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Amy Levad

Associate Professor


  • Education
  • PhD, Emory University

Amy Levad is an associate professor of moral theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. She teaches in areas of theology and criminal justice, environmental theology, and theological ethics.  Her current work explores Christian responses to mass incarceration, particularly drawing on sacramental and liturgical ethics to argue for commitment to work for social justice and criminal justice reform. A 2016 recipient of a Louisville Institute Project Grant, Levad is conducting a study on faith-based involvement in activism, education, and ministry in efforts to dismantle mass incarceration.

She has worked extensively in prison education and restorative justice, including as a member of the Board of Directors of Restorative Justice Community Action and as the founding coordinator of the Certificate in Theological Studies program at Metro State Prison in Atlanta (now housed at Arrendale State Prison). Englewood Review of Books recently named Dr. Levad one of ten important woman theologians you should be reading. She is the author of: