Mercy College of Ohio promotes Sister Karen Elliott to professor

By Dave Eck

Sister Karen Elliott, chairperson of the Religious Studies Department at Mercy College of Ohio was recently promoted to full professor at the College.

The Board of Trustees at Mercy College unanimously approved Sister Karen’s promotion in rank. She was hired as an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies in 2004 and promoted to Associate Professor in 2009.

“I have always believed that none of us accomplishes anything alone,” Sister Karen said. “Foremost, I am grateful to the Sisters of the Precious Blood who have supported me throughout all of my studies, especially at the doctoral level. Additionally, I am grateful for the support of my family, friends, and colleagues at the College. I am inspired by my students who desire to deepen their own spirituality as they grow in their appreciation and understanding of the ministry of healthcare.”

A native of Dayton, Sister Karen graduated from Chaminade Julienne High School. She holds a bachelor’s in education from Wright State University. She earned a master’s in Theology from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont and a Doctor of Ministry from Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida.

She has been a Sister of the Precious Blood for 35 years.