Santa Clara University

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley
Mary Mallahan Hicken, M.S.W.

Mary Mallahan Hicken, M.S.W.

Adjunct Faculty


B.A., Gonzaga University
M.S.W., University of California, Berkeley
Graduate studies in Cross-Cultural Counseling, Columbia University
Graduate studies in Theology/Social Justice, Maryknoll School of Theology

Phone: (510) 549-5025
Office Hours: By appointment


About the Professor

"My Oaxacan teammates, Zapotec and Mixe indigenous healers, taught me the importance of integrating body, mind, and spirit in deep relationship with Mother Earth. Our increasingly complex and fragmented world challenges us to holistically integrate our faith, theology and ministry in deep relationship with our local and global community in need, and with all creation."

Mary Mallahan Hicken's 26-year ministry as a Maryknoll Lay Missioner living and working with her husband and four sons in a barrio slum in Caracas, Venezuela and with indigenous communities in Oazaca, Mexico has taught her how to integrate faith, theology, justice, and be more connected to Nature to help us heal ourselves, our communities, and the Earth that sustains us. At the Jesuit School of Theology, she teaches the MDiv Seminar II and supervises second-year students in their field education.

Currently, Mary also works as a bi-lingual therapist working with low-income children and their families and victims of crime. She has also facilitated Parent Education and Trauma Support workshops. Mary is a former Youth Minister and has lead parish retreats/workshops, Confirmation programs, and Juvenile Hall liturgies.

Mary has served on the boards of Oakland Diocese Catholic Campaign for Human Development and Poo-Ha-Bah Traditional Native American Healing Center.


Courses Offered

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