Loyola University Chicago

THEA Institute

Michael Murphy

Director of Catholic Studies; Associate Director of The Hank Center

Cuneo Hall 430




PhD: Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
Interdisciplinary Studies: Theology, Philosophy, and Literature

MA: San Francisco State University
English Literature

BA: University of San Francisco
English Literature/Great Books

Michael was raised in California and was always keen to play outdoors in a variety of settings, from exploring tidal pools to camping in the high Sierra. But it wasn’t until his 1985 immersion trip in outdoor education to New Zealand that he realized the reality of climate change and the price it was exacting on our various eco systems. Michael was in high school when he began to wake up to the scientific veracity of human influenced climate change; and his subsequent training in literature, philosophy, and theology helps locate and amplify his concern for creation in profound ways. His faith inspires him to commit to the actions needed to protect the life of our amazing planet and its curious creatures.