Emeriti Faculty

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Portrait of Mike Cook, Emeriti Faculty

Michael Cook, S.J., Th.D.
Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus
Email: mcook@jesuits.org

Before joining the Religious Studies faculty in 1989, Michael L. Cook, S.J. received his Th.D. from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. His dissertation was on the Christology of Gerhard Ebeling. His expertise is in Christology with a strong emphasis on the biblical foundations. He has taught at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, the Catholic University in Santiago, Chile, the Jesuit Theologate Hekima College in Nairobi, Kenya, as well as summers at Seattle University, University of San Francisco, Loyola Marymount, and Notre Dame. Fr. Cook taught in the Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga University until 2012.
 

James Dallen, S.T.D.
Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus
Email: dallen@calvin.gonzaga.edu

James Dallen, S.T.D., Catholic University of America, taught in the Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga University for 26 years (1982- 2008). He specialized in sacramental theology and liturgy.
 

Helen Doohan, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies, Emerita
Email: hdoohan@gonzaga.edu

Helen Doohan, Ph.D., Gonzaga University, taught in the Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga for 24 years (1979- 2003). She specialized in Christian leadership and biblical theology.
 

Leonard Doohan, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus
Email: doohan@gonzaga.edu

Leonard Doohan, Ph.D., Teresianum (Rome), taught in the Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga University for 23 years (1979- 2002). He specialized in Christian spirituality and biblical theology.
 

Portrait of John Downey, Emeriti Faculty

John Downey, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus
Email: downey@gonzaga.edu

Before coming to Gonzaga in 1982, John K. Downey (Ph.D., Marquette) taught in the Program of Religious Studies at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He also served as Director of Education and Staff Theologian at the University of Illinois Newman Foundation. Other faculty appointments include Spokane Falls Community College, Mount Mary College, Cardinal Stritch College, and Marquette. Special interests: foundational theology and method, political theology, higher education and pedagogy, linguistic philosophy, human rights, interdisciplinary dialogue, liberation theologies, Francis of Assisi, Wittgenstein, Lonergan, Tracy, Metz. Dr. Downey taught in the Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga University until 2016.
 

Portrait of Fr. Patrick Hartin

Fr. Patrick Hartin
Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus
Email: downey@gonzaga.edu

Dr. Patrick Hartin is an ordained priest, previously of the Diocese of Johannesburg, South Africa and now of the Diocese of Spokane, Washington. Fr. Hartin served as Professor of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University teaching New Testament, Christian Spirituality and Classics for 16 years (1995-2011). He also served as Chair of the Classical Civilizations Department from 2002 through 2007. Fr. Hartin studied theology at the Gregorian University in Rome (1967-1971). Born in South Africa, he holds two doctorates in Theology from the University of South Africa (Pretoria) in Ethics (1981) and in New Testament (1988). His area of specialization is in the Letter of James as well as the traditions behind the Gospels, particularly the Sayings Gospel Q. He is currently co-convener of the Social-Sciences and New Testament Interpretation Task Force of the Catholic Biblical Association. Prior to coming to Gonzaga, Patrick taught New Testament at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and the University of South Africa, Pretoria. He was also chaplain to the Catholic Community at the Claremont Colleges, California. Author of twelve books, among which are his commentary James in the Sacra Pagina Series 14 (2003) and his most recent work Apollos: Paul's Partner or Rival? (2009) both published by Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press.
 

Portrait of Joy Milos, Emeriti Faculty

Joy Milos, CSJ, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies, Emerita
Email: milos@gonzaga.edu

Dr. Joy Milos, CSJ, a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet, taught a wide range of courses during her 31 years (1987-2018) at Gonzaga. She also directed retreats and workshops in various locations around the country, in Canada, England and Ireland. She frequently taught in Study Abroad experiences and helped create “Spirituality and the Arts of England.” Sr. Joy helped design and direct a two-year training program for spiritual directors called “Hearing God’s Voice.” She is committed to an integration of spirituality and social justice in responding to our Mission and has taken numerous groups of Gonzaga students on Habitat for Humanity Global Village experiences.

 

Armond Nigro, S.J.
Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus

Armand Nigro, S.J., Gregorian University (Rome), taught in the Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga University for 13 years (1986-1999). Fr. Nigro specialized in metaphysics.
 

Charlie Skok, S.T.D.
Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus

Charlie Skok, S.T.D., University of St. Thomas Aquinas (the Angelicum in Rome); B.Ed., Gonzaga University, taught in the Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga for 12 years (1980-1992). He specialized in Christian ethics and ecclesiology.
 

Portrait of Catherine Siejk, Emeriti Faculty

Cate Siejk, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies, Emerita
Email: siejk@gonzaga.edu

Dr. Cate Siejk received her Ph.D. in Theology and Education from Boston College in 1992. She began teaching in the Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga University in 1991. She taught courses in Feminist Christian Doctrine and Feminist Theologies. She was also a faculty member in the Women's and Gender Studies Program. Her research interests are in epistemology, feminist theory, and feminist theologies. Dr. Siejk taught at Gonzaga University until 2017.