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Mary Elizabeth Moore

Dean of the School of Theology, Professor of Theology and Education, Co-Director of the Center for Practical Theology

Mary Elizabeth Moore is Dean of the School of Theology and Professor of Theology and Education, Boston University. Her passion is to journey with others to cultivate deeper faith, compassionate humanity, and a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. She feels privileged to work toward those ends with colleagues in Boston University and around the world, especially in the practices of knowing the Holy, building justice, resisting violence, and caring for the earth. Her books include: Teaching as a Sacramental Act; Ministering with the Earth; Covenant and Call; Teaching from the Heart; and The United Methodist Diaconate (co-authored); plus three edited volumes, Children, Youth, and Spirituality in a Troubling World; Practical Theology and Hermeneutics; and A Living Tradition: Critical Recovery of the Wesleyan Heritage. She has engaged in interreligious relationship-building in local, professional, and academic settings and is presently working on a project to develop interreligious approaches to practical theology.

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Honors

  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, University of Judaism, May 1993
  • Alumna/us of the Year, Claremont School of Theology, 1998
  • Mildred Hutchinson Award, Social Justice Award of the Methodist
  • Federation for Social Action, California-Pacific Conference, UMC, June 1999
  • California-Pacific Christian Education Award, shared with Allen J. Moore, June 1999
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, University of Judaism, May 1993
  • Alumna/us of the Year, Claremont School of Theology, 1998
  • Mildred Hutchinson Award, Social Justice Award of the Methodist Federation for Social Action, California-Pacific Conference, June 1999
  • California-Pacific Christian Education Award, shared with Allen J. Moore, June 1999

Positions

Dean, and Professor of Theology and Education, Boston University School of Theology, January 2009-present.

Professor of Religion and Education—Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and Director of Women in Theology and Ministry Program, 1999-2008.

Professor of Theology and Religious Education – Claremont School of Theology, 1987-1999
Associate Professor, Claremont School of Theology, 1984-1987
Assistant Professor, Claremont School of Theology, 1981-1984
Instructor, Claremont School of Theology, 1979-1981
Visiting Instructor, Claremont School of Theology, 1977-1979

Education Assistant with Youth, Trinity United Methodist Church, El Paso, TX, 1973-1975

Researcher and tutor: reading research and statistics tutoring, University of Texas at El Paso, 1969-1970

Visiting Lecturer: writing and teaching introductory course, Correspondence Div., Southern Methodist University, 1968-1969

Researcher, “Discrimination of Recency in Children,” 1968-1969

Instructor, introductory psychology courses, 1967-1968

Co-author, teacher’s manual for introductory psychology text—Sartain, North, Strange & Chapman (1967).

Visiting Professor

Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey

Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts

Vancouver School of Theology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Visiting Scholar

Kings College, London; University of Melbourne, Australia; Trinity College, New Zealand; Oxford University; University of Cambridge

Faculty Types
Faculty and Methodist Faculty