Father Joseph Dolan, S.J.


Father Joseph Dolan, S.J., who was professor emeritus of psychology at Fordham University in the Bronx and the oldest member of the USA Northeast Province of the Society of Jesus, died April 20 at Murray-Weigel Hall in the Bronx. He was 98.

He taught philosophy at Fordham University from 1964 until 1989 when he was named professor emeritus.

He served the Jesuit Community at Fordham as an assistant to the minister, 1990-1995. He served as host and director of the Jesuit villa at Mitchell Farm, 1995-2009.

He taught psychology and ethics in Buffalo at Canisius College, 1957-1969; and St. Peter’s College, 1962-1964; and briefly at the Inter-Diocesan Seminary in Papua New Guinea, 1990.

He entered the Jesuits in 1941 and was ordained in 1952.

He earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Fordham University. He held a degree in philosophy from Laval University, Quebec.

A Funeral Mass was offered May 5 in the University Church at Fordham. Burial was at the Jesuit Cemetery in Auriesville.


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