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Therese B. DeLisio '00, '07

Therese DeLisio

Associate Dean for Academic Leadership


3041 Broadway, AD 109
New York, NY 10027



Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
Ph.D., Systematic Theology and Worship, 2007
M.Div., 2000

St. John's University School of Law, Jamaica NY
J.D., 1983

St. Francis College, Brooklyn, NY 
B.A., Psychology, 1977



Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dr. DeLisio is an attorney, systematic theologian, liturgical scholar, and theological educator. A graduate of Union Theological Seminary, she earned the M.Div. in 2000 and the Ph.D. in 2007 in the dual fields of systematic theology and worship. Her dissertation offered a constructive proposal for reconceptualizing “Trinity” as God’s being “for with, and within” creation, and re-examined the meaning of “sacrament” in light of the sacramentality of the cosmos itself. She continues, in her scholarly research and writing, to focus on the theological, ethical, and liturgical implications of the contemporary “turn to the cosmos” for sacramental theology, liturgical practice, and creation care from an eco-feminist perspective. She is the author of Stretching the Sacramental Imagination: A Trinitarian Proposal for a Cosmologically Conscious Age (Fortress Press, forthcoming in 2014).

Dr. DeLisio returns to Union after eight years of teaching diverse topics in theology, worship, and inter-religious women’s studies in traditional face-to-face, blended, and online formats at Chicago-area seminaries and universities. She enjoys designing and teaching courses for traditional and non-traditional-age distance learners, utilizing the latest digital resources, learning technologies, and assessment tools.


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