The Rev. Dr. Deonna D. Neal, Class of 2002, is now serving as a part-time priest associate at St. John's Episcopal Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Dr. Neal continues in her role as the Chair, Department of Leadership, Ethics, and the Profession of Arms at Air University (USAF) and is responsible for the leadership and ethics curriculum for 27,000 students across four Air Force officer graduate professional military education programs. Her research and teaching interests include the ethics of emerging military technologies, professional ethics, moral injury, moral courage, and Christian ethics.
She holds a PhD in Moral Theology from the University of Notre Dame, an M.Phil. in Political Theology/Just War from the University of Oxford, as well as an M. Div. from General, and a B.S. in Human Behavior and Leadership from the US Air Force Academy. Dr. Neal is also an FAA certified glider flight instructor, civil aviation pilot, Ironman triathlete and serves on the ethics committee for USA Triathlon.