Mary Ellen Higgins, IHM

Mary Ellen Higgins, IHM, M.S.W., L.S.W., M.A.

Instructor in Human Services and Sociology

Office Location:  Fournier Hall, Morton Wing, SJ15
Office Phone:  215.753.3699

Educational Background  

  • B.A Psychology & Theology, Immaculata University
  • M.A. Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction, Fordham University
  • Master of Social Work, Marywood University
Specialized Areas 
  • Licensed Social Worker, Pastoral Counceling and Spiritual Direction

Courses Taught  

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Spirituality and Human Services Practice
  • Intorduction to Human services
  • Feild Work Seminar in Human Services
  • Social Stratification
  • Woman in the Christian Tradition
  • Death and Dying and Religion and Culture

Scholarly Interest  

  • Spirituality and Social Work Practice
  • Eastern Spiritual traditions and Practice of Health Care in the United States
  • Holistic Modalities and the Practice of Spiritual Direction
  • Poverty and Globalization
  • Mindfulness Practice 

Selected Publications  

  • Transformation of Life as We Once Knew
  • Journey Magazine, Summer 2003
  • Round Table Living for Leadership
  • Journey Magazine, Spring 2007