Santa Clara University

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley
William O'Neill, S.J., Ph.D.

William O'Neill, S.J., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Ethics


B.A., St. Louis University;
M.Div., S.T.M., S.T.L., Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley;
M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University

Phone: (510) 549-5036
Office Hours: By appointment


About the Professor

William O'Neill, S.J., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Social Ethics at the Jesuit School of Theology. His writings address questions of human rights, ethics and hermeneutical theory, social reconciliation and conflict resolution, and refugee policy. He has worked with refugees in Tanzania and Malawi and has done research on human rights in South Africa and Rwanda.

He received a Newcombe Fellowship, a Lilly Theological Research Grant, and held the Jesuit Chair at Georgetown University from 2003-2004. Dr. O'Neill has served on the Editorial Board of The Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics and currently serves on the Board of the Society of Christian Ethics. He currently serves on the Board of the journal Theological Studies. He is a member of the Anglican/Roman Catholic (ARC) Ecumenical Dialogue in USA and the Jesuit Seminar.


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