Mary Jo Iozzio
professor of moral theology
Office Phone: 617-552-6523
School of Theology and Ministry
140 Commonwealth Ave.
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Areas of Interest:
Fundamental moral theology; social justice (with special interest in disability studies, anti-racism, and access to health, education, and economic stability); feminist ethics; virtue ethics; and content and context-attentive theological ethics.
Mary Jo Iozzio, PhD, earned her doctorate in Systematic Theology with a focus on Moral Theology from Fordham University (1994); and, in an earlier program of graduate studies at Fordham, she earned the MA in the History of Religions (1984). In between these studies she earned an MA in Biblical Studies from Providence College (1987). Before coming to the STM, she was Professor of Moral Theology at Barry University, Miami Shores, FL (1993-2013), and adjunct instructor at Fordham University, Providence College, and the University of Rhode Island. She has been formed by both religious and secular education systems: the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh, NY, who ran St. Mary School, and John F. Kennedy P.H.S. in Paterson, NJ, and the Pennsylvania State University (BA Ancient History, 1977). Her personal and professional life have been marked —happily she adds—by the Jesuits, Dominicans, and Benedictines (whose monks welcomed her into their daily life at the Abbaye du Mont Cesar/Abdij Keizersberg, Leuven, Belgium).
She is the Series Editor of Content and Context in Theological Ethics, published by Palgrave Macmillan; past Co-Editor of the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics; and guest editor of the Journal of Religion, Disability and Health.