Rebecca Davis Mathias holds a BA from Hanover College, and a MA in Theology and a PhD in Christian Ethics from Loyola University Chicago. She has served as Assistant Professor at St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta and taught bioethics, advanced bioethics, nursing ethics, business ethics, sexuality and marriage, and social justice ethics courses. Rebecca also taught bioethics, sexuality and marriage, and social justice classes at Newman College and St. Joseph’s Seminary in Edmonton, AB and at St. Mary’s College in Calgary, AB. She is a joint U.S. and Canadian citizen and has, in addition to her academic work, given 300 ethics presentations throughout both countries to diocesan, parish, government, economic, community and education conferences as well as national Catholic organizations.

Rebecca also served as Co-Director and Ethicist for the Redemptorist Bioethics Consultancy, traveling throughout Alberta and Canada providing ethics education and consultation with hospitals, clinics, boards and medical personnel. In Edmonton Rebecca served as an Ethicist for Covenant Health, Canada’s largest Catholic Health Care System. She was also the Ethicist on their Ethics Education Task Force. Moreover, she served as the Ethicist for St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital, a long-term care facility in Edmonton.

Since August 2009 at Dominican University in Chicago, Rebecca has taught marriage and sexuality and biomedical and healthcare ethics classes as an Adjunct Instructor.

Moreover, at Dominican University, Rebecca served as the Director of the Center for Global Peace through Commerce, Brennan School of Business, and taught Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship.

In January 2010, she became the Consulting Ethicist for the Alexian Brothers Health System, providing clinical and organizational ethics education, policy review and development, ethics leadership training, case consults with physicians, staff, patients and families. She has also served as the Corporate Director of Ethics for the Alexian Brothers Health System, which is now Amita.

Before her move to Omaha, Nebraska last November, Rebecca was also Board Chair of the St. John Paul II Newman Center Integritas Institute at the University of Illinois Chicago for three years, and had actively served on the Integritas Advisory Board at the Newman Center there since 2012.

At present, Rebecca is also a Consulting Ethicist for the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago Corporation (Franciscan Ministries) Executive Team, and is the Consulting Ethicist for St. Anthony’s Hospital in Chicago. She is also a certified Last Steps Advanced Care Planning Facilitator.

Rebecca currently teaches Biomedical and Healthcare Ethics as an Adjunct Instructor at Dominican University.

Education 
PhD, Theology, Loyola University Of Chicago
MA, Theology, Loyola University Of Chicago

 

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