Faculty

Faculty Duties: Faculty assume several levels of responsibility for the academic and professional performance and competency of GTF students, including evaluation of written performance, evaluation of degree projects and research theses, thesis supervision, project consultation, and the offering of E-Tutorials, Individualized Tutorials, and GTF Institutes.
 
The GTF faculty incudes full professors, many of whom hold named professorships which carry names of particular scholars who have been selected based on their academic contributions to a field of study, as well as visiting faculty who have been asked to assume a temporary appointment based on the strength of their academic and publishing record.
 
Faculty Details: The Faculty Details section provides comprehensive information on faculty members’ interests, religious affiliations, academic services, language proficiency and more. 

 
FACULTY
 

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Shaykh Ibrahim Abdul-Malik
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz Professor of American Muslim History and Culture
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- Ed.D. (Harvard University)
- M.A. (City University of New York)
- B.S. (City University of New York)
Profile| E-mail  

Rabbi Howard Avruhm Addison
Gershom Scholem Professor of Jewish Spirituality
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D.Min. (Chicago Theological Seminary)
- D.D. (Jewish Theological Seminary of America)
- M.A. (Jewish Theological Seminary of America)
- M.A. (Hunter College)
- B.A. (University of Illinois)
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Jamila Al Rifai
Professor of Islamic Studies
- Ph.D. (University of Jordan)
- M.S. (University of Jordan)
- B.S. (University of Jordan)
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Tim Allen
Gerhard von Rad Professor of Biblical Studies
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.Div. (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary)
- M.A. (University of North Carolina)
- B.A. ( University of South Carolina)
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Imam Watheq Alobaidi
Professor of Islamic Studies
- Ph.D. (American Open University)
- Master of Islamic Jurisprudence (University of Baghdad)
 
Imam Naser Alshaikh
Professor of Islamic Studies
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.Th. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
 
Haitham Alzamareeh
Professor of Islamic Studies, Philadelphia Branch
- Ph.D. (Islamic University, Al-Madinah Al-Monawarah)
- M.J. (Islamic University, Al-Madinah Al-Monawarah)
 
Sami Ameri
Professor of Islamic Studies
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.Th. (American Interglobal University)
 

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Sister Marie Vianney Bilgrien, SSND
Professor of Moral Theology
- S.T.D. (Angelicum/Rome)
- Licentiate (Angelicum/Rome)
- M.T.S. (Catholic Theological Union)
- M.A. (University of Notre Dame)
- B.A. (Mount Mary College)
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The Rev. Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R.
Fellow and Karl Rahner Professor of Catholic Theology
- S.T.D. (Angelicum/Rome)
- Th.D. (Harvard)
- D.Min. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.Div. (Mt. St. Alphonsus Seminary)
- M.M.R.Sc. (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
- M.A. (University of Toronto)
- M.R.E. (Mt. St. Alphonsus Seminary)
- Phil.Cert (St. Alphonsus College)
- A.B. (Dartmouth College)
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The Rev. Donald E. Blumenfeld
Raymond E. Brown Professor of Biblical Studies
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- S.T.B. (Gregorian/Rome)
- M.A. (Seton Hall University)
- B.A. (Seton Hall University)
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Anthony Burkart
Professor of Psychotherapy and Spiritual Direction
- Psy.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- S.T.M. (New York Theological Seminary)
- M.Div. (Bangor Theological Seminary)
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Rev. Msgr. Charles J. Chaffman
Fellow and Professor of Theological and Tribunal Studies
- D.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- J.C.D. (Angelicum/Rome)
- S.T.L. (Angelicum/Rome)
- M.Div. (St. John's Seminary)
- M.A. (St. John's Seminary)
- B.A. (California State University)
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Kendra Elizabeth Clayton
President
Professor of Educational Administration
- Ed.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.S. (Indiana University)
- B.S. (Indiana University)
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The Rev. Fr. Jorge R. Colón León
Fellow and François-Xavier Durrwell, C.Ss.R., Professor of Theology
- S.T.D. (Gregorian/Rome)
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- S.T.L. (Gregorian/Rome)
- M.Div. (Mount Saint Alphonsus Seminary, N.Y.)
- M.R.E. (Mount Saint Alphonsus Seminary, N.Y.)
- B.A. (St. Alphonsus College)
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The Rev. David B. Couturier, OFM. Cap.
Dean R. Hoge Professor of Pastoral Planning and Church Management
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D.Min. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- Lic. Psych. (Gregorian/Rome)
- M.Div. (Maryknoll School of Theology)
- B.A. (St. Anselm’s College)
 

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Vivian Robles Dettbarn-Slaughter
Fellow and Professor of Sacred Music
- D.S.M. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.A. (Appalachian State University)
- B.A. (University of California )
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Shaykh Mohamed Elbar
Professor of Islamic Studies
- Ph.D. (Al-Azhar University)
- M.Th. (Al-Azhar University)
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Rabbi Sue Levi Elwell
Professor of Jewish Spirituality
- Ph.D. and M.S. (Indiana University)
- Rabbinic Ordination and M.A.H.L. (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion)
- M.A. (Brandeis University)
- B.A. (Kalamazoo College)
- Senior Rabbinic Fellow, Shalom Hartman Institute 
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Karen L. Erlichman, LCSW
Professor of Jewish Spirituality
- D.Min. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.S.S. (Bryn Mawr University)
- B.A. (Antioch College)
 

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Dr. Susan Fowler
Fellow and Dorothy Day Professor of Spirituality and Leadership
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.Div. (Yale University)
- S.T.M. (Yale University)
- B.A. (Southern Connecticut State University)
Profile
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The Revd Canon Robin Gibbons
Fellow and Alexander Schmemann Professor of Eastern Christianity
- Ph.D. (Heythrop College, University of London)
- M.Th. (Heythrop College, University of London)
- M.St. (Trinity Hall/Cambridge)
- B.A. (Theology, University of Kent, Canterbury)
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Ann V. Graber
Diplomate of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy
Fellow and Professor of Pastoral Logotherapy
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D.Min.(Graduate Theological Foundation)
Profile| E-mail
 

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Muhammad Hatim
Imam Warith Deen Muhammad Professor of African American Muslim Studies
- Ph.D. (Polytechnic University of New York)
- D.Min. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.S. (Polytechnic University of New York)
- B.S. (Temple University)
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Irma Hernández Torres
Professor of Theology, University of the Sacred Heart (San Juan, PR)
Director of the International Theological Institute of Puerto Rico (ITIPRI)
Bernard Lonergan Professor of Theology
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D.Min. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.R.E. (Boston College)
- B.A. (University of the Sacred Heart)
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Mary Kendall Hope
Professor of Mediation Studies
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.A. (Webster University)
- B.A. (Radford University)
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The Rev. C. Anthony Hunt
Fellow and E. Franklin Frazier Professor of African American Studies
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D.Min. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.Div. (Wesley Theological Seminary)
- M.B.A. (Troy State University)
- B.A. (University of Maryland)
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Mohammed Abdul Shaheed Khan
Professor of Information Management and Technology
Consulting Librarian to the GTF
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.S. (Long Island University)
- M.A. (Osmania University)
- B.L.S. (Osmania University)
- B.S. (Osmania University)
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The Rev. Paul J. Kirbas
Paul Tillich Professor of Theology and Culture
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D. Min. (Columbia Theological Seminary)
- M. Div. (Columbia Theological Seminary)
- B.A. (Mercer University)
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Ann Kline, BCC
Professor of Jewish Spirituality
- M.A. (Loyola University)
- J.D. (The George Washington University)
- B.S. (The University of Maryland)
 
The Rev. Marlene Kropf
Fellow and William B. Oglesby, Jr. Professor of Pastoral Theology
- D.Min. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.Div. (Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary)
- M.A. (Oregon College )
- B.A. (Oregon College )
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Tomas Larriéux
William James Professor of Psychology and Mediation
- Psy.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- Ph.D. (Southeastern University)
- M.S. (Krisppy University)
- B.Phil. (World University)
Profile
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Julie Leavitt
Professor of Jewish Spirituality
Mentor, Jewish Spiritual Direction
- D.Min. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.A. (Lesley University)
B.A. (Macalester College)
 
The Rev. Francis Leong, MM
Fellow and Bishop James Anthony Walsh Professor of Asian Christian Studies and Musicology
- D.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D.Min. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D.S.M. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.Div. (Maryknoll School of Theology)
- B.Mus. (London University)
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Herbert Levine
Professor of Jewish Spirituality
- Ph.D. (Princeton University)
- A.B. (Harvard College)
 
Rabbi Mordechai Liebling
Professor of Jewish Spirituality
- Rabbinic Ordination and M.A. (Reconstructionist Rabbinical College)
- M.A. (Brandeis University)
- B.A (Cornell University)
 
The Rev'd Andrew Linzey
Henry Bergh Professor of Animal Ethics
- Ph.D. (London University)
- D.D. (awarded by the Archbishop of Canterbury)
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Rev. Jennifer A. Little
Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Theology
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.Div. (Christian Theological Seminary)
- M.Th. (Christian Theological Seminary)
- M.A. (University of Kentucky)
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Dr. Janice Lynne Lundy
Visiting Professor of Spiritual Direction
- D.Min. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- B.A. (Western Michigan University)
 

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Sheikh Safwat Ali Morsy Mahgoob
Professor of Islamic Studies
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.Th.  (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- B.A. (Al-Azhar University)
 
Rabbi James Michaels
Fellow and Rabbi A. Stanley Dreyfus Professor of Jewish Studies
Mentor, Jewish Pastoral Care
- D.Min. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- Rabbinic Ordination and M.A.H.L. (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion)
- B.A. (Cornell University)
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John H. Morgan
Karl Mannheim Professor of the History and Philosophy of the Social Sciences
- Ph.D. (Hartford Seminary)
- D.Sc. (London College of Applied Science)
- Psy.D. (Foundation House/Oxford)
- M.A. (Hartford Seminary)
- B.A. (Berkshire College)
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Linda G. Morgan
Fellow and Katie Ferguson Professor of Religious Education
- Ed.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.S. (Indiana University)
- B.A. (Newman University)
Profile| E-mail 

The Very Rev'd John Moses, KCVO
John Macquarrie Professor of Anglican Theology
- D.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D.D. (University of Nottingham)
- D.Univ. (Anglia Ruskin University)
- D.Phil. (University of Nottingham)
- B.A. (Trinity Hall/Cambridge)
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Shaykh Mohamed Moussa
  Professor of Islamic Studies
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.Th. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- B.A. (Al-Azhar University/Cairo)
 
Rev. John Edward Mulvihill
Fellow and Gratian Professor of Canon Law
- D.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- S.T.D. (Gregorian/Rome)
- Ed.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D.Min. (San Francisco Theological Seminary)
- Ph.L. (Studium Generale/River Forest)
- S.T.L. (Gregorian/Rome)
- J.C.L. (Gregorian/Rome)
- M.A. (Aquinas Institute/River Forest)
- B.A. (St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein)

Rev. Jeremiah N. Murasso
Diplomate of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy
Robert C. Leslie Professor of Pastoral Logotherapy
Director, Graduate Center for Pastoral Logotherapy
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- Ed.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- Psy.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.A., M.A. (Fairfield University)
- M.A. (Trinity College)
- M.A., M.A (Gregorian University)
- B.A. (Bonaventure University)
 

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Rev. Joanne Neal
William Temple Professor of Pastoral Leadership
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- Ph.D. (University of Alberta)
- M.S. (University of Oregon)
- B.Ed. (University of Alberta)
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Ann-Marie Neale
Diplomate of The Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy
Karen Horney Professor of Counseling and Psychology
-Ph.D. (Michigan State University)
-M.A. (Michigan State University)
-B.A. (Michigan State University)
-A.D. (Jackson Community College)
-R.N. (Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing)
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Russell Neitzke
W. Edwards Deming Professor of Educational Reform
- Ed.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.S. (Ball State University)
- B.A. (Ball State University)
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The Rev. Fr. Anthony O. Nwachukwu
Fellow and Professor of Counseling Psychology and West African Studies
- Ph.D. (Federal University of Port Harcourt)
- Psy.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.Div. (Catholic Institute of West Africa)
- PGD (Imo State University)
- M.Ed. (Imo State University)
- B.Phil. (Urban University, Rome)
- B.D. (Urban University, Rome)
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The Rev. Hugh R. Page, Jr.
Dean of the First Year of Studies
Associate Professor of Theology and Africana Studies, University of Notre Dame
Fellow and The Benjamin E. Mays Professor of Scripture and Applied Ministries
- Ph.D. (Harvard University)
- D.Min. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.A. (Harvard University)
- S.T.M. (General Theological Seminary)
- M.Div. (General Theological Seminary)
- B.A. (Hampton University)
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The Rev. Hanh Van Pham
St. Thomas More Professor of Canon Law and Pastoral Care
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D.Min. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.Div. (St. Mary’s Seminary)
- B.A. (St. Thomas University)
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The Rev. James F. Puglisi, SA
Director of the Centro Pro Unione, Rome
Professor of Ecumenical Theology, Pontifical Atheneum of St. Anselm (Rome)
Fellow and Francis Joseph Cardinal Spellman Professor of Catholic Theology
- D.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- S.T.D. (Institut Catholique de Paris)
- Ph.D. (Université de Paris IV Sorbonne)
- M.A./S.T.L. (Catholic University of America)
- B.A. (Catholic University of America)
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Imam Mohammad Qatanani
Professor of Islamic Studies
- Ph.D. (University of Jordan)
- Master of Islamic Jurisprudence (University of Jordan)
- Bachelor of Islamic Legislation and Jurisprudence (University of Jordan)

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Reb Simcha Raphael
Professor of Jewish Spirituality
Mentor, End-of-Life and Bereavement Care
- Ph.D. (California Institute of Integral Studies)
- Rabbinic Pastor (Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi)
- M.A. (Concordia University)
- B.A. (Sir George Williams University)
 
Rabbi Jeff Roth
Professor of Jewish Spirituality
Mentor, Jewish Meditation                                 
- D.Min. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- Rabbinic Ordination and M.A. (Reconstructionist Rabbinical College) 
- M.S.W. (Columbia University)
- B.A. (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
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Donald F. Schwab
Professor of Counseling Psychology
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D.Min. (Colgate Rochester Divinity School)
- M.Div. (St. Bernard’s Seminary)
- B.A. (St. John Fisher College)
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Rev. Randy L. Scraper
Joseph Fabry Professor of Pastoral Logotherapy
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D.Min. (Oral Roberts University)
- M.Div. (St. Paul’s School of Theology)
- M.A. (Oral Roberts University)
- B.M.E. (Baker University)
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Imam Omar Ahmed Shahin
Fellow and Ibn Taymiyya Professor of Islamic Law
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- LL.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- J.D. (Jordan University)
- M.Th. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- B.A. (Islamic University in Almedina Almonwara, Saudi Arabia)
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The Revd Canon Jane Shaw
Fellow and The Evelyn Underhill Professor of Historical Theology
Professor and Dean of Religious Life, Stanford University
- Ph.D. (University of California at Berkeley)
- D.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.Div. (Harvard University)
- B.A. (Oxford University/Queen’s College)
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Ahmad Khaled Yousef Shukri
Professor of Islamic Studies
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Martha Sobaje
Fellow and Professor of Sacred Music
- D.S.M. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.M. (Eastman School of Music)
- B.M. (University of the Pacific in Stockton, California)
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Rabbi Norman Solomon
Professor of Judaica 
- Ph.D. (Manchester University)
- Rabbinical Diploma (Jews’ College/London)
- M.A. (Canterbury University)
- B.Mus. (London University)
- B.A. (St. John’s College/Cambridge University)
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Andrew P. Spore
Diplomate of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy
Visiting Professor of Pastoral Logotherapy
- D.Min. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.Div. (Asbury Theological Seminary)
- B.A. (University of Pittsburgh)
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The Rev. Ore Lee Spragin, Jr.
Professor of Church History
- Th.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.Div. (Wesley Biblical Seminary)
- B.S. (Jackson State University/ Mississippi)
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The Revd Canon Vincent Strudwick
Fellow and Bishop John Tinsley Professor of Anglican Theology
- D.D. (awarded by the Archbishop of Canterbury)
- D.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.A. (University of Oxford)
- B.A. (Nottingham University)
- DipAdEd (University of London)
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Sensei J. Anthony Stultz
Founder and Director, Blue Mountain Lotus Society
and Blue Lotus School of Theology
Professor of Buddhist Studies
- Ed.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.Th. (Episcopal Divinity School)
 

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Rev. Shinichi Tagami
Professor of Psychology and Counseling
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- Ed.D. (Biola University, Talbot School of Theology)
- Th.M. (Fuller Theological Seminary)
- M.Div. equivalent (Japan Bible Seminary)
- B.Th. (Kwansei Gakuin University)
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Syed Zia Tauhid
Professor of Labor-Management Relations and International Law
- D.Med. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.A. (Xavier Labor Relation Institute, India)
- M.In.Ed (Clemson University)
- LL.B. (Karachi University, Pakistan)
- LL.M (New York University)
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Brian Taylor
Professor of Sacred Music
- D.S.M. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.Div. (Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary)
- M.S.M. (Southern Methodist University )
- M.M. (Southern Methodist University )
- B.M. (Westminster Choir College)
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Christoph Tietze
Fellow and Professor of Sacred Music
- D.S.M. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.M.A. (Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University)
- M.M. (Institute of Sacred Music, Yale University)
- B.A. (San Jose State University)
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Ángel Luis Vélez Oyola
Professor of Theology
- D.H.L. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- Ph.D. (University of Seville, Spain)
- Post Doctoral (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
- Ed.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- Th.M. (Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary)
- C.A.E.S (Boston College)
- M.A. (Center of Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean)
- M.A. (Barry University)
- B.A. (Turabo University, PR)
 
Bishop Juan A.Vera Méndez
Professor of Theology
- Ph.D. (Interamerican University, PR)
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D.Min (McCormick Theological Seminary)
- M.Div. (Seminario Evangelico de Puerto Rico)
 

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow
Professor of Jewish Spirituality
Mentor, Jewish Social and Ecological Justice
- Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin)
- Rabbinic Ordination (Aleph Institute)
- M.A. (University of Wisconsin)
- B.A. (Johns Hopkins University)
 
Juana O. Watson
Professor of Latino Affairs
- Ed.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- M.A. (Indiana University)
 
The Rev. D. Jonathan Watts
John Wesley Professor of Homiletics and Biblical Studies
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D.Min. (United Theological Seminary)
- M.Div. (Candler School of Theology, Emory University)
- B.A. (Southern Wesleyan University)
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The Rev. Robley Edward Whitson
Fellow and Distinguished Professor of Theological Anthropology
- A.Th.D. (Academia Thyrologica, Belgium)
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
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Rev. James O. Wolfe III
Walter Rauschenbusch Professor of Pastoral Studies and Church History
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- D.Min. (Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary)
- M.Div. (Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary)
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Monsignor Richard M. Zborowski
Professor of Clinical Psychology
- Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Foundation)
- Psy.D. (Adler School of Professional Psychology)
- M.A. (Adler Institute of Chicago)
- M.Div. (Archdiocesan Seminary Mundelein, Illinois)
- B.A. (Loyola University)
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Professors Emeriti
 
Diplomate of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy
President Jimmy Carter Professor Emeritus of Mediation and Pastoral Care
 
Teilhard de Chardin Professor Emeritus of Christian Spirituality
 
Professor Emeritus of Christian Scriptures
 
Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology
 
James Ashbrook Professor Emerita of Pastoral Psychology
 
The late Esmail Koushanpour, Ph.D., D.H.L.
Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in American Muslim Relations
 
Fellow and Martin Heidegger Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology
 
Pietro Cardinal Gasparri Professor Emeritus of Canon Law
 
Fellow and John Henry Cardinal Newman Professor Emeritus of Theology and
Ecclesial Mediation
 
Charles Wesley Professor Emeritus of Sacred Music
 
The late Ekman P.C. Tam, Psy. D., Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Spirituality and Psychotherapy
 
Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology
 
Professor Emeritus of Catholic Theology and Religious Education
 

Biographies - Professors Emeriti
 
The Rev. Dr. Henry Chan, Ph.D.               
Diplomate of the Viktor Frankl Institute of Logotherapy
President Jimmy Carter Professor Emeritus of Mediation and Pastoral Care
 
Henry A. Chan was born in Guyana , South America, and migrated to the U.S.A. as a young man in 1967. He worked in information processing in the areas of programming, systems design, systems analysis and long-range planning. Since his ordination to the priesthood in the Episcopal Church in 1983, he served as a parish priest in the Diocese of Long Island until his retirement in 2008. He holds a B.S. in Computer and Information Science from Empire State College, State University of New York; a M.B.A. in Management from Dowling College; a S.T.M. from the General Theologi¬cal Seminary; a D.P.A. from Nova Southeastern University; a D.Min. from the School of Theology, University of the South; a Psy.D. and the Ph.D. in Pastoral Psychology from the Graduate Theological Foundation. Dr. Chan holds the Diplomate credential from the Viktor Frankl Institute for Logotherapy and is a lifetime member of the Institute. He served as a mediator at Community Mediation Services in Queens, New York, and was a member of the Board of Directors, 2002-2006. Dr. Chan is also a member of the American Psychological Association.  His books include The Mediator As Human Being (2005), The Humanity of Mediators (2007) and Historical Models for the Priest As Pastor (2014).
 
 
The (late) Ewert Cousins, Ph.D. (Fordham)
Teilhard de Chardin Professor Emeritus of Christian Spirituality
 
Ewert H. Cousins was educated at Spring Hill College (B.A.), St. Louis University (S.T.L.), and Fordham University (Ph.D.).  After leaving the Jesuit Order in 1960, Dr. Cousins joined the Fordham University faculty of Classics and then the Theology Department where he taught from 1960 until his retirement with Emeritus status from Fordham.  He also taught at New York University, Barnard College, and Columbia University in religious studies.  A past President of the American Teilhard Association and Director of Fordham’s Spirituality Program, he subsequently served as General Editor of the 25-volume series World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest published by Crossroads Press.  He also served as Chief Editorial Consultant for the 60-volume series, The Classics of Western Spirituality.  From 1974 to 1985, he was Consultant to the Vatican Secretariat for Non-Christians, and from 1964 until his death, he served as the Teilhard de Chardin Professor of Theology and Spirituality at the Graduate Theological Foundation.  A professorship has been created in his honor at the GTF as the Ewert Cousin Professor of Spirituality and Theology.
 
 
The late Rev. Canon John Fenton, D.D. (Cantab.)
Professor Emeritus of Christian Scriptures
 
John C. Fenton held the B.A., M.A., and B.D. degrees from The Queen’s College, University of Oxford. He was a priest in the Church of England.  In 2001, Canon Fenton received the Doctor of Divinity degree from Lambeth Palace from the Archbishop of Canterbury owing to his great contribution to the study of Christian scriptures.  He was principal of Lichfield Theological College from 1958 to 1965 and served on the faculty of theology of Durham University from 1965 to 1978.   He later became a Canon of Christ Church Cathedral of Oxford and was formerly a Vicar of an Anglican parish in Yorkshire.   A New Testament scholar of international reputation, he wrote several books including Preaching the Cross (1958), The Passion According to John (1961), Crucified with Christ (1961), Saint Matthew (Pelican Commentary 1963), Saint John (New Clarendon Bible Commentary 1970), What Was Jesus’ Message? (1971), Good News (1976), and Finding the Way Through John (1988).  Canon Fenton served on the Graduate Theological Foundation’s faculty as Professor of Christian Scriptures.
 
 
The Rev. Egil Grislis, Ph.D. (Yale)
Professor Emeritus of Historical Theology
 
Egil Grislis was born in Latvia and received his education at Heidelberg University, Gettysburg College, Lutheran Theological Seminary (Pennsylvania), and Yale University from which he held the Ph.D. in historical theology.  He also was a Fellow of the Graduate Theological Foundation from which he earned the Doctor of Ministry degree.   He taught at the Divinity School of Duke University, The Hartford Seminary Foundation, Fordham University, and from 1976 until his retirement, at the University of Manitoba in Canada.  An ordained Lutheran pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada, Dr. Grislis was a Visiting Professor at the College of William and Mary, The Union Theological Seminary in New York, and Yale University during his academic career.  His most recent books include Devotional Theology: Meditations on Christian Existence and The Eternal Triangle: Meditations on Sin, Suffering, and Salvation.  He was Professor of Historical Theology at the Graduate Theological Foundation until his retirement.
 
 
Sister Raymunda Jordan, O.P., D.Min. (GTF), D.D. (GTF)
James Ashbrook Professor Emerita of Pastoral Psychology
 
Raymunda Jordan is a native of Kanturk, County Cork, Ireland, and was educated by the Sisters of Mercy and entered the Dominican Congregation of Saint Catherine of Siena, Newcastle, Natal, in 1958.  She holds a Teacher’s Diploma in Secondary Education, a B.Ed., and a B.A. from the University of London, and a M.S. from Loyola College, Maryland. She also holds the Doctor of Ministry from the Graduate Theological Foundation where she is also a Fellow and holder of the Doctor of Divinity honoris causa.  Until her retirement from the GTF, she held the James Ashbrook Professorship of Pastoral Psychology.  She currently is a member of The Association of Pastoral Counselors and was for 10 years Principal of Mixed Comprehensive Schools in London.  In England, she has served as Prioress of The Dominican House of Formation at Oxford and taught pastoral theology at Blackfriars of Oxford University.
 
 
The late Esmail Koushanpour, Ph.D. (University of Michigan), D.H.L. (GTF)
Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in American Muslim Relations
 
Esmail Koushanpour was Advisor to the Foundation on Islamic Affairs and Distinguished Service Professor of American Muslim Relations at the Graduate Theological Foundation from which he received the Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa. He served as Executive Director of the Islamic Cultural Center of Greater Chicago in Northbrook, Illinois from 2000 to 2008, and directed their interfaith program from 1992 until 2010.   He was Emeritus Professor, having retired in 1999 after serving 36 years on the faculty of Northwestern University Medical School. While at Northwestern, he served as Chairman of numerous university and medical school committees dealing with educational and administrative issues, and served as President of the Medical School Faculty Senate. The third edition of his textbook, “Renal Physiology: An Integrative Approach,” was published by Springer Publishers in 2012. Dr. Koushanpour traveled extensively within the United States and abroad to lecture, present papers, and chair scientific sessions at international scientific meetings. As a result of his scientific achievements, he served as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Active in interfaith programs and building bridges between Islam and other religions, Dr. Koushanpour served as Vice-Chair of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago and as co-Chairman of their Catholic-Muslim Dialogue Committee. He served on the Board of Directors of the Gilead Outreach and Referral Center of Chicago and was honored by the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation with their Faith in Community Award for building bridges between faiths. He was a member of the Rotary Club of Northbrook, Illinois and served as the co-Chairman of their local polio eradication program which is part of an international project of Rotary Clubs around the world. Dr. Koushanpour served on the Board of Directors of the North Suburban YMCA in Northbrook, IL.  He also served on the Board of the International Center for Deafness and the Arts in Northbrook, Illinois.
 
The late Rev. Canon John Macquarrie, Ph.D. (Glasgow), D.D. (Oxford)
Martin Heidegger Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology
 
John Macquarrie was a native of Renfrew, Scotland, and was educated at Paisley Grammar School and Glasgow University.  He held the M.A., Ph.D., and D.Litt. from Glasgow and an earned D.D. from Oxford University as well as five honorary doctorates from international universities.  He taught at the University of Glasgow before taking a professorship at Union Theological Seminary in New York, followed by his appointment as the Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity of Christ Church College of Oxford University where he also served as Canon of Christ Church Cathedral.  He was also a Fellow of the British Academy.  An ordained priest in the Anglican Communion, he was made a life-time Distinguished Teaching Fellow of the Graduate Theological Foundation where he held the Martin Heidegger Professorship of Philosophical Theology until his death.   Professor Macquarrie bequeathed his theological library and a portfolio of his sermons to the GTF. The John Macquarrie Library is housed by the Graduate Theological Foundation in Indiana.   The GTF has created the John Macquarrie Professorship in Anglican Theology which is currently held by The Very Revd Dr. John Moses, KCVO.
 
 
The late Rev. Fr. David James Mulvihill, J.C.L. (Gregorian) J.C.D. (Gregorian),
Ph.D. (GTF)
Pietro Cardinal Gasparri Professor Emeritus of Canon Law
 
David Mulvhill was co-director of the Tribunal Studies online program at the Graduate Theological Foundation. He served as Judge of the Illinois Ecclesiastical Court of Appeals (2004-2014) and Judge of the Wisconsin Ecclesiastical Court of Appeals (2007-2013). He earned a Doctorate in Canon Law (J.C.D.) from the Gregorian University in Rome (dissertation: “Those Bound to the Canonical Form of the Celebration of Marriage”), a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Foundation (dissertation: “Catholic Volunteers”) for which he completed studies at Christ Church College, University of Oxford, a Diploma in Italic Antiquities from the Università di Perugia per Stranieri, Italy, and a Diploma in Spanish Culture from the Universidad Anáhuac México Sur (Mexico City).  Ordained a Catholic priest in 1972, he ministered to five parishes in the Chicago area, and spent 12 years as pastor of Our Lady of Humility Parish. Under the administration of three Cardinals, he served as an officer of the Chicago Metropolitan Tribunal as an Advocate (1973-1984), Judge (1984-1999) and Special Advocate (2011-2014). He taught canon law at St. Xavier University in Chicago and was awarded the Pilgrim Cross by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem in a ceremony in 1992 in Jerusalem. For 30 years he was a member of the Canon Law Society of America and was awarded a gold medal as “Paul Harris Fellow” by Rotary International in 1992. He was congratulated by Marquis Who’s Who Publications in 2008 for being listed in Who’s Who for 25 years.  Fr. David was appointed a Knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulcher in 1991, an honor conferred by the Pope to those concerned with peace in the Middle East, and was later promoted to Knight Commander, for his service to education and peace in the Holy Land.
 
 
The late Rev. Fr. Bernard J. O’Connor, S.T.D. (Gregorian), J.D. (Tennessee),
D.H.L. (GTF)
Fellow and John Henry Cardinal Newman Professor Emeritus of Theology and
Ecclesial Mediation
 
Bernard O’Connor received his B.A. in history/philosophy from St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia; his M.A. (Spirituality) from Creighton University; the M.Div/S.T.B. from St. Paul’s University in Ottawa; the M.C.L./J.C.L. (Canon Law) from the University of Ottawa and S.T.L. and S.T.D. (Systematics) from the Gregorian University. Fr. Bernie, a native of Nova Scotia, was ordained in 1977 for that province’s Diocese of Antigonish. In 1994 he received the J.D. from the University of Tennessee. His numerous certifications and awards over the past 20 years include an Advanced Negotiation Certificate from Harvard Law School and certificates in international diplomacy and conflict management from the U.S. State Department at the Foreign Service Institute and from the UN Institute for Training and Research. He was twice named Michigan Professor of the Year by the Carnegie/CASE Foundation. Between 1994 and 2004, Fr. Bernie was Assistant Dean at Eastern Michigan University and Visiting Professor for the Straus Institute at Pepperdine Law School and for Ave Maria College and Law School. He was designated a “national expert in Constitutional philosophy” by the We The People Program in civic education; served on the State of Michigan Board of Ethics and was appointed to the U.S. Army National Committee on ROTC Education. In 1999, Fr. Bernie received the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters honoris causa from the Graduate Theological Foundation. In 2004, Father Bernie was called to the Vatican to serve the Congregation of Eastern Churches. In 2011 Fr. Bernie was appointed Chancellor's Visiting Professor of Law and Humanities at Indiana University (Kokomo). In 2014, he joined the administration of the GTF as Chief Counsel for Catholic Affairs.
 
 
The Rev. Peter E. Roussakis, Ph.D. (GTF)
Charles Wesley Professor Emeritus of Sacred Music
 
Peter E. Roussakis holds the B.S. and M.S. degrees from Southern Connecticut State University, the Master of Church Music from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Doctor of Ministry with an emphasis in Church Music from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, taken cooperatively with the Royal School of Church Music in London, the Master of Sacred Theology in Liturgical Studies from Boston University, and the Ph.D. in Theological Studies from the Graduate Theological Foundation.  He has taken further graduate study at Harvard University, the Ashland Theology Seminary, and Ohio University where he held faculty appointment.  Ordained in the Brethren Church, he previously served as Minister of Music and Christian Education for churches in Connecticut, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Ohio, and Texas.  He was Assistant Professor of Church Music and Christian Education and Director of Church Vocations at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, and has also served for a number of years as Senior Pastor and Minister of Music for American Baptist Churches in New Hampshire.  In addition to numerous articles, his publications include:  Classic Worship:  With Brethren in Mind; United in Prayer:  Understanding and Praying the Lord’s Prayer; John Cook Ewing (1849-1937):  Pioneer, Brethren Musician, Teacher and Composer; and Piety in Song:  Spiritual Themes in Brethren Hymnody.
 
 
The late Ekman P.C. Tam, Psy.D. (GTF), Ph.D., (University of Ottawa /St. Paul University)
Professor Emeritus of Spirituality and Psychotherapy
 
Ekman P. C. Tam was Professor of Spirituality and Psychotherapy.  His first degree in theology (B.Th.) was earned at Evangel Theological Seminary in Hong Kong.  Upon graduation from the seminary, he ministered at a church for about five years, after which he left Hong Kong for Ottawa, Canada, for further studies in psychology where he earned a B.A.  He continued his studies in Ottawa at the University of Ottawa for an M.A. in Individual Counseling and at St. Paul University for an M.A. and Ph.D. in Spirituality.  After returning to Hong Kong in 1998, Dr. Tam worked full time at Tao Fong Shan Christian Centre as Spiritual Director until the end of 2011, where he founded a formation program in Christian Spiritual Direction.  He was appointed an Affiliate Faculty member of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Hong Kong (since 2000). In 2006, he earned a Psy.D. from the Graduate Theological Foundation. In August 2012, together with a group of spiritual directors, Dr. Tam established the Christian Contemplative Spirituality Institute which offers formation programs to pastoral care-givers in Vancouver, Sydney, and Hong Kong.  He was the President of the Institute. 
 
Dr. Tam was a registered Counseling Psychologist of the Hong Kong Psychological Society and a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He published five books in Chinese, two books in English, and numerous articles and chapters in English and Chinese journals and books. The two English books are: Christian Contemplation and Chinese Zen-Taoism: A Study of Thomas Merton's Writings and A Psycho-spiritual Approach to Christian Spiritual Direction Based on Satir Model of Therapy.  
 
 
The late Bishop John Tinsley, Ph.D. (Durham), D.D. (Cantab.)
Professor Emeritus of Theology
 
Ernest John Tinsley was born 1919 in Yorkshire and took his university training at St. John’s College of the University of Durham. Following ordination, he served St. Mary-le-Bow in the shadows of Durham Cathedral.  After serving as lecturer in theology at University College Hull, he became the head and senior lecturer of the department of theology at the University of Hull.  Following the publication of his first book in 1960 entitled, The Imitation of God in Christ: An Essay on the Biblical Basis of Christian Spirituality (The Westminster Press), he became Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Leeds and was made an honorary Canon of Ripon Cathedral in 1966. He also served as an Examining Chaplain to the Archbishop of York.  He became Bishop of Bristol in 1976 and served until his retirement in 1985.  Appointed by Lord Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, to the Graduate Theological Foundation’s Board of Directors and faculty in 1982 as Professor of Systematic Theology, he served until his death in 1992.  His final book, published in 1990 by Wyndham Hall Press under sponsorship of the Graduate Theological Foundation, was entitled Tell It Slant: A Collection of Pastoral Letters.  A professorship was named for Bishop Tinsley, the Bishop John Tinsley Professor of Anglican Theology, which is presently held by the Revd Canon Dr. Vincent Strudwick, honorary Canon of Christ Church Cathedral and honorary Fellow of Kellogg College, University of Oxford. 
 
 
The Rev. Jonathan Woodhall, Ph.D. (Fordham)
Professor Emeritus of Catholic Theology and Religious Education
 
Jonathan A. Woodhall holds a B.A. in philosophy from the University of the Americas, Mexico, D.F., a master’s in literature and theology from Wesleyan University, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University where his dissertation was entitled, “The Socio-Religious Role of Women According to Hippolytus in Light of the Early Christian Fathers.”  He has been on the Ministry Training staff in the Catholic Diocese of Norwich, Connecticut since 1979, and, as an ordained deacon, for over a dozen years has also been active in adult religious education, as well as in spiritual direction.  He has conducted retreats, especially with adolescents, and has presented programs on the Enneagram Theory which he has studied with both Palmer and Riso.  Dr. Woodhall co-founded a boys’ secondary boarding school in Connecticut and has published extensively in Catholic periodicals.  Ordained to the Catholic priesthood, he has served on the Cathedral staff in Raleigh, North Carolina, for a number of years.