Donna Teevan, PhD

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PhD, Theology

Chair and Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies

Phone: 206-296-5334

Building/Room: Casey 230-09

Donna Teevan CV (PDF)


Dr. Donna Teevan is a systematic theologian specializing in Catholic theology who teaches courses in the University Core Curriculum and in the Theology and Religious Studies B.A. program. She received her BA and MA degrees from the University of Notre Dame and her PhD from the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto School of Theology. In recent years she has taught “Challenges to Christian Faith,” “Perspectives on Jesus,” and “Methods in Theology and Religious Studies.” In the past, she has taught courses such as “Women and Theology,” “Catholics in the U.S.,” “Medieval and Reformation Theology,” “Modern and Contemporary Theology,” and “Science and Theology.”

Her research interests are in the area of theological method, particularly in the work of Jesuit theologian and philosopher Bernard Lonergan, and more recently she has turned to related areas such as the relationship between the two disciplines of theology and religious studies in the context of Catholic universities and what the challenges and invitations of “a secular age” might be for Jesuit higher education. She is a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America, the College Theology Society, and the American Academy of Religion.

Select Publications: Lonergan, Hermeneutics, and Theological Method (Marquette University Press), "Bernard Lonergan on the Revolution in Catholic Theology" in You Say You Want a Revolution”? 1968-2018 in Theological Perspective, edited by Susie Babka, Elena Procario-Foley, and Sandra Yocum (Orbis Books), “Tradition and Innovation at Catholic Universities: Ideas from Bernard Lonergan” in Catholic Education: A Journal of Inquiry and Practice (now called The Journal of Catholic Education), “Challenges to the Role of Theological Anthropology in Feminist Theologies” in Theological Studies