Conway Institute

Director of Faculty Programs

Director for Faculty Programs in Mission and Identity

The position of Director of Faculty Programs was created in 2008 to further promote the tradition of Ignatian pedagogical excellence through the expertise, experience, and ingenuity of Xavier’s faculty.


2022 - 

young24.jpgDr. Teresa Young
Associate Professor, School of Education; former Director of Assessment

Position hightlight:





Former Directors

2019 - 2022

Photo of Dr. Thomas StrunkDr. Thomas Strunk
Associate Professor of Classics and Philosophy Honors Program
Position Highlight: Deepening the Universal Apostolic Preferences Discernment Group cofacilitator

Position highlights:
The Catholic Intellectual Tradition – brochure

WISE  – cofacilitator 


2017 - 2019

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Dr. Linda Schoenstedt
Associate Professor, Sports Studies
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Position highlight:
Creating and promoting M.A.G.I.S. - Teaching at Xavier

Presenting on the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm at the
2018 Faculty Conversation Conference


2014 - 2017

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Dr. Leslie Prosak-Beres
Associate Professor, Education






2013 - 2014

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Sandra Richtermeyer, Ph.D.
Professor, Accountancy
Position highlight: Facilitating Taking Time to Reflect - a seminar offering veteran faculty the opportunity to reflect, in an Ignatian way, on their vocation and personal life.




2010 - 2013

Photo of David Burns, D.B.A.David Burns, D.B.A.
Professor, Marketing
Position highlight: The design and coordination of the Mission Academy

Professional mission-related presentations:
* Facilitating integrating mission into the classroom: Xavier's Mission Academy
(June 2012) D. Burns and D. Mooney
Presentation at the annual International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Management Education, University of Dayton, Dayton OH.

Maintaining Mission: Mission Officers as a Source of Focus for Faith-Based Colleges and Universities. (June 2012) D. Burns and D. Mooney
Presentation at the annual meeting of the Christian Business Faculty Association, Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia.

* Received a Summer Seminar Grant from the Lilly Fellows Program in the Humanities and the Arts.

* Collegial Leadership: Deepening Collaborative Process to Advance Mission and Strategy.
(April 2012). D. Mooney, D. Burns, and S. Chadwick
Presentation at the annual meeting of the Higher Learning Commission, Chicago, IL.

2008 - 2010

Photo of Dr. Gillian Ahlgren, Ph.D.Gillian Ahlgren, Ph.D.
Professor, Theology
Position highlight: The design and coordination of Taking Time to Think