Susan M. Timoney

Academic Areas

  • Pastoral Studies
  • Spirituality
  • School

  • School of Theology and Religious Studies
  • Biography

    Susan M. Timoney received her Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD) at the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (The Angelicum) in 1997. She focused on Christian spirituality and the feminine dimension of discipleship. Following her studies, Susan served as vice-president of a lay education and formation program called Education for Parish Service which hosted programs in five dioceses in the United States and in the Archdiocese of Rome, Italy. Susan was appointed Assistant Secretary for Pastoral Ministry and Social Concerns for the Archdiocese of Washington in 2010 and served as Assistant Secretary and Secretary until her appointment as Associate Professor in 2018.  Susan began teaching as a lecturer in 1998 in the undergraduate theology program and in 2016 was appointed an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Theology and Religious Studies.

    Susan is a nationally and internationally recognized expert in the fields of evangelization and pastoral leadership.  She serves on a number of boards including The Catholic Apostolate Center, The Paulist Advisory Board, The Center for Carmelite Studies, and Annunciation Catholic School.

    Latest Publications

    “St. Teresa as a Guide for Evangelizing and Understanding those whose Faith has Grown Lukewarm to a Personal Encounter with Jesus Christ” in Monte Carmelo, Winter 2022

    “In Service to the Church: Formation of Parish Pastoral Council Leaders,” The Catholic Apostolate Center, forthcoming, Summer 2021.

    “Living as Missionary Disciples,” A webinar and video series, The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and The Catholic Apostolate Center, disciples.html