Assistant Dean of Students
B.A. in French, Tulane University
Paul Kircher, Assistant Dean of Students, has a long history with the Jesuit School of Theology. He first arrived to the school as a student in 1989, and completed an M.A. in Religion and the Arts in 1993. His thesis examined a creation-centered theology as presented in the writings of Thomas Berry and Wendell Berry. For the next several years, he worked in teaching, parish ministry, and career management training until returning to the school in 2001 as the part-time Career Development Director for the three Catholic schools of the Graduate Theological Union. In 2004, he also became International Student Advisor for the Jesuit School. In his current position as Assistant Dean of Students, Paul oversees all areas of student life and student services including liturgy, community life, housing, health and safety, career services, and international student services.
Paul is originally from Rochester, New York, where he grew up in a large Catholic family and attended McQuaid Jesuit High School. He earned a B.A. in French at Tulane University and an M.A. in French Literature at the University of California at Berkeley, and taught French and English as a Second Language before undertaking his theological studies. He has lived in the Bay Area since 1984. Paul sings in the local choral group, Cantare Con Vivo, and enjoys the rich culture and geography of the beautiful region of California that has become his home.