Position: Adjunct Lecturer
Doctor of Philosophy
Bachelor of Theology (Hons)
Bachelor Education (physical education)
Graduate Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages (TESOL)
SA College of Advanced Education
Diploma in Pastoral Studies
Adelaide College of Divinity
Areas of Teaching
Systematic Theology (Ecclesiology, Ministry)
Jo was a Dominican sister of the Holy Cross Congregation in Adelaide. Brought up as an Anglican, Jo was in training for the priesthood in the Anglican church when she met the Dominican Sisters. She was attracted by their forward thinking, their scholarship, their love of life and their commitment to humanity.
She has been a secondary school teacher for over twenty years. She was most recently, the Deputy Principal of St Dominic’s Priory College, an R-12 Catholic school for girls in North Adelaide.
In 2001, Jo completed a Ph.D. in systematic theology. Her doctorate is entitled, Revisioning the Ordained Ministry, and involves a correlation between the work of Edward Schillebeeckx, OP and feminist theologians. As well as an involvement in school administration, Jo has been a passionate teacher of Studies of Religion, and she is strongly committed to the more effective participation of women in the life of the Roman Catholic church.
Jo’s interests include physical fitness, walking, swimming and photography. She enjoys travelling and meeting people from cultures different from her own.
Call No-One on Earth Your Father: Revisioning the Ordained Ministry in the Contemporary Catholic Church, Wipf and Stock Publishers, Eugene, Oregon, 2019
“The Trinity” in Aurora Magazine, Newcastle Herald, October, 2016.
“Living Trinitarian Faith: A Restructured Theology of the Ordained Ministry” in Ordination of Women: Interdenominational perspectives edited by Cathy Thomson and Vic Pfitzner. 2005
“The Ordained Ministry in the Roman Catholic Church: A Feminist Perspective” in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Summer 1997.
“Women, Catholic and Priest” In Women-Church, Issue 13, Spring 1993