Santa Clara University

Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries
Phone: (408) 554-4044
Location: Kenna Hall
Room number: 303

Francis R. Smith, S.J., S.T.D.


Fr. Smith is a San Francisco native. As an undergraduate at Santa Clara University in the 1950s, Smith earned a B.A. in Philosophy with a minor in History (1956), and followed with an M.A. in Philosophy from Gonzaga University ten years later. By then a member of the Jesuit community, Smith next went to the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, where he was awarded the S.T.M. from the Jesuit School of Theology (1972), and from there to Rome, where he received an S.T.D. in Fundamental Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1977.

Fr. Smith began to teach at Santa Clara University in 1974. His interests include Christology, ecclesiology, and liberation theology, and he offers a range of courses on these subjects at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.


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