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

University Welcomes Leading Catholic Intellectual to Campus

On Friday, Sept. 13, the university community welcomed George Weigel, distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and the father of two UD alumnae. Celebrated for his two-volume biography of St. John Paul II and many other intellectual contributions, Weigel presented an exploration of the current Catholic situation in light of a new interpretation of the past 250 years of the church's interaction with social, cultural, economic and political modernity.

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Recent DBA Alumnus Begins Tenure-Track Position at UNI

Gabe Dickey, DBA '19, recently successfully defended his dissertation, titled "Exploring the Human Side of Audit Quality: Team Engagement and Partner Leadership Behaviors," for UD's Doctor of Business Administration. Dickey has spent his career in the accounting profession, the vast majority as a certified public accountant working in auditing. He began UD's DBA program three years ago, drawn in by his interest in broader business issues and the program's practitioner-oriented focus.

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Longtime Campus Safety Officer Sworn In to UDPD

Carlos Tijerina came to UD as a Campus Safety officer 23 years ago. He has loved the camaraderie of the CSO, but it has always been his dream to become a police officer. Then, a little over a year ago, UD finally got a police department. On Sept. 10, Tijerina was sworn in by President Thomas Hibbs as an official part of the UDPD team.

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