Dr. Hilda Koster

Director of the Elliott Allen Institute for Theology and Ecology

Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto Chair in Theology

Dr. Hilda P. Koster joined the Faculty of Theology as an Associate Professor in Eco-theology. Dr. Koster comes to St. Michael’s from Minnesota’s Concordia College, where she held joint appointments in Religion, Gender Studies and Environmental Studies.

Dr. Koster will help shape the activities and certificate program of the Faculty’s Elliott Allen Institute of Theology and Ecology (EAITE), which was established in 1991 to allow students to acquire a specialization in theology and ecology.

Dr. Koster received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Divinity degrees from The University of Groningen. After further study at Princeton Theological Seminary and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, she earned her doctorate at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Koster’s research interest is in ecological theology, eco-feminism, climate change and resource extraction.