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Paul Wojda

Associate Professor


  • Education
  • B.A., 1984, Government/Political Theory, University of Notre Dame
    M.A.R., 1987, Religious Ethics, Yale University Divinity School
    M.A., 1990, Christian Ethics/Moral Theology, University of Notre Dame
    Ph.D., 1993, Christian Ethics/Moral Theology, University of Notre Dame
  • Expertise
  • Catholic moral theology, Christian ethics, theological bioethics, health care ethics, political theology
  • Research Interests
  • Experience, development, and authority in post-conciliar Catholic moral theology, Catholic bioethics/healthcare ethics, Catholic intellectual tradition, the thought of Karol Wojtyła/John Paul II, 19th-20th century Catholic political thought, secularization

A native of Buffalo, NY, Dr. Wojda received his B.A. in Government and Political Theory from the University of Notre Dame in 1984. He then studied Religious Ethics at Yale University Divinity School, graduating with an M.A.R. degree, cum laude, in 1987. He returned to Notre Dame, where he studied under the late Richard A. McCormick, S.J., receiving his Ph.D. in 1993.

Since 1992 Dr. Wojda has taught in the Theology Department at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. He has also taught as an adjunct for the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, the Department of Catholic Studies, the St. Thomas Aquinas Institute for Higher Education in Kiev, Ukraine, and at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome.

Dr. Wojda’s area of academic interest and specialization is Catholic health care ethics. He is the former chair of the St. Paul/Minneapolis Archdiocesan Biomedical Ethics Committee. His publications have appeared in a wide variety of professional and popular books and journals. He is currently working on an introductory text on the development of Catholic health care ethics in the United States. Dr. Wojda lives in St. Paul, MN with his wife, Keely Bishop Wojda, who teaches theology at DeLasalle High School in Minneapolis. They have five children.

Personal website: pauljwojda.wixsite.com/pauljwojdaphd