Maribeth Howell, O.P., Ph.D. and S.T.D.

maribeth howell aquinasProfessor of Biblical Studies at Aquinas Institute of Theology, 2007- 
S.T.B., M.A. and S.T.L. (Biblical Studies), St. Paul University, Ottawa, Canada;
Ph.D and S.T.D. in Biblical Studies from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

Curriculum vitae

In the early years of my life as a Dominican Sister of Adrian, I developed a love for the Scriptures, especially for the books of Psalms and Isaiah. It was to these two books that I was frequently drawn for prayer. Over the years my love for these texts, as well as for other books of the Bible has continued to deepen.

Prior to beginning full-time theological study, I pursued a degree in special education and taught children of multiple special needs at the Detroit School for the Deaf for a number of years. I learned a great deal about life and communication from those children!

Theological studies in Ottawa, Canada and Leuven, Belgium enriched my life tremendously, and it is my sincere hope that as a result of the education I have received, that I am able to share my delight in the study of the Word with others – whether that be in a traditional classroom setting, a workshop, or a day of reflection.

Experienced Teaching

Pentateuch, Prophets, Psalms, Wisdom Literature

Special Interests

Psalms. Isaiah, Ruth
Giving workshops and days of reflection

Publications on

Exodus, Psalms, Prophets and Stuctural Analysis


Pottery, reading, enjoying the company of friends and colleagues over a good meal