Dr. Cynthia S.W. Crysdale
Professor of Christian Ethics and Theology
B.A., York University, M.A., St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto, Ph.D., St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto
Dr. Cynthia S.W. Crysdale is professor of Christian Ethics and Theology. Before going to Sewanee, Crysdale taught for eighteen years at The Catholic University of America. During her tenure at CUA she served as Associate Dean for undergraduate programs at the University’s School of Theology and Religious Studies. Crysdale graduated from York University in Toronto, Canada, with a B.A. degree in Psychology. She earned M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Theology from St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto.
Crysdale specializes in foundational theology and ethics, with an expertise on the work of Roman Catholic theologian, Bernard Lonergan. She has authored Embracing Travail: Retrieving the Cross Today (Continuum, 1999) and edited Lonergan and Feminism (University of Toronto Press, 1994). She has authored numerous articles that have appeared in such publications as the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Theoforum, Cross Currents, and Theological Studies. She is currently working in the area of science and Christian belief and is co-authoring a book entitled Creator God, Evolving World with Dr. Neil Ormerod of the Australian Catholic University.
Crysdale’s professional involvement includes membership in The American Theological Society, American Academy of Religion, The Society of Christian Ethics, The Canadian Theological Society, and The Catholic Theological Society of America.