Staff

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Pat Howell, SJ

B.S., Gonzaga University
MA, Boston College, Gregorian University in Rome
D.Min., Pastoral Theology, The Catholic University of America

Interim Director, Distinguished Professor in Residence

Phone: 206-220-8271

Building/Room: LEML 659

Fr. Howell has taught pastoral theology at Seattle University since 1985 and has been keenly involved with the formation of lay ecclesial ministers for the Catholic Church and ministers in 10 Protestant denominations. He has served as Dean of the School of Theology and Ministry, Vice President for Mission and most recently Rector of the Jesuit Community. 

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Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos, PhD

PhD Systematic Theology, University of Notre Dame
MA, Theological Studies, Ateneo de Manlina University
BS, Physics, Ateneo de Manlina University

Director (on sabbatical in 2018-19)

Phone: 206-296-5316

Building/Room: LEML 659

Dr. Punsalan-Manlimos is an Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies and The Malcolm and Mari Stamper Endowed Chair in Catholic Intellectual and Cultural Traditions. She specializes in liberation theology, Christian anthropology and the intersection of science and religion. Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos CV

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Lucas Sharma, S.J.

MA, Sociology, Loyola University Chicago
MA, Philosophy, Fordham University

Research Fellow

Building/Room: LEML659

Lucas Sharma, S.J. studies the relationship between contemporary American Catholic identity and the institutional Roman Catholic Church. He is also interested social theory, especially the work of Michel Foucault. He received an MA in Sociology from Loyola University Chicago. His Master’s Thesis at LUC explored how two parishes formed cultures around politics. In addition, Mr. Sharma earned a MA in Philosophy from Fordham University. There, his Master’s Thesis Special Project brought together political theory from Hannah Arendt, Michel Foucault, and Judith Butler to develop a theory of action to combat a political culture of lies. In addition to teaching sociology, he is a Research Fellow with the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture. He also serves as an editor to Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education. Mr. Sharma is a Jesuit-in-Formation training to be a priest in the Jesuits West Province of the Society of Jesus.

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Jessica Palmer, MA

MA, Transformational Leadership, Seattle University
MA, Interdisciplinary Humanities, California State University
BFA, Central Washington University

Program Manager

Phone: 206-220-8270

Building/Room: LEMX 659

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Amber Larkin

Senior Administrative Assistant

Phone: 206-220-8079

Building/Room: LEML 659

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Peter Bretagne Ely, SJ

Chair, Inter-religious Dialogue Initiative
Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies

Phone: 206.296.6158