Theology + Religious Studies

Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty members are engaged teacher-scholars with a wide range of interests: the Hebrew prophets, contemporary peace builders, ethics, ecclesiology, Ramanuja and liberation theology. They hold memberships in many scholarly societies such as the American Academy of Religion, the Society for Biblical Literature, the Catholic Theological Society of America, the Society of Christian Ethics and the Catholic Biblical Association. They teach courses which draw on ancient traditions, but also take their students to experience contemporary societies through travel courses and service learning. They teach in the classroom, at Boston-area religious sites and at the Museum of Fine Arts. Their students organize teach-ins on AIDS, celebrate a Passover seder and create and host their own ecumenical council to update Vatican II. They are also actively engaged in the wider community and among them you will find a Catholic priest, a Protestant minister, a public library trustee and an advocate for the elderly.

Mary Hines

Professor of Theology
Ph.D., M.A., University of St. Michael's College Toronto; B.A., Emmanuel College


Laurie Johnston

Assistant Professor of Theology + Religious Studies, Director of Fellowships
Ph.D., Boston College; M.Div., Harvard Divinity School; B.A. with distinction, University of Virginia


Rev. Thomas Leclerc, M.S.

Chair, Department of Theology + Religious Studies; Associate Professor of Theology + Religious Studies
Th.D., Harvard University; M.A. Washington Theological Union; B.A., Merrimack College


Jonathan Paul Sydnor

Associate Professor of Theology + Religious Studies
Ph.D., Boston College; M.Div., Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; B.A., University of Virginia


Jaime Vidaurrazaga

Assistant Professor of Theology + Religious Studies
Ph.D., Boston College; S.T.L., Weston Jesuit School of Theology; S.T.B., Centro de Estudos Superiores da Companhia de Jesus, Brazil; Lic. Phil., Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru; B.A., E.S.P.F.L. Antonio Ruiz de Montoya, Peru.