Scholars who will shape your life

Find teachers who will shape a life of scholarship and service

CTU faculty members are distinguished, world-renowned scholars and theologians. While committed to academic excellence and continuing to develop expertise in their fields, they are also dedicated to helping you prepare for a life of study, ministry, and service. CTU professors are known for the time that they devote to mentoring students. Authors of the leading books on theology and ministry, they are also in constant demand as lecturers and speakers throughout the United States and abroad.

Biblical Literature and Languages (BLL)

The Biblical Literature and Languages Department educates students to competently interpret the Scriptures in relation to the search for meaning, life, and nourishment in our world and church today.

  • Donald Senior, CPDonald Senior, CP (deceased November 2022)
  • President Emeritus, Chancellor,
  • Professor of New Testament Studies

Historical and Doctrinal Studies (HDS) (includes Ethical Studies)

The Department of Historical and Doctrinal Studies offers courses in Doctrine, Moral Theology, and History to prepare students with the knowledge of the content and development of the Christian faith, and the ability to competently interpret the Roman Catholic tradition in a faithful, historically critical, and culturally sensitive manner.

Intercultural Studies and Ministry (ICSM)

The Department of Intercultural Studies and Ministry educates ministers and leaders on how to serve effectively in intercultural and interreligious settings, preparing students to work with diverse populations and help them to better understand the meaning of mission in today’s context.

  • Syed Atif Rizwan
  • Assistant Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies
  • Director of the Catholic-Muslim Studies Program
  • Chair, Department of Intercultural Studies and Ministry

Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry (SPM)

The Department of Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry educates students in the biblical and traditional foundations of spirituality and pastoral ministry, while preparing them to spiritually accompany those whom they serve.

  • Lucianne Siers, OP (deceased June 2023)
  • Director of the Institute of Religious Formation and Continuing Education
  • Christina Zaker
  • Director of Field Education
  • Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry
  • Director of the Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies Program
  • Director of the Master of Arts in Ministry Program

Word and Worship (WW)

The Department of Word and Worship promotes the integration of the critical study and reflective practice of liturgy, sacraments, catechesis, and preaching in an interdisciplinary framework.

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Emeritae and Emeriti

  • Edward Foley, Capuchin
  • Duns Scotus Professor of Spirituality
  • Professor Emeritus of Liturgy and Music
  • Founding Director of the Ecumenical Doctor of Ministry Program,
  • Anthony J. Gittins, CSSp  (deceased May 2023)
  • Professor Emeritus of Theology and Culture
  • Melody Layton McMahon (deceased December 2021)
  • Former Director of the Paul Bechtold Library
  • Professor Emerita of Theological Research and Bibliography
  • Gary Riebe-Estrella, SVD
  • Vice President and Academic Dean Emeritus


Visiting DePaul Faculty

Adjunct Faculty