Brother Bill Short is professor of spirituality at the Franciscan School of Theology. With a special love of things medieval, is a scholar equally comfortable in the fields of spirituality, Christian history and the Franciscan tradition. He researches, writes, lectures and translates in four languages. His frequent lectures, retreats and workshops outside the school educate the wider community about the Franciscan tradition. Throughout his tenure at FST, he has been a long time member of the Board of Trustees, former dean and president of the school.
The series is part of a six lecture program sponsored by the Office for Mission and Ministry.
William J. Short, OFM, is a Franciscan friar of the St. Barbara Province (USA) and professor of Christian spirituality at the Franciscan School of Theology at the University of San Diego and director of the Collegium S. Bonaventurae—Frati Editori di Quaracchi. Born in Seattle, WA, he received his education at the University of San Francisco (BA), the Franciscan School of Theology/Graduate Theological Union (MA), and the Pontifical Gregorian University (STL, STD). He has collaborated with Wayne Hellmann, OFM Conv, and Regis Armstrong, OFM Cap, in the 3-volume series Francis of Assisi: Early Documents and with Christopher Stace on the English edition of the Book of Conformities of Bartholomew of Pisa.