Kathryn Lyndes, PhD, MDiv, MSW
Kathryn Lyndes, PhD, MDiv, MSW was Project Coordinator for Transforming Chaplaincy from its beginning until August 2018, when she accepted a faculty position at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana.
She came to the Transforming Chaplaincy project with experience as an administrator, educator, and researcher. Her social work experiences in the fields of juvenile justice and domestic violence led her to CPE training and seminary where her doctoral work focused on the intersections between psychology and theology. She assisted on two University of Chicago quantitative research projects in homelessness and gang violence, and on two qualitative studies at Rush University Medical Center that explored chaplain roles. Most recently, she taught social science research and human development with social work students at Loyola University Chicago. Prior to that, she worked for a professional society coordinating medical lab training in Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, and Kenya.