Dr. Kelly Connelly, PhD

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Kelly J. Connelly, PhD recently joined the faculty of the Montfort Academy. She teaches Theology II & III, Philosophy and Christian Womanhood at the Montfort Academy.  Dr. Connelly received her B.A. in Theology, summa cum laude, from the University of St. Thomas, double majoring in theology and art history. She received a Ph.D. in systematic theology, with ethics as a minor field of study from Boston College

As a Bradley fellow, Dr. Connelly completed her comprehensive exams “with Distinction” and went on to defend her dissertation entitled “Memoria in the Confessions of St. Augustine.” The study of memory, general epistemology, and classical political theory were special topics of interest for her. While at B.C., Dr. Connelly presented a papers on Soren Kierkegaard at the American Philosophical Association and on Catholic education at a conference honoring Cardinal Avery Dulles. Dr. Connelly’s teaching experience includes courses like “Perspectives of Western Civilization” and “Introduction to Christian Theology.”

 Dr. Connelly is married and has six children.