Michael C. McCarthy, S.J. '87, M.Div. '97
Michael C. McCarthy, S.J. '87, M.Div. '97 is Vice President for Mission Integration and Planning, as well as Presidential Assistant for Planning at Fordham University in New York. He is also on the Theology Faculty at Fordham.
Prior to Fordham, Fr. McCarthy was the executive director of Santa Clara University's Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education. He held the Edmund Campion, S.J., Professor endowed chair and was an associate professor with a joint appointment in the religious studies and classics departments.
Fr. McCarthy began his undergraduate career at Stanford University and then joined the Jesuits at Santa Clara University and received his B.A. in 1987. After that, he attended Oxford University to complete the 4-year M.A. in Literae Humaniores, received a Master's in Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley in 1997, and earned his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame in 2003.
His research focuses primarily on Early Christianity, including the concept of church in ancient Christianity, early biblical exegesis, Augustine, religious authority/belief in fourth and fifth centuries, and early asceticism/spirituality.