Directory of Member Institutions

This directory includes the names of colleges and universities in the Lilly National Network, links to their home pages, and each school's official representatives who function as liaisons between their institutions and the Lilly Fellows Program and promote the various activities of the Program on their home campuses.

Current membership now stands at 101 schools.


Abilene Christian University
Robert Rhodes , Provost

Aquinas College
Charles Gunnoe, Department of History
John Pinheiro, Department of History, Director of Catholic Studies

Assumption College
Louise Carroll Keeley , Provost
Samuel Stoner, Department of Philosophy

Augsburg University
Thomas Morgan, Center for Leadership Studies
Mark Tranvik, Department of Religion

Azusa Pacific University
Chirstopher Noble, Department of English, High Sierra Semester 
David Weeks, Dean, Honors College

Baylor University
Darin Davis, Vice President for University Mission
Wesley Null, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Belmont Abbey College
Farrell O'Gorman, Department of English
Joseph Wysocki, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs

Belmont University
Beverly Schneller, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Todd Lake , Vice President of Spiritual Development

Benedictine University
Christine Fletcher, Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies
Alicia Cordoba Tait , Center for Mission and Identity, Asst.  to the President for Mission Integration

Bethel University
Barrett Fisher, Dean of Arts and Humanities
AnneMarie Kooistra, Department of History

Bethune-Cookman University
Chris Newcomb, Department of Religion and Philosophy

Biola University
Patricia L. Pike, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Professor of Psychology

Boston College
Patrick Byrne, Department of Philosophy
David Quigley , Provost and Dean of Faculties

California Lutheran University  
Jessica Lavariega Montforti, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Julia Fogg, Department of Religion

Calvin College
Susan Felch, Department of English
Elizabeth Vander Lei, Academic Dean of Arts, Language, and Education

Campbell University
Mark Hammond, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Gina Peterman, Chair, Department of English

Carlow University
Dale Huffman, Chair of the Department of Art & Interim Dean of Humanities
John (“Jack”) Alverson, Chair of the Department of Theology

Central College
Mary Strey, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
Mark Thomas, Department of Philosophy and Religion

College of Saint Benedict
Richard Ice, Provost
Michael Patella, OSB, Department of Theology

College of the Holy Cross
John Gavin, SJ, Department of Religious Studies
Mathew Schmalz, Department of Religious Studies

Concordia College (MN) 
Eric Eliason, Dean of the College and VP for Academic Affairs
Jacqueline Bussie, Department of Religion, Director, Forum on Faith and Life

Concordia University Chicago
John Zillman, Interim Senior Vice President of Academics
David Settje, Department of History

Concordia University Irvine
Scott Ashmon, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education

Concordia University, Nebraska
Jenny Mueller-Roebke, Provost

Concordia University in Portland
Chad Lakies, Department of Theology
Paul Mueller, Center for Applied Lutheran Leadership

Concordia University, St. Paul
Marilyn Reineck, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Concordia University Texas
Carl Trovall , Department of Religion
Kristi Kirk, Provost and Executive Vice President

Culver-Stockton College
Andrew Walsh, Department of Religion and Philosophy
Daniel Silber, VP for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

Dordt College
Bob De Smith, Department of English
Leah Zuidema, Associate Provost and Dean for Curriculum and Instruction

Duquesne University
Maureen R. O'Brien, Associate Professor of Theology
Ronald C. Arnett, Chair and Professor, Communication and Rhetorical Studies

Eastern Mennonite University
Fred Kniss , Provost
James Richardson, Department of Music

East Texas Baptist University
J. Blair Blackburn, President
Jerry Summers, Dean of the School of Humanities

Fairfield University
John Slotemaker, Department of Religious Studies
Mary Frances Malone, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Fordham University
Harry Nasuti, Department of Theology
Maura Mast, Dean, Fordham College at Rose Hill

Geneva College
Shirley Kilpatrick, Department of English and Humanities
Keith Martel, Higher Education Program

Georgetown College
Rosemary Allen, Provost and Dean of the College
Brad Hadaway, Department of Philosophy

Gordon College
Chad Stutz, Department of English
Jewerl Maxwell, Dean of Academic Initiatives

Goshen College
Jo-Ann Brant, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean

Grove City College
Paul Kemeny, Assistant Dean of the Calderwood School of Arts and Letters
Kristen B. Waha, Department of English

Gustavus Adolphus College
Justin Knoepfel, Department of Music
Micah Maatman, Associate Provost and Dean of Arts and Humanities

Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Demetrios S. Katos, Dean of the College
Bruce Beck, Department of Religious Studies

Hope College
Jonathan Hagood, Department of History
Cady Short-Thompson, Provost

Houghton College
Linda Woolsey, Dean of the College, VP for Academic Affairs
Stephen Woolsey, Department of English

Illinois College
Catharine O'Connell, Provost and Dean of the College
Caryn Riswold, Department of Philosophy and Religion

Indiana Wesleyan University
Henrik Soderstrom, Department of Art
Mark Smith, Department of History

John Brown University
Kevin Simpson, Department of Psychology
Aminta Arrington, Department of Intercultural Studies

LeTourneau University
Larry Frazier, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

Lewis University
Stephany Schlachter, Provost
Maryellen Collett, Department of Theology

Lipscomb University
Craig Bledsoe, Provost
Scott Sager, Vice President for Church Services

Loyola University Maryland
Arthur Sutherland, Department of Theology
Stephen Fowl, Dean of Loyola College

Loyola Marymount University
John Sebastian, Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Barbara Rico , Department of English

Luther College
Kevin Kraus, VP for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College
Storm Bailey, Department of Philosophy

Manhattan College
Keith Brower, Dean of the School of Arts
Kevin Ahern, Department of Religious Studies

Mercer University
Anita O. Gustafson, Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Gordon Johnston, Department of English

Messiah College
Peter Powers, Dean, School of the Humanities
Rhonda Jacobsen, Director of Faculty Development

McMurry University
James Hunt, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Bryan Stewart, Department of Religion

Milligan College
Garland Young, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean
Craig Farmer, Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities

Mount St. Mary's University
Boyd Creasman, Provost
Charles Strauss, Department of History

North Park University
Gregory Clark, Department of Philosophy
Gregor Thuswaldner, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Humanities

Northwest Nazarene University
Julie Straight, Department of English
Dan Nogales, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Northwestern College (IA)

Pacific Lutheran University
Samuel Torvend, Department of Religion

Pepperdine University
Rick Marrs Provost
Paul Contino, Professor of Great Books

Presbyterian College
Robert A. Bryant, Department of Religion and Philosophy
Donald Raber, Provost

Rhodes College
Milton Moreland, Interim Dean of the Faculty and VPAA
Judith Haas, Department of English

Roanoke College
Mary Henold , Department of History

Sacred Heart University
June-Ann Greeley, Department of Theology, Religious Studies and Philosophy
Michelle Loris,  Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and Chair, Department of Catholic Studies

Saint John's University (MN)
Richard Ice, Interim Provost
Michael Patella, OSB, Professor of Theology

St. John's University (NY)
Sister Margaret John Kelly, DC, Executive Director, Vincentian Ctr for Church and Society
Julia Upton, Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Saint Louis University
Father Christopher Collins, SJ, Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity
Mark Edward Ruff, Department of History

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Tim Gossen, Vice President for Mission

St. Olaf College
Marci Sortor, Provost and Dean of the College
Martin Hodel, Department of Music

Saint Xavier University
Shannon Ambrose, Department of Language and Literature
Kathleen Alaimo, Interim Provost

Samford University 
Michael Hardin, Provost
Scott McGinnis, Department of Religion

Seattle Pacific University
Susan VanZanten , Department of English 
Debra Sequeira, Dean, Division of Arts and Humanities

Seton Hall University
Monsignor Richard Liddy, Director, Center for Catholic Studies
Thomas Rzeznik, Department of History

Sewanee: University of the South
John Gatta, Dean of the College
James Peters, Department of Philosophy

Sterling College
Ken Brown, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Rachel Griffis, Department of Language and Literature

Taylor University
Michael Hammond, Dean, School of Humanities
Nancy Dayton, Department of English

Texas Lutheran University
H. David Baer, Department of Philosophy and Theology
Debbie Cottrell, Vice President for Academic Affairs

Union University
Jason Crawford, Department of English
C. Ben Mitchell, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

University of Dallas
Richard Dougherty, Department of Politics

University of Dayton
Paul Benson , Provost
Bill Portier, Department of Religious Studies

University of the Incarnate Word
Kathleen Light, Provost
Sharon Herbers, Associate Professor of Education

University of Indianapolis
Michael G. Cartwright, Special Assistant to the President for University Mission 
Jim Ream, Department of Theatre

University of Notre Dame
Jeffrey Thibert, Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement
Kenneth Garcia, Associate Director of the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts

University of Pikeville
Burton Webb, President 
Brigitte Anderson, Department of English, Chair, Division of Humanities

University of St. Francis
Sister Mary Elizabeth Imler, OSF, Vice President for Mission Integration
Daniel Hauser, Professor of Theology

University of St. Thomas
Michael Naughton, Department of Catholic Studies
Fr. Larry Snyder, Vice President for Mission

The University of Scranton
Joseph Dreisbach , Associate Provost
Gretchen J. VanDyke, Department of Political Science

Valparaiso University
Andy White, Department of Theatre
Peter Kanelos, Dean of Christ College

Villanova University
Peter Spitaler, Department of Theology and Religious Studies
Barbara Wall, Vice President for Mission and Ministry

Wartburg College
Kathryn Kleinhans, Department of Religion and Philosophy
Brian Ernsting, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Westminster College-Pennsylvania
Kang Na, Department of Religion, History, Philosophy and Classics
Carolyn Cuff, Department of Mathematics

Westmont College
Mark L. Sargent, Provost
Lisa DeBoer, Department of Art

Wheaton College
Lynn Cohick, Intermim Dean of Humanities and Theological Studies
Margaret Diddams, Provost

Whitworth University
Meredith TeGrotenhuis Shimizu, Department of History
Carol Simon, Provost and Executive Vice President

Wittenberg University
Lori Askeland, Department of English

Wofford College
Nancy B. Mandlove, Department of Foreign Languages
Ronald R. Robinson, Chaplain and Department of Religion

Xavier University (OH)
Debra Mooney , Asst. to the President and CMO for Mission and Identity
Gillian Ahlgren, Department of Theology

Xavier University of Louisiana
Phillip J. Linden, Jr., Department of Theology
John Ware, Department of Music

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November LFP Update

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