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About Paul Soukup

Paul Soukup, S.J., serves as the head of the Communication Department, teaches courses in technology and communication, and does research on religious communication. He has authored or edited a number of books and works with both the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the American Bible Society on communication issues.

Paul A. Soukup, S.J., has explored the connections between communication and theology since 1982. His publications include Communication and Theology (1983); Christian Communication: A Bibliographical Survey (1989), Media, Culture, and Catholicism (1996), Mass Media and the Moral Imagination with Philip J. Rossi (1994), and Fidelity and Translation: Communicating the Bible in New Media with Robert Hodgson (1999). In addition, he and Thomas J. Farrell have edited four volumes of the collected works of Walter J. Ong, S.J., Faith and Contexts (1992-1999). These volumes have led him to examine more closely how orality-literacy studies can contribute to an understanding of theological expression. Most recently, he has published a book of Biblical meditations on communication, Out of Eden: 7 Ways God Restores Blocked Communication (2006) and edited a collection of essays applying Ong’s thought, Of Ong & Media Ecology: Essays in Communication, Composition, and Literary Studies (2012). Fr. Soukup currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Bible Society and recently served on the Board of Trustees at Loyola University of New Orleans.

Positions

2005 - Present Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Professor of Communication, Santa Clara University Department of Communication
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2013 - 2018 Department Chair, Santa Clara University Department of Communication
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2007 - 2010 Department Chair, Santa Clara University Department of Communication
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1992 - 2005 Associate Professor, Santa Clara University Department of Communication
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1995 - 1996 Department Chair, Santa Clara University Department of Communication
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1991 - 1992 Department Chair, Santa Clara University Department of Communication
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1985 - 1991 Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University Department of Communication
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Curriculum Vitae


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Education

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1980 - 1985 Ph.D. in Communication Theory, Minor in Philosophy, The University of Texas at Austin
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1980 Master of Sacred Theology, The Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
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1978 Master of Divinity, The Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
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1976 Lifetime Secondary Education Certification, University of San Francisco, Loyola-Marymount University
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1972 - 1973 A.B. Philosophy, St. Louis University
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June 1971 - August 1972 Theology, University of San Francisco
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1968 - 1972 Humanities, Philosophy, Loyola University of Los Angeles
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Research Works (44)