Bill Cahoy is dean of the School of Theology Seminary at Saint John’ s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, a position he has held since 1999. He has been on the theology faculty at Saint John’s since 1990, teaching both graduate and undergraduate classes and serving as chair of the undergraduate department of theology prior to his service as dean. Before coming to Saint John’s he was a member of the theology department at St. Mary’ s University (MN). He has a BA From Saint John’s, a Master of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School and a Ph.D. from Yale in Systematic Theology.
Beyond Saint John’s he currently serves as a member of the Commission on Accrediting for ATS, as President of the Minnesota Consortium of Theological Schools and on the boards of the Society for Arts in Religious and Theological Studies, the Collegeville Institute for Cultural and Ecumenical Research, and Mount Marty College. He is also a member of the pastoral planning council for the diocese of Saint Cloud and a past member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of’ St. Cloud. He is currently a member of a writing group for the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities working on a statement on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.
He has written on the work of Soren Kierkegaard, feminist theology, the identity of church-related colleges, the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Benedictinism and the liberal arts, and theological education. His most recent publication is In the Name of the Church: Vocation and Authorization for Lay Ecclesial Ministry, which he edited. He has given presentations on a variety of topics to church and academic groups across the country.
He is married and has three children.