Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy





SUMMARY:  The Public Voices Greenhouse is part of a national initiative launched in collaboration with leading universities and foundations to dramatically increase the public impact of our nation’s brilliant but underrepresented thinkers, focusing especially on women.  Over the course of three months, the program provides extraordinary resources, access, and support, including cutting edge game-based and research-driven programming, as well as access to a prestigious network of participants at peer institutions nationwide.   The main goal is to send new ideas out into the world—not only to celebrate the participating thought leaders, but also to impact society by imparting innovative ideas and education.



  • Up to 20 participants, from diverse fields and backgrounds
  • Three-month program, with extended follow-up support
  • Three in-person convenings (one 1.5 day, two 1-day) around thought leadership & knowledge
  • Dedicated coaching and editing from top journalist mentors (weekly/regular)
  • Monthly conference calls with senior media insiders (NYT, CNN, TED, Wikipedia)
  • Ongoing access to our team of high-level mentor-editors post-greenhouse

Please submit the following in a WORD or PDF document 


  • Full Name:
  • Title (as you would like it to appear in publications):
  • Email:
  • Phone number:
  • Please provide a 200 word (or less) professional bio:



  1. In 300 words or less, describe your expertise(s).
  2. In 300 words or less, describe why your knowledge is or can be of public value.
  3. In 300 words or less, why do you want a public voice?
  4. In 300 words or less, why are your voice and/or ideas underrepresented?
  5. Provide a bio or curriculum vitae of no more than 5 pages.



  1. If you are accepted into the program, can you attend all three convenings? All convenings for this cohort will be held at the Water Tower Campus on January 27th and 28th, February 24th, and April 21st, 2017 (Only applicants who are able to attend all gatherings in full will be considered.)   Y/N
  2. If you are accepted into the program, do you commit to write (with the support of the program) a minimum of two op-ed essays? (We expect all participants to make every effort to publish a minimum of two op-eds, and hopefully many more.)  Y/N

Only complete applications will be considered; other supporting papers or late submissions will not be reviewed. Applications are accepted through email only; printed applications or letters will not be accepted. Download the OpEd_Application.  Please email your application to facultycenter@luc.edu by Friday, 12/2 by 5 pm Central time.