About Fr. Massaro
Thomas Massaro, S.J., became the Dean of Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in July of 2012. A native New Yorker and a graduate of Regis High School in Manhattan, he joined the New England Province of the Society of Jesus immediately upon graduation from Amherst College in Massachusetts. After the usual Jesuit formation, which included two years of philosophy studies at Fordham University, he taught as Professor of Moral Theology for fifteen years at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and its predecessor, Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge.
Fr. Massaro holds a doctorate in Christian social ethics from Emory University. His teaching and research interests include Catholic social ethics, theories of economic justice, sociology of religion and the history of Christian political thought. Besides teaching courses on many aspects of Catholic social teaching and the role of religion in public life, Fr. Massaro seeks to maintain a commitment to hands-on social activism. He recently served a six-year term on the Peace Commission of the City of Cambridge and is a founding member of the steering committee of Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice.
Fr. Massaro arrived in the Bay area with a great enthusiasm for furthering the mission of Santa Clara’s Jesuit School of Theology: to serve the church by offering excellent theological education for future ministers.