Kerry Danner-McDonald

Kerry Danner earned her doctorate after years of working with nonprofits to improve women’s well being and nonprofits to empower marginalized and poor students in Washington DC.

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Dr. Danner specializes in Christian virtue ethics, Catholic social thought, the intersection of labor and climate, liberation theologies, the religious imagination and critical university studies and is passionate about bringing these subjects in conversation with the realities of climate change. She joined Georgetown's faculty in 2011 and previously served on the American Academy of Religion’s Board of Directors.


She has a particular interest in community-based learning, social justice and Ignatian pedagogy, prioritizing the importance of reflection on our context and experience to deepen our understanding. Dr. Danner is committed to teaching in the spirit of humanism, ensuring her theology classes a place where students of no or any religious affiliation are welcome. Her current classes include:


Theology 001: Problem of God

Theology 060: Justice and Consumer Culture

Theology 177: CBL: Courage, Hope, Justice

ENST: Environmental Action Workshop

UNXD 102: Hoya Saxa: Jesuit Values for Self and Community


Dr. Danner resides in Takoma Park with her spouse Jay and children Karis, Devin, and Kalia. She enjoys dancing though often has to do so while folding laundry.