The Catholic University of America

Rev. John T. Ford, C.S.C., S.T.D. 
– Ordinary Professor and Coordinator of Hispanic/Latino Programs




Reverend John T. Ford, C.S.C. is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies and Coordinator of Hispanic/Latin Programs at The Catholic University of America, Washington DC. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he received a master's degree in theology from Holy Cross College (Washington, DC) and earned a licentiate and doctorate in theology at the Gregorian University in Rome. His current areas of research and teaching include nineteenth century theology, contemporary ecumenism, and Hispanic/Latino theology. He is the editor-in-chief of Newman Studies Journal and an area editor for Liberation Theology for Religious Studies Review.

He has served as President of the North American Academy of Ecumenists, a member of the United Methodist-Roman Catholic Dialogue, a participant in the Reformed-Roman Catholic International Dialogue, and an observer-consultant for the Consultation on Church Union-Churches Uniting in Christ. He is currently chair of the Ecumenism Committee of the Washington Theological Consortium and a member of the Faith and Order Commission of the National Council of Churches.


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Contact Information

Phone: 202-319-6501
Fax: 202-319-5704

Areas of Expertise

  • John Henry Newman

  • First Vatican Council

  • Ecumenism

  • Hispanic/Latino Theology

Latest Publications

John Henry Newman: Spiritual Writings (Orbis Books, 2012)

Saint Mary’s Press Glossary of Theological Terms (Saint Mary’s Press, 2006).


TRS 328 Makers of Hispanic Catholic History

TRS 377 John Henry Newman

TRS 654 Introduction to Hispanic Ministry

TRS 662 Revelation and Faith

TRS 755A Hispanic Latino Theologies

TRS 765A History and Theology of the Ecumenical Movement

TRS 863B Magisterium and Infallibility

TRS 868C Spiritual Theology Newman

TRS 868D Newman's Theological Writings



Course Descriptions


Curriculum Vitae