Associate Professor of Theology
Ph.D. Boston College
Office Location: JRC150
Dr. Senander has taught and written in the areas of theological ethics and systematic theology. Her current research interests are: corporate social responsibility, spirituality in the workplace, and professional ethics for ministry. This work integrates her study of Catholic social ethics at Boston College with her prior study of business at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
As a faculty member at Washington Theological Union, her research focused on the Catholic Church in public life. Her writing about religion and politics includes: Scandal: The Catholic Church and Public Life (Liturgical Press, 2012), “Catholic Identity, Faithful Citizenship and the Laity” in Catholic Identity and the Laity, “To Vote or Not to Vote: Stem Cells and Faithful Citizenship in the 2008 Election,” “Imagine That! The Catholic Moral Imagination and Political Responsibility,” and “Toward Catholic Common Ground at Election Time in the United States” in New Theology Review.
She has presented academic papers at meetings of the Catholic Theological Society of America, the European Society of Catholic Theology, the Society of Christian Ethics, the College Theology Society, and Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church. In addition, she presented an academic paper at the conference Redeeming Power: Overcoming Abuse in Church and Society.
She has participated in the Rome Seminar on Catholic Higher Education in a Global Context sponsored by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. She is the recipient of a Theological Scholars Grant and of a Wabash Center summer fellowship.
She served on the Women in Leadership Advisory Committee for the Association of Theological Schools and serves on the Board of Directors for the Ignatian Volunteer Corps. She is a research fellow for Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs.