Mission and Identity Programs

Province Ignatian Educators of Distinction

Faculty and staff of the universities in the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus are being recognized for their dedication to the Jesuit Catholic educational mission (i.e., Creighton, Detroit-Mercy, Loyola-Chicago, John Carroll, Marquette, and Xavier). Designation as an “Ignatian Educator of Distinction” is a campus and public recognition of a person’s commitment and competence in animating the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence. It is based on depth and time of education typically consisting of 20 hours in a one year period engaged in comprehensive education and/or scholarship on Jesuit identity, including pedagogy, spirituality and heritage. Activities include completing network programs (i.e., AJCU’s Ignatian Colleagues Program, ACCU Collegium), publishing articles (such as for Conversations or the Journal of Jesuit Business Education) or campus coordinated offerings. Once certified, continuing education at the ‘refresher’ level is expected every five years.

Background: On March 11, 2019, the Provincial Fr. Brian Paulson gave his permission to pilot this network recognition as proposed by the six UMP mission officers, drafted by Dr. Debra Mooney, and supported by the Provincial Assistant, Fr Daniel McDonald.

Xavier University’s Ignatian Educators of Distinction    ** honored in 2021

  • Dr. Christine Anderson
  • Lisa Anderson
  • Jessie Arnold**
  • Dr. Rashmi Assudani
  • Dr. Adam Azman
  • Dr. Brian Balyeat
  • Christopher Barbour
  • Stacy Barnhouse**
  • Andy Barry**
  • Dr. Melissa Baumann
  • Kirby Bell**
  • Danny Bellman
  • Laney Bender-Slack**
  • Brendan Bergen**
  • Dr. Brent Blair
  • Liz Blume**
  • Diana Boling**
  • Dr. Michelle Brady
  • Mary Beth Bruns
  • Dr. Eric Bucher
  • Jennifer Bush
  • Dawn Butsch
  • Dr. Shannon Byrne
  • Dr. Julie Cagle
  • Audrey Calloway
  • Shannon Cassidy Cox**
  • Dr. Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco
  • Dr. Mee-Shew Cheung
  • Phil Chick
  • Dr. Rachel Chrastil
  • Greg Christopher
  • Dr. Adam Clark**
  • Dr. Cameron Cockrell
  • Jeff Coleman**
  • Rosalyn Collins**
  • Dr. Elaine Crable
  • Rebecca L. Cull
  • Cynthia Cummins
  • Blis DeVault
  • Dr. Arthur Dewey
  • Dr. Dalia Diab
  • Joya Dillard
  • Jillian Dolciato**
  • Sheila Doran
  • Jenni Dramis**
  • Jen Droege
  • Tracey DuEst
  • Dr. Cindy Dulaney
  • Dr. Leah Dunn
  • Jeff Edwards
  • Dr. Waleed El-Ansary
  • McKinley Estime**
  • Kathleen Farfsing
  • Joe Feldhaus
  • Leigh Ann Fibbe**
  • Kathleen Flanagan**
  • Dr. Renea Frey
  • Michael Garcia
  • Amy Gardner
  • Dr. Cynthia Geer
  • Dr. Anna Ghee
  • Morgan Gill**
  • Brian Gipson
  • Dr. Walker Gollar
  • Angela Gray-Girton
  • James Green
  • Mary Ann Grimsley
  • Dr. Greg Hardt
  • Jenny Harrison**
  • Jim Hartman
  • Karla Helton
  • Ashley Henkes**
  • Dr. Margo Heydt
  • Kathleen Hidy, JD
  • Dr. Irene Hodgson
  • Dr. David Houghton
  • Joel Houlette**
  • Dr. Sheri Huckleberry
  • Shannon Hughes
  • Monica Human
  • Ellen Hurst**
  • Donna Hutchinson-Smyth
  • Dr. Natalia Jacovkis
  • Judy Janzen**
  • Dr. Alan Jin
  • Dr. David Johnson
  • Cassandra Jones
  • Dr. Hem Joshi**
  • Kristyn Jossart
  • Dr. Lisa Jutte
  • Laura Keitel
  • Ryssa Kemper
  • Megan Kickbush**
  • Dr. Lynda Kilbourne
  • Paul Kieffer
  • Rev. Abby King-Kaiser
  • Angie Kneflin
  • Dr. Tom Knestrict
  • Dr. Mary Kochlefl
  • Kathann Koehler
  • Deborah Kostoff
  • Dr. S. Kradtrap-Hartwell
  • Dr. Hema Krishnan
  • Dr. Debbie Kuchey
  • Julie Kugler-Ackley
  • Kevin Lavelle
  • Dr. Thomas Lebesmuehlbacher
  • Mina Lee**
  • Dr. Reginald Lee
  • Dr. Gary Lewandowski
  • Jennifer Lewis**
  • Spencer Liechty
  • Susan Lipnickey
  • Kelly Lippincott
  • Dr. Betsy List
  • Nadia Logan
  • Dr. Dennis Long
  • Jondra Long
  • Pam Mack**
  • Dr. Martin Madar
  • Carol Maegley
  • Brian Maley
  • Dr. Anas Malik
  • Christopher Marshall
  • Megan Martin
  • Jade Martinez**
  • Talia Mason**
  • Gary Massa
  • Dr. Michele Matherly
  • Dr. Wendy Maxian
  • Dr. Heather McCarren
  • Eleanor McFarland
  • Mark McLaughlin
  • Aaron Meis
  • Dr. David Mengel
  • Dr. Marcus Mescher
  • Dr. Tim Miller
  • Karen Miller
  • Lea Minniti
  • Dr. Debra Mooney
  • Bill Moran**
  • Alison Morgan
  • Anna Mosier**
  • Christine Mueller
  • Dr. Esmeralda Nastase**
  • Lisa Niehaus
  • Dr. Megan Nieto
  • Dr. Rhonda Norman
  • Dr. Niamh O'Leary
  • Doug Olberding**
  • Dr. Danny Otero
  • Dr. Lisa Ottum
  • Peter Owendoff
  • Connie Perme
  • Dr. Jennifer Phillips
  • Cara Pickett**
  • JoAnn Plunkett
  • Kelly Pokrywka
  • Dr. Stacey Priya Raj
  • Dr. Leslie Prosak-Beres
  • Larry Prues
  • Rosemary Quaranta
  • Dr. Timothy Quinn
  • Dr. Haider Raad**
  • Dr. Ann Ray
  • Nathan Ray**
  • Kim Renners
  • Sean Rhiney**
  • Mason Rick**
  • Doug Riga
  • Diana Rischmann
  • Christopher Roschke**
  • Lesley Roth**
  • Doug Ruschman
  • Laura Ruwe
  • Colleen Ryan Mayrand**
  • Anne Ryckbost
  • Nancy Sampson
  • Dr. Heidrun Schmitzer
  • Dr. Linda Schoenstedt
  • Shawn Schuler
  • Amber Schutte**
  • Dr. Alex Scrimpshire
  • Joe Shadle
  • Dr. Kyra Shahid
  • Christian Sheehy
  • Dr. Greg Smith
  • Dr. Kathleen Smythe
  • Dr. John Sniegocki
  • Dr. Greg Sokolov
  • Dr. Tammy Sonnentag
  • Lindsey Steller
  • Matescia Stroud**
  • Dr. Thomas Strunk
  • Dr. Karl Stukenberg
  • Gordon Suggs
  • Dr. Kristine Suno-Koro
  • Wesley Sutermeister
  • Helen Tagliaferro**
  • Julie Taylor
  • Dr. Christine Thomas
  • Jennifer Thornton**
  • Jennifer Tighe
  • Dawn Tolonen
  • Jay Treft**
  • Katy Tucker**
  • Carol Turchick
  • Liz Tussey
  • Dr. Debbie VanKuiken
  • Kimberly Van Winkle
  • Mary Lisa Vertuca
  • Heather Vibberts**
  • Dr. Janice Walker
  • Marci Walton
  • Rob Warfel**
  • Dr. Andrea Wawrzusin
  • Dr. Shelly Webb
  • Paul Weber
  • Roberta Whitely
  • Dr. Kathy Winterman
  • Lisa Wright
  • Dr. Jodi Wyett
  • Angela Wyss
  • Dr. Stephen Yandell
  • Dr. David Yi
  • Teresa Young**
  • Dr. Bin Yu
  • Matthew Zalman**
  • Dr. Tori Zascavage
  • Allen Zernich
  • Dr. Andrew Zolides
  • Aleshia Zoogah
  • Dr. David Zoogah**

 

Fr. Bob Hurd, Mr. David Inczauski SJ,  Fr. James McCann, Fr. Ed Schmidt, and Fr. Nathan Wendt

 


News Updates

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Summer 2020

Recognizing Excellence in Jesuit Education
Jesuits of the Midwest Province by Fr. D. McDonald the Provincial Assistant for Higher Educ.

 


March 28

Province Ignatian Educator with Distinction

On March 11, Brian Paulson gave his permission and blessing to move forward with a pilot program recognizing administrators, faculty and staff as partners dedicated to the Jesuit Catholic educational mission in higher education at the UMI universities. The initiative was the creative inspiration of Debra Mooney, the Vice President for Mission and Identity at Xavier University.

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April 5

Kudos to Xavier University, whose faculty staff and administrators were recently presented with the newly-created designation of ‘Province Ignatian Educator of Distinction’ for their dedication to the Jesuit Catholic mission. Pictured here are staff members receiving their awards from Xavier's president, Rev. Michael J. Graham, S.J., and Provincial Assistant, Rev. Daniel McDonald, S.J. Many thanks to Debra Mooney of Xavier for sharing these great photos with us!