Paul Wojda portrait

Paul Wojda

Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D. Notre Dame

Office
JRC 149
Phone
(651) 962-5385
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5385
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave/JRC153.
St. Paul MN 55105

Paul J. Wojda, Ph.D.

Biographical Information

Associate professor of theology in the University of St. Thomas since 1992, Dr. Wojda teaches in the area of moral theology, with a special interest in biomedical ethics.  Dr. Wojda is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he received a B.A. in Government and Political Theory in 1984.  He holds a Masters degree (cum laude) in religious studies from Yale University Divinity School (1987), and a doctorate in moral theology from the University of Notre Dame (1993).  His doctoral dissertation examined the relationship between moral authority and martyrdom in the Christian tradition.

 

In addition to his duties at St. Thomas, Dr. Wojda has served as Chair of former Archbishop Harry Flynn’s Biomedical Ethics Commission, and is a member of the board of directors of the Institute for Basic and Applied Research in Surgery, a non-profit foundation affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical School.  He has served as an ethics consultant to Catholic Health Initiatives, the country’s largest Catholic healthcare provider, as well as on the perinatal bioethics committee of Hennepin County Medical Center.  He also served as a member of the National Marrow Donor Center’s Institutional Review Board.

 

Over the past decade and a half, Dr. Wojda has led groups of St. Thomas students on various study-abroad trips, most notably to Ukraine (Janueary 2006), Rome (Spring 2010), and Poland (January 2012). In each case students explored the intersections between society, politics, and the Church, a longstanding interest of Dr. Wojda’s.

 

Dr. Wojda’s scholarly articles and reviews have appeared in the Encyclopedia of CatholicismPro Ecclesia, Word and World, The Annual for the Society of Christian Ethics, Theology Today, and elsewhere.

 

Dr. Wojda lives in St. Paul with his wife, Keely, and their five children, Clare, Paul, Matthew, Catherine, and Lucy.  He is a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church.

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - 14 Christian Theo Tradition - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 MHC 206

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

MHC 206

Course Registration Number:

41314 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paul J. Wojda

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 420 - 01 Theology & Biomedical Revol - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 328

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 328

Course Registration Number:

41547 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paul J. Wojda

This course examines the contributions of Christian faith to reflecting upon, understanding, and resolving issues and ethical questions raised by revolutionary developments in the life sciences, e.g. innovation birth technologies, genetic manipulation and control, human experimentation, the prolonging of life and allocation of scarce medical resources. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 420 - 02 Theology & Biomedical Revol - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 205

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 205

Course Registration Number:

42371 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paul J. Wojda

This course examines the contributions of Christian faith to reflecting upon, understanding, and resolving issues and ethical questions raised by revolutionary developments in the life sciences, e.g. innovation birth technologies, genetic manipulation and control, human experimentation, the prolonging of life and allocation of scarce medical resources. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course and PHIL 115

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J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 491U - A01 John Paul II in Poland - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10127 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paul J. Wojda

STUDY ABROAD: Poland

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Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 422 - 01 Christ Faith & Mgmt Profesn - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 JRC 246

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

JRC 246

Course Registration Number:

21748 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paul J. Wojda, Thomas D. Maines

What is a good manager and how does he or she contribute to the common good? This course pursues these questions within the Christian social tradition broadly understood through an exploration of the theological relationship between work as a vocation and leisure as contemplation. Within this theological context, the course examines the financial, organizational, technological, and cultural forces that managers and organizations encounter daily. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 437 - 01 Chrstn Faith & Hlth Care Prof. - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 329

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

SCB 329

Course Registration Number:

22632 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Paul J. Wojda

What is a good health care professional? This course pursues this question and possible answers to it, from a historical, moral, and theological point of view. Reading and discussion will be guided by a detailed investigation of the scientific/technological, economic, and cultural forces that are presently complicating our traditional understanding of health care. Emphasis throughout will be on the Christian tradition of moral inquiry as a resource for responding to this question. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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