Faculty Directory

Mary E. McGann

Adjunct Associate Professor of Liturgical Studies

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 549-5000


    Degrees and Certifications

    PhD, Graduate Theological Union, 1996
    MA, University of Notre Dame, 1980
    MA, LaSalle University, 1974
    BMus, Manhattanville College, 1965


    Curriculum Vitae

    Research and Teaching Interests
    • Ritual Studies in Liturgical Scholarship
    • Ecology and Liturgy
    • Women, Spirituality, and Worship
    • Ethnography of Ritual Performance
    • Inculturation and Liturgy
    • Liturgy and Spirituality
    Selected Publications
    • Let It Shine! The Emergence of African-American Catholic Worship (with contributions from Eva Marie Lumas, SSS, and Ronald D. Harbor), Fordham University Press, 2008.
    • Precious Fountain: Music in the Worship of an African-American Catholic Community, Liturgical Press, 2004.
    • Exploring Music as Worship and Theology: Research in Liturgical Practice, Liturgical Press, 2004.
    • “Committed to Earth's Waters for Life: Baptism in a Time of Global Water Crisis,” in Drenched in Grace: Essays in Baptismal Ecclesiology, Lizette Larson Miller and Walter Knowles, eds.Wipf & Stock, 2013.
    • “Making Vital Connections: Developing Creational Consciousness in Life and Worship,” Liturgy, Spring 2012.
    • “Liturgical-Musical Ethnography: Challenges and Promise,” Jaarboek vor Liturgie-Onderzoek, 2010.