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Johann Vento

Johann M. Vento, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies and Theology


School of Arts and Sciences


Religious Studies, Theology, and Philosophy

Office Location:

Mercy Hall (107)

Office Hours:

Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 am Thursdays, 10:00-11:30 am and 4:00-5:00 pm

Educational Background

  • Fordham University, Bronx, New York, Ph.D. in Theology, Specialization in Systematic Theology, 2000
  • Washington Theological Union, Washington, D.D., M.A. in Theology, Specialization in Church History, 1990
  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD, B.A., Majors in English and German, 1987, cum laude

Professional Experience

  • Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ, Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Theology, and Philosophy, 2001-Present
  • Elijah Interfaith Institute, Jerusalem, Israel, Interfaith Dialogue Facilitator, 2007-2012
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, Theology Lecturer, 2000-2001
  • Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Religion Faculty, 1999-2000
  • National Conference for Community and Justice, Seminarians Interacting, Director, 1998-1999, Interfaith Dialogue Facilitator, 1990-1998
  • Highbridge Community Life Center, Brox, NY, Program Director, 1994-1997

Research / Creativity Interest Area

  • Practice theory, theology, and spiritual formation
  • Violence, trauma, and healing
  • Inter-religious dialogue
  • Political theology, feminist theologies, and popular religion

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