Ms. Shawn Madison Krahmer, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Humanities
Specializations: Christian Monastic Theology/Spirituality, Christian Mysticism, Ancient and Medieval Historical Theology, Feminist Theology
Office: Bellarmine 209
Phone: 610-660-1870
Fax: 610-660-3217

Curriculum Vitae (CV)


  • B.S., 1981, University of Illinois
  • M.Div., 1984, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • A.M., 1987, University of Chicago
  • Ph.D., 1995, University of Chicago. 

Professional Experience

Associate Dean for Humanities 8/2014 to present Saint Joseph’s University, College of Arts and Sciences Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Associate Professor of Historical Theology 8/2001 to present St. Joseph's University, Department of Theology Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor of Historical Theology 8/95 to 8/2001 St. Joseph's University, Department of Theology Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Research Assistant 7/92 to 10/94 and 7/89 to 7/91 Professor Bernard McGinn  University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois

Database Manager, University Intellectual Property 6/88 to 8/95 Office of Special Projects University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois 


  • “Redemptive Suffering:  The Life of Alice of Schaerbeek in a contemporary Context,” in Juanita Ruys and Louise D’Arcens, eds.,Maistresse of My Wit:  Medieval Women, Modern Scholars(Turnhout, Belgium:  Brepols, 2004), 267-93.  Making the Middle Ages Series.
  • "Adam, Eve, and Original Sin in the Works of Bernard of Clairvaux,"Cistercian Studies Quarterly, 37/1 (January 2002):  3-12.
  • “Loving ‘in God:’  An Examination of the Hierarchical Aspects of theOrdo Caritatis in Bernard of Clairvaux and Aelred of Rievaulx,”American Benedictine Review 50/1 (1999):  74-93.


History of Christian Theology, Christian Spiritual Pathways, Christian Mysticism, Gender studies

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