Santa Clara University

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Phone: 408.554.4174
Location: 3230 Alameda
Room number: O'Connor 1

Dennis C. Smolarski, S.J.

Professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

A 1969 graduate of Santa Clara University, Father Smolarski holds a doctorate in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as degrees from UC Santa Barbara and the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley.

In addition to his computational research in solving iterative systems, Father Smolarski has authored and contributed to numerous books on liturgy, including How Not to Say Mass; The General Instruction of the Roman Missal, 1969-2002: A Commentary; and Sacred Mysteries: Sacramental Principles and Liturgical Practice. He has also written on the spirituality of computers, the history of Jesuits in mathematics and science, and the place of mathematics in the Ratio Studiorum of the Jesuits, which guided education in Jesuit colleges for several centuries.

Read more about Father Smolarski and the courses he teaches on his personal Web page.

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