Terrence Ehrman, C.S.C.

Assistant Director, Life Sciences Research and Outreach

Terrence Ehrman, C.S.C.


Ph.D., Theology, The Catholic University of America
M.Div., University of Notre Dame
M.S., Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
B.S., Biology, University of Notre Dame


Fr. Terrence Ehrman, C.S.C. is the Assistant Director for Life Sciences Research and Outreach. He has a concurrent position as a professional specialist in the theology department, teaching Science, Theology, and Creation and Theology and Ecology. Fr. Terry, who has training in aquatic ecology and systematic theology, enjoys studying the ecotone, or boundary, between science and theology, particularly in the area of theological anthropology as it relates to evolution and ecology. His biological publications include articles on organic matter budgets and particle transport in streams, and his interdisciplinary articles have been on evolution and providence and on ecological conversion. During the Spring 2017 semester, Fr. Terry delivered a six-part lecture series titled, "A Broader Vision of Reality: Integral Ecology within the Great Lakes Watershed."

Selected Publications

  • Ehrman, C.S.C., Terrence. "Ecology: The Science of Interconnection." In The Theological and Ecological Vision of Laudato Si’, edited by Vincent Miller, 51–73. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017.

  • Ehrman, C.S.C., Terrence. "Serene Attentiveness to Creator and Creation." In Pope Francis and the Event of Encounter, edited by Donald Wallenfang and John Cavadini, 93–112. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2018.

  • Ehrman, C.S.C., Terrence. "What’s New about the New Atheism and What’s Not? Richard Dawkins, John Zahm, C.S.C., and Hazel Motes." In Science and Religion, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Convention of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, edited by Elizabeth C. Shaw, 3–17. Notre Dame, IN: Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, 2017.

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