Jane Russell

Sr. Jane Russell

Associate Professor of Theology and Coordinator of Justice and Peace Studies Minor


  • B.A., Alverno College
  • M.A., University of San Francisco
  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

  • Ecclesiology; Fundamental Theology;
  • Women & Men in Ministry; The Future of Ministry

Undergraduate & Deaconate* Formation

  • Introduction to Scripture: Old Testament; Intro. to Scripture: New Testament
  • Paul and His Letters
  • Christian Thought I (Early to Medieval); II (Reformation to Modern)
  • Introduction to Theology; Theology of Human Existence; Foundations of Catholic Faith;
  • Theology of the Church [& Sacraments]; Ecumenism
  • Ministry: Theology and Practice
  • Current Issues in the Church
  • Eschatology
  • Theology and Science;
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Theology of the Holy Spirit
  • Women in the Christian Tradition
  • Christ & Freedom: Perspectives on Theology of Liberation
  • Honors Seminar (Coord.): The Problem of God
  • The Catholic Tradition; Historical Theology II: Reformation/Modern
  • Adult Education (Non-Credit)
  • Church History. Jesus in the Gospels. “Have You Been Saved?”
  • Ecumenism.
  • Technology & Christian Hope.
  • Tending God’s Garden: Spirituality & Practice for an Ecozoic Age.
  • Reflections on She Who Is.
  • Review of Kathleen Cahalan, Introducing the Practice of Ministry and Edward Hahnenberg, Theology for Ministry in SSSF Pastoral Ministry Network Newsletter 36:2 (Jan., 2016), 8-10.
  • Review of Diarmuid O’Murchu’s God in the Midst of Change. http://catholicbooksreview.org/2014/omurchu.html. Reprinted in SSSF Pastoral Ministry Network Newsletter 35:2 (May, 2014), 5-6.
  • “Profile Update: Sister Mary Dingman, `Aging and Saging.’” SSSF PMN Newsletter 34:2 (March, 2013), 5-7.
  • “Comments on the USCCB’s Global Climate Change.” In Confronting the Climate Crisis: Catholic Theological Perspectives. Jame Schaefer, ed. Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 2011. 439-45.
  • “Sister Leanne’s Holistic Ministry. U.S. (Online newsletter of SSSF, U.S. Province, May, 2010), http://www.sssf.org/engli