Santa Clara University

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley

Bruce Lescher, Ph.D.


undefinedAssociate Academic Dean, Lecturer in Spirituality
B.A., University of notre Dame; M.A., University of Michigan
M.A.S., University of San Francisco
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley

Phone: (510) 549-5011
Office hours: by appointment

"What a privilege to serve at this School! Our students come from all walks of life, from various age groups, and from many cultures. They bring rich experiences of life and ministry to the classroom and the school community. Through my service as a teacher and administrator, I seek to support the school's mission of integrating faith and culture, and exploring a faith that does justice."

Dr. Lescher teaches courses in Spirituality, such as Transition and Transformation, Ministry and Spirituality, and a seminar on Thomas Merton. He is a member of the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, the Catholic Theological Society of America, and the American Academy of Religion.

Dr. Lescher has published several articles both in his field of specialization, American Catholic spirituality, and more broadly on issues of spiritual formation.

Recent articles include

Download a syllabus for the following courses:

SP 2503: Thomas Merton
SP 3005: JSTB Sabbatical Workshop II
SP 2175: Transition and Transformation
SP 2513: Ministry and Spirituality
SP 3004: JSTB Sabbatical Workshop I