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Experts in such fields as Hispanic theology, Scripture, feminist thought, and spirituality, faculty at JST are also caring mentors whose goal is to aid each student's spiritual and professional development. They carry insights gleaned from their time training at prestigious universities and theological centers all over the world, including College of the Holy Cross, Institut Catholique in Paris, Loyola University, St. Louis University, University of California - Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University. They continue to conduct research in diverse fields relevant to theological study, and regularly publish new material. Below, learn more about the faculty members at JST.



Jerome P.  Baggett, Ph.D.image

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

Jerome P. Baggett, Ph.D.
Phone: (510) 549-5060

Kathryn  Barush, D.Phil.image

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

Kathryn Barush, D.Phil.

Phone: (510) 549-5010

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

Interim Dean and Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology

Alison Benders, J.D., Ph.D.
Phone: (510) 549-5055

Thomas  Cattoi, Ph.D.image

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

Thomas Cattoi, Ph.D.
Phone: (510) 549-5005

William J.  Dohar, Ph.D., by courtesyimage

Professor of History and Spirituality, Courtesy of Santa Clara University

William J. Dohar, Ph.D., by courtesy
Phone: (510) 549-5043

Eduardo C. Fernández, S.J., S.T.D.image

Professor of Pastoral Theology and Ministry

Eduardo C. Fernández, S.J., S.T.D.
Phone: (510) 549-5026

Lisa  Fullam, D.V.M., Th.D.image

Professor of Moral Theology

Lisa Fullam, D.V.M., Th.D.
Phone: (510) 549-5019

Christopher Hadley, S.J., Ph.Dimage

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology

Christopher Hadley, S.J., Ph.D
Phone: 510-549-5015

Gina  Hens-Piazza, Ph.D.image

Professor of Old Testament Studies and Joseph S. Alemany Endowed Chair

Gina Hens-Piazza, Ph.D.
Phone: (510) 549-5048

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

Associate Professor of Liturgical and Sacramental Theology

Paul Janowiak, S.J., Th.D.
Phone: (510) 549-5000

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

Director of Spiritual Formation and Lecturer in Christian Spirituality

George R. Murphy, S.J., Ph.L.
Phone: (510) 549-5018

James Nati, Ph.D.image

Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible & Old Testament Studies

James Nati, Ph.D.
Phone: (510) 549-5034


Jean-François  Racine, Ph.D.image

Associate Professor of New Testament

Jean-François Racine, Ph.D.
Phone: (510) 549-5030

Deborah  Ross, Ph.D.image

Lecturer and Director of Ministerial Formation

Deborah Ross, Ph.D.
Phone: (510) 549-5025

Julie Rubio, Ph.D.image

Professor of Social Ethics

Julie Rubio, Ph.D.

Phone: (510) 549-5000

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

Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology

Anh Q. Tran, S.J., Ph.D.
Phone: (510) 549-5027

Adjunct Faculty

Jane  Ferdon, O.P., D.Min.image

Lecturer in Christian Spirituality

Jane Ferdon, O.P., D.Min.
Phone: (510) 225-6197

Fredrik Heiding, S.J.image

Adjunct Lecturer in Ignatian Spirituality

Fredrik Heiding, S.J.

Phone: (510) 549-5000

Amanda    Kaminski, Ph.D.image

Academic Year Lecturer in Christian Spirituality Director of Academic Advising and Support Services

Amanda Kaminski, Ph.D.
Phone: (510) 549-5072
Office: 329

Olga  Louchakova-Schwartzimage

Adjunct Lecturer in Spirituality and Phenomenology of Religion

Olga Louchakova-Schwartz

Robert  McCann, J.C.L.image

Lecturer in Canon Law

Robert McCann, J.C.L.

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

Adjunct Associate Professor of Liturgical Studies

Mary E. McGann, R.S.C.J., Ph.D.
Phone: (510) 549-5000

Clare  Ronzani, M.A.image

Lecturer in Christian Spirituality, JST Career Advisor

Clare Ronzani, M.A.
Phone: (510) 352-6765

Faculty Emeriti

John  Endres, S.J., Ph.D.image

Professor Emeritus of Sacred Scripture (Old Testament)

John Endres, S.J., Ph.D.
Phone: (510) 549-5024

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

Associate Professor Emeritus of Historical and Systematic Theology

George E. Griener, S.J., Th.D.
Phone: (510) 549-5011

Bruce H.  Lescher, Ph.D.image

Senior Lecturer Emeritus in Spirituality

Bruce H. Lescher, Ph.D.


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

Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics

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

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

Professor Emerita of New Testament Studies and Christian Spirituality

Sandra M. Schneiders, I.H.M., S.T.D.
Phone: (510) 549-5035