Dr. Kate Ward, assistant professor of theology, will discuss how she incorporated art into her introductory theology course on Thursday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. in the Haggerty Museum of Art.
Ward will discuss the ways the Haggerty Museum-Center for Teaching & Leaning grant allowed her to use art in the classroom to teach content. She will also discuss interpretation and method, share student responses to Haggerty activities, and invite the audience to discuss possibilities for using art in other courses and disciplines.
Dr. Ward teaches economic ethics and virtue ethics in the Department of Theology. Her published and forthcoming articles on questions of economic ethics, virtue ethics, and ethical method appear in journals including Theological Studies, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, and Journal of Religious Ethics. She recently co-edited an issue of the journal Religions, focused on economic inequality, with Kenneth R. Himes, and is at work on a book manuscript entitled “Wealth, Virtue, and Moral Luck: Christian Ethics in an Age of Inequality.” Dr. Ward graduated from Harvard College, where she studied psychology, in 2005, and earned her M.Div with a concentration in Bible from Catholic Theological Union in 2011. Before beginning her Ph.D. studies, she worked at AFSCME Council 31, a labor union organizing workers in Catholic health care settings.
Complimentary refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be provided. All are welcome to attend the event. RSVP is not required but appreciated.