Graduate Theological Union


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George R. Murphy, S.J.

Lecturer in Christian Spirituality and Director of Spiritual Formation
At GTU since 1985
A.B. Boston College, 1965
M.A. Boston College, 1966
M.Div. Boston College, 1971
Phone: 510/549-5018

Som Pourfarzaneh

Associate Director of Public Programs & Lecturer
At GTU since 2014
B.A., University of California, Berkeley 2003
M.A.S.C., Starr King School for the Ministry, 2007
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, 2013
Phone: 510/649-2563

Shauna Hannan

Associate Professor of Homiletics
At GTU since 2014
Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary
Phone: 510/559-2720
Current Research and Teaching Interests
  • Preaching as a Ministry of the Whole Congregation
  • Preaching the Psalms
  • Preaching Public Issues
  • Practical Theology

Hung Pham, S.J., S.T.D.

Assistant Professor of Ignatian Spirituality
At GTU since 2013
S.T.D., Comillas Pontificia Universidad de Madrid
M.Div., S.T.L., Weston Jesuit School of Theology
M.A. Philosophy, Saint Louis University
B.S., Regis University

Phone: 510/549-5024

Alison Benders

Associate Dean
At GTU since 2014
Ph.D., Boston College, 2006
M.A., Boston College, 2003
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1982
B.A., Yale University, 1979
Phone: 510/549-5055

Rosemary Bray McNatt

At GTU since 2014
M.Div., Drew Theological Seminary
B.A., Yale University
Phone: 510/549-4724

Current Research and Teaching Interests

Sharon R. Fennema

Assistant Professor of Christian Worship
Director of Worship Life
At GTU since 2013
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, 2011
M.A., Yale Divinity School and Institute of Sacred Music, 2003
B.A., St. Olaf College, 1998
Phone: 510/849-8933

2014 GTU Graduates

On May 8, fifty-four graduates were honored at the GTU's 2014 commencement ceremony at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary's Chapel of the Cross in Berkeley, California. Thirty-seven graduates received the Master of Arts degree, three the Master of Arts with a concentration in Biblical Languages, and fourteen the Doctor of Philosophy degree.

Gary Macy

John Nobili, SJ Professor of Theology
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2014

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