Faculty Directory

Alison Benders

Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology / Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Santa Clara University

Consortial Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 549-5055
Degrees and Certifications

PhD, Boston College, 2006
MA, Boston College, 2003
JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 1982
BA, Yale University, 1979

Research and Teaching Interests
  • world religions
  • fundamental and moral theology
  • theological anthropology
  • race as social justice issue
  • moral transformation
  • the contributions of Jesuit theologian Bernard Lonergan
Selected Publications
  • Just Prayer, Liturgical Press, forthcoming.

  • "Difficult Disciplinary Decisions: Faculty Dismissals," Resource Handbook for Academic Deans (ed. Laura Behling), Jossey-Bass, 2014.

  • "Effective Hiring and Evaluation of Staff,"Resource Handbook for Academic Deans (ed. Laura Behling), Jossey-Bass, 2014.

  • Co-authored with Sharpnack, P., Quinn-Griffin, M., Fitzpatrick, J. "Spiritual practices and alternative healthcare practices of the Amish," Holistic Nursing Practice, 2010.

  • “Theological Method - Leading Beyond Impasse,” CTSA Conference Proceedings, 2009.