Dr. Dohar received his B.A. at Kent State University in English and history before going on to the University of Notre Dame where he earned graduate degrees in theology and history. He began doctoral studies at the University of Toronto in 1981 and was awarded the Licentiate in Mediaeval Studies (M.S.L.) from the Pontifical Institute in 1984 and the Ph.D. in 1987. His interests include the history of pastoral care, medieval religious life, medieval law, and the papacy.