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Michael C. McCarthy, SJ

Vice President for Mission Integration and Planning

Michael C. McCarthy, SJ joined Fordham in 2016. As the vice president for mission integration and planning, Father McCarthy strategically advances the mission of Fordham as a Jesuit, Catholic university in collaboration with other units on campus. The following offices, centers, and programs report to him: Campus Ministry, the Center for Community Engaged Learning, and the Center on Religion and Culture.

Before joining Fordham, he served as the executive director of the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara University, where he was also the Edmund Campion Professor in the religious studies and classics departments and assistant to the university president for mission and identity. His writing on the importance of integrating faith, justice, and intellectual life has appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education and The New York Times.

He entered the Society of Jesus during his undergraduate years at Stanford University before transferring to Santa Clara University. He earned his BA in classical languages and literature there and graduated magna cum laude. He went on to earn an MA (Oxon.) in Litterae Humaniores at Oxford University, taking First Class Honors. After receiving his MDiv at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California, he completed his PhD in early Christian theology at the University of Notre Dame.