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Dr. Alison Downie

Alison Downie earned her PhD in Systematic Theology at Duquesne University in 2009 with a concentration in Christian Feminist Theology. Her academic interests include ecofeminist theologies, feminist spiritualities, interfaith dialogue, and religious themes in literature and film.

She has presented papers at several annual conferences of the College Theology Society and at the Unitarian Universalist Collegium Conference. Her article, “A Spirituality of Openness: Christian Ecofeminist Perspectives and Inter-religious Dialogue” was published in Feminist Theology 2014, Vol. 23(1) 55–70.

In addition to theological study, Dr. Downie also researches in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Her paper on active learning in the classroom, presented at the PASSHE Fall 2012 Conference (Emerging and Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Practices to Ensure Student Success) was chosen to appear in the online monograph for this conference, accessible at http://www.ship.edu/Innovation/Conference/2012/Archive/   

Dr. Downie is currently collaborating with departmental colleagues to compile an anthology of religious autobiography. Courses she has taught at IUP include Introduction to Religion, World Religions, Introduction to Christianity, a seminar course in Christian Feminist Theology, Religious Autobiography, and Philosophy of Religion. Dr. Downie will also teach Introduction to Women’s Studies for the Women’s Studies program in Spring 2015. She serves as the Advising Coordinator for the Religious Studies Department.

Spring 2015

RLST 290-001
Christianity
TR
9:30–10:45
FOST 004
RLST 290-002
Christianity
TR
11:00–12:15
FOST 004


Office Hours

  • MWF 12:30–2:00; TR 10:00-11:00; or by appointment

Contact Information

  • Religious Studies Department
  • Sutton Hall, Room 452
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-1360
  • Fax: 724-357-4039
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.