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

Education

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

Memberships

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

Curriculum Vitae 

News

Professors Awarded NEH Grant to Support Writing Programs

Chair and Assistant Professor of English Debra Romanick Baldwin, Ph.D., and Professor of Physics and recent Interim Dean of Constantin College Sally Hicks, Ph.D., have secured a $299,078 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support writing instruction at UD for the fall 2020 semester.

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You Can Do What with a (Spanish) Degree?

His first step was to enroll in physician’s assistant school at Baylor’s College of Medicine, a career trajectory to which he had aspired since his early childhood. Nowadays, Jonathan Cunningham, BA ’17, is dedicated to the vocational pursuit of comfort and healing at MD Anderson in Houston, among the largest cancer treatment centers in the U.S., where he was once a chemotherapy patient himself.

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History Alumnus Heads National Catholic Bioethics Center

During his Rome semester in 1991, Joseph Meaney, BA '93, with his friends (now Father) Kevin Cook, BA '94, and (now Texas State Representative and UD Trustee) Tan Parker, BA '93, attended a private Mass with Pope St. John Paul II. Several weeks earlier, they had hand-delivered a letter to the Swiss Guards outside St. Peter's requesting the Mass and including their contact information; at last, they'd received the phone call instructing them to be at the Bronze Gates at 5 a.m.

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