Roseanne McDougall S.H.C.J., Ed.D.

Present Position: Assistant Professor of Religion and member of the Graduate Faculty in Religion, LaSalle University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Education, Institutes and Certification
Ed.D. Religion & Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1991.
M.A. History & Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1990.
Professional Diploma, Religious Education, Fordham University, 1987.
M.A.T. Religion, University of San Francisco, 1976.
B.A. French, Immaculate Heart College, 1968.

International Conference on Critical Thinking: Fundamentals of Critical
Thinking & Developing the Questioning Mind, Sonoma State University, 2003;

Women's Institute, Higher Education Administration, Bryn Mawr College, 1993;

International Seminar in Religious Education and Values, 2002, 1996, 1994,
1992, 1988;

Women Religious in Higher Education, Neylan Conference, 1992, 1986,1983;

Portland, Oregon Archdiocesan Eucharistic Minister, Ecclesiastical Notary,
1979-86; California Lifetime Elementary and Secondary Teaching Credentials, 1973.

Teaching and Administrative Service
Summer ’04 Convenor, 14th International Seminar on Religious Education
and Values held at Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Summer ‘03 Lecturer in Religious Studies, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia
2002- Assistant Professor, Religion, LaSalle University, Philadelphia
Aug. 2002 Instructor: Educational Philosophy, Jos, Nigeria
2000-2002 Adjunct Instructor, Religion, LaSalle University, Philadelphia
July 2000 Instructor: Educational Philosophy, Jos, Nigeria
1998-2000 Lecturer in Theology/Religious Studies
St. Joseph's University, Rosemont College, Chestnut Hill College, Immaculata College—Philadelphia, PA

1997-1998 Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Rosemont College
1993-1997 Lecturer in Religious Studies & Education, Rosemont College
1991-1997 Assistant Academic Dean, Rosemont College

1986-1991 Graduate Student, Columbia University & Fordham University
1983-1986 Adjunct Instructor of Theology, University of Portland
1981-1986 Associate Director of Campus Ministry, University of Portland

1980-1986 Religious Superior, Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Portland
1979-1981 Adult Religious Education: Associate Director, Paulist Center for
Evangelization, Portland, Oregon
1976-1979 Pastoral Minister, Saint Rose Parish, Portland, Oregon

1973-1976 Provincial Councillor, Western Province, Society of Holy Child
Jesus, Portland, Oregon
1961-1973 Secondary & Elementary Teacher: Oregon, California, Pennsylvania

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Member, Theology Standing Committee, American Province, Society of the Holy Child Jesus, Drexel Hill, PA

Convenor, International Seminar, Religious Education & Values; theme: “War and Religious Education and Values,” Villanova, PA, summer 2004.

Guest Lecturer, Fordham University, “Educational Biography in Religious Education Research,” fall 2002.

Ph.D. Dissertation Committee Member, Fordham University; two dissertations on multicultural religious education, begun fall 2002 and currently in progress.

Seven years full-time and seven years part-time adjunct teaching in religion, religious studies, theology, women’s studies, and education. This experience has provided broad foundation for coursework at introductory and intermediate levels, especially in areas of Scripture, Christian Tradition, Christian Spirituality, Religion and Literature, Christology, Theology Inquiry, American Religion, Educational Philosophy, and Foundations of Education. Graduate Courses: Teresa of Avila, Religious Imagination & Models of Education, Women & the Gospels.

Service since 1997 on an international team charged with developing
EDUCATION/THEOLOGY FOR MINISTRY, a series of summer tertiary level courses based upon Catholic theology and designed for laity, religious, priests, in West Africa. Includes EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY, equivalent to a two-credit course, taught in Nigeria, summers 2000,2002.

Serving as Rosemont College Assistant Academic Dean for six years resulted in clarification of the functions and services provided by the Assistant Dean's office and for an expanded range of services over a period of time. Chief among these was overall advising of freshmen and new transfer students; collaboration in design and implementation of Freshman Colloquia advising program and Women's Studies Major; introduction of new courses: Introduction to Women's Studies, Special Topics in Religious Studies: Moral Development & Personality Integration.

Initiating and developing educational aspects of University of Portland Campus Ministry: Lecture Series "The Catholic Faith: Perspectives for Critical Reflection" and “The Rite of Christian Initiation.” Campus Ministry became more integrally involved in the life of the University.

Forty-three years of religious profession in the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, an international religious congregation of women dedicated to the work of education in the Catholic Church. Service within the Society in a leadership capacity during nine years. Particular interest in spirituality with emphasis upon The Cloud of Unknowing (Anonymous), The Spiritual Exercises (Ignatius of Loyola), The Interior Castle, (Teresa of Avila) and "Centering Prayer" (Thomas Keating).

Service on Portland, Oregon Archdiocesan Committees for Teaching Religion, Adult Education, Evangelization, Religious Formation, and Seminary House of Studies. Trustee: Ursuline Academy, Wilmington, Delaware, 1993-1999; Connelly School of the Holy Child, Potomac, Maryland, 1986-94; Mayfield School of Holy Child, Pasadena, California, 1973-77.

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Recently invited to contribute an essay to International Handbook of The Religious, Moral and Spiritual Dimension of Education, “Part I Philosophical and Theoretical Discourse on the Religious and/or Spiritual Dimension of Education,” to be published by Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands.

“Making the Most of a Site Visit,” submitted to Margot Soven for possible inclusion in proposed First Year Odyssey Reader, LaSalle University, fall 2003 or 2004; printed in Teaching the Doubles and the First Year Odyssey: What Makes Core Courses Different? (A Manual for Faculty), p. 56-57, LaSalle University, summer 2003.

“Sankofa: the Vocation of a Religious Educator in West Africa,” presented at Association of Professors and Religious Educators Conference, Philadelphia, 2002.

“The Young Adult Search for Religious Meaning in Contemporary Literature: An Interactive Approach," presented at the International Seminar for Religious Education and Values, Kristiansand, Norway, 2002.

Book chapter “From THE CLOUD TO THE CASTLE: Teresian Metaphor as Transition from ‘Unknowing’ to ‘Being Known’” in Women Christian Mystics And Their Relevance Today, Sheed & Ward, 2001.

Publication: Biographical Article "Cornelia Connelly: Woman of Mercy and Educator" in Records of the American Catholic Historical Society of Philadelphia, Spring-Summer 1996, vol.107, no. 1-2, p.45-65.

"Milk & Honey: A Canaanite Reading of Hebrew Texts." ISREV, Los Angeles, ‘96

"Celtic Myth and Women's Ways of Being/Knowing." Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education, Chicago, 1995.

"Charisma and Rhetoric: Feminine Voices During the Renaissance." ISREV, Goslar, Germany, 1994.

"Religious Values in the Education Curriculum." ISREV, Banff, Alberta, 1992.

Dissertation: “Something More for the Glory of God: Cornelia Connelly's Development of Education for Girls of All Classes of Society,” Teachers College Columbia University, 1991.

"Educational Biography and Women in Religious Education." APRRE, Denver,’90.

Master's Paper: "Society, Religion, and Art Instruction in Nineteenth Century England: Contexts for Education," Teachers College Columbia University, 1990.

"Christian Art in the Formation and Educational Contribution of Cornelia Connelly, 1809-1879." APRRE, New York, 1989.

Professional Diploma Thesis: “The Magisterium and Religious Education: Companions to Young Adult Formation in Faith," Fordham Univ., 1987. Also, College Theology Society, Baltimore, 1987.

"The Life of Women Religious in the U.S.: A Proclamation of the Reign of God." Jetzt Magazine (Austria). January, 1985.
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Grants Received From LaSalle University
City as Classroom Grant, student visits to Rodeph Shalom Synagogue and Our Lady of Joy Russian Orthodox Church, spring 2003.

Dean’s Grant, International Conference on Critical Thinking: Fundamentals of Critical Thinking & Developing the Questioning Mind, Sonoma State University, summer 2003;
Returning to active membership in American Academy of Religion; Association of Professors & Researchers in Religious Education; College Theology Society; International Seminar, Religious Education & Values.

Hobbies: reading, cooking, swimming, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, music listening. 2/04

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Roseanne McDougall S.H.C.J., Ed.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Religion
LaSalle University
Philadelphia, PA 19141