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Linda Harrington

Associate Professor of Theology

Department: Theology and Philosophy Department
Phone: 712-279-5475
Office Location: Heelan 305


  • Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Catholic University of America, 2007.
  • M.A., Systematic Theology, University of Notre Dame, 1998.
  • B.A., Theology, Briar Cliff University, 1996.
  • B.A., Mathematics, UCLA, 1970.


My academic interests include Christology, Soteriology, and Women in Christianity. I’ve published articles on spirituality, Christology, and Jewish-Christian relations. I often teach on aspects of Cistercian (Trappist) spirituality for Lay Cistercian groups.

Our department teaches courses that deal with fundamental questions of life: “Where did we come from?”, “Why are we here?”, “Where are we going?”. Our courses explore the ways that people have answered those questions in the past and encourage students to think deeply about those questions in the context of their own lives. While we teach from the Roman Catholic perspective, students from every religious tradition are encouraged to bring their own perspectives to a conversation that is respectful of all.

In my spare time, I design and stitch art needlework pieces.