a Theology of the Future. Review for Religious, 28:689-690. [book review]
  • 1971 "New Testament Christology. " Scripture Bulletin, 3: 11. [book reviews]
  • 1972 "Jesus, divine men, and Mark's gospel." Theology Digest, 20:201-206. [abstract, book reviews]
  • 1977 "Bishop Ignatius F. Horstmann and the Americanization of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States." [doctoral dissertation]
  • 1978 "A Note on the Monsignor Joseph Schroeder Affair: The Origin of the Roman Cable." The Catholic Historical Review, 64:135-137.
  • 1987 "Two Italian Parishes in Cleveland." U.S. Catholic Historian, 6: 315-324
  • 1988 "St. Ann's Colored Church and School, Cincinnati, the Indian and Negro Collection for the United States, and Reverend Francis Xavier Weninger, S.J." U.S. Catholic Historian, 7:145 156.
  • 1988 "Respondent to the Presentation of Dr. Lawrence Hoffman on Behind the Liturgical Texts" United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio, October 25
  • 1989 "Bishop Ignatius Horstmann and the School Controversy of the 1890's." The Catholic Historical Review, 75:73-90.
  • 1990 "St. Ann's Colored Church, Cincinnati." Conference on African American Catholics, Athenaeum of Ohio, Cincinnati, October 6
  • 1993 "Dan A. Rudd, Editor of the American Catholic Tribune, From Bardstown to Cincinnati" Spring Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Society, Philadelphia, April 17
  • 1993 "Dan A. Rudd and the American Catholic Tribune, 'The Only Catholic Journal Owned and Published by Colored Men'" American Journalism Historians' Association, Salt Lake City, October 8
  • 1994 ''Dan A. Rudd, Editor of the American Catholic Tribune, From Bardstown to Cincinnati." The Catholic Historical Review, 80:258-281.
  • 1994 "Bishop Ignatius Horstmann, Spokesperson for German-American Catholics?" U.S. Catholic Historian, 12: 17 -40.
  • 1995 "The American Catholic Tribune and the Puzzle of its Finances." Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, 106:25-38.
  • 1995 "Contributions Toward A Portrait of St. Ann's Colored Church, Cincinnati: The Beginning Years, 1866 to 1870" Spring Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Society, Milwaukee, April 8
  • 1995 "The Educational Vision of William Joseph Chaminade." Vitae Scholasticae, 14:87-103.
  • 1996 "The Foundations of St. Ann's Parish, 1866-1870: The African-American Experience in Cincinnati." U.S. Catholic Historian, 14:13-36.
  • 1996 "Culture and Climate of Good Catholic Schools" Symposium on Research on the Effectiveness of Catholic Schools, Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, July 12-13
  • 1997 Father Leo Meyer's 13 Years at Nazareth. Dayton, OH: Marianist Press, 1997. [editor of the work]
  • 1997 "Components of Marianist Educational Culture ... . " [doctoral dissertation]
  • 1999 William Joseph Chaminade, His Apostolic Intent and His Engagement with Schools, Instruction, and Education, An Historical Portrait. Dayton, OH: North American Center for Marianist Studies
  • 2003 "Campus Ministry on Catholic Campuses," in Handbook of Research on Catholic Higher Education, ed. Thomas C. Hunt, Ellis A. Joseph, et al. Greenwich, CN: Information Age Publishing
  • 2005 "The American Catholic Tribune: No Other Like It," Spring Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association, Dayton, April 23.
  • 2007 "The American Catholic Tribune: No Other Like It." U.S. Catholic Historian 25: 1-24.
  • 2008 "Fragmentary Considerations Concerning Two Men and Two Trees" Fugitani Lecture Series, Chaminade University, December 6, 2008