Father Hoff facts

A brief listing of his education, papers and affiliations | July 23, 2004

JAMES E. HOFF, S.J.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio
Chancellor (2001-2004)
President (1991-2000)

Creighton University, Omaha, Neb.
Vice president of university relations (1983-1990) and president, The Creighton Foundation
Acting dean, School of Medicine (1980-1982) associate professor of theology and ethics in the health sciences (1976-1990)

Jesuit Novitiate and St. Thomas College
Director of novices, Jesuit Novitiate, St. Paul, Minn. (1970-1975)
Lecturer in theology, St. Thomas College, St. Paul, Minn. (1970-1975)

PAPERS, LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS include:
“The Hospice Movement and Care of the Terminally Ill”
“Controversies Surrounding Hopelessly Ill Patients”
“Ethics, Legalities and Economics of Medicine”
“Science, Ethics and Social Change”
“Living with Dying”
“Mobilizing Inner Resources: Spiritual and Psychological Aspects in the Treatment of Cancer”

COMMUNITY SERVICE includes:
Board of trustees, Creighton University
Board of trustees, Chatfield College
Board of directors, Public Allies Cincinnati
Board of directors, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
Board of directors, John Carroll University
Board of directors, Creighton Preparatory School
Education Committee, American Cancer Society, Douglas-Sarpy Country Unit
Leadership Omaha, Omaha Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Rotary, Omaha, Neb.
Priests’ Senate, Archdiocese of Minneapolis/St. Paul

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS include:
The Catholic Theological Society of America
The Foundation of Thanatology
Institute for the Theological Encounter with Science and Technology
American Association of Medical Colleges, Council of Deans

EDUCATION
Spring Hill College, BS, biology (1958)
Spring Hill College, MA, philosophy (1959)
St. Louis University, MA, theology (1966)
Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, PhD, theology (1969)
Hoff also attended the University of Notre Dame and Marquette University. He was accepted into Marquette University School of Medicine for the fall of 1953 but opted to enter the Jesuits that fall instead.

PERSONAL
Born: June 23, 1932, Milwaukee, Wis.
Entered Society of Jesus: Aug. 15, 1953
Ordained to the priesthood: June 8, 1965