Regina Mooney, ‘79 M.Div., ‘83 S.T.M

Dr. Regina Mooney is an educational administrator with experience at both colleges and independent schools. Raised in Connecticut, Regina earned a B.A. in philosophy and environmental science at Southern Connecticut State University before entering Yale Divinity School in 1976. Upon receiving her M.Div. she became a lay minister at the Newman Center and instructor in moral theology at St. John's College in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  Realizing she was gravitating toward more scholarly passions, Regina returned to YDS for an STM and on to a Ph.D.  program in theology and social ethics at Claremont Graduate University, receiving the degree in 1992.

Dr. Mooney has taught religion and philosophy at Harvey Mudd College, Mount Holyoke College and Reed College, where she was also vice president and dean of student services and lecturer in philosophy and religion. Recognizing her interests were evolving toward the management and funding of nonprofit organizations she made the transition to the independent school realm. She began her career in development at Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, before taking the helm of the development office at Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield, Massachusetts, her post prior to accepting the position at Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart.

Regina also is on the board of International Bridges to Justice, an organization based in Geneva, Switzerland bringing legal counsel and expedited due process to the poor languishing and/ or tortured in prison.  She resides in Bellevue, WA her son and labrador retriever.