February 20, 2013
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
"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
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.
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