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Bob McCarty, D.Min.

Adjunct Professor of Pastoral & Youth Ministry

Bob McCarty, D.Min., teaches pastoral and youth ministry courses for the online cohort Master of Pastoral Ministry - Youth Ministry program for up-and-coming leaders in youth ministry across the nation. 

Professional Experience 

Bob McCarty is a pastoral ministry consultant and trainer and has been in professional ministry since 1973, serving in diocesan, parish, school, and community programs, most recently as the executive director for the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM). He offers workshops and training programs in ministry skills and issues internationally. Bob is also the Chief Operating Officer for the Catholic Mobilizing Network, advocating for restorative justice and the end to the death penalty.

In addition to teaching at University of Dallas, Bob is adjunct faculty at St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN and at the Catholic University of America. He also volunteers in his parish youth ministry and catechetical program at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fulton, MD.

Publications 

Bob McCarty's most recent books include Thriving in Youth Ministry and The Vision of Catholic Youth Ministry: Fundamentals, Theory and Practice through Saint Mary’s Press, Be A Champion for Youth: Standing With, By and For Young People, co-authored with his wife, Maggie, and his newest book, Raising Happy, Healthy and Holy Teenagers: A Primer for Parents through NFCYM.

Education

B.S., Sociology/Theology, St. Joseph’s University
M.A., Religious Education, LaSalle University
D.Min., Graduate Theological Foundation, IN

News

University Announces New Director of Civil Rights

The University of Dallas has announced a new director of civil rights, Luciana Milano. Milano, who has a Bachelor of Arts in government from Harvard College and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, began her new role on Oct. 12.

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Donors Endow Philosophy Scholarship in St. John Henry Newman’s Name

“This is the first time we’ve had a scholarship in honor of a great Catholic intellectual — and now, within the last year, saint,” said President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83, by way of introducing the St. John Henry Newman Scholarship in Philosophy recently endowed by alumnus Matthew Hejduk, MA '98 PhD '06, and his wife, Julia Hejduk, Ph.D. Julia was a colleague of Hibbs during his time at Baylor University, where she teaches in the Classics Department.

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Former Teacher, MFA Alumna Explores Memory, Pursues Art Full Time

Michelle Cortez-Gonzales, MFA ’20, was a Fort Worth ISD high school teacher with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Texas at Arlington when she decided to go back to school to get her master’s. At the recommendation of a friend, she visited UD, and knew immediately from the wooded area around the Art Village, the architecture of the buildings, and the faculty members she met that UD was the place for her.

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