Dr. Kate Ott is Associate Professor of Christian Social Ethics at Drew University Theological School in Madison, NJ. She holds a doctorate in Christian Social Ethics from Union Theological Seminary in the city of New York and a Masters of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School. View full CV.
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Prior to Drew, Kate was the Deputy Director of the Religious Institute, a non-profit committed to sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and society. There she led the project and publication of Sex and the Seminary: Preparing Ministers for Sexual Health and Justice. She has also taught as a lecturer at Yale University Divinity School and Union Theological Seminary.
Kate publishes on issues of sexuality (including reproductive issues), children and moral agency, digital technology and feminism in religion. Her teaching areas include Christian ethics (history and method); medical and healthcare ethics; children, youth, and young adults; sexuality; and feminist ethics/theology. She uses feminist pedagogies as well as integrating advanced technologies.
Kate is the editor of the Journal of Feminism in Religion of FSR, Inc. as well as serving on the Web and Books boards. FSR is always find ways to bring the study of feminism in religion to a wider audience in a variety of formats. She works with and leads a number of committees in professional societies as well as advising non-profits that interact with seminaries and religious studies associations. Kate believes these efforts will help draw wider connections and accountability between the academy, congregations, and religiously influenced political movements.
Kate continues to conduct workshops related to sexuality, youth, young adults, and parenting in addition to her teaching and research. She served as a youth minister and religious education director for five years.