Joseph M. O’Keefe, S.J.

Joseph M. O’Keefe, S.J.Rev. Joseph M. O’Keefe, S.J., was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 2007.

He is a professor of education at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education where he served as associate dean from 2001 to 2003 and dean from 2003 to 2011. He has been at the Lynch School since joining the faculty as an assistant professor in 1991. He has overseen a number of collaborative programs with local dioceses and the National Catholic Educational Association. In 2004, Father O’Keefe received the F. Sadlier Dinger Award for outstanding contributions to Catholic education. Since 2013 Father O’Keefe has also been the director of Boston College’s Center for Ignatian Spirituality.

Father O’Keefe was visiting associate professor and holder of the Jesuit Chair at Georgetown University from 1999–2000. He is the contributing co-editor of The International Handbook of Catholic Education: School Systems in the 21st Century (Springer, 2007) and was the lead co-author of Sustaining the Legacy: Urban Catholic Elementary Schools in the United States, published by the National Catholic Educational Association. From 2008–2013 he was co-editor of The Journal of Catholic Education. He is editor or co-editor of 15 books and author or co-author of more than 55 articles and book chapters on Catholic education and educational leadership. In 2012 U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan appointed him to the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

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