Elizabeth Dreyer is Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. Areas of interest include medieval Christian theology, spirituality and mysticism; the spiritual legacy of medieval women; theology of the Holy Spirit; theology of the cross; contemporary lay spirituality; the thought of thirteenth-century Franciscan, Bonaventure; and the Ignatian spiritual heritage. She publishes in a wide range of journals and lectures, teaches, and leads workshop and retreats in the United States and abroad.

Minding the Spirit: The Study of Christian Spirituality edited with Mark Burrows (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005).

This collection of essays explores the genesis of the academic study of spirituality: methods, self-implication, theological and historical perspectives, healing and the arts.