Ph.D., Loyola University, Chicago
M.A., Oblate School of Theology
M.A., St. Mary’s University
B.A., St. Mary’s University
Neomi DeAnda, a Tejana, holds a Ph.D. in Constructive Theology from Loyola University Chicago, where she wrote a groundbreaking dissertation retrieving the writings of Sor María Anna Águeda de San Ignacio (Puebla, Mexico, 1695-1756) that was focused on images of God and Imago Dei as understood through the image of Mary’s breast milk. She received a Hispanic Theological Initiative Fellowship for this project.
Dr. DeAnda holds Master’s Degrees in Theology and Educational Leadership and Bachelor’s Degrees in English and Psychology. Her research interests include Religious History of 17th - 19th Centuries Mexican Convent Nuns, Religion and Culture, Feminist Studies, Religion and Latin@ Theologies and pedagogies. She also has experience working in Service Learning at the University level.
Neomi currently works as Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Dayton. She directed the Oscar Romero Scholarship Program, the Hispanic Theology and Ministry Program and thought at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She has served as the Treasurer for the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS) and Co-chaired the Latino/a Religion, Culture and Society Group of the American Academy of Religion.
Neomi was named one of 12 Women under 40 making a difference in the church by the National Catholic Reporter.