Fr. Ryan Maher, S.J.
Father Maher first experienced Jesuit education as a student at Brophy College Prep in Phoenix, Arizona. He went on to earn a BS in linguistics from Georgetown University, a Master’s in philosophy from St. Louis University, a Master’s in divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, California and a doctorate in education from the University of San Francisco. He entered the Jesuits in 1986 and was ordained a priest in 1997.
Father Maher served as a high school teacher at Jesuit schools in Philadelphia and Washington, DC and as an academic dean at Georgetown University in both the College of Arts and Sciences in Washington, DC and in the School of Foreign Service in Doha, Qatar where he also taught theology to the school’s predominantly Muslim student body. Send an email
Ryan first experienced Jesuit education as a student at St. Joseph’s Prep in Philadelphia. He went on to earn a BA in English from the University of Delaware, a Master’s in education from Western New Mexico University, and a law degree from Arizona State University.
Ryan has six years of experience working and living with Native Americans in Arizona and New Mexico, including 3 years as a teacher and coach at St. Michael Indian School, a Catholic school on the Navajo Reservation.
For the past few years, he has been practicing law in southern California, including significant work on behalf of the mentally ill. He and his wife Karina have three children: Mira (5), Thomas (3) and Cascia (8 months). Send an email