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Kate Ward
Kate Ward, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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.

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