Igggy Statue in front of Danna Center

Ignatian Faculty Fellows Program

Seeking to make the ideals of our mission statement a reality by educating faculty in the rich traditions of Ignatian spirituality and pedagogy.

The Program:

  • Each Fellow is part of a semester-long, bi-weekly seminar meeting that typically meets on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30-5:30 p.m. during the Spring semester. 
  • Each Fellow engages with:
    • the life of Ignatius and the early history of the Jesuits
    • Ignatian spirituality as expressed through the Spiritual Exercises
    • the educational mission of the Jesuits, the characteristics of Jesuit education, and features of Ignatian pedagogy
    • the recent emphasis in Jesuit higher education on social justice
  • Each Fellow is asked to revise a course in light of these reflections such that it explicitly engages with the mission of the university; this course should be taught in the following academic year
  • The program lasts for one academic year.


  • The program is open to six (6) to eight (8) Fellows.  All ordinary faculty, including graduate and law faculty are eligible to apply.   Extraordinary faculty with at least three years of service to the university are also eligible.
  • The program requires 3-4 hours each week—including reading, reflection, and the actual seminar meetings.

Application (include the following)

  • 'A Statement of Intent':  This should include the suggested course for revision, as well as one’s significant time commitments for Spring semester.
  • A Curriculum vitae

For more information, contact Eric Walsh at etwalsh@loyno.edu or call (504) 865-2304