The New McGoldrick Scholar

Professor Jeanette Rodriguez receives prestigious fellowship

Written by SU Magazine staff
Photography by College of Arts & Sciences
May 9, 2013
Professor Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD, of Theology and Religious Studies, is the 2013 recipient of the McGoldrick Fellowship. 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.

Teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Theology and Ministry, Rodriguez inspires her students not only to master the coursework, but also to put their knowledge to use in building a more just and humane world.

Founder of Seattle University’s Center for the Study of Justice in Society and an internationally recognized scholar on Latin American theology and religion, gender and cultural diversity, Rodriguez has held a number of key leadership positions. They include serving as president of the Academy of Hispanic Catholic Theologians, as a national council member for the Catholic peace movement Pax Christi and executive committee member of the European Network of Genocide Scholars.

She is currently on the board of directors for the National Catholic Reporter.

As the 2013 McGoldrick Fellow, Rodriguez will receive a one-quarter sabbatical.
Jeanette Rodriguez, PhD