Professional Bio

  • Ph.D., Moral Theology/Ethics, The Catholic University of America, 2016
  • M.A.R., Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies in Religion, Yale Divinity School, 2009
  • B.A., Philosophy & Religion (double major), Illinois Wesleyan University, 2005

Certifications and Expertise

Professional Memberships
  • Society of Christian Ethics
  • North American Patristics Society

Research and Scholarship

Research Interests
  • Health Care Ethics
  • Catholic Social Teaching
  • Augustine of Hippo

Recent Publications

Evans, J. (2017). “Morality, Human Nature, and the Sacred Heart of Jesus”. Journal of Moral Theology.

Recent Presentations

Evans, J. Fac cor nostrum secundum cor tuum: The Sacred Heart and Moral Theology. New Wine, New Wineskins. Notre Dame, IN. Paper presentation. August 2015.

Evans, J. Augustine on Proles and Spousal Union. Patristic, Medieval and Renaissance Conference. Villanova, PA. Paper presentation. October 2014.

Awards and Recognition


Community Involvement and Service

Service to Profession
  • Co-presenter, Effective use of case studies, Interfaith Curriculum in Pre-Professional Programs Grant Workshop, Chicago, IL. January 23, 2017.