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

UD in Service: Ph.D. Students Share 'Confessions' in South Irving

UD students not only read St. Augustine's Confessions in Rome, traveling to Ostia to marvel at the place in which, according to Book IX, St. Augustine and his mother, St. Monica, had a joint mystical vision of God -- they also travel 4.4 miles from the Irving campus to read the text with residents of South Irving.

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How to Build a Shortwave Radio

As you know if you’ve read even some of our first UD Reads book, "All the Light We Cannot See," it’s possible to build a radio from random, scavenged parts, as long as you can find the necessary random, scavenged parts, as Werner does in the book. This is also essentially what Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Physics Jacob Moldenhauer did as well: He scavenged parts from the Physics Department, and built a radio.

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Thomas S. Hibbs Appointed President of University of Dallas

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees announced today that it has unanimously selected Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, to serve as the university's ninth president. The first alumnus of UD to be president, Hibbs has served as dean of the Honors College and distinguished professor of ethics and culture at Baylor University since 2003.

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