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About Deacon Tracy W. Jamison, Ph.D.
Tracy Jamison was raised in a Christian family as the son of an Evangelical minister in the Campbellite tradition. As an undergraduate he majored in Biblical and ancient near eastern studies at Cincinnati Christian University, where his parents had been educated. At this institution he met Joyce, and after graduation they entered the covenant of Christian marriage in 1988. Through the study of philosophy, and the writings of the Early Church Fathers, Tracy was received into the full communion of the Catholic Church in 1992. Under the influence of the theological writings of John Paul II, he began to study the collected works of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross, and entered formation as a Secular Carmelite of the Teresian Reform. In 1999, he completed the doctoral program in Philosophy at the University of Cincinnati, and in 2002, he made his definitive profession as a Secular Carmelite. In 2010, he was ordained as a Permanent Deacon of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and in 2011, he was hired by the Athenaeum of Ohio and Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West as an assistant professor of philosophy.