Maureen Walsh

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Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Arrupe Hall 202


Ph.D. Theological and Religious Studies, Georgetown University
M.A. Theological and Religious Studies, Georgetown University
M.A. Theological Studies, Saint Louis University
B.A. Theological Studies, Saint Louis University


Maureen L. Walsh, Ph.D., received her doctorate in theological and religious studies from Georgetown University, and an M.A. in systematic theology from Saint Louis University. After completing her doctorate, she held a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Georgetown's Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship where her work focused on higher education pedagogy and engaging issues of difference and diversity in teaching. 

She began teaching at Rockhurst University in 2014. She teaches survey courses in the area of world religions as well as more focused courses on Buddhism and women and Christianity. Her research interests relate to questions of religious pluralism, comparative theology, lived religion, and women and religion. She is currently working on the manuscript for her book, "Ritual and Re-narration: Commemorating Pregnancy Loss in American Catholicism and Japanese Buddhism," which is a comparison of how the two religious traditions respond ritually and discursively to miscarriage, stillbirth and abortion experiences that are marked by grief for the women involved.