Meghan J. Clark

Assistant Professor
Theology and Religious Studies
Ph.D. in Theological Ethics, Boston College (2009)
B.A. Fordham University (2003)

Dr. Clark received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1999 from Fordham University with a double major in philosophy and theology. She received a Doctor of Philosophy (2009) in Theological Ethics from Boston College. She was an assistant professor of theology at Saint Anselm College from 2009-2011. Dr. Clark joined the faculty at St. John’s University as an assistant professor of moral theology in 2011. In 2013, Dr. Clark was appointed as a Fellow of the Institute of Policy Research and Catholic Studies at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. From 2010-2013, she served as a Consultant to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice. Currently, she serves as a faculty expert for the Holy See’s Mission to the United Nations coordinated by St. John’s Vincentian Center for Church and Society. In addition, she is on the Board of Directors of America Press, Inc and the faculty advisory board for Catholic Relief Services “CRS University” Global Solidarity Network. In 2014, she joined the editorial board of the Journal of Moral Theology and the Bioethics Administrative Team for the Catholic Theological Society of America. At St. John’s, Dr. Clark engages students inside and outside the classroom on diverse topics in moral theology and Catholic social thought.

She is author of The Vision of Catholic Social Thought: the Virtue of Solidarity and the Praxis of Human Rights (Fortress Press, 2014). Her research has been published in Political Theology, Heythrop Journal, New Blackfriars and the Journal of Catholic Social Thought. Active in public theology, she is a columnist for US Catholic magazine and blogs at Catholic Moral Theology and Millennial Journal.

Research Interests:

Dr. Clark’s research interests are in Catholic social thought, especially human rights and solidarity. A social ethicist, she focuses on questions of global health, economic development, participation, and justice in Catholic moral theology and public or political theology. She has a particular interest in interdisciplinary research for human rights, particularly women’s empowerment and global health and human rights.