Elizabeth Johnson, CSJ

Distinguished Professor, Department of Theology, Fordham University

Elizabeth Johnson is the Distinguished Professor of Theology at Fordham University. Teacher, author, editor, and public lecturer in theology, Elizabeth Johnson's main areas of research focus on the mystery of God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit; the communion of saints including Mary; the dialogue with science and ecological ethics; the problem of suffering; and issues related to justice for women.

All of her books have been enthusiastically received by readers who appreciate the depth of her theological knowledge and her clear writing style.

Professor Johnson is a former president of both the Catholic Theological Society of America, the oldest and largest association of theologians in the world, and of the Ecumenical American Theological Society. She serves on the editoral boards of the journals Theological Studies, Horizons, Journal of College Theology Society, and Theoforum. Active in both graduate and undergraduate programs, she loves to teach. She received the Fordham University's Teaching Award in 1998.

In addition to her books, Professor Johnson has published numerous essays in scholarly journals, chapters in edited books, encyclopedia entries, book reviews, and articles in popular religious journals. Her work has been translated into (at last count) ten languages.

Deeply involved in the life of the Church, she is a religious sister of the Congregation of St. Joseph, Brentwood, New York. Dr. Johnson was the 1993 Saint Mary's College Madeleva Lecturer.