Graduate Theological Union


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Thomas Massaro, SJ

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Dean and Professor of Moral Theology

At GTU since 2012

S.T.L. Weston Jesuit School of Theology, 2007
Ph.D., Emory University, 1997
M.Div., Weston School of Theology, 1992
Ma.Hum., Fordham University, 1987
B.A., Amherst College, 1982

Susan Ritchie

Starr King School of Ministry
Associate Professor of Unitarian Universalist History and Ministry

At GTU since 2009

M.Div., Methodist Theological School, 1995
Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1993
M.A., Ohio State University, 1988
B.A., Knox College, 1986 (Summa Cum Laude)


Student Handbooks

M.A. Student Handbook

The M.A. handbook is your most complete source of guidelines and resources for the GTU Common M.A. program. Available here as a PDF, it is updated each summer.

Scott A. Mitchell

Scott MitchellInstitute of Buddhist Studies
Core Faculty
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2008

Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, 2008
M.A., Institute of Buddhist Studies/Graduate Theological Union, 2002
B.A., San Francisco State University, 1999

Dean's Newsletter

Click here for a pdf version of the May 2014 Dean's Newsletter.

Important deadlines throughout the year are in the GTU Extended Calendar.  You can also view the current schedule of worship services at GTU schools, along with any special services.


At the Graduate Theological Union, the proximity of our member schools, multifaith centers, and interdisciplinary programs creates a dynamic intellectual community that draws scholars from around the world. Our curriculum has grown beyond the traditional strengths in Bible, history, theology, and ethics to encompass a wide range of areas, including art and religion, religion and psychology, cultural and historical studies of religions, Christian spirituality, and interdisciplinary studies.

Recent Student Work


James Ryan Parker, Ministers of Movies: Sherwood Pictures and the Church Film Movement

Angela Yarber, Dancing Feet Find Holy Ground: Embodying the “Feminine” in the Dances of the World’s Religions

Roberta Dykema, Lucas Cranach, Martin Luther, and the Passional Christi and Antichristi: Propaganda and Prayer in an Early Lutheran Flugschrift

Recent Student Work


Salvador A. Alcántara, The Theological Contribution of Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., to the Understanding of Violence

Chung-Hyun Baik, Ontology and Epistemology in Contemporary Discussions on the Relation between the Immanent Trinity and the Economic Trinity

Whitney A. Bauman, From Creatio ex Nihilo to Terra Nullius: The Colonial Mind and the Colonization of Creation

Gaymon Bennett, On the Care of Human Dignity: From Archon to Anthropos

Recent Student Work


Hak Soon Im, The Korean Self: Exploring Confucian and Indigenous Perspectives

Jacob Hee Cheol Lee, Exploring Shame: Re-articulation through the Lens of Social Psychology and Korean Theology

Jeanne Choy Tate, Culture and Caregiving, The Untold Story: Cultural, Developmental and Theological Challenges to a Psychology of Individualism


Recent Student Work


Francis Tae-Young Chung, Creating a New Space: Gendered Space and Worship in Korean Church Architecture

Jennifer Wilkins Davidson, The Narrative Practice of Memory as Identity in Concerns & Celebrations and the Pastoral Prayer: Constructing a Liturgical Theology of Prayer

Wade Christopher Evans, “To Reveal the Riches of Your Grace”:  Examining the Authorized Eucharistic Christologies of the Episcopal Church with Implications

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