Rev. Gerald Thomas (Tom) Krettek, S.J., is Marquette University’s vice president for mission and ministry. He was previously director of the Jesuit First Studies program and director of the Master of Arts in Philosophical Resources program in the philosophy department at Fordham University.
Father Krettek earned his doctorate in philosophy from The Catholic University of America, and holds bachelor’s, master’s and licentiate degrees in sacred theology from Regis College, the Jesuit School of Theology at the University of Toronto. He also holds a Master of Divinity degree from Regis College, and licentiate, master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Saint Louis University. His areas of expertise include the philosophy of Paul Weiss; political and American philosophy; philosophy of community, justice, violence; and philosophy and the Spiritual Exercises.
Father Krettek was an associate professor of philosophy in Marquette’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences from 2000 to 2005 and rector of the Marquette University Jesuit Community. Prior to that he had been an assistant and then associate professor of philosophy at Creighton University from 1989 to 2000, and director of the Jesuit Humanities program. Following his years at Marquette, he served as provincial superior for the Wisconsin Province of the Society of Jesus from 2005 to 2011.