school of theology and ministry
Emily Jendzejec is a PhD candidate in Theology and Education. Her primary research focuses on leadership development of young adults in faith-based higher education settings. She is particularly interested in exploring how community organizing methodologies can inform campus ministries and college chaplaincies in enabling effective lay leadership development. She is also interested in the historical narratives and current experiences of laywomen in the Catholic Church in the United States. Prior to coming to the STM, Emily worked with young adults in parish settings and faith-based non-profits and as a Teaching Fellow with Professor Marshall Ganz at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
M.Div., Harvard Divinity School (2013)
B,A,, Boston College (2006)
AREAS OF INTEREST
Faith-based community organizing
US Catholic history
WHY THE PH.D. IN THEOLOGY AND EDUCATION
My longstanding commitment to working and studying at the intersection of Catholic theology, young adult faith formation and faith-based community organizing led to my desire to do doctoral work with a focus on Theology and Education. Given the excellent faculty resources that overlap with my interests and the emphasis on interdisciplinary graduate work, Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry has been an excellent place for me to continue my studies.