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Elissa Cutter

Dr. Elissa Cutter

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies & Theology


School of Arts & Sciences


Religious Studies, Theology, & Philosophy

Office Location:

Jeffries Hall 223

Office Hours:

Fall 2023

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, 2016.
  • M.A. in Theology, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, 2009.
  • A.B. in French and Theology, Georgetown University, 2003.

Professional Experience

  • Georgian Court University, Religious Studies & Theology, Assistant Professor, 2019–present.
  • Loyola Marymount University, Theological Studies, Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow, 2016–19.

Courses Taught:

  • GEN199, Discovering the Self in the Universe
  • RS220, Christian Tradition
  • RS220 (honors), Christian Tradition
  • RS334 (online), Theological Ethics
  • RS336, Social Justice Ethics
  • RS360 (online), African American Religious Experience
  • RS401, Seminar in Religious Thought
  • RS405, Sources & Methods in Theology
  • TH500, Introduction to Theological Study
Interested in study abroad? Join us in Spring 2024 for Ethics: Business, Religion, and History in Paris.

Research / Creativity Interest Area

  • Catholic theological tradition
  • Historical theology
  • Feminist theology
  • Seventeenth-century French spirituality
  • Jansenism
  • Port-Royal nuns
  • Mother Angelique Arnauld (1591-1661)

Additional Information

  • Inspired by feminist and Jesuit pedagogical traditions
  • Proponent of service-learning pedagogy
  • Certified Blackboard Specialist in Digital Teaching and Learning
  • Participant in the 2022 Wabash Hybrid Teaching and Learning Workshop for Early Career Religion Faculty Teaching Undergraduates and Interfaith America’s 2023 Teaching Interfaith Understanding Seminar
  • Co-editor for the blog WIT: Women in Theology
  • For more information, including more detailed information about my research and teaching philosophy, see my academic homepage


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