Dawn Carpenter is a banker with the heart of a teacher and scholar. She is a veteran of Wall Street who studies what Christian theology has to tell us about the nature and value of work and the responsibilities of wealth.
She is a frequent speaker and author on the application of Catholic Social Teaching and Business. She writes a monthly business column for Catholic Stand and is a frequent contributing writer on Catholic Social Teaching and public affairs for the Catholic international news agency Zenit.
Using the experience of her nearly 25 year banking career, Ms. Carpenter serves as a founding Advisory Board member to the School of Business and Economics at Catholic University of America, chairman of the Investment Committee and member of the Finance Committee of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Black and Indian Mission, and as the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of DC Habitat for Humanity.
Ms. Carpenter is currently working toward a doctorate from Georgetown University where her research interest is the intersection of philosophy, theology, business and work. She has previously earned a M.A. in systematic theology from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Theology at Christendom College, a M.P.M. in public finance from the University of Maryland, and a M.A./B.A. in political science from American University. Ms. Carpenter and her family reside in Washington, DC.
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