Dr. Kate Ward

Kate Ward
Dr. Kate WardMarquette University

Marquette Hall, 333

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3737
Curriculum Vitae

Assistant Professor

Theology Department (Theological Ethics)

Assistant Department Chair

Kate Ward (Ph.D., Boston College, 2016) is a scholar of Christian ethics whose research focuses on economic ethics, virtue ethics, and ethical method. She has published articles on wealth, virtue, and economic inequality in journals including Theological Studies, Journal of Religious Ethics, Heythrop Journal, and Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics. She is completing a monograph exploring the impact of wealth, poverty and inequality on the pursuit of virtue.


Dr. Ward graduated from Harvard College, where she studied psychology, in 2005, and earned her M.Div with 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.

Courses Taught

  • Christian Ethics
  • Economic Ethics
  • Virtue Ethics
  • Ethical Method

Additional Information

Office Hours - Spring 2023

  • TBD

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