Professor of Philosophy and Theology, St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity
Professor Deborah Savage is a member of the faculty at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she teaches philosophy and theology. She is also program director for the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry program. Professor Savage is a student of St. Thomas Aquinas with a particular interest in investigating his thought in light of contemporary questions. Her primary research interests are in philosophical and theological anthropology, especially as a foundation for human action and for the personhood of women, and the metaphysics of creation as a foundation for both stewardship and economics. Professor Savage earned her doctorate at Marquette, writing a dissertation titled "The Subjective Dimension of Human Work: The Conversion of the Acting Person in the Thought of Karol Wojtyla and Bernard Lonergan." The manuscript was published by Peter Lang in 2007.
Before her decision to pursue a doctorate, Professor Savage worked for over 25 years in the business sector, holding a variety of positions primarily in manufacturing organizations. During the ten years prior to the start of her doctoral work, she owned her own consulting firm, The Triad Group, which provided consulting and training services in the areas of quality and process management and improvement, cross-functional management and strategic planning. She has taught in the Executive MBA program at the University of St. Thomas, as well as numerous public seminars. She has been studying the relationship between faith, spirituality, and work since her days on the production line, and has given talks and seminars and delivered papers internationally on the subject of the relationship between faith and human work.