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Our distinguished faculty foster academic excellence by inspiring our students to explore the riches of the Catholic theological tradition and the complex ways in which faith finds a home in the many cultures of our global context.  As leading voices in their respective areas of theology, our faculty conduct research and regularly publish in their fields. Faculty at JST are also caring mentors whose goal is to aid each student's spiritual and professional development. To view faculty grouped by areas of expertise, follow this link. 

Dean of the Jesuit School of Theology

  • Dean / Professor of Theology

    Dean Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, S.J., is an internationally esteemed leader, having most recently finished serving as the president of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar. He is a prolific theologian, author, and speaker on many important topics relevant to our current moment, including leadership, increasing the inclusion and role of women in the Church, ecological stewardship, and human rights and dignity. As an influential Jesuit thinker and one of the most important international theological voices of our moment, Dean Orobator brings passion and vision to the ongoing work of JST-SCU.

Jerome  P. Baggett, Ph.D.

Professor of Religion and Society and Ignacio Ellacuria Professor for Jesuit Studies Endowed Chair

Kathryn Barush, D. Phil.

Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr. Professor of Art History and Religion

Alison  Benders,  J.D., Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology / Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Santa Clara University

Thomas Cattoi

Associate Professor of Christology and Cultures and Dwan Family Endowed Chair in Ecumenical and Interfaith Dialogue

Jeremiah Coogan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of New Testament

Eduardo C. Fernández, S.J., S.T.D.

Professor of Pastoral Theology and Ministry

Christopher Hadley, SJ

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology

Gina Hens-Piazza, Ph.D.

Professor of Old Testament Studies and Joseph S. Alemany Endowed Chair for Santa Clara University

Paul Janowiak, S.J., Th.D.

Associate Professor of Liturgical and Sacramental Theology

Léocadie  Lushombo, i.t., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics

Monica  Marcelli-Chu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics

Mary E. McGann, R.S.C.J., Ph.D.

Adjunct Associate Professor of Liturgical Studies

James Nati, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible & Old Testament Studies

Deborah Ross, Ph.D.

Lecturer and Director of Ministerial Formation

Julie Hanlon Rubio, Ph.D.

Associate Dean / Professor of Christian Social Ethics

Anh Q. Tran, S.J., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology

Part Time Faculty
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Adjunct Lecturer in Latin

Laura Dunn, Ph.D.

MTS and Writing Program Director

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Adjunct Lecturer in Christian Spirituality

Bede J. Healey, O.S.B.M. Cam.

Adjunct Lecturer in Christian Spirituality

Elizabeth Liebert,  SNJM

Adjunct Lecturer in Christian Spirituality

Robert McCann, J.C.L.

Adjunct Lecturer in Canon Law

George R.  Murphy, S.J., Ph.L

Adjunct Lecturer in Christian Spirituality

Dr. Julia Prinz, V.D.M.F., Ph.D.

Adjunct Lecturer in Christian Spirituality and Former Director Women of Wisdom and Action Initiative

Faculty Emeriti
Lisa Fullam, D.V.M., Th.D.

Professor Emerita of Moral Theology

George E. Griener, S.J., Th.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus of Historical and Systematic Theology

Bruce H. Lescher, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Spirituality

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

Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics

Jean-François Racine, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus of New Testament

Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M., S.T.D.

Professor Emerita of New Testament Studies and Christian Spirituality