Santa Clara University

Graduate Progam in Pastoral Ministries

Faculty

Michael Castori, S.J.
Assistant Professor
Fr. Castori is a graduate of Harvard with an A.B. in Classics. Following Harvard, Fr. Castori earned an M.A. in Philosophical Resources from Fordham prior to an M.Div. from JSTB and a joint Ph.D. from the Univ. of California, Berkeley and the GTU. Read the full profile »
Gerald Coleman, S.S., Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Father Coleman is a member of the American Province, Society of St. Sulpice (Sulpicians). He completed his Ph.D. at the Institute of Christian Thought, University of St. Michael's College in Toronto, Canada. Read the full profile »
Paul Crowley, S.J., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Fr. Crowley is an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies as well as the Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries. Professor Crowley's ongoing research interests lie in the intersection between systematic theology and modern thought. Read the full profile »
William Ditewig, Ph.D.
Dean's Executive Professor
Dr. Ditewig is on the governing Board of the International Diaconate Center in Germany. He has a BA in Philosophy, an MA in Education, an MA in Pastoral Theology, and the Ph.D. from the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America, with a major emphasis in ecclesiology. Read the full profile »
William J. Dohar, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Dr. Dohar came to Santa Clara as a part-time lecturer in 2002, and since 2004, has been lecturing full-time in Religious Studies. He also teaches in the Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries. Read the full profile »
Elizabeth Drescher, Ph.D.
Lecturer (Academic Quarter)
Elizabeth Drescher earned an MA in Systematic Theology from Duquesne University as well as an MFA in writing from the University of Pittsburgh and a masters in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Her PhD was earned at the Graduate Theological Union in Christian Spirituality. Read the full profile »
Kristin E. Heyer, Ph.D.
Professor
Kristin Heyer received her B.A. from Brown University and her Ph.D. in theological ethics from Boston College in 2003. Read the full profile »
Bob Hurd, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Dr. Hurd has lectured and presented workshops across the country, composed numerous songs for liturgical worship, and published multiple articles. Read the full profile »
John R. Mabry, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Rev. John R. Mabry, PhD teaches in the Pastoral Ministries program at Santa Clara University and directs the Spiritual Direction Certificate Program at the Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, CA. Read the full profile »
Gary Macy, Ph.D.
John Nobili, S.J. Professor, Department Chair, Director, Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries
Dr. Macy earned undergraduate and a master's degrees from Marquette University before earning a doctoral degree in historical theology from Cambridge University. Read the full profile »
Ricky Manalo CSP, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Ricky Manalo, CSP, is a Paulist priest who was born in New York and grew up in New Jersey. He received his B.M. in music composition from the Manhattan School of Music, his M.A. from the Washington Theological Union, and his Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union. Read the full profile »
John P. Mossi, S.J., D.Min.
Adjunct Professor
John Mossi, S.J., D.Min., comes to the GPPM with seasoned pastoral and academic credentials. Read the full profile »
Catherine M. Murphy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dr. Murphy's research focuses on the economic context of Second Temple and New Testament texts and the impact of that context visible in the surviving literature. Read the full profile »
James B. Nickoloff, Ph.D.
Lecturer (Academic Quarter)
Dr. Nickoloff earned an A.B. from Stanford prior to studies in theology at Weston, the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and then a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union. Read the full profile »
Frederick J. Parrella, Ph.D.
Professor
Dr. Parrella is long-known at Santa Clara for excellence in teaching. His professional interests include the work of the great Protestant theologian Paul Tillich, Christian eschatology, and the theology of marriage. Read the full profile »
John David Pleins, Ph.D.
Professor
Dr. Pleins's area of interest for graduate courses is the Hebrew Bible. Read the full profile »
Francis R. Smith, S.J., S.T.D.
Professor
Fr. Smith is a graduate of Santa Clara University and has taught at SCU since 1974. Fr. Smith also teaches in the Religious Studies Department. Read the full profile »
Jean Ponder Soto, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Jean Ponder Soto teaches in the Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries as well as in the Religious Studies Department at Santa Clara University. Read the full profile »
Donald St. Louis, D.Min.
Adjunct Professor
Dr. St. Louis is the Founder and Director of The California Institute for Sexual Recovery in San Francisco and maintains a private practice in psychotherapy in San Francisco and Santa Clara. Read the full profile »

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