Date: September 11
Event: Founders Day Lecture: Dr. Richard Gaillardetz
Place: McGlinn Conference Center
Time: 7 p.m.
Dr. Richard R. Gaillardetz is the Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College and the director of graduate studies. Gaillardetz previously taught at the University of Toledo from 2001 to 2011 as the Thomas and Margaret Murray and James J. Bacik Professor of Catholic Studies, and at the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Theology in Houston from 1991 to 2001. He received a Bachelor of Arts in humanities from the University of Texas, a Master of Arts in biblical theology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, and both a Master of Arts and a doctorate from the University of Notre Dame in systematic theology.
He has published numerous articles, authored eight books and has received numerous awards from the Catholic Press Association for articles he has written. He is a past recipient of the Sophia Award (2000), offered annually by the faculty of the Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C., in recognition of a theologian’s contributions to the life of the church.
Gaillardetz has served on the Board of Directors of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA), the largest professional association of Catholic theologians in the world, with over 1,400 members. In June of 2013 he became president of the CTSA.Start Date: 9/11/2014 7:00 pm