Edmond Dunn, PhD

Title: Professor Emeritus
Company: St. Ambrose University
Location: Oxford, Iowa, United States

Edmond Dunn, PhD, Professor Emeritus of St. Ambrose University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in religious studies.

With more than 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Dunn has been recognized as professor emeritus of St. Ambrose University since 2010, having been a professor since 1985 and associate professor since 1975. In addition to his primary role, he has also served as the spiritual director of the theology department since 1985, having held the same position from 1975 to 1977. From 1985 to 2005, he was chair of the theology department, and from 1981 to 1982 he was faculty chair. Dr. Dunn was also a rector with the seminary department from 1978 to 1985.

Dr. Dunn was inspired to pursue a career in religious studies from an early age, having been acquainted with several priests at St. Ambrose who he admired and were influential on him theologically and musically. He began his career as a student at the University of Iowa, obtaining a Master of Arts in music in 1959. He later studied at the Pope John XXIII National Seminary, completing a Master of Divinity In 1972 and was ordained as a priest by the Roman Catholic Church. The same year, he received a Master of Divinity from the Boston College Andover Newtown Theological School, later earning a PhD with the school in 1978.

A respected voice in the field, Dr. Dunn has been affiliated with numerous professional organizations. A member of the Catholic Theological Society and the American Society of Missiology, he is also the former president of the Regional Associate of College Seminaries. He has previously served as the associate director of the deacon program at the Davenport Diocese, where he was also a representative on the pastoral council.

Dr. Dunn is the author of “Mission Theology: Foundation in Development” and “What is Theology: Foundational & Moral,” and he contributed a column to a weekly newspaper for 17 years. He considers the highlight of his career and one of the most influential events having taken volunteer work in Peru, directing a municipal court, teaching at a school for the physically handicapped, and directing a choir. He credits the experience with opening his eyes and helping put him on his path.

Throughout his career, Dr. Dunn has been recognized for his contributions, having been named an Outstanding Citizen of the Community of Oxford by the American Legion, In addition, the Lawyers Group gave him a Citizenship Award. He has been featured in numerous editions of Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in Religion. However, Dr. Dunn is most gratified in teaching at each of the levels he worked in, from children to adults, because he has enjoyed opening the world to other people.

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