Dr. Elizabeth Liebert, SNJM

Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Life


PhD, Religion and Personality, Vanderbilt University
MA, Religion and Personality, Vanderbilt University
MA, Religious Studies, Gonzaga University
BA, Chemistry, Fort Wright College

Dr. Elizabeth Liebert, Professor of Spiritual Life and Director of the Program in Christian Spirituality (retired) is a pastoral theologian with a special interest in Christian spirituality. Her writing and teaching has focused on engaging pastoral leaders in spiritual practices in such a way that they can foster them in their congregations and organizations. She collaborated in the founding of the MDiv Concentration in Christian Spirituality, the Diplomas in the Art of Spiritual Direction and Spiritual Formation Studies, several emphases in the DMin including Pastor as Spiritual Leader, and the Certificate in Trauma and Spiritual Care. She continues to teach in these programs as time permits. She also serves on the doctoral faculty in Christian Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. Dr. Liebert is a past president of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality. A member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, a religious congregation dedicated to the full development of the human person through various educational and social ministries, Sr. Liebert was the first Roman Catholic to hold a tenured faculty position at SFTS and the first Roman Catholic to serve as Dean of a Presbyterian Seminary. She currently serves in formation for her religious congregation. Click here for more information about the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary.


Dr. Liebert’s Interdisciplinary Lectures: