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Jodi Hunt, Ph.D.

Affliate Assistant Professor of Ministry

About Dr. Hunt

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Dr. Jodi Hunt

Dr. Jodi G. Hunt obtained her Ph.D. in Religious Education from Fordham University (Bronx/NY, NY), a Masters in Theology from Oblate School of Theology (San Antonio, TX), and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Texas A&M University (College Station, TX). Dr. Hunt has been actively teaching in the secondary and higher education levels for over ten years and active in parish ministry (youth ministry and catechesis) for over fifteen. Her primary research interests reside within Dr. Hunt's developed framework of looking for meaningful ways of approach within the walls of  the Catholic Church to what is happening in the public sphere outside them. In her free time, Dr. Hunt enjoys spending time with her husband and her three children exploring the world and occasionally writing devotional posts for a Catholic mothers' ministry, Mighty is Her Call

 Research Interests

  • Catholic Social Teaching 
  • Catholic Education (models and pedagogy)
  • Catholic Evangelization and Catechesis 
  • Digital Theology
  • Family Life and the Domestic Church  
  • Higher Education Administration (at Catholic/faith based institutions)
  • Moral Theology  
  • Practical Theology 
  • Religious Education 
  • Youth Ministry 

Academic Appointments & Professional Experience

University of Dallas

Instructor, Neuhoff School of Ministry

Fordham University 

Director of Admissions (Graduate SChool o f Religion and Religious Education) 

Admissions Administrator and Events Coordinator (Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education) 

Instructor, Religion and Religious Education

Antonian College Preparatory

Instructor, Theology

Fordham Preparatory

Instructor, Religious Studies


  • "The Digital Way: Re-imagining Digital Discipleship in The Age of Social Media", Journal of Youth and Theology 18, 2: 91-112, doi: 24055093-01802003 (2019)
  • Echoing the Mystery: Unlocking the Deposit of Faith in Catechesis, Morgan, Barbara, and Athanasius Munroe. Edited by Sr. John Dominic, O.P. Ann Arbor, MI: Lumen Ecclesiae Press, 2018.696 pp. ISBN 978-1-7323200-1-7. NZ$54.99, International Journal of Evangelization and Catechesis (book review, published Spring 2020)
  • How Youth Ministry Can Change Theological Education – If We Let It. Edited by Kenda Creasy Dean and Christy Lang Hearlson. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2016. 309 pp., $22.00 (paperback) Religious Education Journal (book review, published Spring 2020)


  • Ave Maria Press (Webinar): “(Re) Lighting the Digital Way: Ministering to the Cyberbullied and the Cyberbullies” (Fall 2019)
  • Dallas Ministry Conference: “(Re)Lighting the Way: Addressing Cyberbullying within the Walls of Catechesis” (2017)
  • Dallas Ministry Conference: “They’re Here, Now What? – Ministering to the Post Millennial Generation” (2018)
  • International Conference on the Study of Youth Ministry (Durham, UK, Winter 2019): “The Digital Way: Re-Imagining Digital (Spring 2019)
  • Discipleship in the Age of Social Media, National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (Webinar): “Here they are, now what do we do? –Unlocking the Effects of Anxiety in the Lives of Young Adults” (Fall 2019)
  • National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry biennial conference (Tampa, FL): “Here they are, now what do we do?–Unlocking the Effects of Anxiety in the Lives of Young Adults” (Fall 2018)
  • Religious Education Association annual conference (Toronto): “From Roots to Wings: Recasting the ‘Wedge Model of Youth Ministry’ into a Sacred Pedagogical Form” (Fall 2019) 
  • Voice and Vision Conference – USCCB, National Dialogue and Franciscan University (Steubenville): “Youth Ministry and the Watering Down of Theology: Thoughts from a Practical Theologian” (Summer 2019) 

Curriculum Vitae


Alumna Establishes Endowed Scholarship to Honor Longtime UD Administrator, Historian

“No one is more deserving of a scholarship in her name than Sybil Novinski,” said President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83, at the ceremony celebrating the Sybil Novinski Scholarship Fund endowed by Eileen McPherson Meinert, BA ’83, and her husband, David Meinert. “This is something that many alumni, faculty and administrators have talked about, and this is a great day because we get to honor someone who’s meant so much to so many.”

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Physics, Chemistry Professors Receive Air Force Grant

In September, the U.S. Air Force awarded the University of Dallas and Cerium Labs a $500,000 STTR Phase II contract to develop a "Silicon Nitride Seal for Thermal Barrier Coating in Gas Turbines for Extended Engine Life.” Affiliate Research Assistant Professor of Physics Will Flanagan, Ph.D., and Associate Professor of Chemistry Ellen Steinmiller, Ph.D., are co-principal investigators on the project. This award builds on a smaller $50,000 Phase I award earlier this year. UD’s portion of the award is $150,000.

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Patriotic Ceremony Honors UD Veterans

Against the backdrop of a picture perfect day, students, faculty and staff gathered on the mall in front of the Haggerty Science Center to pay tribute to veterans who have served our country.

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