Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy


Jose Mesa, S.J.

Title/s:  Affiliated Faculty



Jose Mesa, S.J. is currently the Secretary for Secondary and Pre-secondary Education for the Society of Jesus, as such he is responsible for the coordination of the Jesuit School World Network. He is a visiting professor on the Cultural and Educational Policy Studies program. He earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Education from Teachers College-Columbia University, New York, with a focus on Moral Education. He also holds a Master of Education with Concentration in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University. He has worked for many years in different high schools in his home country, Colombia, and was responsible for the construction of the first, in process, LEED certified school in Latin America. His research interests are primarily Moral Education, Citizenship Education, and Ignatian Pedagogy.