Joseph H. Nguyen, S.J., S.T.D.

Lecturer of Religious Studies; Assistant Director, Catholic Studies

I was born in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, and grew up in a traditional Catholic family. I felt the call to the priesthood early in my life. In 1990, my family moved to the United States and settled in Nashville, Tennessee. I joined the Jesuits in 1995 and was...

Dr. Joseph H. Nguyen

Contact Information

  • Humanities Building, Room 328
  • Fall 2018
    Monday: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    Wednesday: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
    Friday: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

  • 509-313-5883

Education & Curriculum Vitae

S.T.D., Santa Clara University

S.T.L., Boston College

M.Div., Boston College

M.A., Philosophy, Saint Louis University

B.A., Philosophy, Saint Louis University

Courses Taught

RELI 220: Catholicism

RELI 370: Christian Spirituality


I was born in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, and grew up in a traditional Catholic family. I felt the call to the priesthood early in my life. In 1990, my family moved to the United States and settled in Nashville, Tennessee. I joined the Jesuits in 1995 and was ordained to the priesthood in 2007. In my early years of Jesuit training, I was interested in philosophy. But later the program directed my interest to theology, in particular the early Christian theology. I returned to Gonzaga University in 2015 and have been teaching in the department of Religious Studies since that time.

Research interests include:

  • Early Christian theology and spirituality
  • Ignatian spirituality