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Cynthia L. Cameron

Welcome!  This site will introduce you to my work as a theologian and religious educator.  I have more than twenty-five years of experience working with adolescents, young adults, and adults in a variety of educational settings.  I am passionate about the importance of providing access to the rich theological tradition of the Roman Catholic Church through sound pedagogy.

My research is focused primarily on adolescent girls.  My dissertation, which I expect to be completed in the spring of 2017, looks at adolescent girls through the lenses of theological anthropology, developmental psychology, and Catholic secondary schooling.  I also have a major research interest in the phenomenon of self-injury among girls and young women and the theological questions prompted by this phenomenon.  My on-going work as a theologian focuses in theological anthropology and issues related to age and aging.  I also possess expertise in systematic theology, biblical studies, practical theology, and religious education.

I came to my doctoral work after an eighteen-year career in Catholic secondary schooling, including fifteen years at an all-girls Catholic school.  I have taught at all four grade levels and served as a senior administrator.  These experiences with high school students provide the impetus for my research interests and serve to keep my research grounded in the real lives of adolescents.