Carole Brown, PhD

About Carole Brown, PhD

Dr. Carole Brown is the Director of the Sioux Spiritual Center, a small Catholic retreat center in her home Diocese of Rapid City.  As a Catholic lay woman, Dr. Brown has been involved in various evangelistic ministries throughout the course of her adult life.   She earned an MA in Theology and Christian Ministry from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1997.  She went on to work at Franciscan University for eight years as the Director of Evangelistic Outreach, until 2004.  After that, she spent a year on mission in Europe with an ecumenical lay community.  Subsequently, she moved to Ireland, where she completed a year of study in Christian spirituality in 2006, and went on to complete a PhD in Systematic Theology in 2010. Her dissertation is entitled “Crossing the Threshold of Faith: Pope John Paul II’s Approach to the Problem of the Conversion of the Baptized.”  She also helped to begin what is thought to be the first deliberately ecumenical radio station in the world, Spirit Radio.  Dr. Brown served there as editor until March of 2013 before returning to the USA.  She served as Director of New Evangelization for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City from 2013-2018, before assuming her current role in the Diocese of Rapid City.

BS (Education) Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD (1993)
MA (Theology and Christian Ministry) Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH (1997)
PhD (Systematic Theology) Milltown Institute, Dublin, Ireland (2010)

Area of Teaching Specialization: Catholic Spirituality

Course Level: Undergraduate and Graduate

Courses Taught: SPIR 301 Applied Catholic Spirituality; THEO 698 Thesis Direction; Spiritual Development Advising and Portfolio Review