Joseph G. Mueller, S.J., the rector of Marquette University’s Jesuit Community and a seasoned administrator and professor of theology, has been chosen as the new dean of the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (JST-SCU).
Mueller will start his new role at the 86-year-old Berkeley-based institution July 1.
JST-SCU is one of two theologates in the U.S. that provide advanced degrees and education to Jesuits.
Mueller, 60, has taught at Marquette for more than 20 years, after a year as a philosophy instructor at Boston College. He has also spent a semester as a visiting professor at the Institute of Theology of the Society of Jesus in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
He was previously associate dean for academic affairs in Marquette’s Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, and also served as director of graduate studies and assistant chairman for the Department of Theology. He served for seven years for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches of Christ. In 2017, he was named rector of Marquette’s Jesuit Community, a post typically offered to experienced Jesuits….
The above comes from a Jan. 23 release from Santa Clara University.