Jame Schaefer Ph.D.

Marquette University

Dr. Jame Schaefer, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics at Marquette University, focuses her research and teaching on relating theology, the natural sciences, and technology with special attention to religious foundations for ecological ethics. Her publications include Theological Foundations for Environmental Ethics (Georgetown University Press, 2009) and Confronting the Climate Crisis (Marquette University Press, 2011). She worked with faculty of other pertinent disciplines to develop the Interdisciplinary Minor in Environmental Ethics for which she serves as Director, co-steers a multi-disciplinary faculty discussion group on issues at the boundaries of theology, science, and technology, and advises Students for an Environmentally Active Campus. Among her current research projects are constructing principles for a water ethic grounded in the teachings and traditions of the major world religions, formulating theologically-based ethical guidance for biotechnology research, development, and commercialization, and conceptualizing a cogent theological anthropology for our age of rapidly-advancing science and technology.  For more information access the link below.