Rodriquez Named McGoldrick Fellow

Written by Laura Paskin
February 20, 2013

Theology and Religious Studies Professor Jeanette Rodriguez was named the 2013 James B. McGoldrick Fellow by President Stephen Sundborg, S.J. The appointment recognizes her excellent teaching and scholarship.

"Named for Father James McGoldrick, a legendary Jesuit who was known for his genuine care for students, the fellowship is awarded to faculty members who exemplify the values of Jesuit education and the spirit of Father McGoldrick," Father Sundborg wrote. "Jeanette Rodriguez is precisely that kind of professor. She brings a great intellect and passion to her teaching, scholarship and service. Teaching in Arts and Sciences and the School of Theology and Ministry, she inspires her students not only to master the coursework, but to put their knowledge to use in building a more just and humane world."

Rodriguez joined the faculty in 1990. Internationally known for her work on Latin American theology and religion, gender, and cultural diversity, she is a prolific scholar. In addition, she has held several leadership positions, including chair of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, founding director of the Center for the Study of Justice in Society, Wismer Chair, and Pigott McCone Chair.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 42 undergraduate majors, 37 minors, and 7 master’s degrees.