Susan McGurgan

Susan McGurgan

John S. Marten Program in Homiletics and Liturgics Visiting Associate Professor


DMin in Preaching, Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, Thesis accepted with Distinction

Research and Training Interests

Memory, gratitude, and hope in connection with preaching and proclamation


"Preach with Living Water" The Deacon, Vol 2. No 6 May/June, 2020

"The Tenth Leper", GIA Quarterly, Volune 30, No. 3, 2019

"Preaching the Language of 'Yes!". Chapter 7 in To All the World: Preaching and the New Evangelization, Michael Connors, CSC, editor, Liturgical Press, 2016

"Traveling Toward Hope", GIA Quarterly, Volune 30, No 2, 2019

"Bringing Home the Word", Seven Scripture Reflections, St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2006


Susan is the Director of Lay Ecclesial Formation for Mount St. Mary's Seminary and School of Theology in Cincinnati, holding the rank of Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology. She was born and raised in Oklahoma, graduating from Oklahoma State University with an Honors History Degree and a minor in Art History and Archaeology. She moved to Cincinnati to pursue a doctorate in Ancient History and Classics at the University of Cincinnati. Although she didn't finish that degree, she did meet her husband in the Classics Library, so considers the time well spent. She earned a MA in Religion from Mount St. Mary's and a Doctorate in Ministry in Preaching from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. In addition to administration, she teaches Church History, Evangelization, and Pastoral Planning to lay students and Homiletics II to Permanent Deacons. Her current research is focused on memory, gratitude and hope in connection with preaching and proclamation. She is the immediate past President of the CATH and serves on the Executive Board of the Academy of Homiletics. She is a member of Cincinnati’s Cathedral parish and is the mother of three adult sons.



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