Susan K. Wood, SCL, Ph.D.
Professor, Department Chair
Susan K. Wood, SCL, a Sister of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas is professor and chair of the Department of Theology at Marquette University. She received her doctorate in systematic theology from Marquette University.
Very active in ecumenical work, she serves on the U.S. Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue, the U. S. Roman Catholic-Orthodox Theological Consultation, the conversation between the Roman Catholic Church and the Baptist World Alliance, and the International Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue. She has also participated in consultations on baptism, theological anthropology, and the nature and purpose of ecumenical dialogue sponsored by Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches and the Joint Working Group.She serves as a board member of the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology.
She is an associate editor of Pro Ecclesia and serves on the editorial advisory board of the journal Ecclesiology. Most of her writing explores the connections between ecclesiology and sacramental theology. In addition to numerous articles, she has published Spiritual Exegesis and the Church in the Theology of Henri de Lubac (Eerdmans, 1998), Sacramental Orders (The Liturgical Press, 2000), which has also been translated into Spanish, and One Baptism: Ecumenical Dimensions of the Doctrine of Baptism (The Liturgical Press, 2009). She is the editor of Ordering the Baptismal Priesthood (The Liturgical Press, 2003). Her present project is a study of the relationship between the permanent diaconate and lay ecclesial ministry.
Susan K. Wood, SCL