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St. John's Seminary

Seminary Faculty

Rector

Rev. Msgr. James Moroney (Liturgy)
College of the Holy Cross: B.A., 1976
Pontifical Gregorian University: S.T.B., 1979
Catholic University of America: S.T.L., 1991

Full-time Faculty

Rev. Derek Borek -  Theology
University of Lowell, B.S., 1994
Saint John’s Seminary, M.Div., 1999
Angelicum University, S.T.L., 2007

Rev. Romanus Cessario, OP - Theology
Saint Stephen’s College, B.A., 1967; M.A., 1969
Dominican House of Studies, S.T.B., 1970; S.T.L., 1972
Université de Fribourg, S.T.D., 1980
[Curriculum Vitae]

Prof. Stephen Fahrig -  Sacred Scripture
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, B.S., 1996
Weston Jesuit School of Theology, S.T.L., 2008
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, S.T.D. (Candidate)

Dr. J. David Franks - Theology
Swarthmore College, B.A., 1995
Boston College, Ph.D., 2006

Dr. Janet Hunt, FAGO - Music
Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, B.Mus., 1976
Southern Methodist University, M.M., 1978
University of North Texas, D.M.A, 1995

Rev. John R. McLaughlin -  Spiritual Direction
Boston College, B.A., 1980
Saint John’s Seminary, M.Div., 1995

Rev. Dennis McManus - Liturgy
Saint Mary’s College, A.B., 1975
Georgetown University, M.A., 1992
Drew University, D. Litt (Theo), 2003

Prof. Paul Metilly - Philosophy
Franciscan University of Steubenville, B.A., 1993
International Theological Institute, Austria, S.T.M., 1999
Catholic University of America, Ph.L., 2009
Catholic University of America, Ph.D. (Candidate) 

Rev. Msgr. James Moroney -  Liturgy
College of the Holy Cross: B.A., 1976
Pontifical Gregorian University: S.T.B., 1979
Catholic University of America: S.T.L., 1991

Rev. Christopher O’Connor - Philosophy
Saint John’s Seminary, A.B., 1994; M.Div., 1998 
Catholic University of America, Ph.L., 2004 
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, S.T.L., 2010

Rev. David A. Pignato - Theology
College of the Holy Cross, B.A., 1992
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1995
Angelicum University, S.T.B., 2000; S.T.L., 2002; S.T.D., 2010

Rev. Stephen E. Salocks - New Testament
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, B.S., 1972
Saint John’s Seminary, M.Div., 1979
Pontifical Biblical Institute, S.S.L., 1987

Rev. Joseph F. Scorzello - Philosophy
Saint John’s Seminary, B.A., 1966
Pontifical Gregorian University, S.T.B., 1968; S.T.L., 1970
Boston College, M.A., 1978, Ph.D., 1995

Rev. Raymond Van De Moortell - Latin and Theology
Saint Louis University, A.B., 1970
Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, CA, Th.M.,1976; M.Div.,1976
Stanford University, Ph.D., 1982
University of California, Berkeley, M.L.I.S., 1988

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Angelica Avcikurt    Spanish
University of Chicago, B.A.
Georgetown University, M.A.T.
Hacettepe University (Ankara, Turkey), Ph.D.
Ohio State University, M.A., Ph.D.

Rev. James J. Conn, SJ   Canon Law
Fordham University, A.B., M.A., J.D.
Woodstock College, M.Div.
University of Pennsylvania, A.M.
Pontifical Gregorian University, J.C.L., J.C.D

Dr. Philip Crotty      Latin
Holy Cross College, A.B.
Harvard University, A.M.
Boston University, M.B.A., Ed.D.
Oxford University (England), M.Sc.
Northeastern University, D.B.A., (Honorary)

Dr. Angela Franks  Theology
University of Dallas, B.A.
Catholic University of America, M.A.
Boston College, Ph.D.

Rev. John J. Grimes    Pastoral Counseling
Saint John’s Seminary, A.B.; M.Div.
Andover Newton Theological School, D.Min.
Boston University, S.T.M.; Ph.D.

Rev. Peter W. Grover, OMV     Greek
Pontifical University of Saint Thomas, B.A., S.T.B.
Princeton University Theological Seminary, Th.M.
Boston College, S.T.L., 201

Rev. Msgr. Robert Johnson   Liturgy
Saint John's Seminary College, A.B.
Saint Mary's Seminary and University, M.Div., S.T.B.
University of Notre Dame, M.A.

Rev. Mark Mahoney Canon Law
Saint John’s Seminary, B.A., M.Div. 
Catholic University of America, J.C.L. 

Dr. Leonard Maluf  Old Testament
Magdalene College, B.A. Latin
Pontifical Biblical Institute, S.S.L.
Pontifical Gregorian University, S.T.D.

Rev. Mark W. Murphy    Catechism
Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, B.A
Saint John’s Seminary, M.Div., M.A.(T.)

Rev. Mark O’Connell   Canon Law
Boston College, B.A.
Saint John’s Seminary, M.Div.
University of the Holy Cross, Rome, J.C.L., J.C.D.

Dr. Ann Orlando Patristics and Church History
University of New Orleans, B.S.E.S.
Stanford University, M.S.E.E.
Saint John’s Seminary, M.A. in Ministry
Weston Jesuit School of Theology, S.T.L.; S.T.D.

Rev. Robert P. Reed Communication and Evangelization
St. John's Seminary, B.A.
Pontifical Gregorian University, S.T.B.
Pontifical University of St. Thomas, M.Th.
Boston University, M.S.

Dr. Richard A. Spinello   Philosophy
Boston College, A.B., M.B.A., 
Fordham University, Ph.D

Faculty Emeritus

Rev. David Beauregard, OMV
Loyola University, Chicago, B.S.
Ohio State University, M.A., Ph.D

Spiritual Directors

Rev. Msgr. John McLaughlin, Director of Spiritual Formation
 Rev. Derek Borek, Associate Spiritual Director

Rev. David Barnes

Rev. David Cavanagh

Rev. John Grimes

Rev. Paul McNellis, S.J

Rev. Linh Nguyen

Rev. Ronald Tacelli, S.J.

Rev. Casey Beaumier, S.J.

Rev. James Conn, S.J.

Rev. William Kelly

Rev. José Ruisanchez

Rev. Joseph Scorzello

Theological Institute Faculty

Rev. Wayne L Belschner -  Church History
Saint John’s Seminary, A.B., 1991, M.Div., 1995
Boston College, S.T.L., 2011, S.T.D. (Candidate)

Prof. James Brian Benestad - Social Doctrine and Bioethics
Assumption College, B.A., 1963
Pontifical Gregorian University, S.T.L., 1968
Boston College, Ph.D., 1979 

Rev. Terence P. Curley - Pastoral Ministry
Saint John’s Seminary, A.B., 1966
Saint John’s Seminary, M.Div., 1972
Boston University, D.Min., 1990

Rev. George Evans -  Spirituality
Boston College, A.B., 1973
Saint John’s Seminary, M.Div., 1977
Catholic University of America, S.T.L., 1983, S.T.D., 1987

Dr. Angela Franks - Theology
University of Dallas, B.A., 1995
Catholic University of America, M.A., 1997
Boston College, Ph.D., 2006

Dr. J. David Franks - Theology
Swarthmore College, B.A., 1995
Boston College, Ph.D. 2006

Sr. Jeanmarie Gribaudo, CSJ - Theology
Stonehill College, B.A., 1987
Boston College, M.A., 1998,
Weston Jesuit School of Theology, S.T.L., 2007
Boston College, S.T.D., 2012

Rev. Peter W. Grover, OMV - Biblical Studies
Pontifical University of Saint Thomas, B.A., 1984, S.T.B., 1989
Princeton University Theological Seminary, Th.M., 1995
Boston College, S.T.L., 2012

Prof. Susan Kay  - Religious Education
Catholic University of America, B.A., 1967
Boston College, IREPM, M.Ed., 2001

Dr. Anthony W. Keaty  - Philosophy
University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A., 1974
Gonzaga University, M.A., 1980
Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, M.Div., 1987
University of Notre Dame, Ph.D., 199

Rev. James Laughlin  -  Marriage and Canon Law
Dartmouth College, A.B., 1985
Saint John’s Seminary, M.Div. 1991,
Pontifical Gregorian University, J.C.L., 2001

Dr. Aldona Lingertat - Religious Education
Boston University, B.A., 1972
Tufts University, M.A., 1975
Boston College, M.A., 1993; Ph.D. 2007

Rev. Brian Mahoney - Liturgy and Sacraments
Boston College, A.B., 1985
Saint John’s Seminary, M.Div., 1995
Catholic University of America, S.T.L., 2003

Mary Ann McLaughlin - Spiritual Formation
Boston College, B.A., 1964
Creighton University, M.A. 1990

Mr. Ken Meltz - Liturgical Consultant
Saint Paul’s College, A.B., 1969; M.A., 1971

Rev. Thomas F. Nestor - Human Formation
Harvard College, A.B., 1976
Saint John’s Seminary, M.Div., 1980
Loyola University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1992

Rev. Mark O’Connell  - Canon Law
Boston College, B.A., 1986
Saint John’s Seminary, M.Div.,1990
University of the Holy Cross, Rome, J.C.L., 1999;  J.C.D., 200

Rev. Edward Riley - Pastoral Formation
Boston College, B.S., 1984
Saint John’s Seminary, A.B., 1996; M.Div., 2000

Rev. Paul E. Ritt -  Theology
Providence College, A.B., 1975
Saint John’s Seminary, M.Div., 1980
Catholic University of America, S.T.L., 1985; S.T.D., 1988

Rev. John Edward Sassani - Spiritual Formation
Saint John's Seminary, A.B., 1976, M.Div., 1979

Prof. Celia M. Sirois - Scripture
Boston College, B.A., 1972 Providence College, M.A., 1981