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Jodi Hunt, Ph.D.

Dr. Jodi G. Hunt obtained her Ph.D. in Religious Education from Fordham University (Bronx/NY, NY). She has been actively teaching in the secondary and higher education levels for over ten years and active in parish ministry for over fifteen. Her primary research interests reside within Dr. Hunt's developed framework of looking for meaningful ways of approach within the walls of  the Catholic Church to what is happening in the public sphere outside them.



Ph.D., Religious Education, Fordham University
M.A., Theology, Oblate School of Theology
B.A., Anthropology, Texas A&M University

Recent Courses

Digital Discipleship & Leadership
Liturgy & Sacraments
Ministry in the Church
Models of Cateechesis
Principles of Catholic Education
RICA for Pastoral Ministry
Theological Reflection 

Selected Publications

"The Digital Way: Re-imagining Digital Discipleship in The Age of Social Media", Journal of Youth and Theology 18, 2: 91-112, doi:((peer-reviewed) (2019)

Echoing the Mystery: Unlocking the Deposit of Faith in Catechesis, Morgan, Barbara, and Athanasius Munroe. Edited by Sr. John Dominic, O.P. Ann Arbor, MI: Lumen Ecclesiae Press, 2018.696 pp. ISBN 978-1-7323200-1-7. NZ$54.99, International Journal of Evangelization and Catechesis (book review, published Spring 2020)

How Youth Ministry Can Change Theological Education – If We Let It. Edited by Kenda Creasy Dean and Christy Lang Hearlson. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2016. 309 pp., $22.00 (paperback) Religious Education Journal (book review, published Spring 2020)


Ave Maria Press (Webinar): “(Re) Lighting the Digital Way: Ministering to the Cyberbullied and the Cyberbullies” (Fall 2019)

International Conference on the Study of Youth Ministry (Durham, UK, Winter 2019): “The Digital Way: Re-Imagining Digital (Spring 2019)

Discipleship in the Age of Social Media, National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry (Webinar): “Here they are, now what do we do? –Unlocking the Effects of Anxiety in the Lives of Young Adults” (Fall 2019)

Religious Education Association annual conference (Toronto): “From Roots to Wings: Recasting the ‘Wedge Model of Youth Ministry’ into a Sacred Pedagogical Form” (Fall 2019) 

Voice and Vision Conference – USCCB, National Dialogue and Franciscan University (Steubenville): “Youth Ministry and the Watering Down of Theology: Thoughts from a Practical Theologian” (Summer 2019) 

National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry biennial conference (Tampa, FL): “Here they are, now what do we do?–Unlocking the Effects of Anxiety in the Lives of Young Adults” (Fall 2018)