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Angelyn Dries, O.S.F., Ph.D.

Professor, Emerita
Theological Studies


B.A. (English), Cardinal Stritch University
M.A. (Religious Education), Fordham University
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA

Research Interests

  • American Catholics in a Global Context
  • Mission to, within, and from the United States
  • Women and Mission
  • American Catholic Interactions with Land, Water, and Nature

Publications and Media Placements

  • Be Centered in Christ and Not in Self. The Missionary Society of Saint Columban: The North American Story, 1918-2018. Ann Arbor, MI: Edwards Brothers Malloy, 2017.
  • Prayer and Practice in the American Catholic Community. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2000. (with Joseph P. Chinnici, OFM)
  • The Missionary Movement in American Catholic History. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1998.
  • “American Catholics in a Global Context,” in Thomas Rzeznik and Margaret McGuinness, eds., Cambridge Companion to American Catholicism. Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming, February 2021.

Honors and Awards

  • Yale Fellow and Senior Scholar in Residence, Overseas Ministries Study Center, New Haven, CT, 2008
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, American Catholic Historical Association, 2011
  • Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement, Cardinal Stritch University, 2018

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • American Society of Missiology, President 1996-1997
  • American Catholic Historical Association, President, 2015
  • Overseas Ministries Study Center, New Haven, CT, Board of Trustees, 2005-2008
  • The Academy of American Franciscan History, Editorial Board, Franciscans in the United States, 2011 and ongoing.

Community Work and Service

  • St. Eugene Parish Twinning Committee (Fox Point, WI) with parish in Nkonkonjeru, Uganda (2013-present)
  • Initiated the St. Eugene Parish Committee to examine recent Catholic teaching regarding Racism and to educate parishioners toward understanding and just action. (2020)
  • Initial Committee member with two other Franciscan women’s communities in the United States to interact with native Cameroon Franciscan Sisters. (1998—2000). The group’s connection continues active and ongoing.