The College Theology Society

 Serving Church and Academy Since 1954

Plenary Speakers 2020

Stephanie Coontz

Evergreen State University

Stephanie Coontz Headshot

Stephanie Coontz is the Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families and emeritus faculty of History and Family Studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. She currently serves as an advisor to MTV for its anti-bias campaign.

She is the author of five books on gender, family, and history, including Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage, which was cited in the US Supreme Court decision on marriage equality. She has edited and contributed chapters to more than 25 other books, and her writings have been translated into a dozen languages. See a complete list of her books.

In addition to long-form and academic writing, you may have seen her on television, including Oprah Winfrey, the Today Show, and PBS News Hour, or heard her interviewed on NPR. Coontz's articles have appeared in both popular and academic media, from The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal to the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the Journal of Marriage and Family. Read selected articles.

As a passionate advocate for academics in public life, Coontz conducts media training workshops around the country, both for professional groups and at academic institutions, including Notre Dame, Columbia, and UCLA. Learn more about Coontz's speaking and workshops.

Darlene Fozard Weaver

Duquesne University

Dr. Darlene Weaver

Dr. Fozard Weaver is the author of Self Love and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and The Acting Person and Christian Moral Life (Georgetown University Press, 2011). She is editor of and contributor to The Ethics of Embryo Adoption and the Catholic Tradition (Springer/Kluwer, co-edited with Sarah-Vaughan Brakman).

Weaver has published essays in scholarly journals and in a number of edited collections, including the Oxford Handbook of Theological Ethics, as well as journals of opinion such as Commonweal. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Religious Ethics and Conversations in Religion and Theology. Her work has been supported by the Louisville Institute, the Center of Theological Inquiry, and the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion.

LaReine Marie Mosely, SND

Notre Dame of Maryland University


LaReine-Marie V Mosely

LaReine Marie Mosely, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of Religious Studies at Notre Dame of Maryland University and a Sister of Notre Dame of the Toledo, Ohio, Province.

Victor Carmona

University of San Diego

Victor Carmona

Victor is an Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Diego. He earned his doctorate at the University of Notre Dame. Before becoming a Latino moral theologian, Victor served migrants and urban communities with the Mexican Catholic Conference of Bishops and the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate; experiences which continue to influence his thinking and teaching. Victor authored “Theologizing Immigration” in Blackwell’s Companion to Latino/a Theology and has also published with the Journal of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States as well as Liguorian magazine.

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