Santa Clara University

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley

Hung Pham, S.J., S.T.D.Hung Pham, S.J., S.T.D.

Assistant Professor of Ignatian Spirituality


B.S., Regis University;
M.A. Philosophy, Saint Louis University;
M.Div., S.T.L., Weston Jesuit School of Theology;
S.T.D., Comillas Pontificia Universidad de Madrid

Phone: (510) 549-5034
Office hours: By appointment, Room 211


About the Professor

Fr. Pham was born in Viet Nam and immigrated to the United States at the beginning of his high school years. After graduation from Regis University with a degree in Math, Chemistry, and Biology, he entered the Society of Jesus. Fr. Pham finished his first studies with a master degree in philosophy at St. Louis University. Afterward, he spent a year teaching Chemistry and Biology at St. Louis University High School (SLUH). After SLUH, Fr. Pham worked for Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) - Asia Pacific training math and science teachers in the Burmese refugee camp in Northern Thailand. After JRS, he attended the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley for a year before going back to his province for more formational work. Fr. Pham did a year of Clinical Pastoral Education at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Then, he attended Weston School of Theology where he was ordained and completed his S.T.L. in interreligious dialogue under the mentorship of Dr. Peter Phan of Georgetown University, studying the Catholic and theological themes in Hàn Mặc Tử’s poetry. After Weston, Fr. Pham returned to his alma mater, Regis University, to teach Ignatian Spirituality and lead the retreat program in Campus Ministry. After a year and a half of teaching there, he went to Spain to study Ignatian Spirituality at Comillas Pontificia Universidad de Madrid and completed his doctorate in December 2011, studying Ignatian Inculturation: Spirituality of Mission of the First Jesuits in Asia exemplified by Alexandre de Rhodes (1593 – 1660) and his Catechismus in Vietnam.


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