Instructor in Ministry Studies
- BS, University of Pennsylvania
- MDiv, Harvard Divinity School
Patricia M. Simpson is Counselor to Roman Catholic Students and Instructor in Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School. She is also the administrator at the Paulist Center in Boston, a Catholic community that models collaborative ministry between lay and ordained members.
Simpson grew up in vibrant post-Vatican II parish and school environments that supported the full and active participation of the laity in the life of the church. After receiving her BS in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, she spent eight years as a consultant with Arthur Andersen/Andersen Consulting. She then pursued her MDiv at Harvard Divinity School with a focus on pastoral and nonprofit administration and leadership.