Graduate Theological Union


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2013 Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 7:00pm

Dr. William Short, Dean and Professor of Christian Spirituality at FST will deliver the 2013 Distinguished Faculty Lecture entitled “From Paris to Alcalá: The Franciscan School and the University, 1219-1533.”

Anh Tran

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Assistant Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology

At GTU since 2012

Ph.D., Georgetown University, 2011

Phone: 510/549-5027

Current Research and Teaching Interests

Paul A. Janowiak, S.J.

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara
Associate Professor of Liturgical and Sacramental Theology

At GTU since 2011

Th.D., Graduate Theological Union, 1995
M.Div., Jesuit School of Theology, 1984
B.A., Loyola University of Los Angeles, 1973
Th.M., Jesuit School of Theology, 1965

Phone: 503/341-3194

Virstan Choy

San Francisco Theological Seminary
Director of Advanced Pastoral Studies and Associate Professor of Ministry

At GTU since 2012

D.Min., San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1995
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1974
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1971

Phone: 415/451-2842

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

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

Dean's Newsletter

Click here for a pdf version of the November 2015 Dean's Newsletter.


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

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