Faculty Directory

Michael J. Dodds, OP

Professor of Philosophy and Theology

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 849-2030
Degrees and Certifications

STD, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
MDiv, MA in Theology, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
BA, MA in Philosophy, St. Albert’s College

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Philosophical and Theological Anthropology
  • Divine Action
  • Trinity
  • Philosophy of Nature
  • God and Suffering
  • Theology and Science; God in Science and Religion
Selected Publications
  • Philosophical Anthropology. Western Dominican Province, 2014.
  • Unlocking Divine Action: Contemporary Science and Thomas Aquinas. Catholic University of America Press, 2012.
  • The Philosophy of Nature, Oakland, CA: Western Dominican Province, 2010.
  • The Unchanging God of Love: Thomas Aquinas and Contemporary Theology on Divine Immutability. Second Edition. Catholic University of America Press, 2008.
  • Happily Ever After Begins Here and Now: Living the Beatitudes Today, Bill Dodds and Michael J. Dodds, OP, (Chicago: Loyola Press, 1997).

  • "Hylomorphism and Human Wholeness: Perspectives on the Mind-Brain Problem." Theology and Science, 2009.