Richard R. Gaillardetz is the Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology at Boston College and is also currently the chair of the theology department. He has published over 150 articles and authored or edited 14 books.
His most recent project involved editing The Cambridge Companion to Vatican II, which has just recently appeared. In 2018 the Liturgical Press published a newly revised and expanded edition of his popular book, By What Authority? Foundations for Understanding Authority in the Church.
He is the recipient of many awards, including the Sophia Award from the Washington Theological Union for theological excellence in service of ministry (2000) and the Yves Congar Award for theological excellence from Barry University (2018). He is a past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America.