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Dr. Huddleston's research straddles both historical and systematic theology. A specialist in British Catholic history, her research focuses on the thought of John Henry Newman and its reception history. Aside from the British Catholic tradition, Dr. Huddleston's interests are wide-ranging, including theological and philosophical understandings of aesthetics, the relationship between music and theology, the intersection of Christian doctrine with Christian mysticism, theological anthropology, and various philosophies of history. Her forthcoming book, Where the Light Leads: The Many Lives of John Henry Newman, will be published with Fortress Press.

Since 2017, Dr. Huddleston has been employed by the National Institute for Newman Studies in various positions. Currently, she is an Associate Editor of the Newman Studies Journal and is the Head of Research and Publications at NINS.


  • Ph.D., Theology, University of Dayton, 2019
  • M.A., Theological Studies, University of Dayton, 2013
  • B.Mus., Music Education, University of Georgia, 2007

  • UCOR 152, "Theological Ethics"

  • CATH 202, "I Believe: Principles of the Catholic Faith"Other Collegiate Teaching

  • "Beliefs in Dialogue (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam)" (REL 227) University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (2 sections)
  • "Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies," (REL 103) University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (7 sections)
  • "Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies" (REL 103 Honors' section) University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (2 sections)
  • "The Inner Journey in Myth, Bible, and Literature," (REL 377) University of Dayton, Dayton, OH (1 section)


  • Newman's Developing Faith: A Guide to the Study of John Henry Newman. Fortress Press (under contract).
  • The Tria Munera in John Henry Newman, Wilfrid Ward, and Fredrich von Hügel (tentative title). (In-Process)

Articles and Essays

  • "To Witness the Unseen: A Portrait of Sanctity according to John Henry Newman and Wilfrid Ward." Chapter 6 in "Heart Speaks to Heart": Saint John Henry Newman and the Call to Holiness, ed. Kevin J. O'Reilly (Leominster, UK: Gracewing. 2021).
  • "La signification du mystère pour l'unité des chrétiens selon les sermons de Newman." Etudes Newmaniennes 31 (2015): 227-238.


  • "Letter from a Lady of Paris to the Pope on the Constitution (21 October 1713)," trans. Elizabeth A. Huddleston, in From Port-Royal to Pistoia: A Jansenist Reader, ed. Shaun Blanchard and Richard T. Yoder (anticipated, 2023).

Select Book Reviews

  • Hans Boersma. Seeing God: The Beatific Vision in Christian Tradition (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2018). Nova et Vetera 19, no. 3 (Summer 2021): 987-91.
  • Catherine Marshall, Bernard Lightman, & Richard England, eds., The Metaphysical Society (1869-1880): Intellectual Life in Mid-Victorian England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019). Newman Studies Journal 17, no. 2 (Winter 2020): 113-16.
  • Filip Ivanovic. Desiring the Beautiful: The Erotic-Aesthetic Dimension of Deification in Dionysius the Areopagite and Maximus the Confessor (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2019). Journal of Moral Theology (Jan 2020): 239-240.
  • John Henry Newman's Theology of History: Historical Consciousness, Theological ‘Imaginaries', and the Development of Tradition. Studies in Philosophical Theology Series. (Leuven: Peeters Press, 2017). Horizons 46, no. 1 (2019): 145-46.
  • Anthony M. Maher. The Forgotten Jesuit of Catholic Modernism: George Tyrrell's Prophetic Theology (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2018). Newman Studies Journal 16, no. 1 (Summer 2019): 128-30.
  • The Personalism of John Henry Newman (Washington, DC: CUA Press, 2014). Nova et Vetera 17.2 (Spring 2019): 592-95.
  • Newman's Early Roman Catholic Legacy: 1845-1854 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017). Horizons 45, no. 2 (Nov. 2018): 501-502.
  • Catherine Marshall, Bernard Lightman, & Richard England, eds., The Papers of the Metaphysical Society (1869-1880): A Critical Edition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015). Newman Studies Journal 15, no. 1 (Summer 2018): 82-83.
  • The Prophetic Church: History and Doctrinal Development in John Henry Newman and Yves Congar. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Newman Studies Journal 14, no. 1 (Spring 2017):
  • Frederick D. Aquino and Benjamin J. King, eds., Receptions of Newman (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2015). Newman Studies Journal 13, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 77-79.
  • Gary Anderson, ed. The Call of Abraham: Essays on the Election of Israel in Honor of Jon D. Levenson (Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame University Press, 2013). New Theology Review 27, no. 2 (2015): 109-110.

Select Lectures and Academic Presentations

  • "Work and Prayer: Newman's Parish Work with the Poor at Littlemore." Catholic Theological Society of America. Baltimore, MD. 11 - 14 June 2020.
  • "The Reception of Newman's Sanctity." Blessed John Henry Newman Symposium. Saint Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, NY. 1 - 2 November 2019.
  • "Exploring the Past as a Way Forward: Methodological Shifts and Digital Humanities." After Culture, After the New Evangelization: Where Do We Go from Here? Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Ph.D. program in Theology, 1999 - 2019. University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. 27 - 28 September 2019.
  • "Two Musical Interpretations of Newman: Edward Elgar and Arvo Pӓrt." Newman Association of America annual conference. Benedictine University, Atchison, KS. 26 - 28 July 2018.
  • "Conflicting Metanarratives: Faith, Its Explication, and the Notion of Semper Eadem." Faculty Colloquia Series. University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. 20 April 2018.
  • "Wilfrid Ward on the Liberalism of Leo XIII." La Société Internationale d'Etudes sur Alfred Loisy annual meeting. Boston. 18 - 21 November 2017.
  • "Paradigmatic Transitions and the Three Elements of Religion: Newman, von Hügel, and Wilfrid
    Ward." College Theology Society annual conference. Salve Regina University, Newport, RI. 1 - 4 June 2017.
  • "Newman through the Lens of Wilfrid Ward: Doctrinal Development and Scientific Discovery." Annual Stander Symposium. University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. 15 April 2017.
  • Panel Response to Fr. Silviu Bunta, PhD. lecture. "The Reproduction of Gen 1:26-28 in y. Ber. 12d: The Femininity of the Godhead, the Emergence of Rabbinic Modalist Orthodoxy, and the Christian Binitarian Complex." Religious Studies Department Colloquium Series. University of Dayton. 9 March 2016.
  • "Conversion as Evangelization: John Henry Newman, Elizabeth Ann Seton, and the New Evangelization." Formation series at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ. 30 October 2015.
  • "The Significance of Mystery for Christian Unity in the Sermons of John Henry Newman/La signification du mystère pour l'unité des chrétiens selon les sermons de Newman." Newman Association of America and the French Association of the Friends of Newman Joint Conference. 7 - 9 November 2014, l'Enclos Rey, Paris, France.
  • "The 'Episcopal' and 'Prophetical' Ecclesiology of J. H. Newman in the Work of Louis Bouyer." Center for Scriptural Exegesis, Philosophy, and Doctrine Graduate Student Conference. 22 October 2014, Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, IL.
  • "Music of the Spheres: Music as Metaphor in the Theology of John Henry Newman and Louis Bouyer." Newman Association of America Conference. 31 July - 2 August 2014, Steubenvill University in Steubenville, OH.