Barbara Quinn, RSCJ is a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart, United States-Canada province. Since 2011, she has been serving as the Associate Director of Spiritual Formation at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (STM). Prior to coming to the STM, Barbara served for 10 years as the founding director of the Center for Christian Spirituality at the University of San Diego.
Barbara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Rosemont College in Rosemont, PA, a Master of Divinity from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, formerly in Cambridge, MA and now at Boston College under the umbrella of STM, and a Doctor of Ministry from the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, IL. She has worked in higher education at D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY, at the University of San Diego in California and now at the BC School of Theology and Ministry.
Barbara has taught on all levels and has done administrative work on diocesan, college, elementary school, and parish levels. She was the founder of Leadership Development for Ministry in Buffalo, NY, a formation program to train laity from various Christian denominations for leadership in their churches. She continued to develop and administer a similar program in Anchorage, Alaska. Barbara has extensive experience in preaching and in adult education. She has facilitated retreats and days of renewal in the US, Uganda, France, Ireland, Australia, Japan, and India.