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James R. Stormes, S.J.

Rector of the Jesuit Community

Jim Stormes was raised in Randolph, MA and attended Holy Cross from 1965-1967. He then joined the Jesuits and was sent to Guatemala as a novice. That experience sparked his lifelong interest in economic development and international ministry in general. He studied in St. Louis, Missouri, Austin, Texas and the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he earned a Ph.D. in Economics. He worked in Central America and Chile as a scholastic, taught economics and Catholic Social Thought at St. Joseph’s University and the University of San Francisco, and most recently taught at Hekima University College in Nairobi Kenya, and its Institute of Peace and International Relations. Father Stormes is now Rector of the Jesuit Community, building on his experience in Province and National Jesuit Administration, including being Provincial of the Maryland Province 1996-2002. His toughest job was as International Assistant, when his mandate was to visit Jesuits of the Province working around the world and take them out to dinner.

Michael F. Ford, S.J.

Minister of the Jesuit Community

Father Michael F. Ford, S.J., grew up in Framingham, MA. He graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences at Boston College in 1964. Following graduation, he volunteered to teach for a year at the Jesuit High School in Bagdad, Iraq. After entering the Society of Jesus in 1968 and completing his Novitiate, he was assigned to Boston College High School where he taught Drawing and Painting and Art History and completed his Masters of Fine Arts at Dartmouth. After teaching for five years at BC High, he went to the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge where he received his Masters of Divinity. Following ordination he was assigned to Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska where he served at St. John’s Church. He returned to BC High and taught  there for five years until assigned to Ireland for his Tertianship, the last year of spiritual training. Fr. Ford was then assigned to Holy Cross College as Chaplain, where he took his final vows.  Fr. Ford’s principal work was giving the Spiritual Exercises for a number of years. After sabbatical, Fr. Ford was then assigned to Boston College as the Minister of the Jesuit Community until he assumed his current position as Minister at Holy Cross.

 

Philip L. Boroughs, S.J

Philip L. Boroughs, S.J.

President of the College

Rev. Philip L. Boroughs, S.J., assumed office as the 32nd president of Holy Cross in January 2012.

As president, he sets all strategic priorities for the nation's only exclusively undergraduate Jesuit institution, and has reaffirmed with the Board of Trustees the College’s commitment to remain one of the handful of colleges that are need-blind in admissions decisions and meet the full demonstrated financial need of accepted students. He is overseeing the College’s comprehensive fundraising campaign, titled “Become More: The Campaign for the Future of Holy Cross.”

Immediately before coming to Holy Cross, Fr. Boroughs served as Georgetown’s first vice president for mission and ministry from 2003 to 2011. In addition to overseeing a division of the university which included the Office of Campus Ministry and the Office of Mission and Pastoral Care at Georgetown University Hospital, Fr. Boroughs was responsible for numerous programs for faculty, staff, students, and alumni which advanced Catholic and Jesuit identity. During his eight-year tenure at Georgetown, he raised funds to develop and endow the Calcagnini Contemplative Center, to renovate the historic Dahlgren Chapel, and to endow positions and programs for the Office of Mission and Ministry.
 
Fr. Boroughs earned his B.A. from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., in 1973, and received a Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology (Chicago) in 1978. He holds a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley (1987) and received a Ph.D. in Christian spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, Calif.) in 1989.
 
Prior to his role at Georgetown, Fr. Boroughs served as the rector of the Jesuit Community at Seattle University where he was also a faculty member in the School of Theology and Ministry. Previously, he taught religious studies at Gonzaga University (1989-91), served as the assistant novice director for the Oregon Province of Jesuits (1980-82), and was a parish priest at St. Leo Church in Tacoma, Wash. (1978-80). A former member of the Board of Trustees at the University of San Francisco, he also served as a member of the Holy Cross Board of Trustees (2008-2011).
 
He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities; the Board of Trustees of St. Joseph’s University; the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education; the Executive Committee of the Board of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts; and as Chair of the Council of Presidents and the Executive Committee of the Patriot League.

 

William R. Campbell, S.J.

Vice President for Mission

A 1987 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross where he double-majored in English and Music, Fr. Campbell currently serves as the College’s Vice President for Mission.  He served as an Assistant Chaplain for the College between 2003 and 2008. During that period, he also served one year as the Interim Principal of the Nativity School of Worcester, having previously served five years as the Executive Director of Nativity Preparatory School in Boston (1998-2003).  For seven years (2008-2015) Fr. Campbell served as President of Cheverus High School, the Jesuit secondary school in Portland, Maine. As that school’s chief executive officer, he was responsible for setting the school’s strategic agenda and insuring both its fiscal viability and its viability as a Catholic and Jesuit institution. During his tenure, the school received its 10 year
re-accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and College and successfully navigated its first-ever Sponsorship Review by the Society of Jesus. He also taught a Theology class each year, assisted with Sunday Masses in Portland area parishes and served as a spiritual director.  Fr. Campbell has been active with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and served four years as the Vice President for the Maine Association of Independent Schools. He is a former Trustee of both Loyola University Maryland and the Jesuit Volunteer Corps: East and currently serves on the Board of Trustees at Boston College High School.

As part of his Jesuit formation, Fr. Campbell spent a year in India, where he directed retreats and two years in Jamaica, where he was an assistant lecturer at the University of the West Indies in the Department of Educational Studies.  Fr. Campbell was raised on Cape Cod and is a graduate of Sandwich High School. In addition to his BA from Holy Cross, he holds a licentiate in philosophy from the St. Michael’s Institute at Gonzaga University, a master’s degree in divinity and a licentiate degree in sacred theology from Weston Jesuit School of Theology. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1998 in the St. Joseph Chapel on the campus of Holy Cross.

 

Rev. William A. Clark, S.J.

William A. Clark, S.J.

Associate Professor Religious Studies

William A. Clark, S.J., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies specializing in systematic theology, particularly ecclesiology, with a special interest in parish life and issues affecting local church communities. He earned degrees at Williams College, Loyola University of Chicago, and his doctorate at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He began teaching at Holy Cross in September 2001.

Fr. Clark offers various courses on Catholicism, local church communities, and Christian prayer.  He is the author of A Voice of Their Own: The Authority of the Local Parish (Liturgical Press, 2005), and various articles, book chapters, dictionary entries, and reviews. He has also presented many lectures and retreats for parishes and other church groups in New England, around the country, and abroad.  In addition to his academic work, Fr. Clark has extensive experience in parish pastoral work, retreat direction, and music ministry.  He served as pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Kingston, Jamaica, for several years.  A CD of his original Christian music, performed with a small group of musicians named "Spirit Call," is available from him, for the benefit of poor families in Jamaica.

 

Rev. Charles J. Dunn, S.J.

Charles J. Dunn, S.J.

Vice President Emeritus

Father Dunn holds both of his bachelor and masters degrees from Boston College. A former Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students.  Fr. Dunn recently retired from the Office of Gift Planning.

Before returning to Holy Cross in 1981, he was Rector at Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, Mass., Associate Dean of Students at Fordham University, N.Y. and Chaplain and teacher at Cardinal Newman High School in Columbia, S.C. Prior to Ordination, Father Dunn served three years at Baghdad College, Iraq. He is an active member of the Frist Friday Club of Worcester.

 

John Gavin, S.J.

Associate Professor, Religious Studies

Father Gavin earned his B.A. from Boston College, his M.A. from Fordham University, and his M.Div. from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkley. He received his Sacred Theology Doctorate in Rome and was a lecturer at the Pontifical Biblical Institute and the Gregorian University for three years. Fr. Gavin entered the Society of Jesus in 1991 and was ordained as a Catholic priest in 2002. He is the author of 'They are like the angels in the heavens': Angelology and Anthropology in the Thought of Maximus the Confessor (Augustinianum, 2009) and A Celtic Christology: The Incarnation According to John Scottus Eriugena (Cascade, 2014). 

 

Rev. Paul Harman, S.J.

Paul F. Harman, S.J.

Director of Special Projects in Mission

Father Paul F. Harman, S.J., returned to Holy Cross in 2009 and currently holds the position of Director of Special Projects in Mission. He first came to Holy Cross in 1970 and was Executive Vice President of the College from 1975 till 1984 when he was appointed Provincial Assistant for the New England Province of the Society of Jesus. Thereafter he held posts in Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, and Boston. From 1986-1995 he served as a Trustee of the College. He has also served on the boards of Boston College, Georgetown University and Loyola University of Chicago. From 2009 -2011, Father Harman served as Special Assistant to the President. In 2011 he was appointed Vice President for Mission and served in that capacity until 2015. 

 

James M. Hayes, S.J.

Associate Chaplain for Mission

James M. Hayes, S.J. (Holy Cross 1972) served as rector of the Jesuit Community from 15 August 2004 until 31 July 2010.  In addition he chaired the Mission and Identity Community and worked part time in campus ministry.  After a brief sabbatical, Father Hayes returned full time in campus ministry, continues as a member of the Mission and Identity Committee, and served as chaplain for the Class of 2015.  From 1999-2004 Father Hayes served as vocation director and assistant for International ministries for the New England Province of the Society of Jesus.  In addition, Father Hayes was superior of Ignatius House, the Provincial Residence in Boston. For four years, Father Hayes ministered on the island of Jamaica both as a teacher at Saint George’s College, and as a parochial vicar at Saint Thomas Aquinas University parish.  From 1987-1992, Father Hayes served as a campus minister at Fairfield University.  Father holds a bachelor degree from the College of the Holy Cross and master's degrees from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA; Regis College University of Toronto; Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley and Loyola College in Maryland. He was ordained at St. Joseph Chapel at College of the Holy Cross in June of 1985.

Father Hayes grew up in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan the son of the late Neil B. Hayes (Holy Cross 1932) and the late Mary Elizabeth Hayes. Father Hayes' older brother, Neil, died in Vietnam in 1970. He has three younger brothers, six nephews (including Colin Hayes HC ’12)and two nieces, one grandniece and one grandnephew.

 

Vincent A. Lapomarda, S.J.

Associate Professor Emeritus of History, Coordinator of Holocaust Collection

Vincent A. Lapomarda, associate professor emeritus of history, has been at Holy Cross since the start of 1969. A native of Portland, Maine, he graduated from Cheverus High School, the Jesuit high school in that city, in 1951. Entering the Society of Jesus later that year, he earned a bachelor's (1957), master's (1958), and licentiate degree (1965) from Boston College.

In 1968, Fr. Lapomarda became the first Jesuit to earn a doctorate in history from Boston University. Having taught at Boston College High School (1958-61), he was ordained a priest by Richard Cardinal Cushing of Boston on June 13, 1964.

The author of at least twenty books and many scholarly articles, book reviews, and letters to editors on different subjects, Fr. Lapomarda has served as the college's coordinator of the Holocaust Collection and of the Italian American Collection. His web sites deal with such subjects as Sebastian Râle, the Jesuit martyr of New England in the eighteenth century; Major Persecutions of the Catholic Church in the Twentieth Century; in addition to Catholics and the Holocaust, and other subjects.

At the same time, Fr. Lapomarda has been involved in fraternal organizations as evident in his work as the College's  former chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, the former state historian of the Massachusetts Knights of Columbus, and as the chairman of the committee on historical memorials of the International Order of Alhambra. He is also a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, a fifty year member of the american Historical Association, a member of the Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli International Committee, and of the Worcester Italian-American Cultural Center.  

 

Rev. Earle L. Markey, S.J.

Earle L. Markey, S.J.

Associate Director of Admissions

A native of West New York, NJ Father Markey attended St. Peter's Prep and the College of the Holy Cross. He completed his graduate work in Education at Fordham University.  Father Markey entered the Jesuits in July, 1953.  He did regency teaching and coaching at the Ateneo de Zamboanga, Philippines 1957-1960.  After Ordination to the Priesthood taught theology at the Ateneo de Manila 1966-1970.
From 1971-1976, Father Markey returned home as principal of St. Peters Prep and then back to campus in 1976 to become Associate Dean and then Dean of Students until 1985. Father Markey was the Vice President of Student Affairs Dean of Students until 1996. He is now the Associate Director of Admissions, Jesuit Relations.

He has been on the Board of Trustees at Holy Cross, St. Peter's Prep, Fordham University, and St. Louis University. He has Professional Memberships with NASPA National Association of Student Personnel Administration and JASPA Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administration.

 

Thomas D. McMurray, S.J.

Chaplain/Admissions

Entered the Society of Jesus in 1970, ordained a priest in 1979, completed tertianship in 1986.
EDUCATION
MS, Education, 
Pace University, New York, NY
Master of Divinity, Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
(Concentration: Dialogue between Science and Religious faith.)
MS, Ocean Engineering,  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
(Concentration: Oceanography and Civil Engineering)
BS, Physics, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
(Math Minor)

Currently serving as Chaplain, Director of Admissions, and Director of Jesuit Mission and Identity at Nativity School of Worcester.

Past assignments include:
Regional Superior of Jamaica
President and Chairman of the Board of St. George’s College, Kingston, Jamaica
Director of Mission and Identity: Cheverus High School and Fairfield University (co-facilitator)
Spiritual Direction and directing the Spiritual Exercises
Director of Spirituality and Pastoral Ministries with the Jesuit Conference
Hospice Chaplaincy
L’Arche Community (Daybreak) Chaplain
Teacher/Educator


 

Fr. John P. Reboli, S.J.

John P. Reboli, S.J.

Associate Professor of Art History

Father Reboli is a native of Stony Brook, NY where he attended Seton Hall High School.  He received his bachelor degree in English at Fairfield University.  His graduate work was completed at Ohio University with a Ph.D. in Art History in 1973.  He was ordained in June 1970 at St. Ignatius, Chestnut Hill.  Father Reboli has been teaching Art History here on campus since 1973.

 

Rev. William E. Reiser, S.J.

William E. Reiser, S.J.

Professor of Theology

After six years at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, Connecticut, Father Reiser entered the Society of Jesus and later attended Boston College. He majored in philosophy and then taught in the Philosophy Department at Holy Cross for three years. He completed his theology studies at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge and was ordained in 1972. He did doctoral studies at Vanderbilt University. Father Reiser has been teaching theology at Holy Cross since 1978. Some of his writings include To Hear God’s Word, Listen to the World; Seeking God in All Things: Theology and Spiritual Direction; and Jesus in Solidarity with His People: A Theologian Looks at Mark. A collection of his articles written for Vocations & Prayer Magazine (Getting to Know the God We Believe in: Some Lessons from Religious Life) can be found at crossworks.holycross.edu. He has traveled many times to Bolivia and is involved pastorally with the Hispanic community in Worcester.

 

Michael J. Rogers, S.J.

Assistant Chaplain

Fr. Michael Rogers, S.J. graduated from Holy Cross in 2002 and entered the Jesuits in August of the same year. Fr. Rogers has a master's degree in philosophy from Saint Louis University as well as an S.T.B. and an S.T.L. from Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.  Fr. Rogers spent three years teaching theology and coaching tennis at Boston College High School from 2010-2012 and served as the coordinator for the Jesuits in the United States for World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2013.  He also worked on the pastoral staff, hearing confessions and saying mass, at the Church of the Gesú, the mother church of the Jesuits in Rome, from 2013 - 2015.  In addition to his work in ministry and education, Fr. Rogers has written both for America Magazine and the Huffington Post along with being an occasional commentator for Vatican Radio, Euronews, the Catholic News Service, and the Canadian Broadcasting Company. Fr. Rogers serves both as an Assistant Chaplain at the College and a Fellow at the McFarland Center for Religion Ethics and Culture. 

 

William E. Stempsey, S.J.

Professor of Philosophy

Rev. William E. Stempsey, S.J., is professor of philosophy at Holy Cross; he also works in medical ethics as adjunct associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He received the Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University in 1996, working under Dr. Robert Veatch and concentrating in bioethics and the philosophy of medicine.

Father Stempsey also holds the degrees of Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and the Master of Arts in health care ethics from Loyola University Chicago. Before entering the Jesuit order, he received the Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College and the Doctor of Medicine degree from State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine. He served as a resident in pathology at Boston City Hospital, University Hospital, and The Children's Hospital, all in Boston.

His research interests include the philosophy of diagnosis, the concepts of health and disease, the relation of contemporary philosophy of science to bioethics, the role of religion in bioethics, the ethics of end-of-life decisions, and the ethics of organ transplantation.

He is the author of Disease and Diagnosis: Value-Dependent Realism (Kluwer, 1999) and editor of Elisha Bartlett's Philosophy of Medicine (Springer, 2005). 

 

Edward J. Vodoklys, S.J.

Sr. Lecturer of Classics

Father Vodoklys is a native of Winthrop, MA and attended Boston College High School.  He received his degree in Classics here at Holy Cross in 1972.  

He studied at Harvard University for a master’s and Ph.D. in Classical Philosophy.  He received the Fenwick Scholar Award from the College in 1971-1972. Father Vodoklys, served as the treasurer of the Holy Cross Jesuit Community from 1993 to 2014, is a Senior Lecturer in Classics who specializes in Greek drama, Roman epic poetry, Patristic Latin and Greek (St. Augustine and St. John Chrysostom), New Testament Greek, Latin Composition and the history of the Classical Tradition with particular interest in the use Latin mottoes. His publications include Blame Expression in the Epic Tradition (Garland Press, 1992 ), Lessons in Stone : Latin Inscriptions of Holy Cross, (1996), and the Enciclopedia de espaňoles emblemas ilustrados, coauthored with Antonio Bernat Vistarini and John Cull (Akal 1999) and numerous translations used in musical texts including CD's by Tapestry: The Fourth River: The Millenium Revealed (1999) and ArchAngeli , and the libretto for the Jesuit proto-opera  Apotheosis sive Consecratio Sanctorum Ignatii and  Francisci Xaverii (1991)

Fr Vodoklys  has also been the co-director of the Vocation Discernment Group for young men considering priestly and religious vocations sponsored by the Jesuit community and the Chaplains Office since its inception in 1999-2000.  He also presides at the sacrament of reconciliation and a daily evening liturgy on campus and does spiritual direction with students and faculty.

 

William C. Woody, S.J.

Jesuit Regent / Philosophy Teaching Fellow

Born and raised in Bryn Mawr, PA, William Woody entered the Maryland Province of the Society of Jesus in 2011. He arrived at the College of the Holy Cross in 2016 as a philosophy teaching fellow during his Jesuit regency (a period of Jesuit formation en route to priestly ordination). 

Bill earned a B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Scranton, double-majoring in theology and philosophy with a concentration in Catholic Studies and a minor in French. Immediately after graduating from Scranton in 2011, he entered the Jesuit Novitiate of St. Andrew Hall in Syracuse, NY, and professed vows in August 2013. He then moved to New York City, where he completed a Masters in Philosophy at Fordham University. His philosophical interests focus largely on contemporary philosophy of religion, specifically phenomenologies of religious experience, liturgy, and prayer, as well as the intersection of faith with postmodern culture. 

Before coming to Holy Cross, Bill previously ministered at St. Anne’s Parish in Kingston, Jamaica, as a chaplain at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY, and most recently as an adjunct professor of philosophy at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, NJ.  

 

 

 

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