Dr. Calef completed
doctoral studies in the Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity program
at the University of Notre Dame, concentrating in New Testament
and Early Christianity.
the faculty of the Department of Theology here at Creighton University
in 1995 and was granted tenure in 2001. In December 2002, she was
appointed Director of Graduate Studies in Theology. After serving
in that capacity for five years, in 2008 she was appointed the Director
of the Women's and Gender Studies Program.
In addition to teaching biblical studies courses for the department,
she teaches in the Christian
Spirituality Program and also speaks to church, women's,
and other community groups on biblical topics and biblical spirituality,
as well as giving Scripture-based retreats.