Department of Practical Theology

Ass. Prof. Dr. Andreas Michael Weiss
Head of Department

O. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Anton Bucher
Second Head

Administration Staff

FOI.in Eva Bartosch: Homepage; Administration Pastoral Theology

Elisabeth Ehn-Debus: Administration Religious Education

FOI.in Sylvia Kröll: Administration Christian Social Ethics; TB III

FOI.in Astrid Künstner: Department Office and Administration Moral Theology

Dr.in Jensy Meindl: Project Management for Religious Education 

Birgit Schedl: Administration Religious Education

Scientific Staff


Christian social ethics

Ass. Prof. Dr. Gertraud Putz

canon law

Univ. Ass. Lic. iur. can. Dr. Andreas Graßmann BA

Liturgics and Sacramental theology

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Zerfaß
Ass. Prof. Dr. Frank Walz

Moral theology

Univ.-Prof.in Dr.in Angelika Walser
Ass. Prof. Dr. Andreas M. Weiss

Pastoral theology

Prof. Dr. Katharina Karl (SoSe 2020)

Religious education

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Anton Bucher
Ass. Prof. Dr. Silvia Arzt

Univ. Ass. (Diss.) Mag. Melanie Lerchner (parental leave)
Mag. Regina Hintner

Mag.a Katharina Becher

Lecturers and External Guests

Dr. Bettina Brandstetter

Dr. Stephanie Höllinger

Assisting Students (SoSe 2020)

Kai Zapf (Liturgics & Sacramental Theology)

Eva Mistur MA (Religious Education)

  Emeritus Professor

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Franz Nikolasch (em. 2001)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Rudolf Pacik (retired 2012)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hans Paarhammer (em. 2015)

Honorarprofessor Dr. Heinz Rothbucher (retired)

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Friedrich Schleinzer (em. 2016)

Univ.-Prof. Dr.Dr.h.c. Werner Wolbert (em. 2012)

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