Celia Deane-Drummond, professor of theology at Notre Dame University, has a unique appointment in both the Department of Theology and the College of Sciences. This bespeaks the interdisciplinary nature of her teaching, research, lecturing, and writing. Her focus is the engagement of systematic theology and the biological sciences, alongside practical discussion in bioethics and environmental ethics. During the academic year 2012-13, Deane-Drummond is in residence at Princeton University to co-lead a research team of scholars from the fields of evolutionary biology, psychology, anthropology, religious studies, and philosophy of science in an “Inquiry on Evolution and Human Nature.”
Deane-Drummond earned doctorates in plant physiology from the University of Reading and in systematic theology from Manchester University. Before going to Notre Dame in 2011, she taught at the University of Chester and served as director of the Centre for Religion and the Biosciences. Past editor of the international journal Ecotheology, she has written or edited more than 20 books, including The Ethics of Nature (2004), Christ and Evolution: Wonder and Wisdom (2009), Creaturely Theology: On God, Humans and Other Animals (2009), Seeds of Hope: Facing the Challenge of Climate Justice (2010), and Religion and Ecology in the Public Sphere (2011).