Rev. Andrew Hofer, O. P.
Director of Resident Students (Student Master)
Instructor in Patristics and Ancient Languages
B.A., Benedictine College
M. Litt., University of St. Andrews (Scotland)
M.Div./S.T.B., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception
S.T.L., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Fr. Andrew Hofer came to the Pontifical Faculty in 2010. After growing up as the youngest of ten children on a farm in Kansas, he studied history, philosophy, and classics at Benedictine College. He then went to St Andrews, Scotland for a Master of Letters in medieval history. He entered the Order of Preachers as a son of the Province of St. Joseph, and was ordained a priest in 2002. After finishing his S.T.L. and serving as an associate pastor for a brief time, he was sent to Kenya as a missionary for two years. He taught at the Tangaza College of The Catholic University of Eastern Africa and other institutions in Nairobi. He returned to the U.S. and completed the Ph.D. in theology at the University of Notre Dame, with the primary area of history of Christianity (specializing in patristic theology with additional studies in medieval theology) and the secondary area of systematic theology. His research appears in such journals as Vigiliae Christianae, Augustinianum, International Journal of Systematic Theology, New Blackfriars, Nova et Vetera, Downside Review, Pro Ecclesia, The Thomist, Communio, and Angelicum. He is the author of Christ in the Life and Teaching of Gregory of Nazianzus (Oxford Early Christian Studies) Oxford University Press, forthcoming in 2013.