Mary Johnson , SNDdeN, Ph.D

Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies

Phone: 202-884-9270
Office: Main 362


  • B.A., Sociology, Emmanuel College
  • M.A., Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


  • Sociology of religion
  • Catholic religious orders of women
  • Catholic social teaching
  • Generations in Catholocism
  • Women in the Church
  • U.S. Catholic church demographics


  • Sister of Notre Dame de Namur

Select Works Published

  • Migration for Mission: International Catholic Sisters in the United States
    , Oxford University Press, 2019
  • Presentation: Women and Catholic Social Teaching
    , Catholic Social Tradition Conference, 2019
  • Keynote Address: he Past is Truly Prologue: International Sisters in the U.S. Today
    , University of Notre Dame's Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism International Symposium, 2017


Saint Julie Billiart, founder of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, believed that education is the greatest work on earth. She encouraged her sisters to teach students what they need for life.