Sr. Patricia Wittberg, SC, Ph.D.
Research Associate at CARA
Sr. Patricia Wittberg, SC, Ph.D. is a Sister of Charity and a Research Associate at CARA. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Chicago, and has written extensively about Catholic religious institutes and Catholic parishes. Sr. Patricia is recently retired from the Sociology department at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where she taught sociology of religion, formal organizations, urban sociology, and the sociology of communities.
For CARA, Sister Patricia specializes in focus group facilitation and qualitative data analysis. She has collaborated with CARA on studies on religious life and volunteer service. She is particularly interested in generational continuity and change among Catholics. Her academic research focuses on the sociology of religion, community, and church and nonprofit organizations.