We human beings don’t experience the world as it is — we experience the world through the filter of our minds. How we look at and think about the world inform the way we act in it, and that informs the way both religion and science are practiced.
Joyce Ann Konigsburg is a Ph.D. candidate in Systematic Theology at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA where she teaches courses on Global and Cultural Perspectives in Religion and is a research assistant. In the spring of 2017, Joyce will defend her dissertation on improving interreligious dialogue by employing relational ontology as exemplified in the Creator/creature relationship and quantum entanglement. Her academic interests include Comparative Theology and Interreligious Dialogue, Relationality, Science and Religion, Theological Anthropology, as well as Theological Methodologies. She has presented her research at a variety of conferences in Washington DC, Dallas TX, Waterloo Ontario, Heredia Costa Rica, and Melbourne Australia. Additionally, she has written several book reviews and completed four book chapters ranging in topics from God and culture, science and religion in dialogue, and the divine-human relationship.
Prior to pursuing her graduate degree, Joyce held executive level positions at several information technology companies. She earned her M.A. in Theology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX, a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Dallas, and a B.S. in Telecommunications from the University of Florida.