Department: Philosophy, Theology,
Stephen Okey grew up in central Indiana. He attended
Georgetown University for his undergraduate education before
heading off to Divinity School at the University of Chicago. While
there, he developed his love for architecture and improv comedy.
Following his graduation, he took a position as an Actuarial
Analyst with Aon Re Services, running computer models of natural
disasters. He later returned to graduate work in theology,
completing a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology at Boston College,
writing a dissertation on the theological anthropology of David
Tracy. He joined the faculty of Saint Leo University in 2013, where
he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in systematic
theology and theological ethics.
When he is not working, Dr. Okey enjoys cooking,
playing trivia, and hiking. In 2014, he and his wife hiked the
Camino de Santiago de Compostella, a 500 mile medieval pilgrimage
route through the north of Spain.
Teaching & Professional
Dr. Okey teaches courses in Christian theology and
Christian ethics. He is particularly interested in questions of
political and military ethics, with a focus on the history of
Christian approaches to war. He also enjoys teaching courses to
deacon candidates as part of the Theology department’s Master’s
degree program. Professionally, he does research in the interlacing
of theology, media, and technology, with a special focus on the way
that new forms of media shape human persons and communities.
Honors & Awards:
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