Marti R. Jewell, D.Min., is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology at the Neuhoff School of Ministry. She served as the Director of the Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Project, a national research project studying excellence in parish leadership. Her books include Navigating Pastoral Transitions: A Parish Leaders’ Guide, The Changing Face of Church and The Next Generation of Pastoral Leaders. She also served as an agency director in the Archdiocese of Louisville. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Catholic University of America.
D.Min., The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
MTS, St. Francis Seminary, School of Pastoral Ministry, Milwaukee WI
B.A., Mathematics, University of Dayton, Dayton OH
Associate Professor of Theology, 2015–present
Assistant Professor of Theology, 2009–2015
University of Dallas, Neuhoff School of Ministry
Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs, 2016-Present
National Association for Lay Ministry
Director of the Emerging Models of Pastoral Leadership Project, a national research project in excellence in parish leadership, as part of the Lilly Endowment's Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Program, 2003-2008.
Archdiocese of Louisville
Agency Director, 1990–2003
Developed and facilitated Archdiocese of Louisville's Ministry Formation Program, 1987–1990
Marti Jewell's dissertation is entitled Perparing Lay Parish Leaders for the 21st Century. She has also written articles and reviews in a variety of publications including New Theology Review, America, Origins and NCEA Seminary Journal.
Marti Jewell, D.Min., presents nationally and internationally on lay ecclesial ministry, ministerial identity, emerging models in pastoral leadership and a variety of other topics. Her latest presentations include "The Theologian and the Parish" at the Theologians in Conversation Conference in Helena, MT and "Lay Ecclesial Ministry" at the INSPIRE Milestone Conference held at Loyola University, Chicago. Additionally, Jewell spoke at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany on "Benchmarks for Vital Parishes" at the Crossing Over Conference.
2017: The Michael A Hagger Fellow
2017: King/Haggar Scholar
2014: Catholic Press Association's First Place Award for Professional Books: The Navigating Pastoral Transition Series.
2013: “Called and Gifted Award,” Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry, for contribution to the field of ministerial education and formation.
2011: The National Association for Lay Ministry’s “Spirit of the Conference Award: Vision, Voice, and Vitality,” a co-honor with Lucien Roy and Dr. Edward P. Hahnenberg. This is an occasional award given when the lifetime work and ministry of a person, or persons, especially typifies the theme of the annual conference.
2011: Invited to participate and present at the “Crossing Over Conference” at the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany. She represented the United States as a member of the American team sponsored by of the Loyola University’s INSPIRE Project.
This past 2017-18 school year, the University of Dallas began an exchange program with the Catholic University of Avila (Universidad Católica de Ávila, or UCAV) in Spain, sponsored by the European Union's Erasmus program. In August 2017, UD hosted a faculty and a staff member from UCAV here in Irving; in May and July 2018, faculty and staff from UD visited Avila, a medieval fortress city with numerous churches and historical associations with St. Theresa.+ Read More
The University of Dallas Board of Trustees is pleased to share several updates regarding the search for a new university president. Richard Husseini, BS '88, current vice chair of the board and executive committee member, will chair the search committee for a new university president. This committee represents a cross section of the UD community, including trustees, faculty, an academic dean, a National Alumni Board representative, a member with senior staff experience, and the current student government president.+ Read More
Nearly a year ago, when Hurricane Harvey hit, Houston, Beaumont and surrounding areas endured a natural disaster of unforeseen proportions. The process of rebuilding has been long and arduous, and this past spring, UD's Alternative Spring Break program took students down to Beaumont to join in the efforts through Operation Blessing, the division of Catholic Mission Trips in charge of Hurricane Harvey relief.+ Read More