Dr. LaCorte likes to see the interaction between culture and religion, institutions of governance and legal history, as well as explore the classical roots to our modern culture. He specializes in early and high medieval monastic culture and spirituality.
Fordham University, The Bronx, New York
The Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
University of Dallas, Irving, Texas
Early European Ideas
Medieval Britain, Renaissance and Reformation
Medieval Medicine and Medieval Women
Medieval Church History
Intellectual Church History, Carolingian and Cistercian Monasticism, Medieval Spirituality.
"Aelred as Abbot: Twelfth Century Cistercian Abbatial Renewal," to be published in a collection of articles edited by Marsha L. Dutton, (Turnholt, Belgium: Brill Publications, Forthcoming.)
2007 "The Expositio and Monastic Reform at Cîteaux." Introduction to Commentary on the Rule of Saint Benedict. Translated by David Barry, ed. E. Rozanne Elder (Kalamazoo, Michigan, Cistercian Publications, 2007.
Member of the novitiate formation team at New Melleray Abbey, Peosta, Iowa
Board of Directors, Cistercian Studies Quarterly