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Mary E. Hess

Mary E. Hess

Professor of Educational Leadership and Chair of Leadership Division

  • Ph.D. (Boston College)
  • M.T.S. (Harvard University)


Mary Hess joined the Luther Seminary faculty in July of 2000. Hess received her B.A. degree in American Studies in 1985 from Yale University in New Haven, Conn. She received her M.T.S. degree in 1992 from Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. In 1998, she received her Ph.D. in religion and education from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass.

Hess' most recent professional experience includes serving on the editorial board of the premier journal in her field, Religious Education (1999-present), working with the Lexington Seminar and the Wabash Center, and serving as a core member of the International Study Commission on Media, Religion and Culture. She is a member of the Religious Education Association, the American Academy of Religion, and the Catholic Theological Society of America.

Her most recent publications include the books: Teaching Reflectively in Theological Contexts: Promises and contradictions (Melbourne, FL: Krieger, 2008), and  Engaging technology in theological education: All that we can't leave behind, (New York: Rowman Littlefield 2005). She maintains her own website and has written her weblog, Tensegrities, since 2003.


SG 0601 50 C6VOCATIONAL FORMATION-LEARNING LDR ISpring Semester 2014-2015

This section intended for Cohort 7 of the MDIV DL program.

SG 0601 50 C7VOCATIONAL FORMATION-LEARNING LDR ISpring Semester 2014-2015

This section is intended for cohorts 5 and 6 of the MDIV DL program.

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