Education: B.A., Liberal Arts, Thomas Aquinas College. S.T.M., S.T.L., Sacred Theology, International Theological Institute, Austria, S.T.D., University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Office: Henkels Academic Bldg. 3009
Phone: (239) 280-2594
Fax: (239) 280-1637
Susan Waldstein’s principal interest is the nexus of philosophy, theology, and natural science. Both her licentiate and doctoral theses were on topics where theology, philosophy and natural science intersect. The licentiate thesis deals with the theological significance of hierarchy in nature, while the doctoral thesis deals with the connections between Charles DeKoninck’s Evolutionary Biology and Theological Principles. She contributes to a dialogue between the disciplines and the development of a theological wisdom that welcomes and incorporates the discoveries of modern science. She contributes to this dialogue by her research, teaching, and by organizing events that provide a venue for this discussion.
Dr. Waldstein was a member of the Pontifical Council for the Family (2003-2009), a member of the Vatican commission on Jewish-Christian dialogue about marriage (2004-2005). She has given public lectures and retreats on marriage, family spirituality, and home education in the U.S., Austria, Slovakia, and the Vatican.
She is married to Michael Waldstein since 1978. They have eight children.