Manuel A. Ruiz, MAPC was born in Colombia, where he worked as a professional psychologist and a college professor. He earned his master degree in pastoral counseling from Loyola University Chicago in 2005. He is currently a doctoral student in counseling psychology at Argosy University in DC. Mr. Ruiz joined the Family Crisis Center of Prince George’s County as a bilingual counselor in 2006.
Terrence C. Nelson-Johnson, PhD (BS '80, MPS '82) is the 2014 recipient of Loyola University Chicago's Damen Award from the Institute of Pastoral Studies. Dr. Nelson-Johnson is the founder as well as a creative and animating partner of Soul Play LLC. Please watch the introducing video.
We are very proud to announce that Dr. M. Therese Lysaught has been promoted to Associate Director at IPS. Dr. Lysaught joined IPS last year as a Professor and also as Graduate Program Director of the MA in Pastoral Studies and the MA in Healthcare Mission Leadership. At Loyola University Chicago she also holds a joint appointment with the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics. Click on the link to learn more about Dr. Lysaught. And join us in congratulating her on this new position!
We are delighted to welcome new students into the IPS community for the Fall 2014 Semester! In order for new students to be best prepared to begin their studies with us, they will need to attend IPS New Student Orientation on Wednesday, August 20th, at 6:30 PM. To register please click on the link. If you have any questions, please contact Coordinator for Student Services, Koonal Patel, at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 312-915-7487.
What do you say to graduates as they leave their universities and go out into the world? That was the problem I faced when I was invited to address the graduates of the Institute for Pastoral Studies and the Graduate School of Loyola University Chicago on Wednesday, May 7. I fear that I was not as encouraging as I would have liked because I see many challenges in their future. Here is what I said...
We are pleased to announce that David A. Lichter, the Executive Director at the National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) will be teaching the Theology of Suffering course for IPS in the fall semester. We are delighted to share an interview with Dr. Lichter, please read more!
Please share our joy in welcoming Dr. Ann Riggs joining IPS faculty after serving as a missionary in Western Kenya for five years. Ann will be teaching in the fall semester the Principles and Processes of Community Development, and Social Entrepreneurship both online and in class. An interview with Dr. Ann Riggs follows.
Contextual Learning: An Interview with Dr. Daniel P. Rhodes joining IPS as the Faculty Coordinator of Contextual Education
How can IPS, a top graduate school educating future leaders and ministers, equip its students with important skills that come from getting an excellent contextual education? Read More...
The Institute of Pastoral Studies is pleased to introduce new IPS staff member, Koonal Patel, the Coordinator of Student Services. Read More...
Dr. Diaz, what appeals to you about IPS? The primary appeal for me will be working with a fantastic group of colleagues and students in a diverse urban setting that enables me to continue to explore what I call “living theologies” in community. Read More...
IPS launches Master of Arts in Social Justice
Questions and answers regarding some upcoming changes to the MA in Social Justice and Community Development program.
Did you know that IPS currently offers three Master's degrees that can be completed solely online? Click here to find out more.
Learn about online learning options with Loyola University Chicago's Institute of Pastoral Studies. Several Loyola degree programs may be completed entirely online.