Union Theological Seminary Academics


Lizzie Berne DeGear

Psychiatry & Religion
Practical Theology Consortium


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New York, NY 10027



MA, Fordham University, 2001.
Religion and Religious Education.
Thesis: Praestantior Pars: Yes or No? An Examination of the Gospels and the Sunday Lectionary

BA, Brown University, 1990.
Major: Comparative Literature.
Phi Beta Kappa (elected junior year), magna cum laude


In both her scholarly and professional work, Lizzie often finds herself bridging different worlds. As a chaplain, her work offers a healing space that spans the secular and spiritual. When teaching and working with groups, she seeks those moments when individuals’ inner-meaning meets collective experience. And in her writing, she speaks in a voice that she hopes can be heard within and beyond scholarly circles.

Advisors: Ann Ulanov and David Carr

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