Faculty and Staff

Elizabeth Klein, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Theology


Dr. Klein specializes in patristic theology, particularly the writings of St. Augustine. She completed her PhD from the University of Notre Dame in 2016, and after holding a postdoctoral position at Notre Dame, she came to teach at the Augustine Institute in 2017. She is the author of Augustine’s Theology of Angels (Cambridge University Press, 2018), God: What Every Catholic Should Know (Ignatius Press; Augustine Institute, 2019), and most recently Angels & Saints: Who They Are and Why They Matter, Engaging Catholicism Series (University of Notre Dame, 2023). She has also contributed to the nonacademic theological work of the Augustine Institute, including appearances on FORMED, Augustine Institute Bible Conferences, and Augustine STUDIOS productions.

To read more about Dr. Klein and her work, visit her webpage on academia.edu.


  • PhD, University of Notre Dame (2016)
  • MA, McMaster University (2011)
  • BASc, McMaster University (2009)


  • Creed
  • The Confessions of St. Augustine
  • The Theology of St. Augustine
  • Mystagogy: Sacraments & Liturgy
The Augustine Institute Graduate School is committed to the pursuit of wisdom in service of Catholic mission. All of our academic programs therefore seek, first, to allow students to make their own “all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Col. 2:3), which are found in Christ and passed down in the Sacred Tradition of the Catholic Church. Second, our programs prepare students to hand these treasures on to others effectively through evangelization and catechesis.