College of Arts and Sciences

Office of the Dean

Fr. Thomas Massaro
Rev. Thomas Massaro, S.J.

Fr. Massaro is currently Professor of Moral Theology at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (the successor of Weston Jesuit School of Theology). He earned his Ph.D. at Emory University in Ethics and Society, both his S.T.L. and M. Div. from Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Ma.Hum. in Philosophy from Fordham University, and B.A. in Economics, Political Science and Religion from Amherst College. This past summer, he was granted the nihil obstat for appointment to the status of Professor Ordinarius on the Ecclesiastical Faculty of Boston College.

Fr. Massaro is the author of over 40 articles and book chapters and six books, most recently United States Welfare Policy: A Catholic Response (2007 by Georgetown University Press) and Living Justice: Catholic Social Teaching in Action: Classroom Edition (2008 by Rowman and Littlefield).

He serves on numerous boards, including the Board of Directors of Jesuit Prison Ministries, Inc., the “Catholic Values 400 Advisory Board” for KLD Research and Analytics, Inc., which develops socially responsible investment policies, and the Board of Directors of the Society of Christian Ethics. He has recently completed his term on the Peace Commission of the City of Cambridge.

Fr. Massaro delivered his public lecture, "For God and Country: Patriotism and Religious Identity Today” on Thursday, October 30 at 3:00 PM in the Haub Executive Center. To view the streaming video of this lecture, click the iTunseU link, then scroll down to the McLean Chair Lectures and click on it