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Marion Danforth

Adjunct Faculty

Marion Danforth
Marion Danforth

Marion Danforth, Ed.D., was most recently the chair of the theology department at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, NC. She has a 40-year career in pastoral ministries and religious education, serving as catechist, classroom instructor, retreat presenter, director of faith formation for youth and adults, pastoral bereavement counselor, and program consultant for continuing education. She has a Master’s of Education from Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, VA, a Master’s of Pastoral Studies from Loyola University New Orleans, and a Doctorate of Education (Adult and Continuing Education) from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. She is a former facilitator for the extension program and presently is an adjunct faculty member in the LIM onsite and online programs.


Ed.D., North Carolina State University; M.R.E., Loyola University New Orleans; M.E., Virginia Tech

Classes Taught

  • Introduction to Practical Theology
  • Grace, Christ, and Spirit
  • Foundations of Religious Education
  • Curriculum Development
  • Pastoral and Educational Praxis


Areas of Expertise

  • Ministry with youth
  • Adult spiritual development
  • Ministry formation