Fr. Brian Reedy, S.J.

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.


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:                   

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


WORK EXPERIENCE:                 

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.



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