The Moral Theology Lecture Series brings to our campuses outstanding scholars in ethics and moral theology both for the general access of the campus and civic communities by means of public lectures and for particular groups of CSB/SJU faculty for a deeper understanding of how the Catholic intellectual tradition can contribute to contemporary scholarship in a variety of disciplines.
Christiana Zenner Peppard, Ph.D., is an expert on the ethics of fresh water and problems of climate change, social justice, and sustainability; a public intellectual; and an associate professor of theology, science, and ethics at Fordham University in New York City. Dr. Zenner Peppard is the author of Just Water: Theology, Ethics, and the Global Water Crisis (2014), co-editor of two volumes including Just Sustainability: Ecology, Technology, and Resource Extraction, and the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles on environmental ethics in an era of economic globalization. Her public media work includes venues such as TED-Ed, The New Republic, Public Radio International, The Washingon Post, MSNBC, and CNN.com. In 2013 she was named one of Microsoft’s “Heroes in Education.” Prof. Zenner Peppard holds a PhD in Ethics from Yale University's Department of Religious Studies, and a Bachelor’s in Human Biology from Stanford University. Join her for conversations on Twitter: @profpeppard.