Hans Gustafson, Ph.D., Associate Director
Hans Gustafson joined the Jay Phillips Center in June 2011. He has served as an adjunct faculty member for the department of theology at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, and he is currently an adjunct professor in the theology department at the Univeristy of St. Thomas. He holds master degrees in both theology and philosophy and a Ph.D. in religion from Claremont Graduate University. A Twin Cities native, Hans is passionate about promoting interfaith collaboration and solidarity among students and others served by the Jay Phillips Center. His scholarly work reflects a commitment to ecumenical and interreligious learning, particularly in the fields of spirituality and the philosophy of religion. Recent publications include articles on the interreligious spirituality of Bede Griffiths in The Way (2008), and the sacramental spirituality in Dostoevsky and Wendell Berry in Literature and Theology (2012). Recently he presented on the the interfaith spirituality of Nicholas Black Elk at the national conference of the Catholic Theological Soceity of America (St. Louis, 2012) and at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (Chicago, 2012), and will offering a reflection on "Revisiting the Multiple Religious Belonging of Nicholas Black Elk in the Context of the Catholic Sacramental Imagination" in the "World Christianity" group at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (Baltimore, 2013). He currently serves as a contributing scholar for State of Formation founded by the Journal of for Inter-Religious Dialogue.