Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Who Is This Jesuit?

This Jesuit received his BS at the Stevens Institute of Technology. He served in the U.S. Navy as an engineering officer. . He returned to Stevens Institute and, after receiving the degree of Mechanical Engineer (ME), was employed as a foundry engineer for the International Nickel Company until 1950. It was during these years that he first became interested in issues concerned with science and religious faith. He entered the Jesuit Order in 1950. After three years of studies in spirituality along with courses in Latin and Greek, he received the MA degree in philosophy at Boston College. The title of his thesis was Modern Science and Creation in Time. He received the PhD in physical inorganic chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania in 1961 and then went to Woodstock College in Maryland, where he studied theology for four years, and was ordained. During the final two of those four years at Woodstock with two other Jesuit seminarians he completed a NASA supported study of the nuclear resonance fluorescence (Mössbauer Effect) of tektites supplied by the Goddard Space Flight Center and the Smithsonian Institution. After one year (1965-66) of studies in spiritual and ascetical theology, he was awarded a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship to Ohio State University where he participated in a research program concerned with the physical chemistry of igneous rocks. Since that time he has taught in the chemistry departments at Loyola College, Johns Hopkins University, and Wheeling Jesuit University, where he was Rector of the Jesuit Community; also in the theology departments at Loyola, Wheeling and Georgetown University. Between 1973 and 1979 he served as President-Headmaster of Loyola High School-Blakefield.
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