2005 - Participated in interdisciplinary seminar for scholars at the University of Jordan in Amman, Jordan.
1995 - Teacher for the “Life of Paul Mediterranean Study Trip,” including lectures on ship and at archaeological sites in Cyprus, western and southern Turkey, Greece, and Italy.
1992/1993 - Director and onsite professor for St. John’s University’s Summer Graduate Program in Jerusalem.
1989 to present - Began teaching at Mount Mary College. Area of specialization: Biblical Studies.
1985 to 1989 - Excavated at three archaeological sites: Jericho, Khirbet ed-Deir in the Judean Desert, and the Temple Mount Southern Wall excavations in Jerusalem.
1985 to 1989 - Full-time teaching at Biblical Resources, the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies, and the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem. Primary subjects were Biblical Archaeology and Biblical Historical Geography. Led frequent study trips to the Galilee, the Judean and Negev Deserts, Jerusalem, the Sinai Desert, etc.
1984 - Co-administrator of St. John’s University’s Summer Graduate Program in Jerusalem.
1983 - Half year of graduate studies in the Holy Land.
Recently in the News
In mid-June, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel featured an article by Annysa Johnson entitled "Apps bring religion into the 21st century." Dr. Donald Rappé was photographed and quoted in the article. The article in turn was picked up by newspapers and online resources both nationally and internationally. Read the article.
January 2012 -- Dr. Rappé was interviewed by CBS News at the Vatican on New Years Day. He addressed the question of why it was important for Catholic leadership to speak out about the global need for peace. A portion of the interview was included in a feature that aired the same day on various CBS affiliate stations throughout the United States.
February 2010 -- Over 700 guests came to hear Dr. Donald Rappé and Ph.D. candidate Helga Kisler of the Theology Department present "The Dead Sea Scrolls 101: An Evening of Introduction."