Laura Eloe

Doctoral Candidate

Teaching Assistant


Email: Laura Eloe
Phone: 573-612-9876


Most broadly, I am interested in located theology, that is, in looking at the way the particularities of culture, nationality, family background, education, and physical and historical setting mediate God's revelation to us individually and communally as we live in the tension between the here-and-now Kingdom and the yet-to-come Kingdom.  More particularly, I retain interests in liturgy, Scripture, and pedagogy which predate my entrance into this program in 2013, and have new-found interest in 19th and 20th century historical theology, especially in France and the United States.


  • Master of Arts in Theology, University of Dayton, 1991
  • Bachelor of Science in Education: Secondary Religious Education and Secondary Mathematics Education, University of Dayton, 1984


Working Title

Loosing the Bound: A Theological Reassessment of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's Place in the Tradition


William L. Portier, Ph.D.


Neomi De Anda, Ph.D.; Kathleen Duffy, Ph.D.; William Johnston, Ph.D.; Vincent J. Miller, Ph.D.

Courses Taught at the University of Dayton

  • REL 103: Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies for the Sustainability/Energy/Environment Integrated Living/Learning Community (Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Fall 2017)
  • REL 103: Introduction to Religious and Theological Studies (Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018)

Scholarly Publications and Presentations


Response to "Otto Semmelroth and the Advance of the Church as Sacrament at Vatican II" by Dennis Doyle, Department of Religious Studies Colloquium, September 25, 2015.

"Prayer for the Apostolate: The Liturgy of the Hours and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur of the Ohio Province in the United States" at the American Catholic Historical Association Spring Meeting, Mt. Saint Mary's University, April 14, 2018.

Response to “Development According to Wilfrid Ward: A Deposit of Faith, Its Explication, and the Notion of Semper Eadem” by Elizabeth Farnsworth, Department of Religious Studies Colloquium, April 20, 2018.

“From Newman through Teilhard and Beyond” at the Newman Association of America Conference on Newman and 20th Century Thinkers, Benedictine College, July 2018.