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Professor Named President of College Theology Society

Dr. Anne M. Clifford, C.S.J., associate professor of theology at Duquesne University, has been elected to a two-year term as president of the College Theology Society (CTS), an international association of college and university professors.“I feel honored to be entrusted by my peers with leadership of a society that, to me, has long exemplified collegial camaraderie, dedication to quality teaching and commitment to theological scholarship,” said Clifford, who specializes in the areas of science and religion, and feminism and theology.

The appointment reflects Clifford’s scholarly reputation among her theology peers, said Dr. Francesco Cesareo, Dean of Duquesne’s McAnulty College and Graduate of Liberal Arts.  “As president, Dr. Clifford will be in a position to influence the future direction of theology both at institutions of higher education and in the Church,” he said. “Her leadership will bring greater visibility to Duquesne’s theology department and provide an opportunity to become a prominent voice in theological education and scholarship across the nation.”

Clifford resides in Swissvale.

Founded in 1953 as a Roman Catholic organization of lay and religious teachers of undergraduate theology, the CTS today has a membership of more than 900 professors throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

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