Jim McGill, M.A.

Janice Kay Peterson Professor of Applied Ministry

Jim McGill, Peterson Professor of Applied Ministry, engages and guides adult learners in scriptural and pastoral study as they journey in faith.

Jim McGill


M.A., Theology, St. Patrick's Seminary, Menlo Park, CA
B.A., Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Academic Appointments

University of Dallas

Instructor, Catholic Biblical School, School of Ministry, 2007-present

Greco Institute

Instructor of Theology and Sacred Scripture, 1989-2007

Administrative & Pastoral Experience

"Respecting the life experience and knowledge that adult learners have acquired is crucial to my approach to faith formation at the Neuhoff School of Ministry. Our students bring their rich experiences to the important biblical and historical questions we discuss in class." 

-Professor McGill

Seven Dolors Catholic Church
Director of Adult Religious Education, 1985-1989 

Diocese of Salina
Associate Director of RENEW, 1985-1988

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Director of Adult Religious Education, 1980-1985


  • Associate Member of the Catholic Biblical Association
  • Member of the Society of Biblical Literature
  • Member of the National Association for Lay Ministry

Curriculum Vitae 


2018 Galbraith Lecture Explores 'Dante and Liturgical Time'

As we age, most of us ask ourselves, where has the time gone? Borrowing text from UD's Core curriculum, this spring semester's Galbraith Lecture will explore the difference between our own perception of time, and how the philosopher-poet Dante Alighieri viewed mankind's immortal clock, steeped in Scripture and in life.

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UD Presents: 'Dwelling: Paintings by Peter Ligon and Layla Luna'

The Beatrice M. Haggerty Gallery is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition featuring two Dallas/Fort Worth area artists, Peter Ligon and Layla Luna, who articulate the architectural styling of dwelling spaces in their paintings. Both artists will give presentations at an opening reception on Friday, March 23, at 5:30 p.m. in the Haggar Art History Auditorium located in the Haggerty Art Village on the University of Dallas’ Irving campus.

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Politics Major Empowers Youth, Shares Story Through Theater

Although she herself is not able to vote, Liz Magallanes, BA '18, works to make voting possible for other people. She first got involved with the organization Mi Familia Vota in 2014 and has been contributing to their endeavors ever since, including working with high school students in Dallas ISD. Additionally, she recently had a role in the play "Deferred Action."

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