New Teacher Feature: Dr. Joshua Brumfield
By Aidan Wang ’25, Co-Media Editor
Why did you choose to work at Jesuit?
I have long felt called to and have received much joy and fulfillment from teaching theology. I knew Jesuit as a place where I could continue that work at a school with academic rigor, commitment to service, and fidelity to the Church.
Where did you previously work?
I have taught at the high school college level over the past 15 years. Most recently I was working for a non-profit called The Newman Idea helping Catholic students at non-Catholic colleges to integrate their faith with their learning.
Where did you go to school and what degree(s) you received?
I have a BS in Computer Science from Tulane, an MA in Theology from Our Lady of Holy Cross College, and a PhD in Systematic Theology from the Catholic University of America.
What are your passions, hobbies, interests; what do you like to do in your free time?
Most of my free time is spent with my wife and four kids. When I have time to myself I enjoy reading Catholic fiction. My favorites include Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy, Percy’s Lost in the Cosmos, and Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited. I occasionally get around to writing or researching. Within the past year Pickwick published my book, The Benedict Proposal: Church as Creative Minority in the Thought of Pope Benedict XVI.