John Shea, S.J.

Biology Department
Resident Assistant Professor

John Shea, S.J.
More about me:

I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and first met the Jesuits as an undergraduate majoring in biology at John Carroll University.  My experience of doing the Spiritual Exercises in my senior year influenced my later decision to join the Jesuits after graduating from The Ohio State University with a PhD in Evolutionary Biology in 2003. As a Jesuit, I have taught Parasitology, Ecology, and Science and Religion. After my ordination in 2014, I came to Creighton to teach biology. I plan to take students to Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to do biological field research in the summer.

In addition to my passion for parasites, I enjoy Doctor Who, eating gelato and hiking in the great outdoors. 

Writing these reflections:

As a contributor to The Jesuit Post, I understand how God's Word can reach new audiences via the internet. I look forward to finding and sharing the graces from the daily readings with Creighton's vast on-line community. 


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