Dr. Ryan LaMothe

  • Department Pastoral Studies
  • Title Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling


  • BS (United States Military Academy at West Point, 1978)
  • MDiv (University of Notre Dame, 1987)
  • MA (Vanderbilt University, 1993)
  • PhD (Vanderbilt University, 1994)


Ryan LaMothe, PhD, is professor of pastoral care and counseling. Over the last 24 years, he has published over 160 articles and book reviews, as well as six books and two edited volumes.

These publications address topics in psychoanalysis, psychology of religion, pastoral counseling, pastoral theology, and most recently, pastoral political theology.

In 2017, he received Springer Publishing Award, titled “Transforming the World One Article at a Time.” He has served on three editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals, and has served as president of the Society for Pastoral Theology.

Email: rlamothe@saintmeinrad.edu