Tenure Faculty

Elizabeth Antus
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2015
Interests: Systematic theology, feminist theology, theological anthropology, Augustine, Teresa of Ávila, mental health, suicide, disability, and sexual violence
Email: ea840@georgetown.edu

Annalisa Butticci
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Religious Studies
Interests: Anthropology and sociology of religion, historical anthropology, World Christianities, Afro-Catholicism(s), Pentecostalism(s), African religions, African diasporas, mobility and migration, religion and mental health, visual and material studies, and life stories
Email: annalisa.butticci@georgetown.edu

Jamall Calloway
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary, 2017
Interests: Black liberation theology, African American Religion, systematic theology, black literature, theological anthropology, the thought of James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Reinhold Niebuhr, Paul Tillich, Richard Wright, philosophy of religion, existentialism

Erin M. Cline
Professor, Ph.D., Baylor, 2006
Interests: Chinese philosophy and religion, comparative ethics, political philosophy, feminist philosophy, Ignatian spirituality
Email: Erin.Cline@georgetown.edu

Brandon Dotson
Director of Graduate Studies
Professor and Thomas P. McKenna, C’63 Family Term Endowed Chair in Buddhist Studies, D.Phil. 2007, University of Oxford
Interests: Tibetan religions, divine kingship, religious historiography and epic, Dunhuang studies, divination, medieval Tibetan law, and animals and religion

Stephen M. Fields, S.J.
Hackett Family Professor in Theology
Interests: Thomas Aquinas; the thought of Karl Rahner, Hans Urs von Balthasar, John Henry Newman; the problem of nature and grace; metaphysics and the philosophy of religion; theories of natural law ethics

Peter Folan, S.J.
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Boston College, 2019
Interests: Systematic theology; ecumenical dialogue; biblical hermeneutics; ecclesiology
Email: peter.folan@georgetown.edu

Ariel Glucklich
Department Chair
Interests: Hindu law and rituals, Magic in India, Religion and the body in India, Psychology of religion, Religion and pain, Religion and pleasure, Religious communities, Mysticism, Contemplation and work

Paul L. Heck
Professor, Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2000; Post-Doctorate, Society of Fellows, Princeton University, 2001-2004

Interests: Political theology, religious skepticism, epistemology, history of Sufism, comparative ethics (Islam and Christianity), theo-humanism, empire & religion, classical Arabic literature and adab, Islamic history

Julia A. Lamm
Professor of Theology
Julia A. Lamm is a historical theologian specializing in the thought of Friedrich D. E. Schleiermacher (1768-1834); the theology of Julian of Norwich (1343-ca. 1416); the history of Christian thought; the doctrine of God; Christian understandings of grace; Christian mysticism; feminist theology
Email: Julia.Lamm@georgetown.edu

Leo D. Lefebure
Professor and Matteo Ricci Chair
Interests: Christian responses to religious pluralism in the USA; interpretation of the Bible in interreligious relationships; Buddhist-Christian relations; Christian theologies response to Buddhism

Tod Linafelt
Professor, Ph.D., Emory 1997
Interests: Hebrew Bible, Literary theory, and criticism, narrative and poetry, doughnuts

Alan C. Mitchell
Associate Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins; Director, The Reverend Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J. Institute on Sacred Scripture at Georgetown University; Ph.D., Yale University, 1986.
Interests: Hebrews; Letters of Paul; Gospel of Luke; Acts of the Apostles; New Testament Reception History; New Testament Social Description; Hellenistic Moralists and the New Testament; Second Temple Judaism; Early Christian History and Literature; Roman Catholic – Jewish Dialogue

Peter C. Phan
Professor and Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought Doctor of Sacred Theology, Universitas Pontificia Salesiana, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, University of London, 1996. Doctor of Divinity, University of London, 2000.
Interests: Catholic systematic theology (in particular Trinity, Christology, eschatology, liberation theology, and Karl Rahner); history of Christian missions, especially in Asia; religion and culture; interreligious dialogue; religious pluralism; and the impact of migration on Christianity

Andrew Prevot
Professor and Joseph and Winifred Amaturo Chair in Catholic Studies, Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2012
Interests: Systematic theology; spirituality and mystical theology; philosophy of religion; theological engagements with race, gender, poverty, ecology, and colonialism
Email: andrew.prevot@georgetown.edu

Jonathan S. Ray
Professor and Samuel Eig Professor of Jewish Studies
Interests: Jewish Studies, Sephardic history, Diaspora Studies, Mediterranean Studies

Frederick J. Ruf
Associate Professor
Interests: Modern Religious Thought, William James, Pragmatism, Travel and Pilgrimage, Post-modernism, the Religious Construction of the Self

Michael R. Slater
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Brown, 2005
Director of Admissions & Recruitment, Graduate Program
Interests: American pragmatism, philosophy of religion, modern religious thought, religious ethics
Email: Michael.Slater@georgetown.edu

Christopher W. Steck, S.J.
Associate Professor,  Ph.D., Yale, 1999
Interests: Christian ethics, Catholic moral theology, comparative ethics, animal rights, Hans Urs von Balthasar
Email: Christopher.Steck@georgetown.edu

Julia Watts Belser
Professor, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley and the Graduate Theological Union, 2008

William Werpehowski
Professor, Robert L. McDevitt, K.S.G., K.C.H.S. and Catherine H. McDevitt L.C.H.S. Chair in Catholic Theology, Georgetown University; Ph.D., Yale University
Interests: Catholic and Protestant theology and ethics, 19th century-present; Catholic social teaching and public theology; virtues and emotions in religious life; the ethics of war and peace

Stephen M. Wilson
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor, Ph.D., Duke University, 2013
Interests: Hebrew Bible; masculinity and coming of age in the Bible; the problem of biblical violence; ancient historiography; social-scientific interpretation of the Bible; conceptions of death and the afterlife in the ancient Near East
Email: wilsonsm@georgetown.edu