Kathleen T. Talvacchia, MEd, EdD `92
Ed. D. in Religion and Education, Teachers College Columbia University/Union Theological Seminary, 1992
M. Ed. in Religious Education, Boston College, 1983
B.S. Sociology, Saint Joseph’s University, 1980
Kathleen T. Talvacchia is a contextual theologian with interest in practical theology, Christian practices of marginalized communities, and Queer theology. She was previously Associate Professor of Ministry and Theology at Union Theological Seminary and Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs at New York University Graduate School of Arts and Science. Most recently she authored Embracing Disruptive Coherence: Coming Out as Erotic Ethical Practice (2019) and co-edited Queer Christianities: Lived Religion in Transgressive Forms (2015). In addition to her scholarly work, she is a conflict mediation facilitator and a spiritual director in the contemplative tradition.