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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 |

Mary Callaway, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Columbia University
Biblical Studies, Old Testament
718-817-3255 |

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

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 |

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 |

Emanuel Fiano, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Duke University
Syriac Christianity
718-817-3240 |

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

Sarit Kattan Gribetz, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Princeton University
Ancient Judaism, Rabbinic Literature, Jewish-Christian Relations

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

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

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 |

Karina Martin Hogan, Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Chicago
Biblical Studies and Ancient Judaism
212-636-7675 |

J. Patrick Hornbeck II, Professor
D. Phil., Oxford University
Historical Theology; Late Medieval and Early Modern Christianity; Contemporary U.S. Roman Catholicism
718-817-3240 |
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Ki-Eun Jang, Assistant Professor
Ph.D.,  New York University 
Bible in Global Cultures |

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

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

Joseph T. Lienhard, SJ, Professor
Dr. Theol Habil., Freiburg
Historical Theology; Patristics; Origen, Augustine Studies
718-817-3209 |

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

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

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 |

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

Harry P. Nasuti, Professor
Ph.D., Yale University
Biblical Studies, Old Testament
718-817-3362 |

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 |
Inside Fordham article

Michael Peppard, Professor
Ph.D., Yale University
New Testament, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Public Life
718-817-3248 |
Inside Fordham article

Kathryn Reklis, Associate Professor
Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
Ph.D., Yale University
Historical, Modern Protestantism
718-817-3258 |

Thomas Scirghi, SJ, Associate Professor
Th.D., Boston University
Systematic Theology
718-817-3249 |

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 |
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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 |

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

Christiana Zenner, Associate Professor
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Ph.D., Yale University
Theology, Science, and Ethics; Ecology and Environmental Studies; Moral Theology
212-636-6279 |
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Other Faculty

Joshua Schapiro, Senior Lecturer
Ph.D., Harvard University
Asian Religions

Stephanie Arel, Lecturer
Ph.D., Boston University
Systematic Theology

Lisa Holsberg, Lecturer
Ph.D., Fordham University
Historical Christianity

Emeritus Faculty

Barbara Hilkert Andolsen, Ph.D.
Bartholomew J. Collopy, Ph.D.
Rev. Dr. Richard J. Dillon, SSL
James T. Fisher
Elizabeth A. Johnson
Judith M. Kubicki, CSSF
Rev. Dr. Donald J. Moore, S.J.
Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Shelley, Ph.D.
Terrence W. Tilley, Ph.D.
Richard R. Viladesau, S.T.D.