Deborah Savage, Ph.D.
Deborah Savage is a member of the faculty at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity at the University of St.
Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota where she teaches philosophy and theology in the both the Pre-Theology and Masters
in Pastoral Ministry Programs She received her Doctorate in Religious Studies from Marquette University in 2005;
her degree is in both theology and philosophy. Dr. Savage's dissertation was entitled "The Subjective Dimension of Human Work: The Conversion of the Acting Person in the Thought of Karol Wojtyla
and Bernard Lonergan." The manuscript was published by Peter Lang in 2007.
Before her decision to pursue a doctorate, Deborah worked for over 25 years in the business sector, holding a variety
of positions primarily in manufacturing organizations, including production operator and supervisor, general foreman,
technical training manager and human resource specialist. During the ten years prior to the start of her doctoral
work, Deborah owned her own consulting firm, The Triad Group,
which provided consulting and training services in the areas of quality and process management and improvement,
cross-functional management and strategic planning. She has taught in the Executive MBA program at the University
of St. Thomas, as well as numerous public seminars. She has been studying the relationship between faith, spirituality,
and work since her days on the production line, and has given both talks and seminars and delivered papers internationally
on the subject of faith and work.
Currently, her primary research interests are in philosophical and theological anthropology, especially as a foundation
for human action and for the personhood of women. She is the co-founder of the Siena Symposium, a think tank at
UST on Christian feminism and is teaching a course on the meaning of woman at the Seminary. Dr. Savage is a Wojtyla
scholar and has written and presented or published several papers on how his philosophical anthropology informs
his body of work as Pope John Paul II. Her current research project is an investigation of Wojtyla's method and
its starting place in the work of Thomas Aquinas.
Version: 14th April 2010