Judith R. Babarsky, MA, OP teaches the undergraduate Fundamental Bioethics class at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, CT, as well as the graduate level Catholic Bioethics. She graduated from the International School of Bangkok in Thailand during the height of the Vietnamese War, an experience that taught her to appreciate many different cultures and belief systems. She went on to Wellesley College and Virginia Tech, earning a BS in Sociology. She earned an MS in Clinical Psychology at Radford University with post-Master’s coursework at George Mason University, an MA in Theology from Holy Apostles and is currently completing studies for the Advanced Graduate Certificate in Theology. In addition to her work at Holy Apostles, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor engaged in private practice.
A convert to the Roman Catholic Church and a Lay Dominican, she has a strong commitment to bioethical and social justice issues. She teaches 8th grade CCD and is continually seeking new ways to present the faith to engage not just the minds but the spirits of the next generation of Catholics. She and her husband reside an hour west of Washington, DC. They have five grown children and five grandchildren.
- Master of Arts in Theology, Holy Apostles College & Seminary, Cromwell, CT (2012)
- Master of Science in Clinical Psychology, Radford University, Radford, VA (1981)
- Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA (1976)
- National Catholic Bioethics Center Certification (with Distinction) in Health Care Ethics (2012)
- National Catholic Educational Association Certification in Online Teaching and Learning (2012)