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DENISE STARKEY is Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies and Chair of the department. She was the 2013 Benedictine Professor of General Education. Her academic interests include Feminist, Liberation and Political Theologies; Spirituality and Mystical Theology; Christian Ethics and Social Justice; Feminist Theory/Philosophy/Ethics; and Theology and Psychology. Denise received her Ph.D. in Constructive Theology (with highest honors) from Loyola University-Chicago. She received her master’s degree in Religious Studies (summa cum laude) and bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin. Her current scholarly research is focused on the practice and meaning of pilgrimage as a form of nomadic spirituality for survivors of violence.
Gary Boelhower is professor of theology and religious studies. He teaches courses in healthcare ethics, contemporary moral issues, death and dying, leadership and ethics, servant leadership, ministry and religions of the world. He has been involved in education for over 40 years as a high school teacher, college professor, chair of humanities, dean of lifelong learning, dean of graduate studies and vice president for academic affairs. He was co-founder and first executive director of the Center for Spirituality and Leadership at
Dr. Campbell is an Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the College. His academic interests include Gospel of Mark; Gospel of Luke; Acts of the Apostles; Letters of Paul, and Interpretive methods. During his sparetime, Dr. Campbell enjoys playing basketball, tennis, walking, reading, watching TV and politics.
Sister Mary Josephine is an Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the College of St. Scholastica. She teaches courses in Benedictine Tradition, Introduction to Spirituality, Spirituality for the 21st Century, and Women Mystics. She has directed a series of thirteen weekend spirituality conferences on various topics of concern in the church. In addition, she enjoys retreat work. During her spare time, Sister Mary Josephine enjoys candle making, gardening, walking, reading, and playing the organ.