Cincinnati, OH – Mount St. Joseph University will honor Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM, Ph.D. with the St. Elizabeth Seton Medal on Monday, October 2, at 7 p.m. in Mater Dei Chapel on the Mount’s campus.
Dr. Hinsdale is an associate professor of systematic theology in the Theology Department at Boston College. A native of Chicago, Illinois, and a member of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe, Michigan, she received her Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the University of St. Michael’s in Toronto. With teaching specializations in ecclesiology, theological anthropology, ecological theology and feminist theologies, her current project is a pneumatological ecclesiology, which draws upon Mary of Magdala and contemporary ethnography from the margins as resources for prophetic ecclesial leadership. Dr. Hinsdale has a special love of Carmelite spirituality, particularly for Teresa of Avila who is one of the patrons of her order.
In 1996 Mount St. Joseph University established the St. Elizabeth Seton Medal during its seventy-fifth anniversary year to recognize the educational legacy of the Sisters of Charity who founded the College in 1920. Named in honor of the foundress of the Sisters of Charity, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, this award is presented annually to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to theology.
Mount St. Joseph University is a Catholic academic community grounded in the spiritual values and vision of its founders, the Sisters of Charity. The University educates its students through interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curricula emphasizing values, integrity, and social responsibility. The Mount’s hallmark has always been smaller class sizes and personalized attention for all its undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, along with a commitment to preparing graduates who are career-ready and leadership-focused.