Mary Catherine Hilkert, OP (Akron) specializes in contemporary systematic theology with particular interest in theological anthropology and feminist theology and spirituality. She is Professor of Theology at Notre Dame University, IN.

She is the author of Naming Grace: Preaching and the Sacramental Imagination (1997), Speaking with Authority: Catherine of Siena and the Voices of Women Today (2001), The Praxis of the Reign of God: An Introduction to the Theology of Edward Schillebeeckx (co-editor, 2002), and numerous articles on theology, preaching, and spirituality.

Her current research project is a book on theological anthropology titled Imago Dei, Imago Christi.

Visit DSI's website for an article: Letters from Dominican Theologians. (PDF) It is also included in a new book published by Angelicum University Press, 2005 and titled "SUPERARE LE DISTANZE: LE FIGLIE E I FIGLI DI DOMENICO FANNO TEOLOGIA" (soon to come out in English as CUTTING THE DISTANCES: DOMINICANS DOING THEOLOGY TOGETHER).

Hilkert was awarded an honorary doctorate from Providence College in 2002 and was the Madeleva lecturer in Spirituality at St. Mary's College in 2001. She was the first recipient of Washington Theological Union's Sophia Award for Theological Excellence in Service to Ministry (1997).

She is a Past President of the Catholic Theological Society of America (2005-2006).