Santa Clara University

Paul Soukup S.J.

Associate Professor of Communication Santa Clara University

 Academic/professional background: Fr. Soukup earned his Ph.D. in Communication from The University of Texas at Austin in 1985, concentrating on the philosophical grounding of communication research as it developed in the United States from 1920-1950. Before coming to Texas, he earned two degrees in Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley: a Masters of Divinity (1978) and a Masters of Sacred Theology (1980). He also holds a Bachelor's in Philosophy from Saint Louis University (1973).

Teaching areas/responsibilities: Fr. Soukup currently teaches courses in new communication technologies (COMM 012, COMM 161), theology and communication (COMM 175), quantitative research methods (COMM 110), and senior thesis (COMM 112). He has also taught interpersonal communication, most recently at the Gregorian University in Rome.
Research interests: Current research interests include work on orality and literacy studies, the use of new technologies in religious communication, multimedia translation, and the effects of new technologies. He serves as a consultant to the American Bible Society Research Center for Scripture and Media.