Francesca Nuzzolese

Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Francesca Nuzzolese
Gault Hall 245

Curriculum vitae


Th.D., Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia, 2005
Th.M., Melbourne College of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia, 1997
B.D., International Baptist Theological Seminary, Ruschlikon, Switzerland, 1994

Areas of expertise

Integration of psychology, theology and spirituality; engaging issues of vulnerability and exploitation such as human trafficking; spiritual formation and direction. 

Certifications and proficiencies

Spiritual Direction Certification, Guild for Spiritual Guidance, New York, 2009

Selected published works

Just Care: Pastoral Counseling with Socioeconomically Vulnerable Women, Lambert Academic Publishing, 2012.

LIFELINE, a play about human trafficking, and the long road to healing, Philadelphia, 2014.

“Just Care: Pastoral Counseling in the Sub-Cultures of Poverty,” chapter contribution in Women Out of Order: Women in Cross-Cultural Experience, Jeanne Stevenson Moessner and Theresa Snorton, eds. Fortress Press, 2009.

“The Risks of Teaching and Caring with Women at Risk,” in The Journal of Pastoral Theology, Spring 2008.

“Leaking Roofs Matter: Responding to Pamela Cooper White’s Shared Wisdom,” in Pastoral Psychology, Fall 2006.


Dr. Nuzzolese discusses her background and commitment to pastoral care and counseling