Holy Cross International Jesuit Scholars Program

Past Fellows

Rev. Gerard Ryan, S.J.
Assistant Professor of Political Theology at Regis College
Investigated whether faith communities can contribute toward the sustainability of our common home.
Spring 2024

Rev. Selva Rathinam, S.J.
Scripture teacher at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth (JDV) Institute of Philosophy and Theology, the Pontifical Athenaeum in Pune, India
Taught a course on Hebrew prophets. 
Spring and Fall 2023

Rev. Joachim Zoundi, S.J.
Lecturer of systematic theology at Hekima University College, Nairobi, Kenya
Taught a course on Christian anthropology in times of uncertainty.
Spring 2023

Rev. Ferenc Patsch, S.J. 
Professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome
Taught a course on systematic theology.
Spring 2023

Rev. T. Nishaant, S.J.
Former principal of St. Xavier's College of Management & Technology in Patna, Bihar, India
Taught "Social Stratification in India" in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.
Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

Rev. Peter Dubovsky, S.J.
Professor of the Old Testament exegesis at Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome
Taught "Cultures of the Bible."
Spring 2020

Rev. Lawrence Fernandes, S.J.
Teaches philosophy at the Jesuit Philosophate at Satya Nilayam and Loyola College, Chennai
Taught "Religions of India."
Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

Rev. Leszek Gęsiak, S.J.
Teaches media and multicultural studies at the Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow
Taught "Values of European Union."
Fall 2018

Rev. Janez Percic, S.J.
Teaches at Munich School of Philosophy, visiting researcher at Boston College
Taught philosophy.
Fall 2017

Rev. George Karuvelil, S.J.
Professor of Philosophy at Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune
Taught theology.
Spring 2017

Rev. Thomas Kuriacose, S.J.
Teaches systematic theology at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth (formerly known as Papal Athaneum), Pune
Taught "South Asian Theology."
Spring 2016

Rev. Luc Bonaventure Ayité Amoussou, S.J.
Founder and coordinator of Rays of Hope in Benin
Taught about the intersection of politics and religion.
Spring 2015 

Rev. Stephen Buckland, S.J.
Former Provincial Superior in Zimbabwe
Taught "God, ‘gods’ and African Religion."
Fall 2014

Rev. Heinrich Watzka, S.J.
Professor of Philosophy, Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology, Frankfurt am Main
Researched embodiment from a dualistic perspective and taught a philosophy course on "Selves and Their Bodies."
Fall 2014

Rev. James Corkery, S.J.
Professor, Faculty of Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University
Researched theological anthropology and taught a seminar course in theology.
Fall 2013

Rev. A. Maria Arul Raja, S.J.
Director of Studies in the Theologate, Vidyajyoti College's Arul Kadal Centre, Chennai
Taught a Religious Studies course "Theologies of the Oppressed."
Fall 2012

Rev. George Pattery, S.J.
Provincial of South Asia
Taught a course on "Gandhi and Religion."
Fall 2011

Rev. Francis Britto, S.J.
Professor at Sophia University Tokyo
Taught and researched sociolinguistics.
Fall 2011

Rev. Lloyd Baugh, S.J.
Theologian, Gregorian University and the Upper Canadian Province
Taught and researched theology in film.
Spring 2011

Rev. Friedhelm Mennekes, S.J.
Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology and Sociology of Religion, Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology, Frankfurt
Taught a seminar in the Visual Arts Department on "New Art in Sacred Spaces."
Fall 2009

Rev. Lloyd Baugh, S.J.
Theologian, Gregorian University and the Upper Canadian Province
Spring 2009

Rev. M.K. George, S.J.
Regional Assistant for South Asia, Jesuit Curia, Rome
Taught courses on Comparative Sociology of Education in India and U.S. and on Urbanization in the Developing World; Researched comparisons of family dynamics in US and India.
Fall 2008 and Spring 2009

Rev. Paolo Gamberini, S.J.
Theologian, Pontifical Theological Faculty "San Luigi," Naples
Taught a course titled "Mystical dimension of religions: a way of encounter between East and West" and researched Christology in a postmodern and inter-religious context.
Fall 2008

Rev. Mario Farrugia, S.J.
Theologian, Gregorian University, Rome, and the Malta Province
Taught a course titled "Catholicism: A Living Tradition in Word and Image " and researched the church's teaching office as well as how theology is expressed in Western art.
Spring 2008

Rev. James Moran, S.J.*
Psychologist, Trinity College, Dublin
Taught a course titled "Systemic Thinking and Problem Solving" and worked on a book on classroom and administrative interventions.
Fall 2007

Rev. Oliver Rafferty, S.J.
Historian from the British Province, recently assigned to Guyana
Taught and researched Irish History; edited a new book titled Catholic Perspectives in Nineteenth-Century Ireland.
Fall 2006 and Spring 2007

Rev. James Corkery, S.J.
Professor, Faculty of Theology, Pontifical Gregorian University
Taught and prepared a book manuscript on the social dimensions of grace.
Spring and Fall 2006

Rev. Lawrence Daka, S.J.
Arrupe College, Harare
Researched and Taught African Philosophy.
Fall 2006

Rev. Jacques Monet, S.J.
Historian, Director, Canadian Institute of Jesuit Sources
Researched and Taught Jesuit History.
Spring 2006

Rev. Budi Susanto, S.J.
Anthropologist, University of Sanata Dharma
Researched and Taught Anthropology.
Fall 2005

Rev. Christopher Willcock, S.J.
Liturgical Music Composer
United Faculty of Theology, Melbourne, Australia
Composed a new work, "Behold the Wood of the Cross."
Spring 2003

Rev. Paulus Wiryono Priyotamtama, S.J.
Former Rector of East Timor University in Dili, East Timor
Rector of Soegijapranata Catholic University in Semarang, Central Java; and Provincial of Jesuits in Indonesia
Studied Environmental Ethics.
Fall 2002 & Fall 2003

Rev. Frans Susilo, S.J.
Lecturer, Mathematics, and Director of Libraries, University of Santa Dharma, Indonesia
Studied Library Information Systems.
Fall 2001

Rev. Edward John Yarnold, S.J.*
Research Lecturer, Oxford University
Researched and taught Historical and Ecumenical Theology.
Fall 2001

Rev. Justin Sudarminta, S.J.
Philosopher, University of Sanata Dharma, Indonesia
Prepared a book for publication in Indonesia.
Fall 2000

* deceased