Faculty Directory

Theresa A. O'Keefe

Professor of the Practice, Religious Education

Selected Courses

  • The Practice of Ministry with Youth and Young Adults
  • Educating for Justice & Peace
  • Identity: From Discovery to Integration
  • Mission, Curriculum, and Pedagogy: Teaching High School Religion

Selected Publications

O’Keefe, Theresa A. “Cultivating Relationality: Mentoring for Transformation.” In Formative Theological Education, edited by Hosffman Ospino and Colleen Griffith. New York: Paulist Press, 2023.

O’Keefe, Theresa. Navigating toward Adulthood: A Theology of Ministry with Adolescents. New York: Paulist, 2018.

Ospino, Hosffman and Theresa O’Keefe, eds. Together Along the Way: Conversations Inspired by the Directory for Catechesis. New York: Crossroads Publishing Company, 2021.

O’Keefe, Theresa A. & Emily Jendzejec. “A New Lens for Seeing: A Suggestion for Analyzing Religious Belief and Belonging among Emerging Adults through a Constructive-Developmental Lens.” Religions 2020, 11, 573. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11110573

O’Keefe T. "Colliding Ecosystems: Interpreting the Complex Social World of Adolescent Children of Immigrants." Christian Education Journal. 2018;15(3):465-478. https://doi:10.1177/0739891318805107

Selected Appointments, Awards, and Grants

2019-2020: Boston College, Research across Departments and Schools (RADS), ($10,000)
Co-Investigator (PI: L Ludlow) LAMP Measurement Project

2019: Catholic Publishing Association 2019, 2nd place award winner, Pastoral Ministry – Catechetical for Navigating toward Adulthood: A Theology of Ministry with Adolescents (New York: Paulist Press, 2018).

Professional Activities

Board Member: Association of Youth Ministry Educators (AYME)