Mount St. Joseph University will honor Dr. Gloria Schaab with the St. Elizabeth Seton Medal on Wednesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in Mater Dei Chapel on the Mount’s campus. Dr. Schaab will present her lecture, “Renewing the Vision: Christian Lenses on the Environment” at the ceremony.
The St. Elizabeth Seton Medal is named in honor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, foundress of the Sisters of Charity, the congregation that established Mount St. Joseph University in 1920 and today continues to sponsor it. Recipients are selected for their contributions to an area of theology, including scripture, systematics, spirituality, ministry, and historical theology.
Dr. Schaab, SSJ, is a Sister of St. Joseph of Philadelphia, and is an associate professor of theology and director of graduate programs in theology and ministry at Barry University in Miami, Fla. Prior to that, she taught at Fordham University and was an elementary teacher and principal at St. Joseph Regional School in Somer Point, N.J. for nearly 20 years.
Schaab has received several awards related to her work as an educator and theology scholar. She has written numerous articles and books on theology, mission and servanthood.
“We are honored to award Dr. Schaab the St. Elizabeth Seton Medal for her ministry and accomplishments in the field of theological education,” said John Trokan, D.Min., chair of religious and pastoral studies at the Mount.
Schaab holds a Ph.D. in systemic theology from Fordham University, a M.A. in religious studies from LaSalle University, and a B.S. in psychology from Chestnut Hill College.
Mount St. Joseph University is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic university that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.