Dr. Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty

Professor and Chair of Theology
Office: Alumni Hall 209
Phone: 502.272.8031
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Dr. Hinson-Hasty is professor of theology and currently serves as chair of the department of theology.  She is frequently called upon to preach and speak on faith and public life in a variety of settings. 

Her most recent book is The Problem of Wealth: A Christian Response to a Culture of Affluence (Orbis 2017) and is being used in JustFaith study groups across the nation. Other publications include Dorothy Day for Armchair Theologians (2014) and Beyond the Social Maze: Exploring the Theological Ethics of Vida Dutton Scudder (2006) and Prayers for the New Social Awakening (2008), co-edited with Christian Iosso, and To Do Justice: A Guide for Progressive Christians (2008), co-edited with Rebecca Todd Peters. 

She has distinguished herself with the following awards: a Catholic Press Association 2018 first place award for a book related to Catholic Social Teaching, an Award of Excellence for a Bible Resource from the Associated Church Press for Reconciling Paul the 2014-2015 Horizons Bible Study (2015), serving as a Fulbright Scholar (Hungary 2010), the Wilson Wyatt Faculty Fellowship for excellence in teaching and scholarship (2010), and a Kentuckiana Metroversity Award for Instructional Development for her course on Theology from the Margins (2008). She has served the church through advocacy work and remains committed to ecumenical and interfaith dialogue. From 2010-2014 she was as a research consultant for the World Council of Churches' North American Regional Forum and Hearings on Poverty, Wealth, and Ecology.

In addition to her scholarly work, she and her husband, Lee, are the parents of two children. Their son is a college student and their daughter is in middle school. They enjoy being recognized as proud parents of a sailing enthusiast and a Scottie’s Field Hockey player. 

Recent Publications

  • "Departmental Chair as Faculty Advocate and Middle Manager,” Journal of Moral Theology (forthcoming in 2019).
  • “Mentoring Toward a Humane Disposition, Attitude, and Imagination,” co-authored with Douglas F. Ottati in Mentoring, edited by Cameron Murchison and Dean Thompson (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2018).
  • “Girl-talk (Gossip),” in Encountering the Sacred, edited by Grace Kao and Rebecca Todd Peters (New York: Bloomsbury, 2018).  
  • The Problem of Wealth: A Christian Response to a Culture of Affluence.  Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2017.
  • Dorothy Day for Armchair Theologians.  Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2014.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

  • THE 200 Ultimate Questions
  • THEO 335 Theology from the Margins
  • THEO 403 Protestant Traditions
  • THEO 420 Christian Ethics
  • THEO 440 Women's Experience, Women's Faith

Graduate Courses

  • ED 801 Professional Ethics and Social Justice