Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1979. (Ethics and Society)
Vanderbilt University, M.A., 1974.
University of Santa Clara, B.A., 1971.
Ramona Convent High School, Alhambra, CA.
Feminist, Womanist, or Mujerista Ethics
Fundamental Moral Theology
Gender and Sexual Ethics
“Testing the Spirits through Critical Fidelity in the Classroom,” in Teaching Sexuality and Religion in Higher Education: Embodied Learning, Trauma Sensitive Pedagogy, and Perspective Transformation, Darryl W. Stephens and Kate Ott, Editors. NY: Routledge, 2020: 169-182.
Sex on Earth as It Is in Heaven: A Christian Eschatology of Desire. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2017.
Sex and Gender: Christian Ethical Responses. Co-editor Mary Jo Iozzio. DC: Georgetown University Press, 2017.
Professional Sexual Ethics: A Holistic Ministry Approach. Co-editor Darryl W. Stephens. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013.
Moral Issues and Christian Responses. (Eighth Edition) Co-editor L. Shannon Jung. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2013.
God, Science, Sex, Gender: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Sexual Ethics. Co-editor Aana Maria Vigen with John Anderson. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2010.
Sexual Diversity and Catholicism: Toward the Development of Moral Theology. With Joseph A. Coray. Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2001.
Good Sex: Feminist Wisdom from the World’s Religions. Co-editors Mary E. Hunt and Radhika Balakrishna. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2001.
Heterosexism: An Ethical Challenge. Co-author Ralph F. Smith. New York, NY: SUNY Press, 1993.
Abortion and Catholicism: The American Debate. Co-editor Thomas A. Shannon. New York, NY: Crossroads, 1988.
Professional Activities and Affiliations
Elected, SCE Presidential Cabinet, 2017-2021.
Recipient, Ann O'Hara Graf Award, Women’s Consultation, Catholic Theological Society of America, 2015.
Co-editor, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, 26/2 (Fall/Winter) 2006 through 32/2 (Fall/Winter) 2012.
Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Religious Ethics, 1985-2015.