Katherine G. Schmidt
Why I Love Teaching at Molloy College
Small class size means I really get to know my students, who are bright and willing to learn new ideas.
My work focuses on theology and religion in American culture. I focus specifically on the intersection of religion/theology and technology, the internet, and media.
What I am working on
- Preparing my dissertation manuscript, a theology of the internet, for publication
- Exploring all kinds of virtual spaces, especially those which are explicitly or implicitly religious in nature
- Usually a set of Legos
Always be open to surprises, as both a teacher and a student.
- Ph.D. Theology, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
- M.A. Theological Studies, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio
- B.A. Theology and Political Science, Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, Maryland
- Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
- The Splendor of the Church, Henri de Lubac
- Born Standing Up, Steve Martin
- Bossypants, Tina Fey
- "From Sunday School to #SundayFunday: Social Media and the Semi-Public Performance of the Weekend." American Studies Journal 61 (2016). Web
- "Turn, Turn, Turn: Considering Conversion in the Theological Classroom." In Handing on the Faith: College Theology Society Annual Volume 59. Edited by Mathew Lewis
- Sutton and William L. Portier, 121-127. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2013
- "The Scandal of Our Tradition." In Hungering and Thirsting for Justice: Real-Life Stories by Young Adult Catholics, edited by Lacey Louwagie and Kate Ward, 35-41
- Chicago: ACTA Publications, 2012
- "Catholicism in YA Literature," co-authored with Jennifer M. Miskec, Ph.D. The Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Children's Literature 14, 2: 2010. Web
- "The Power of Virtual Space," co-authored with Derek C. Hatch. College Theology Society Annual Volume 62. Edited by Brian Flanagan and Johann Vento. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2016. (forthcoming)
- "The Comment Section of the Faithful: The Role of the Laity in Ecclesial Visions of Media Ecology." Full, Conscious, and Active: Lay Participation in the Church's Dialogue with the World. 2016. (forthcoming)