Santa Clara University

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley

Bruce H. Lescher, Ph.D.Bruce H. Lescher, Ph.D.

Associate Academic Dean


B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A. in English, University of Michigan
M.A.S. in Applied Spirituality, University of San Francisco
Ph.D. in Christian Spirituality, Graduate Theological Union

Phone: (510) 549-5055


About Bruce

As Associate Academic Dean, Dr. Lescher handles much of the day-to-day operation of the school.

Dr. Lescher is also a Senior Lecturer in Spirituality at the Jesuit School, and his doctoral work focused on modern American Catholic spirituality. He teaches courses such as Transition and Transformation, a seminar on Thomas Merton, and an introduction to spirituality as an academic discipline for doctoral students. He and his wife, Clare Ronzani, M.A., also a faculty member at the school, sometimes present workshops together and are both involved in the ministry of spiritual direction. For more about Dr. Lescher's academic background and a list of his publications, see his faculty listing.