Margaret Nutting Ralph
Director of M.A. Program for Roman Catholic Students
B.A., St. Mary’s College, 1963
M.A., University of Massachusetts, 1970
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1980
Joined faculty in 1988
Margaret Ralph, her husband, Don, and their four children moved to Lexington in 1972. While raising their family, Dr. Ralph taught in the religion department at Lexington Catholic High School and in the English Department/Religious Studies Program at the University of Kentucky. She later became the consultant for Adult Faith Development for the Diocese of Covington, the director of RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) and Evangelization for the Diocese of Lexington, and, for 16 years, the Secretary of Educational Ministries for the Diocese of Lexington.
Dr. Ralph is the author of thirteen books including the best seller And God Said What? An Introduction to Literary Forms in the Bible, Breaking Open the Lectionary for cycles A, B, and C, and most recently, A Walk through the New Testament: An Introduction for Catholics. Her work has been translated into Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Alblanian.