Carolynne Ervin

Carolynne Ervin, M.A.

Instructor in Religious Studies
Coordinator of the Spiritual Direction Practicum

Office Location:  St. Joseph Hall, 2nd flr., West Wing, SJ204
Office Phone:  215.248.7075

Educational Background  

  • M.A., Creighton University
  • B.A., Chestnut Hill College  

Courses Taught

  • Practicum I through IV
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Theology of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Spiritual Direction
  • Addiction and Co-dependency Issues in Spiritual Direction
  • Supervision of Spiritual Directors I and II

Scholarly Interests

  • Supervisory Issues for Spiritual Directors
  • Inter-Faith Spiritual Direction
  • Spiritual Direction in dialogue with the Social Sciences
  • Discernment: Communal models for the future
  • Collaborative pedagogies
  • Feminist Approaches to Spirituality and Spiritual Direction


“Towards a Compassionate Conversation: The Art of Spiritual Direction.”Conn, Marie and Thérèse McGuire (Eds.). New York Abstains Courteously: Essays on Civil Discourse and Civic Responsibility. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2012.