Faculty Profile

Katherine Douglass

Katherine Douglass

Assistant Professor of Educational Ministry and Practical Theology

Email: douglassk@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2997
Office: Alexander 412

Education: BA, Grove City College, 2003; MDiv and MA, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2007; PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2013

Katie Douglass is an ordained minister in the PC(USA) and served, with her husband John, at the American Protestant Church: An International Congregation, in Bonn, Germany before returning to doctoral studies. 

Since 2013, Dr. Douglass has directed The Confirmation Project, a $1.1 million grant from the Lily Endowment Inc., that researches confirmation and equivalent practices that form disciples of Jesus Christ in five denominations (PC(USA), UMC, Episcopal, AME, and ELCA) through a national survey of youth, parents, and ministry leaders, as well as congregational visits. The findings from this research and related events are available at www.theconfirmationproject.com.  

In addition to this research on Christian rites of passage, Dr. Douglass has taught courses on spirituality, the arts and Christian formation, Biblical literacy, and culturally responsive pedagogies as adjunct faculty at Princeton Theological Seminary and Seattle Pacific University. 

With their three boys, George, Paul, and Will, Dr. Douglass and her husband enjoy exploring Washington's national and state parks in tents, on skis, with ice axes, and by climbing up the rock faces they encounter.

For more information, please view Dr. Douglass' CV (PDF).