Santa Clara University

Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries

Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Adjunct Faculty

Gerald Coleman, S.S., Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Dr. Coleman is a member of the American Province, Society of St. Sulpice (Sulpicians). His recent course focused on ethics and moral theology. Read the full profile »
William J. Dohar, Ph.D.
Dr. Dohar came to Santa Clara as a part-time lecturer in 2002, and since 2004, has been lecturing full-time in Religious Studies. He also teaches in the Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries. Read the full profile »
Elizabeth Drescher, Ph.D.
Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
Elizabeth Drescher, PhD is Adjunct Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Pastoral Ministry at Santa Clara University. She holds a PhD in Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union and an MA in Roman Catholic Systematic Theology from Duquesne University. Read the full profile »
Mark Francis, C.S.V.
Adjunct Professor
Dr. Francis has written numerous articles on liturgical topics and is especially interested in the relationship between liturgy and culture. Read the full profile »
Bob Hurd, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Dr. Hurd has lectured and presented workshops across the country, composed numerous songs for liturgical worship, and published multiple articles. Read the full profile »
Lizette Larson-Miller, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Dr. Larson-Miller is the Professor of Liturgical Leadership and the Dean of the Chapel at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific. Read the full profile »
John R. Mabry, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Rev. John R. Mabry, PhD teaches in the Pastoral Ministries program at Santa Clara University and directs the Spiritual Direction Certificate Program at the Chaplaincy Institute in Berkeley, CA. Read the full profile »
Catherine M. Murphy, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Dr. Murphy's research focuses on the economic context of Second Temple and New Testament texts and the impact of that context visible in the surviving literature. Read the full profile »
James B. Nickoloff, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Dr. Nickoloff is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. Read the full profile »
Lucinda A. Nolan, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Dr. Lucinda A. Nolan is assistant professor of Religious Education and Catechesis at the Catholic University of America where she teaches courses in history of catechesis, adult faith formation and youth ministry. Read the full profile »
Frederick J. Parrella, Ph.D.
Dr. Parrella is long-known at Santa Clara for excellence in teaching. His professional interests include the work of the great Protestant theologian Paul Tillich, Christian eschatology, and the theology of marriage. Read the full profile »
J. David Pleins, Ph.D.
Dr. Pleins earned all of his degrees from the University of Michigan, with a B.A. in Philosophy (1980), an M.A. in Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Studies, and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies in 1987. Read the full profile »
Jean Ponder-Soto, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Jean Ponder Soto teaches in the Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries as well as in the Religious Studies Department at Santa Clara University. Read the full profile »
Francis R. Smith, S.J., S.T.D.
Fr. Smith is a graduate of Santa Clara University and has taught at SCU since 1974. Fr. Smith also teaches in the Religious Studies Department. Read the full profile »
Donald St. Louis, D.Min.
Adjunct Professor
Dr. St. Louis is the Founder and Director of The California Institute for Sexual Recovery in San Francisco and maintains a private practice in psychotherapy in San Francisco and Santa Clara. Read the full profile »
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