Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy


Matthew Thibeau, M.Div.

Title/s:  Interm Director

Office #:  Cuneo Hall 408

Phone: 773-508-7323



Matthew J. Thibeau is currently a management consultant with extensive expertise and experience in publishing, strategic planning, and operations working with corporate, higher education, associations and nonprofit organizations. Since 2010, Matt is also a senior adjunct lecturer at Loyola University Chicago School of Continuing and Professional Studies in organizational development, nonprofit management and communications. He also collaborated with the Institute of Pastoral Studies on leadership development courses. 

As a management consultant, he has worked across various industries advising C-Suite executives on organizational development, strategic planning and change management. Clients include the UFPA/PMA, AM&AA, UNITE HERE HEALTH, Archdiocese of Chicago, Mount St. Mary’s University, Indiana Institute of Technology and multiple faith based and nonprofit organizations.

Matt’s most recent publication, Plan the Work, then Work the Plan on Catholic parish based strategic planning appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of Human Development Magazine. He also authored the McGraw-Hill’s Reading Teachers Supplement for Faith and Values, and coordinated the development of the Integrating Catholic Heritage, a supplement to The World Around Us social studies program. He was the contributing author to the National Catholic Education Association’s book Character Development in the Catholic School and the Today’s Catholic Teacher Article Reviewing and Selecting the Most Appropriate Religious Education Program.

Thibeau, a former high school teacher and football coach, served as Treasurer and Board member of Ministering Together, a non-profit organization seeking to enhance and facilitate collaboration among Church ministries. Previously he has served on the Board of Directors for the Catholic Book Publishers Association and the National Catholic Educational Exhibitors.  He also served as a founding board member of the Kucera Center at Loras College. He was the founder and director of the Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Education Foundation, an organization that seeks to identify, acknowledge, and empower the work of classroom teachers.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola University of Chicago and a Master of Divinity degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, IL.