Mary Jo Iozzio, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in Systematic Theology with a focus on Moral Theology (1994) and an MA in the History of Religions, Fordham University (1984); an MA in Biblical Studies, Providence College (1987); a BA in History, Pennsylvania State University (1977). She recently earned the License in Sacred Theology-STL with a focus on disability from Boston College (2019).
Mary Jo has been at the STM since 2013. She was Professor of Moral Theology at Barry University, Miami Shores, FL (1993-2013), and adjunct instructor at Fordham University, Providence College, and the University of Rhode Island. She was formed by both religious and secular education systems: the Dominican Sisters of Newburgh, NY, who ran St. Mary School, and John F. Kennedy P.H.S. in Paterson, NJ. Her personal and professional life have been marked —happily she adds—by the Jesuits, Dominicans, and Benedictines (whose monks welcomed her into their daily life at the Abbaye du Mont Cesar/Abdij Keizersberg, Leuven, Belgium).
She is the Series Editor of Content and Context in Theological Ethics, published by Palgrave Macmillan; Coordinator of and Contributor to the North American Forum of The First (newsletter of the Catholic Theological Ethicists in the World Church); past Co-Editor of the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics; and guest editor of the Journal of Religion, Disability and Health; and guest editor of the Journal of Moral Theology.
She served as inaugural member on the American Academy of Religion, Committee on the Status of People with Disabilities in the Profession and now serves as co-chair of its Religion and Disability Studies Group; as a public member on the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Board of Directors. She served in the past as a member of the Bon Secours Health System Inc, Ethics Advisory Group; a member of the Board of the Catholic Theological Society of America; a member of the Board of the Society of Christian Ethics and the SCE's Professional Conduct Committee.
Mary Jo lives in West Roxbury, MA with her two companion beagle-mix dogs: Maynard and Melrose.