Alissa Thorell, MTS

About Alissa Thorell, MTS

Professor Thorell holds a MTS in Theology, Biotechnology and Ethics from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies at The Catholic University of America. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Catechetics from Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Professor Thorell currently works as a Professor for Catholic Distance University teaching Moral Theology and Sripture. Her former experience includes working for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in the Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis as the Catechism Specialist. She specialized in the review and development of educational materials and curricula for elementary and high school students, covering a spectrum of theological topics. She has also worked as a college campus minister for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, and as a middle school and high school abstinence educator for Long Island Teen Freedom. Her international volunteer experience includes missions in Ethiopia, Jamaica and Haiti. She currently resides near Richmond, VA, with her family.

Education:
BA (Theology and Catechetics) from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH
MTS (Theology, Biotechnology and Ethics) Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family Studies at The Catholic University of America Washington, DC

Area of Teaching Specialization: Theology

Course Level: Undergraduate

Courses Taught: Principles of Moral Theology; Introduction to Scripture and Salvation History