Loyola University Chicago

Faculty Center for Ignatian Pedagogy

Ignatian Pedagogy Faculty Fellow


Jose Mesa, S.J.

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.

Ann Marie Ryan (2017 - 2018)

Dr. Ann Marie Ryan is an Associate Professor of Education, who brings extensive expertise in teaching and learning. Her teaching and research concentrates on the preparation and professional development of educators with an emphasis on inquiry-based and engaged learning models. She also teaches and researches in the history of education with a focus on the history of Catholic education. This has offered her the opportunity to develop a strong background in Ignatian pedagogy. She is interested in the intersection between current learning theory and Jesuit principles of education.