Dr. Richard R. Gaillardetz is the Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College and the director of graduate studies. Dr. Gaillardetz previously taught at the University of Toledo from 2001 to 2011 as the Thomas and Margaret Murray and James J. Bacik Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of Toledo and at the University of St. Thomas Graduate School of Theology in Houston from 1991 to 2001. He received a B.A. in Humanities from the University of Texas, an M.A. in Biblical Theology from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, and both an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in Systematic Theology. He has published numerous articles and has authored eight books (one volume was co-authored) and edited two others (one was co-edited). For a complete list of his publications, navigate through the various categories of publications.
Dr. Gaillardetz has served on the Board of Directors of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA), the largest professional association of Catholic theologians in the world with over 1400 members. In June of 2013 he became the President of the CTSA. He has received numerous awards from the Catholic Press Association for articles he has written and is a past recipient of the Sophia Award (2000), offered annually by the faculty of the Washington Theological Union in Washington D.C. in recognition of a theologian’s contributions to the life of the church. Dr. Gaillardetz is a popular speaker at theological and pastoral conferences (click on calendarfor his current speaking commitments). He is married to Diana Gaillardetz and they are the parents of four boys: David, Andrew, Brian and Gregory.