Fr. Brian M. Reedy, SJ
Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Fr. Brian Reedy grew up in Anaheim CA, although he has lived most of his life in exile from California, he’s happy to finally return “home”. Fr. Reedy completed a BS in chemistry and theology at East Texas Baptist University in 1995. He continued his scientific training earning a MS in chemistry and biophysics at Texas A&M University in 1999. Fr. Reedy entered the Society of Jesus at St. Charles College, Grand Coteau LA in 2001. As part of his Jesuit formation he completed a MA in philosophy with a specialization in ethics at Fordham University in 2006, and he completed an MDiv at Boston College and an STL in ethics at Boston College, both in 2012. Fr. Reedy then moved to Rome and completed his doctorate in ethics (moral theology) at the Pontifical Gregorian University in 2018. Fr. Reedy is also a Lieutenant of the United States Navy Chaplain Corps and has served on the USS Mount Whitney, USS New York, USS Ronald Reagan, USS Chancellorsville, and on land assignments in Port Hueneme, CA; Italy; Germany; Japan; France; Greece; and Croatia.
BS in chemistry and theology, East Texas Baptist University, 1995
MS in chemistry and biophysics, Texas A&M University, 1999
MA in philosophy, Fordham University, 2006
MDiv in theology, Boston College, 2012
STL in moral theology and ethics, 2012
SDT in moral theology and ethics, 2018
Lieutenant Chaplain of the United States Navy, 2016-present
Science faculty and chaplain of Cristo Rey College Prep in Houston, 2013-2014
Assistant pastor, Immaculate Conception Jesuit Church New Orleans, 2012-2013
Science faculty, Strake Jesuit College Prep in Houston, 2006-2009
Adjunct faculty, Fordham University, Bronx New York, 2003-2006
Teaching and research assistant, Texas A&M University, 1995-2000.
RESEARCH, PUBLICATIONS, CREATIVE WORKS:
Reedy, Brian M. The Foundation of the Spiritual Edifice: The Role of Humility in the Virtue Theory of
Thomas Aquinas. Doctoral dissertation. Rome: Gregorian University Press. 2018.
Reedy, Brian M. “The Faith that Does Prudence: Contemporary Catholic Social Ethics and the
Appropriation of the Ethics of Aquinas,” Lumen et Vita, 2012, 2(1).
Park Seung Bum; Ho Thai H; Reedy Brian M; Connolly Michael D; *Standaert R.F. “Simple mimetics of a
nuclear localization signal (NLS),” Organic Letters, 2003; 5(14):2437-40.
Park S B; Reedy B M; *Standaert R.F. “A simple, solid-phase binding assay for the nuclear import
Receptor karyopherin alpha. Part 2: competitive binding,” Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2000; 10(9):955-6.
Connolly M D; Park S B; Reedy B M; *Standaert R.F. “A simple, solid-phase binding assay for the nuclear
import receptor karyopherin alpha. Part 1: direct binding,” Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2000; 10(9):951-4.
Guest speaker for the Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) at the American
Astronautics Society (AAS) meeting in Boston 2015, Chicago 2014
Special guest on The Wine Show, broadcast on ITV1, ITV4 and BBC in 2016-2017
Guest presenter on Vox under the direction of Vatican Radio, 2015-2016
Guest presenter on issues of theology and science at Vocaris Media, 2016-2018
Regular contributor to The Jesuit Post, 2017-2018
Guide to the Vatican Museums with Martyrien Journeys, 2015-2018
Established a Navy and Marine Corps Exchange program with the Pontifical Swiss Guard, 2017-2018