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About the Staff

Andrew Garavel

LEAD CTW Instructor

Father Andrew J. Garavel, S.J. is a Jesuit priest, associate professor of English, and has served as associate chair of the English department. Born in 1958 in Danbury, Connecticut, he attended Immaculate High School and received a B.A. in English from Fairfield University. He entered the Boston novitiate of the New England Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1981. Two years later he went to Chicago, where he studied philosophy at Loyola University and received a master’s degree in English from the University of Chicago. After teaching for three years at Fairfield College Preparatory School in Connecticut, he studied theology at Regis College, University of Toronto, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1992. He received his doctorate in English from New York University. He has taught English at Fairfield University, served as associate pastor of a parish in Norwalk, Connecticut, and as campus minister and lecturer at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut, before coming to Santa Clara in 2005. His area of specialty is British and Irish writers of the late 19 th and early 20 th centuries, and he has published essays on Lewis Carroll, Flannery O’Connor, and Bram Stoker, among others. He serves on the board of trustees of the University of San Francisco.