Steve Kuder, S.J., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies. His area of specialization is religion and literature with an emphasis in biblical literature. He also teaches homiletics, Christian leadership, and a First-Year Seminar in Jesuit Education. Fr. Kuder received his Bachelor's degree from Gonzaga University where he majored in classics, English, and philosophy. He received a Master's degree in English Literature from Boston College and his Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. His dissertation was titled "The Literature of Conversion: Religious Background and Literary Achievement in Dante Alighieri, John Bunyan, and James Joyce."