Theology Faculty

Fordham’s distinguished faculty leads the field of theology in scholarly research, publishing, teaching, and service. Collectively, the faculty possesses a breadth and diversity of knowledge and expertise that spans countless methods and topics of theological inquiry.

Rufus Burnett, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Duquesne University
Systematic Theology | [email protected]

Robert G. Davis, Associate Professor
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D., Harvard University
Historical Theology
718-817-3242 | [email protected]

George Demacopoulos, Professor
Fr. John Meyendorff and Patterson Family Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies
Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Historical Theology; Early, Medieval, and Byzantine Christianity
718-817-3252 | [email protected]

Sarah Eltantawi, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Harvard University
Contemporary Islam, Islamic law, gender, political Islam, Egypt and MENA region, West Africa, interplay of theology and politics, religion and individual subjectivity/psychology of religion
718-817-3240 | [email protected]

Emanuel Fiano, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Duke University
Syriac Christianity
718-817-3240 | [email protected]

Leo Guardado, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Systematic theology, peace studies, liberation theology, Latina/o religious experience
[email protected]

Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Professor
Th.D., Harvard Divinity School
Systematic Theology, Religious Pluralism
718-817-3256 | [email protected]

Bradford E. Hinze, Professor, Karl Rahner Chair in Theology
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Systematic Theology, Fundamental Theology, Ecclesiology
718-817-3364 | [email protected]

Christine Firer Hinze, Professor
Theology Department Chair
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Christian Social and Economic Ethics; Catholic Social Teaching and Ethics; Women, Family, and Work
718-817-3363 | [email protected]

Karina Martin Hogan, Associate Professor
Lincoln Center Campus
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Biblical Studies and Ancient Judaism
212-636-7675 | [email protected]

Ki-Eun Jang, Assistant Professor
Ph.D.,  New York University 
Bible in Global Cultures, Hebrew Bible, Ancient Middle Eastern Studies 
[email protected]

Kathryn Kueny, Professor
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Islamic Studies
212-636-7143 | [email protected]

Michael E. Lee, Professor
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Systematic Theology, Soteriology, Spirituality, Latin American and Latinx Theology
718-817-3259 | [email protected]

Thomas Massaro, SJ, Professor
Ph.D., Emory University
Ethics, Catholic Social Teaching, Spirituality of Social Justice and Peacemaking
718-817-4173 I [email protected]

Bryan N. Massingale, Professor
James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics
S.T.D., Academia Alphonsianum
Ethics
718-817-3369| [email protected]

James McCartin, Associate Professor 
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
U.S. Catholic history; American religious history; cultural history of religion; history of spirituality
212-636-7492 | [email protected]

Brenna Moore, Professor
Rose Hill Campus
Th.D., Harvard Divinity School
Historical Theology
718-817-4762 | [email protected]

Aristotle Papanikolaou, Professor, Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Systematic Theology, Eastern Orthodox Theology, Trinitarian Theology, Political Theology
212-636-6249 | [email protected]
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Michael Peppard, Professor
Ph.D., Yale University
New Testament, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Public Life
718-817-3248 | [email protected]
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Kathryn Reklis, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Yale University
Historical, Modern Protestantism
718-817-3258 | [email protected]

Joshua Schapiro, Senior Lecturer
Ph.D., Harvard University
Comparative Theology, Buddhist Studies, Tibetan Religion, Religious Pedagogy
718-817-5581 | [email protected]

John Seitz, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Harvard University
History of Modern Christianity, American Religions, Catholic Studies, and Method and Theory in the Study of Religion
212-636-6398 | [email protected]
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Cristina L.H. Traina, Professor
Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ Chair in Catholic Theology
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Christian Theology and Ethics, with an emphasis on Feminist Ethics
718-817-3253| [email protected]

Larry L. Welborn, Professor
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Biblical Studies, Pauline Epistles, Apostolic Fathers
718-817-3250 | [email protected]

Christiana Zenner, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Yale University
Theology, Science, and Ethics; Ecology and Environmental Studies; Moral Theology
212-636-6279 | [email protected]
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Other Faculty

Alexander Perkins, Lecturer
Ph.D., Fordham University
Early Christianity
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Joshua Schapiro, Senior Lecturer
Ph.D., Harvard University
Asian Religions
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Emeritus Faculty