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Mount St. Joseph University to honor Mary Jo Iozzio, Ph.D., with St. Elizabeth Seton Medal

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By: Kathleen Cardwell

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Mary Jo Iozzio, Ph.D.



CINCINNATI, Ohio (September 17, 2018) —Mount St. Joseph University will honor Mary Jo Iozzio, Ph.D., with the St. Elizabeth Seton Medal on Monday, October 15, at noon, in Mater Dei Chapel on the Mount's campus.

The Award Presentation includes a lecture by Dr. Iozzio, titled "Disability, Poverty, and the Common Good: Imago Dei inspired Preferential Justice."

Dr. Iozzio is a professor as well as the director of the Master of Theological Studies Program at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Her primary teaching expertise spans Catholic Social Teaching, Disability Studies, Theological Anthropology, and Bioethics/Healthcare Ethics--Just Care. She also serves as the series editor of Content and Context in Theological Ethics.

Her notable career has spanned more than 32 years of professional, public, and academic service, including teaching, board appointments, community service, and contributions to both conventions and conferences. Dr. Iozzio has also significantly contributed to scholarship in multiple disciplines through journal articles, essay collections, book reviews, presentations, and popular digital media.

Mary Jo Iozzio, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in Systematic Theology with a focus on Moral Theology from Fordham University and a Master of Arts degree in the History of Religions from Fordham University. She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Providence College.

Mount St. Joseph University's St. Elizabeth Seton Medal was formally established in 1966 to recognize the educational legacy of its founders, the Sisters of Charity. Named in honor of the foundress of the Sisters of Charity, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, this award is presented annually to a woman who has made outstanding contributions to an area of theology.

About the Mount

Mount St. Joseph University is a Catholic institution grounded in the spiritual values and vision of its founders, the Sisters of Charity. Located on the west side of Cincinnati in Delhi Township, the Mount is dedicated to students’ success and well-being, emphasizing values, integrity, and social responsibility. The Mount was founded in 1920 as one of the only women’s colleges in the eastern United States at the time. Today the University educates a diverse coeducational population of more than 2,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Nearly 99 percent of those who earn a degree from the Mount are employed, enrolled in graduate studies, or volunteering within six months of graduation.