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Biography

Dr. Scheid's research interests are in the area of Christian social ethics.  In particular she is concerned with ethical issues surrounding human rights, conflict, and post-conflict reconciliation.  She explores Christian perspectives on war and peace-especially just war theory and just peacemaking theory-and studies how restorative justice has been enacted in truth and reconciliation commissions around the world

Education

Ph.D., Theology, Boston College, 2009
M.A., Theology, Catholic Theological Union, 2004
B.S.S.P., Theatre, Northwestern University, 1999

Courses, Scholarship & Presentations

  • UCOR 142      Theological Views of the Human Person
  • UCOR 182      Theological Ethics
  • THEO 261      Christian Social Ethics: Poverty, Race, Gender, Ecology, and Conflict
  • THEO 543      Catholic Social
  • THEO 694      Doctoral Seminar in Moral Theology (Resolving Conflict, Restoring Justice: Christian Perspectives on War, Peace, and Reconciliation

Scholarship

"Waging a Just Revolution: Just War Criteria in the Context of Oppression," Journal for the Society of Christian Ethics 32 (2012), forthcoming.

"An Authority over Globalization? Critical Considerations," Bulletin of Ecumenical Theology 24 (2012): 61-73;

"Interpersonal and Social Reconciliation: Finding Congruence in African Theological Anthropology," Horizons 39 (2012).

"Under the Palaver Tree: Community Ethics for Truth-Telling and  Reconciliation," Journal for the Society of Christian Ethics 31 (2011): 17-36.

Presentations

-Just Revolution and the Salience of Nonviolence amidst Armed Resistance, Catholic Theological Society of America, June 2012

-Critical Reflection: Lessons Learned from Teaching Racism and White Privilege in the Theology Classroom. Co-authored with Dr. Elisabeth T. Vasko, College Theology Society, June 2012

-Waging a Just Revolution: Just War Criteria in the Context of Oppression, Society of Christian Ethics, January, 2012

-Transforming Racial Conflict: Addressing White Denial through Restorative Justice, College Theology Society, June 2011

- Interpersonal and Social Reconciliation in African Theological Anthropology, Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, research presentation, Trent, Italy, July 2010

-Interpersonal and Social Reconciliation in Conflict and Conversation: Finding Congruence in African Models, College Theology Society, June, 2010

-Under the Palaver Tree: Community Ethics for Truth-Telling and Reconciliation, Society of Christian Ethics, January, 2010

-Reconciliation in Readiness of Mind: Including Reconciliation in Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello Just War Considerations, Catholic Theological Society of America, June, 2009

-Together in the Landscape of Oppression: Friendship, Conscience, and Conversion in the Novels of Andr- Brink,' Friendship: Quests for Community, Character and Truth, Baylor University, Institute for Faith and Culture, October, 2007.

-Our Tormented Souls: The Association of Affection, Habit and Hatred in Augustine, Justice and Mercy Will Kiss: The Vocation of Peacemaking in a World of Many Faiths, Marquette University, September, 2005.



Associate Professor McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts Department of Theology