Valerie Lesniak, PhD
Valerie Lesniak, PhD served as a faculty member and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs over the course of 20 years at the Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry. She retired as faculty emerita in 2019. Valerie received her doctorate from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley (JSTB) in the interdisciplinary field of Spirituality. Before coming to SU she taught at JSTB, St. Paul Seminary University of St. Thomas, and Heythrop College, University of London in London, England. Valerie has written on a variety of expressions of contemporary spiritualities, spiritual direction, and mysticism.