Center for Mission and Identity

Our Staff


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Debra Mooney, Ph.D.
Vice President for Mission and Identity/CMO
Founding Director, Conway Institute for Jesuit Education
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(513) 745-3777

As Xavier University's Chief Mission Officer, Dr. Debra Mooney serves as the Vice President for Mission and Identity and is responsible for promoting the active engagement of the Xavier University community in carrying out the mission of the University as a Jesuit, Catholic institution. Reporting to the President, she serves on the President's Senior Leadership Council, the University Planning and Resourcing Council Advisory Committee, and is staff to the Jesuit Identity Committee of the Board of Trustees.

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Mr. Joe Shadle
Director of the Center for Mission and Identity
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Teresa Young, Ph.D.
Director of Faculty Programs in the Center for Mission and Identity
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Associate Professor, School of Education




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Fr. Ed Schmidt, S.J.
Jesuit Scholar
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Writings & Scholarship





Fr. Jim McCann, S.J. photoFr. Jim McCann, S.J.
Jesuit Scholar
(513) 745-3532
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Mr. Tim Sundrup
Administrative Assistant, Center for Mission and Identity
(513) 745-3846
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Mission Coordinators

Elizabeth Hodar, MSN, BSBA, RN
Class of 1992
Teaching Professor
ABSN Program - Cincinnati
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Stacey E. Barnhouse MSN, RNC-OB 
Teaching Professor
ABSN Program - Columbus
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Helen Tagliaferro, BSN, MSN
Teaching Professor
ABSN Program - Cleveland
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Contact Us: 
1625 Musketeer Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45207-2421