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Andrew M. Greeley Center for Catholic Education

Center Staff

Michael J. Boyle, Ph.D., Director

Michael J. Boyle is the Director of the Andrew M. Greeley Center for Catholic Education at the School of Education-Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Boyle has worked in education in a variety of settings and roles. As a school psychologist at both the high school and elementary levels, he worked with students across a broad range of areas of exceptionality. He has also served as a special education administrator in several public school districts. Additionally, Dr. Boyle served as principal in a large Catholic elementary school.  Dr. Boyle was recently named the 2014 recipient of the C. Albert Koob Merit Award from the National Catholic Education Association for significant contributions to Catholic education.

Presently, Dr. Boyle is the author of the “Sustaining Outstanding Schools” column, published in the NCEA Notes newsletter.  The National Catholic Education Association published Dr. Boyle’s book, Response to Intervention: A Framework for Catholic Schools, in April 2010. He has also contributed a chapter to the book, "Scholarly Essays on Catholic School Leadership: Research and Insights on Attaining the Mission of Catholic Schools" (NCEA, 2012).

Dr. Boyle has provided professional development programs to a number of Catholic schools and across the country in the areas of creating inclusive practices in the Catholic school setting, school-based problem solving teams, and critical thinking skills.  Within the School of Education, Dr. Boyle coordinates the Catholic Principal Preparation Program and teaches courses in multi-tiered systems of support, mission driven leadership and ethics.  

Michelle Lia, Ed.D., Professional Development Coordinator

Michelle Lia holds a BA from Saint Mary’s College in Elementary education, and an MS and an EdD in Literacy Education, both from Northern Illinois University.  A product of Catholic education from age 4 to 22, she worked in Catholic and public schools for 17 years as a classroom teacher and a reading specialist. 

In her current position as Professional Development Coordinator for the Center, she provides coaching and professional development to teachers in Chicago and across the country in the areas of instruction, literacy, and backward design. She also teaches literacy and curriculum design courses to students in undergraduate and Master’s programs in the School of Education. Michelle has worked with the Catholic Identity Curriculum Initiative and has presented for National Catholic Educational Association at various conferences regarding literacy and curriculum.


Lee Hubbell, Director of LU Choice and JVC Magis 

Lee Hubbell holds a B.A. in Elementary/Special Education and a M.Ed. from the University of Louisiana – Lafayette. In addition he holds a Master’s degree in Divinity and a Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Chicago.

Lee has worked in the field of education in a variety of settings and roles. Lee taught fourth and fifth grade at Little Flower School in San Antonio, TX as a Jesuit Volunteer Corp Member. In addition to teaching fourth grade he also served as the Director of Religious Education at Our Lady of Fatima School in Lafayette, LA. As the Director of Acadiana C.A.R.E.S, (Concern for AIDS Relief, Education & Support), Lee developed HIV/AIDS educational training programs. While working with the Target Group in Chicago, he developed career training programs for high school students. At DePaul University, Lee mentored and assisted in the development of first year teachers.

Lee currently serves as the Director of JVC (Jesuit Volunteer Corp) Magis, LU CHOICE (Loyola University Chicago Opportunities in Catholic Education) and the Director of Ministry for the First studies program at Loyola University Chicago. Lee is also a spiritual director, trained in the Ignatian tradition of spiritual direction.


Andrew M. Greeley Center for Catholic Education
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Office: 312.915.6947
Fax: 312.915.7448

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