Dr. Kate Ward

Kate Ward
Dr. Kate WardMarquette University

Marquette Hall, 333

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

Associate Professor

Theology Department (Theological Ethics)

Kate Ward is a theological ethicist working in areas including economic ethics, virtue ethics, fundamental moral theology and Catholic social thought. She is the author of Wealth, Virtue and Moral Luck: Christian Ethics in an Age of Inequality (Georgetown, 2021) and has published articles in journals including Theological StudiesJournal of Religious Ethics, Heythrop Journal, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, and American Journal of Economics and Sociology. She serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Moral Theology, Journal of Catholic Social Thought and Asian Horizons.


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 and her Ph.D. in theological ethics from Boston College in 2016. 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 - Fall 2024

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