Luckman, Harriet A.
741 GAIL GARDNER WAY #F
Prescott, Arizona 85306
6 months CPE training at Banner Desert Hospital, Mesa Arizona 2013
Ph.D. Marquette University, Religious Studies. December, 2001
M.A. St. Thomas Theological Seminary, Denver, Colorado Systematic
B.A University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. Majors: Communications/
Journalism and German. Minor: Modern Dance [did not finish the degree]
“Pneumatology and Asceticism in Basil of Caesarea: Roots and Influence” Directors: Dr.
Wanda Zemler-Cizewski and Rev. Michael Fahey, S.J.
2114 6 months Hospice Chaplain at Hospice Family Care, Prescott, AZ
2003-to present: Associate Professor and Director of the Spirituality Institute, Dept. of
Religious Studies. College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio.
2002-2003 Associate Professor and Chair, Theology Department, Saint John’s
Seminary College, Camarillo, California
2001-2002 Associate Director of Collegium, an Institute on Faith and the Intellectual
Life, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut
2001-2002 Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies, Fairfield University, Fairfield,
1999 Teaching Fellow, Department of Theology, Marquette University
1996-1998 Teaching Assistant, Department of Theology, Marquette University
1995-1996 Research Assistant, Department of Theology, Marquette University
1986-1994 Parish and Adult Education lecturer in Spirituality and Systematic
Theology. Archdiocese of Denver.
Teaching Competency [Undergraduate Level]
History of Christianity, Early Christianity, History of Spirituality, Theology and
Spirituality of the Early Church, Introduction to Theology, Theology of the Holy Spirit, Western
Religions and Spirituality, New Age Movements, Inter-Denominational/Religious Dialogues,
Church History, Women’s Religious History, Theology of Prayer, Theology of Vocation,
Spirituality and Wellness, Personal Spirituality, Liturgy and Sacraments.
Teaching Competency [Graduate Level]
History of Christianity Introductory Survey Courses, Early Christianity, History of
Spirituality, Ascetical Theology [Theology of Religious Life/ Vocation] Theology and
Spirituality in the Early Church, Pneumatology of the Early Church, Women’s Religious
History, Theology and Philosophy in the Early Church, Religious Cults and Alternative
Spiritualities, Liturgy and Sacraments, Revelation, Creed, and Doctrine.
Introduction to Christianity
History of Spirituality
Western Thought and Culture I and II
Saints and Sinners: Virtue and Vice in Contemporary Literature
Introduction to Religious Thought
Introduction to World Religions
Personal Spirituality and Theology of Experience
Spirituality and Wellness
Liturgy and Sacraments
Critical Issues in Systematic Theology
Revelation, Creed, and Doctrine
2006/2007 Nominated for the Established Scholar Award, College of Mt. St Joseph.
2005/2006 Nominated for the Emerging Scholar Award/Established Scholar Award,
College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio
6/1999 Collegium Graduate Student Fellowship, Fairfield University, Connecticut
1998-1999 Smith Family Dissertation Travel Fellowship
1996-1998 Teaching Assistantship and Tuition Scholarship, Department of Theology,
1995-1996 Research Assistantship and Tuition Scholarship, Department of Theology,
1994-1995 Tuition Scholarship, Department of Theology, Marquette University
1993 Master of Arts in Systematic Theology, Summa Cum Laude, St.
Thomas Theological Seminary,
RefereedBooks, Articles, Papers, and Reviews
Breath of Fire: The Holy Spirit in the Writings of Basil of Caesarea working title for
publication of my dissertation currently under consideration by Leiden Brill, Boston.
Purity of Heart in Early Ascetic and Monastic Literature: Essays in Honor of Juana
Raasch O.S.B. Harriet A. Luckman and Linda Kulzer O.S.B. editors. Liturgical
Press, Collegeville, Minnesota. May, 1999.
Refereed, PeerReviewed Articles:
“To Be Another Christ’: Monasticism and Spirituality in Early Medieval Europe” Studia
Anselmiana. 146. Church, Society, and Monasticism Edited by Eduardo Lopez-Tello
Garcia, OSB and Benedetta Selene Zorzi, OSB (Dell’ Instituto Monastico di Sant
Anselmo: Roma 2009) pages 193-200.
“Vatican II and the Role of Women” Proceedings from the College Theology Society
Annual Conference. Edited by William Madges. Orbis Press, 2006.
“Celibacy”, “Dualism”, “Piety”, “Sanctification”, “Singleness”, dictionary definitions for
“New SCM Dictionary of Christian Spirituality” , edited by Phillip Sheldrake. SCM
Canterbury Press, London. UK May, 2005.
“Basil of Caesarea, Purity of Heart, and the Rise of the Monastic Ideal” Studia
Anselmiana 140 (Dell’Istituto Monastico di Sant Anselmo: Roma 2004) 104-114.
“Basil of Caesarea and Purity of Heart” in Purity of Heart in Early Ascetic and Monastic
Literature. Eds. Harriet A. Luckman and Linda Kulzer O.S.B. Liturgical Press:1999.
“The Pneumatology of Odo Casel, O.S.B.” The American Benedictine Review.
“St. Walburga: Medieval Nun, Free Woman”Medieval Women Monastics: Wisdoms
Wellsprings. Editors, Miriam Schmitt and Linda Kulzer. Liturgical Press:1996
Peer Reviewed Papers for Professional Academic Presentation:
Creationism vs. Theology of Creation” Invited paper from the Oxford Round Table
Discussion, Oxford, UK July 13-18, 2008
“Women as Christ: Female Images of Women as Christ in Early Hagiography” College
Theology Society, Dayton, Ohio. June, 2007.
““To Be Another Christ”: Monasticism and Spirituality in Early Medieval Europe”
International Monastic Symposium, May 31-June 3, 2006, San Anselmo, Rome.
“Vatican II, the Laity, and the Role of Women”. College Theology Society, Springhill
College, Mobile Alabama. June 3, 2005.
“Women of the Past, Reclaiming the Future” College Theology Society, Catholic
University of America, Washington, D.C. June 5, 2004.
“Spirituality Without Religion: Contemporary Trends and a Catholic Response” Vatican
II Lecture Series, Regis University, Denver, Colorado. April 15, 2004.
“Alive in Fire: The Holy Spirit and 4th Century Asceticism” Oxford Patristics
Conference, Oxford England. August 2003
“Jesus is Apollo: Early Christian Apologetics” Conejo College, Thousand Oaks,
California, March 27, 2003
“God’s Women: The Role of Women in the Early Christian Communities” Conejo
College, Newbury Park Campus, California, March 19, 2003
“Basil of Caesarea and the Rise of the Monastic Ideal” 50th Anniversary Symposium for
the College of San Anselmo, Rome, May 19, 2002
“‘Everybody Stay in Line’: Harmony and Order in Basil of Caesarea” North American
Patristics Society. Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. May 27, 2000
“From St.Benedict to Leonardo DiCaprio: Purity of Heart, Then and Now”.
Studium Scholars Lecture Series, College of St. Benedict, St. Benedict’s
Monastery, St. Joseph, Minnesota. October 31, 1999.
“Basil of Caesarea and the Influence of Stoicism” International Patristics Conference,
Oxford, England. August 18, 1999.
“Lamps under a Bushel Basket: The Phenomenon of Helfta” Medieval Congress,
Kalamazoo, Michigan. May 5, 1999.
“Purity of Heart: What did the Early Ascetics Talk About?” North American Patristics
Society. Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois. May 29, 1998.
“Body and Spirit: Dancing or Dueling? The Pneumatology and Asceticism of Basil of
Caesarea” North American Patristics Society, Loyola University, Chicago Illinois
May 31, 1997.
“The Benedictine Tradition and Education” Preparing Future Faculty Workshop on
Teaching. University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. March 1997.
“The Prophet and the Church: Prophecy and Authority in Mandate IX of the Shepherd of
Hermas” North American Patristics Society, Loyola University, Chicago Illinois,
May 29, 1996.
“A Brief Commentary on the Reappraisal of Women’s Roles in the Medieval Church”
Women’s History Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. June 22, 1995.
Peer Reviewed Book Reviews
A peer reviewer for articles to be included in the Journal of Catholic Higher Education.
Published by the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Washington D.C.
Reviewed three books for St. Mary’s Press, Winona, MN to determine if the press should
publish them for college/university textbooks or not.
Christian Hope and Christian Life: Raids on the Inarticulate Rowan A. Greer . Crossroad
Publishing :2001.Review for Religious Studies Review. Forthcoming.
Reading Renunciation: Asceticism and Scripture in Early Christianity Elizabeth Clark.
Princeton University Press:1999. Review for Books & Culture. Forthcoming
Ascetics, Society, and the Desert: Studies in Early Egyptian Monasticism James E.
Goehring. Trinity Press International. Review for Journal of Early
Christian Studies 9.1 (Spring 2001) 143-145
Macrina--Discipula et Magistra Silvia Letsch-Brunner. Berlin: Gruyter 1998. Journal of
Early Christian Studies. Forthcoming.
Markell von Ankyra: Die Fragmente & Der Brief an Julius von Rom. Herausgegeben,
eingelietet, & uberstezt von Markus Vincent. Leiden: Brill 1997. Journal of Early
Christian Studies. Fall, 1999.
The Mystery of Christ Made Present: Selected Texts for the Christian Year. Odo Casel
O.S.B. Edited and Introduced by Arno Schilson. Petersham: St. Bede’s
Publications. 1999. American Benedictine Review. 53.1 (March 2002) 103-104
Committees and Administrative Experience
2010-2012 Re-elected Vice-Chair and Chair (2011) of the Executive Committee of Faculty
2009-present Member of the Mission Committee, College of Mount Saint Joseph.
2006-2010 Elected member of the Curriculum Committee, College of Mount Saint Joseph
2006-2007 Chair, Faculty Assembly, College of Mount Saint Joseph
2006-present Task Force on Learning Outcomes and Performance Indicators, College of Mount
2006-present Assessment team, College of Mount Saint Joseph.
2005-2008 Board Member for “Kairos Renewal Project” a combination retreat center/
homeless food pantry in Cincinnati, Ohio.
2005-2006: Elected Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of Faculty Assembly, College of
Mt. Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio
2005-2006: Appointed member of the subcommittee on Future Outlooks for the College, for
the Higher Learning Commission, North Central.
2005-2006: Elected member of the Academic Program Review Committee, College of Mount
Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio
2004-2009 Elected member of the Curriculum Committee, College of Mount Saint Joseph,
2003-2009 Leadership Team, Women’s Caucus. American Academy of Religion
2003-present Director of the Spirituality Institute, College of Mt. St. Joseph
2002-2003 Curriculum Committee, Saint John’s Seminary College
2002-2003 Faculty Issues Committee, Saint John’s Seminary College
2001-2002 Planning and drafting committee for the Lilly Grant Initiative on Lay Vocations.
Fairfield University. Grant was approved by the Lilly Foundation in November,
2001, for the Ignatian Residential College at Fairfield University.
2001-2002 Associate Director of Collegium, which included fundraising, budgeting, office
management and related administrative tasks. Fairfield University
1996-1998 Elected member of the Association of Graduate Students in Theology. A liaison
association for graduate students, faculty, administrators, and staff at Marquette
Pastoral Ministry/Spiritual Direction Experience
2013-214 Hospital Chaplain and Hospice Chaplain, Banner Desert Medical
Center, Mesa, Hospice Family Care, Prescott, Arizona
1995-2000 Resident Hall Minister, Cobeen Resident Hall. Marquette University
1996 Summer Resident University Minister, Marquette University
Jan. 1999 Retreat Team, Silent Retreat, Bailey’s Harbor, Wisconsin. Sponsored by
Marquette University Ministry
April, 1998 Weekend Retreat Facilitator, Marquette University Ministry
Nov. 1997 Weekend Retreat Facilitator, Marquette University Ministry
1997-1998 Retreat in Daily Life director. [directed five students]
1982-1994 Director of the Abbey Retreat House, Abbey of St. Walburga, Boulder
1989-1994 Director of Retreats and Spiritual Direction, Abbey Retreat House, Abbey
of St. Walburga, Boulder, Colorado
1986-1993 Director of Early Novitiate and Junior Professed, Abbey of St. Walburga,
1986-1994 Vocation Director, Abbey of St. Walburga, Boulder, Colorado
Workshops, Talks, Lectures in the area of Pastoral Ministry/ Prayer/ Spirituality
August2015 Memoril Service for a deceasedpatient.
March 31, 2010 History of Holy Week, Twin Towers Wellness Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.
March 19, 2010 Lenten talk on Spirituality and Wellness, Westchester Presbyterian
Church, Westchester, Ohio
March 3, 2010 Lenten talk on Spiritual Practices, Westwood Presbyterian Church,
September 10, 2005: Interview on WMVK, Radio, Springfield, Ohio, with Liz Tasson,:
“Spirituality and Health Care.”
April 5, 2005 Interview on Channel 5, Morning News, Cincinnati, Ohio: “Pope John
Paul II: His Legacy, His Theology, and His Possible Successor”
February 17, 2005 “Baptism as Ministry” Lenten Lecture at Bellarmine Chapel, Xavier
University, Cincinnati, Ohio
January 20, 2005 “The Single Vocation within Roman Catholicism” Public Lecture, Saint
Monica Parish, Cincinnati, Ohio.
April 15, 2004 “Spirituality without Religion: Contemporary Trends and a Catholic
Response.” Vatican II Lecture Series, Regis University, Denver, Colorado
March 17, 2003 “Early Christian Apologists: Christianity in Greek” Lenten University
Lecture Series, St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish, Thousand Oaks, California
March 11, 2003 “God’s Women: The Church’s Best Kept Secret” Lenten University
Lecture Series, St. Maximillian Kolbe Parish, Thousand Oaks, California
January 19, 2002: Panel Discussion on Exorcism in America. Cablevision Media, New
York City, New York.
April 2, 9, 2000 “Catholics and Lutherans: How, Where, and Why We Differ” Lutheran
Church, Pewaukee. Pastor Joseph Smith, sponsor.
January, 2000 “Roman Catholics and Lutherans.” Lutheran Adult Education Group.
Pastor Paul Erikson, sponsor.
March 8, 1999 “Prayer, Discernment, and Living God’s Life” Youth Group, St. James
Catholic Church, Mr. Peter Giersch, Youth Minister, Mequon,
Dec. 3, 1998 “Prayer and Living with God” Youth Group, St. James Catholic Church,
Mr. Peter Giersch, Youth Minister, Mequon, Wisconsin
March, 1998 “What is Prayer?” Youth Confirmation Group, St. James Catholic
Church. Mr. Peter Giersch, Youth Minister, Mequon, Wisconsin.
1978-1993 Lectures, Workshops, Retreats on Prayer, Spirituality, Discernment,
Scripture, Lectio Divina [spiritual reading] Abbey of St. Walburga
Retreat House, various Parishes in the Archdiocese of Denver,
1976-1994 Principal Organist and member of the liturgy team, Abbey of St.
Walburga, Boulder, Colorado.
Areas of Professional and Pastoral Interest
Current movements in spirituality and culture, Early Christianity, Pneumatology, Western
Religions and Spirituality, New Age Movements, Psycho-Spiritual direction, Inter-
Denominational/Religious Dialogues, Religion and Politics, Christianity and first world culture,
Religion and media/the arts. Death and dying plus bereavement.
Grants and Sponsored Programs:
College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2004-2005: Assisted Dan Lacy in formulating
letter to Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio, for assistance in funding the 2005 Spirituality
Institute on Spirituality and Healing. Grant obtained: 5K for June, 2005.
Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, 2000-2002: Co-author in Committee for the Lilly
Grant offered for innovative programs to foster the Lay Vocation. University project was
“Ignatian College”, a residential program for top undergraduate students to foster academic
achievement with spiritual development and social action in the surrounding Connecticut towns.
Dollar Amount granted in Spring, 2002: 1 Million Dollars, over five years.
Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut, 1999-2002: Wrote grants to fund Colliegium, the
Institute on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition. Grants awarded during 1999-2002: 10K
annually by the Koch Foundation, 5K annually from the Kelloge Foundation.
College Theology Society—Active membership, 2002- present. Presenter, and Chair of
Catholic Theological Society of America—Member, 1999
North American Patristics Society—Active Membership, 1994-present. Presenter.
American Academy of Religion—Active Membership, 1994-present. Presenter, and
Chair of Women’s Caucus
Society of Biblical Literature—Member, 1994-present
American Benedictine Academy—Active member 1993-1999. Presenter, Author.
American Benedictine Researchers—Active member 1993-1999. Presenter, Author.
Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality—Active membership, 2001-present.
College and Department Committee Memberships:
College of Mount Saint Joseph: Chair, Executive Committee of Faculty Assembly, 2006-2007.
College of Mount Saint Joseph: Vice-Chair, Executive Committee of Faculty Assembly, 2005-
Committee Member, CCEP, 2004-2009
Committee Member, Academic Program Review, 2005-present
Committee Member, Search Committee, Department of Religious Studies, Spring 2004.
Committee Member, Search Committee, Humanities Department, History Tenure Track
Position, Spring 2004.
Dr Kathy Hulgin, Associate Professor Education, College of Mount Saint Joseph,
Ulli Brinksmeir, Associate Professor of Music, College of Mount Saint Joseph,
Dr. Rebecca Moore, Associate Professor, Department of Religious Studies, San
Diego State University, San Diego, California
Telephone: 619-594-6252. E-Mail: Remoore@mail.sdsu.edu
Dr. Laurie Wright-Garry, Assistant Professor, Mount Mary’s College of Los
Dr. Mary Feeley, Past Director, University Ministry, Marquette University,
currently Hospital Chaplain, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (deceased
Ken Czillinger, Retired Chaplain for Vitas Hospice Care, Cincinnati, Ohio.
email@example.com tel: 513-474-6866
Catherine Ayers. Volunteer Corodinator Hospice Family Care, Prescott 253-686-
Bethany Snyder, Current Social Worker for Prescott Valley Hospital, formally
Social worker for Hospice Family Care 716-969-0175
Kate Allen, records keeper for Hospice Family Care. 928-308-0382
Tracy Hunt. Former intake co-ordinator, Hospice Family Care 928-710-8586
Publishing: (upon request)
Mr. Steven Hrycyniak, past Publisher, Sheed & Ward Publishing, Franklin,
Jeremy Langford, past Editor-in-Chief, Sheed & Ward Publishing, Franklin,