Resident Jesuits

  • Arthur F. Liebscher, S.J.

    Associate Professor, Department of History; Rector, Santa Clara Jesuit Community

    Father Liebscher attended Santa Clara University as an undergraduate, earned a Ph.D. at Indiana University, and returned to SCU to teach history, with a specialty in Argentinian politics.

  • James R. Blaettler, S.J.

    Minister of the Jesuit community

    An artist at an early age and a trained art historian, Fr. Blaettler pursued art studies at Georgetown University, Columbia University’s Teacher’s College and the University of Chicago. Preparation for ordination to the priesthood was at the Gregorian University in Rome, followed by a fourth year of theological studies at the Institut Catholique in Paris. He has taught at Santa Clara, Fairfield and Fordham universities. Before returning to Santa Clara to serve as the Community Minister or house coordinator, he engaged in parish ministry at Corpus Christi Church in New York City and St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco. In both locales he curated numerous art exhibitions and continues to be the director of the Manresa Gallery, located inside St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco.

  • Constant M. K. Bossou, S.J.

    Graduate student in Engineering

    Fr. Bossou is from Benin Republic (West Africa). He is currently pursing his master’s degree in Computer Engineering at SCU. He serves as Spirituality Facilitator in Loyola RLC.

  • Luis F. Calero, S.J.

    Bannan Senior Fellow, Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

    Luis Calero, S.J., is associate professor of anthropology and a senior fellow at the Ignation Center for Jesuit Education. He directs the annual faculty/staff immersion trip to El Salvador.

  • Paul G. Crowley, S.J.

    Professor, Department of Religious Studies

    Paul serves as a Professor and the Chair of the Religious Studies Department.

  • Michael E. Engh, S.J.


    Michael E. Engh, S.J., took office as the 28th president of Santa Clara University on Jan. 1, 2009. Prior to coming to Santa Clara, he served as Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. A teacher and historian of the American West, Fr. Engh has published on the history of Los Angeles, the Catholic Church in California, and the role of religion in history of the American West. He received his doctorate in the history of the American West at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1987.

  • Andrew J. Garavel, S.J.

    Associate Professor of English

    Professor Andrew Garavel specializes in British and Irish literature of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

  • Paul J Goda, S.J.

    Professor Emeritus, School of Law

    Father Paul Goda has taught Community Property, Wills and Trusts, Jurisprudence Seminar, and Contracts at Santa Clara's School of Law. He has been a member of the Society of Jesus for more than fifty years.

  • Paul P. Mariani, S.J.

    Associate Professor, History Department

    Paul Mariani, S.J. is an Assistant Professor in the History Department.

  • John P. Mossi, S.J.

    Advancement Office Manager for the California Province of the Society of Jesus

    John P. Mossi, S.J. currently manages the Advancement Office for the California Province of the Society of Jesus.

  • Alfred E. Naucke, S.J.

    Executive Assistant (Socius) to the Provincial of the California Province of the Society of Jesus

    Alfred Naucke is the Executive Assistant (Socius) to the Provincial of the California Province of the Society of Jesus.

  • Peter G. Pabst, S.J.

    President, Sacred Heart Nativity Schools

    Peter currently serves as President of Sacred Heart Nativity School and Our Lady of Grace Nativity School for Girls in San Jose, CA.

  • Dennis R. Parnell, S.J.

    Treasurer of the California Province of the Jesuits Will become director of the Santa Clara Mission Cemetery in February or March 2016

    Professor Dennis Parnell teaches in the biology department at Santa Clara University.

  • Charles T. Phipps, S.J.

    Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of English

    Father Phipps teaches in the English department at Santa Clara University.

  • Rob Scholla, S.J.

    Bannan Faculty Fellow

    Rob joined the staff of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education here at SCU in January 2013, and teaches Theology.

  • Dennis C. Smolarski, S.J.

    Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

    Father Smolarski, a 1969 alumnus of Santa Clara, teaches courses in computer science and mathematics. He is also known for various writings on liturgy and worship, particularly How Not to Say Mass.

  • Salvatore A. Tassone, S.J.

    Emeritus of Religious Studies

    A senior lecturer in the department of religious studies, Father Tassone's research focus is on portraits of Christ in canonical Christian literature.

  • Jack Treacy, S.J.

    Chaplain for University Relations

    Father Jack Treacy is a graduate of Santa Clara University, and director of the Campus Ministry.

  • Michael A. Zampelli, S.J.

    Rector, Jesuit Community Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance

    Father Zampelli has directed several Jesuit operas.

  • Paul A. Soukup, S.J.

    Professor, Department of Communication

    Father Soukup, a professor in the communication department, specializes in new technologies, media and religion, and communication research methods.