Women in Theology at Marquette

Web Posted: 06/01/2010

Dr. Shawnee Daniels-Sykes, SSND


Sister Shawnee (Ph.D., 2007) combines her passions for health care and service to God and the Church in her research and teaching on bioethics. She continues to hold her licensure as a registered nurse while she is Assistant Professor of Theology at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee. Her Marquette dissertation was on Roman Catholic social bioethics and fetal tissue research. And her work has resulted in a number of articles and both scholarly and community-wide presentations, including articles in the Journal of Black Catholic Theology and New Theology Review. Dr. Daniels-Sykes has been active in the Black Catholic Theological Symposium and also serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theology at the Institute of Black Catholic Studies at Xavier University in New Orleans. Known in the Milwaukee community for her service, she has received several awards for this service. Also loved by her students, she has been nominated for the Teaching Excellence Award at Mount Mary.


Theology Department Mission Statement

Theology Department Mission Statement

Marquette University defines itself as Christian, Catholic, Jesuit, urban, and independent. The Department of Theology functions within the university to investigate and understand the Catholic tradition, its relation to other Christian communions, and to other religions of the world. Read more of our mission statement.