Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies


Dr. Heidi Russell promoted to Associate Professor

Dr. Heidi Russell promoted to Associate Professor

Dr. Russell began her career with IPS in 2008, accepting a position as a Clinical Instructor. Two years later after a national search, she was hired as a tenure-track Assistant Professor, and has developed a well-earned reputation as a gifted teacher. Dr. Russell brings solid scholarship and pastoral experience to the classroom, whether in Chicago or overseas, having taught with IPS in Kenya and in Rome, Italy. Besides serving for six years as Director of Christian Formation at a parish, Dr. Russell holds an M.Div from Washington Theological Union and a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Marquette University. In addition to a number of peer-reviewed articles, conference papers, and scores of parish presentations, she has written two books, the most recent of which is Quantum Shift: Theological and Pastoral Implications of Contemporary Developments in Science (Liturgical Press, 2015).

To celebrate this achievement, IPS will host an open house on Thursday, April 28 from 11:30 – 1:30 at Beane Hall. All are welcome to attend.