Faculty & Research

Putting Faith Into Action

Our faculty are scholars, mentors, and ministers, helping students transform into leaders of communities around the world.

Faculty members approach their work as more than a job: student formation is their ministry—their service to the Church and to the world. Through sincere interactions and enduring relationships, faculty members help students flourish academically, in ministerial work, and in exploring their own spiritual expression.

Additionally, faculty members’ connections from across the Church and the academy assist students in forming professional networks.

Together with the Boston College Theology Department, our faculty make up the nation’s largest theological faculty. Our professors are known for their expertise in contemporary Church matters, doctrine, liturgy, and social justice.

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Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty are both dedicated scholars and experienced ministers—recognized for their theological expertise and for their service to the Church and world.

Faculty Directory

The Complex Church

Richard Lennan

Pastoral Care and Counseling

Melissa Kelley

Theology of the People

Rafael Luciani

We try to teach academic courses in ways that are eminently pastoral and applicable. Our practical courses are very academic. We try to teach them both in ways that nurture people's own spiritual growth. The academic, the pastoral, and the spiritual - letting all three suffuse each other and inform and color each other. We don't see these as a triangle. We see them as integrated.
Thomas H. Groome, Professor, Theology and Religious Education

Unparalleled Access to Expertise

In additon to the important mentoring relationships between STM students and faculty, students also form relationships with stellar faculty in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences Theology Department, whose primary research areas include biblical studies, historical theology/history of Christianity, comparative theology, systematic theology, and theological ethics.

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