Mission and Identity Programs

Province Ignatian Educators of Distinction

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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.

Xavier University’s Ignatian Educators of Distinction  ** honored in 2024

(list as of May 2024)

  • Emma Albertz**
  • Dr. Eileen Alexander
  • Dr. Nezam Al-Nsair**
  • Dr. Lauren Angelone**
  • Dr. Thilini Ariyachandra
  • Jessie Arnold
  • Dr. Adam Azman
  • Cathy Baker
  • Dr. Heather Balyeat
  • Dr. Brian Balyeat
  • Kerin Banfield**
  • Dr. Adam Bange
  • Ivy Banks, JD
  • Christopher Barbour
  • Sally Barnhart
  • Stacy Barnhouse
  • Andy Barry
  • Dr. Rachel Behr**
  • Daniel Bellman
  • Dr. Laney Bender-Slack
  • Jon Beres
  • Brendan Bergen
  • Jeff Bertsch
  • Dr. Brent Blair
  • Sharon Blake
  • Beth Boland
  • Diana Boling
  • Amy Bosch
  • Dr. Michelle Brady
  • Diamond Brown**
  • Dr. Rick Browne
  • Dr. Timothy Brownlee
  • Dr. Eric Bucher
  • Dr. MaxBuot**
  • Dr. Brett Burton
  • Dr. Melissa Burwell**
  • Jennifer Bush
  • Dr. Christina Busick**
  • Dr. Shannon Byrne
  • Dr. Julie Cagle
  • Audrey Calloway
  • Dr. Laura Carney
  • Mary-Kate Carpenter**
  • Ruth Casada**
  • Shannon Cassidy-Cox
  • Dr. Minerva Catral
  • Dr. Diane Ceo-DiFrancesco
  • Dr. Benjamin Chamberlain
  • Tamara S. Chandler**
  • Dr. Elliot Chen**
  • Dr. Mee-Shew Cheung
  • Dr. Suzanne Chouteau
  • Dr. Rachel Chrastil
  • Greg Christopher
  • Dr. Adam Clark
  • Niké Cline-Bailey
  • Jackie  Clippinger**
  • Dr. Cameron Cockrell
  • Catherine Colborn**
  • Jeff Coleman
  • Kim Costanzo
  • Dr. Elaine  Crable
  • Rebecca Cull, JD
  • Stephanie Daniels
  • Dr. Tina Davlin-Pater
  • Heather Deters**
  • Blis DeVault
  • Dr. Arthur Dewey
  • Dalia Diab
  • Laura Dickson
  • Michelle Dietz**
  • Lara Dorger
  • Jennifer Droege
  • Dr. Molly Dugan
  • Dr. Cynthia Dulaney
  • Dr. Leah Dunn
  • Dr. Daniel Dwyer
  • Michelle Early
  • Dr. Waleed El-Ansary
  • Dr. Christian End
  • Chike  Erokwu
  • Dr. Marco Fatuzzo
  • Leigh Ann Fibbe
  • Dr. Patrick Filanowski
  • Steph Fiorelli**
  • Paul Fiorelli, JD
  • Kathleen Flanagan
  • Jamie Flaugher**
  • Sr. Rose Ann Fleming
  • Catherine Frank**
  • Dr. Renea Frey
  • Dr. Melissa Gallo**
  • Michael Garcia
  • Donna Geraci
  • Dr. Carla Gerberry
  • Dr. Jennifer Gibson
  • Ken Gibson
  • Brian Gipson
  • Derek Goeglein**
  • Dr. Walker Gollar
  • Dr. Marilyn Gomez
  • Dr. Daleah Goodwin**
  • Angela Gray-Girton
  • Mary Ann Grimsley
  • Kathy Handorf
  • Dr. Colleen Hanycz
  • Ellen Heekin
  • Dr. James Helmer
  • Karla Helton
  • Ashley Henkes
  • Kathy Hidy, JD
  • Elizabeth Hodar**
  • Dr. Irene Hodgson
  • Dr. David  Houghton
  • Shari Howell
  • Tiffany Huber
  • Michael Huber**
  • Shannon Hughes
  • Monica Human
  • Dr. Gail Hurst
  • Donna Hutchinson-Smyth
  • Dr. David  Hyland
  • Tracy Jackson
  • Dr. Natalia Jacovkis
  • Dr. Deanna Jenkins
  • Dr. Alan Jin
  • Hollie  Johnson
  • Dr. Megan Jones
  • Cassandra Jones
  • Dr. Hem Raj Joshi
  • Kristyn Jossart
  • Dr. Lisa Jutte
  • Shannon Kapp**
  • Tvety Karaivanova**
  • Laura Kariofiles
  • Ryssa Kemper
  • Megan Kickbush
  • Paul Kieffer
  • Dr. Leah Busam Klenowski**
  • Deborah Knapp, DNP, RN
  • Angie Kneflin
  • Dr. Thomas Knestrict
  • Mary Kochlefl
  • Kathann Koehler
  • Deborah Kostoff
  • Dr. Supaporn Kradtap-Hartwell
  • Dr. Brenda Kraner**
  • Dr. Hema  Krishnan
  • Dr. Debora Kuchey
  • Jamie  Kuhlmeier**
  • Dr. Sam Kwapong**
  • Dr. Russell Lacey
  • Kate Lawson
  • Dr. Thomas Lebesmuehlbacher
  • Dr. Mina Lee
  • Dr. Marcie Lensges
  • Dr. Gary Lewandowski
  • Rabbi Jennifer Lewis
  • Megan Lindle**
  • Dr. Justin Link
  • Dr. Susan Lipnickey
  • Kelly Lippincott Simmons
  • Dr. Dennis Long
  • Pam Mack
  • Dr. Martin Madar
  • Carol Maegly
  • Brian Maley
  • Dr. Anas Malik
  • Dr. Peter Mallow
  • Dr. José María Mantero
  • Dr. Mack Mariani
  • Margaret Martin
  • Lauren Martin
  • Megan Martin
  • Gary Massa
  • Dr. Michele Matherly
  • Dr. Wendy Maxian
  • Nancy  Mazza
  • Cheryl McElroy
  • Sarah McGrath, MSN, RN
  • Mark McLaughlin
  • Dr. Daniel McSpadden**
  • Dr. Marcus Mescher
  • Katherine Miefert, JD**
  • Dr. Timothy Miller
  • Dr. Stephen Mills
  • Henry Moller**
  • Adrienne Montgomery**
  • Dr. Debra Mooney
  • Dr. Heather Moore**
  • Jon Moore**
  • Bill Moran
  • Alison  Morgan
  • Lexi Morgan**
  • Dr. Kathryn Morris**
  • Dr. Dena Morton
  • Christine Mueller
  • Dr. Richard Mullins
  • Dr. Morrie Mullins**
  • Christina Mullis**
  • Ryan Murray
  • Dr. Esmeralda Nastase
  • Julie Nelson
  • Elizabeth Newman**
  • Dr. Lisa Niehaus
  • Dr. Megan Nieto
  • Dr. Rhonda Norman
  • Dr. Mich Nyawalo
  • Hayley O'Donnell**
  • Dr. Julia O'Hara
  • Dr. Adekunle Okunoye
  • Dr. Douglas Olberding
  • Dr. Niamh O'Leary
  • Rae Onwumelu**
  • Dr. Daniel Otero
  • Dr. Lisa Ottum
  • Pete Owendoff
  • Dr. Marco Pagani**
  • Jennifer Paiotti**
  • Kelly Phelps
  • Dr. Jennifer Phillips
  • Kelly Pokrywka
  • Dr. Richard Polt
  • Susan Poynter
  • Jarred Price
  • John  Prijatel**
  • Dr. Leigh Ann Prugh
  • Dr. Timothy Quinn
  • Dr. Haider Raad
  • Dr. Stacey Priya Raj
  • Dr. David Randolph
  • Dr. Leslie Rasmussen
  • Dr. Annie  Ray
  • Nathan Ray
  • Terri Rechtin
  • Sidnie Reed
  • Anderson Reeves**
  • Dr. Matthew Regele
  • Kimberly Renners
  • Kara Rettig-Pfingstag
  • Sean Rhiney, JD
  • Dr. Brent Richardson
  • Amelia Riedel**
  • Douglas Riga
  • Rachel Ritter**
  • Dr. Jennifer Robbins
  • Margaret Robinson
  • Christopher Roschke
  • Bobby Rue**
  • Dr. Doug Ruschman
  • Laura Ruwe
  • Colleen Ryan Mayrand
  • Anne Ryckbost
  • Nancy Sampson
  • Dr. Jaylene Schaefer
  • Dr. Carol Scheerer
  • Dr. Ed Schmidt SJ
  • Dr. Heidrun Schmitzer
  • Dr. Linda Schoenstedt
  • Amber Schutte
  • Dr. Mark Sena
  • Joe Shadle
  • Bob Sheeran
  • Grace Shin**
  • Dr. Gregory Smith
  • Peter Smith
  • Dr. Kathleen Smythe
  • Dr. John Sniegocki
  • Dr. Jim Snodgrass, III
  • Maria Sogamoso**
  • Dr. Tammy Sonnentag
  • Dr. Sheena Steckl**
  • Ysela Stefanski**
  • Wendy Steinberg**
  • Sophie Stewart**
  • Matescia Stroud
  • Dr. Thomas Strunk
  • Dr. Karl Stukenberg
  • Gordon Suggs
  • Dr.  Kristine Suna-Koro
  • Tim Sundrup**
  • Dr. Michael Sweeney
  • Julie Taylor
  • Ayanna Terry**
  • Samuel Terry**
  • Craig This**
  • Dr. Christine Thomas
  • Vonnya Thomas
  • April Thomas**
  • Eric  Thompson**
  • Jennifer Tighe
  • Dr. Dana Tindall
  • Dr. Karim Tiro
  • Dr. Bashir Tofangsazi**
  • Dr. Dawn Tolonen
  • Dr. Kimberley Toole
  • Jay Treft
  • Katy Tucker
  • Amy Van Horn
  • Dr. Debra  VanKuiken
  • Hope VanOsdol**
  • Dr. Ashley Varol
  • Dr. Victoria Vogelgesang**
  • Dr. Marita Von Weissenberg**
  • Nga Vu**
  • Dr. Thomas Wagner
  • Chief Robert Warfel, JD
  • Krista Warner
  • Nathan Washatka**
  • Dr. Andrea Wawrzusin
  • Paul Weber
  • Glenn Welling**
  • Roberta Whitely
  • Leslie Whitford**
  • Julie Wielonski**
  • Dr. Kathleen Winterman
  • Dr. James Wood
  • Jill Woods**
  • Dr. Lifang  Wu
  • Katrina Wyche**
  • Dr. Jodi Wyett
  • Angela Wyss
  • Dr. Stephen Yandell
  • Dr. David Yi
  • Dr. Teresa Young
  • Dr. Bin Yu
  • Amber Yuellig**
  • Dr. Tammy Zilliox**
  • Dr. Andrew Zolides
  • Aleshia Zoogah
  • Dr. Reneé Zucchero

 

They are joined by Fr. Walter Deye SJ, Mr. David Herr SJ, Fr. Bob Hurd, SJ, Fr. Paul Lickteig, SJ, Fr. James McCann, SJ, Fr. Bill Murphy, S.J, Fr. Ed Schmidt, S.J., Fr. Eric Sundrup, S.J., Fr. Damian Torres-Botello, SJ and Mr. Matt Zurcher, S.J.

 

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