Graduate Theological Union


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Anh Tran

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

Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2012

PhD, 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

ThD, Graduate Theological Union, 1995
MDiv, Jesuit School of Theology, 1984
BA, Loyola University of Los Angeles, 1973
ThM, 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

DMin, San Francisco Theological Seminary, 1995
MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1974
BA, 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
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2012

STL, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, 2007
PhD, Emory University, 1997
MDiv, Weston School of Theology, 1992
MaHum, Fordham University, 1987
BA, Amherst College, 1982

Student Handbooks

MA Student Handbook

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

Scott A. Mitchell

Institute of Buddhist Studies

Dean of Students and Faculty Affairs
Rev. Yoshitaka Tamai Professor of Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Studies

Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2008

Dean's Newsletter

Click here for a pdf version of the May 2017 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. The GTU provides students with the opportunity for intensive study of many religious traditions including various forms of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Jainism, and Judaism as well as interdisciplinary topics such as art and religion or theology and science.

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

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